Directory of Important Wetlands

Search for a Nationally Important Wetland

Current search mode: Ramsar Sites | Directory Wetlands

Please note: data has not been updated since 2005.

Wetland Name

State or Territory
ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA External Territories

Nationally Important Wetland search parameters

Wetland Classification - (A) Marine and Coastal Zone Wetlands

Wetland Classification - (B) Inland Wetlands

Wetland Classification - (C) Human-made Wetlands

Directory Criteria for Inclusion
  •   1 - It is a good example of a wetland type occurring within a biogeographic region in Australia.
  •   2 - It is a wetland which plays an important ecological or hydrological role in the natural functioning of a major wetland system/complex.
  •   3 - It is a wetland which is important as the habitat for animal taxa at a vulnerable stage in their life cycles, or provides a refuge when adverse conditions such as drought prevail.
  •   4 - The wetland supports 1% or more of the national populations of any native plant or animal taxa.
  •   5 - The wetland supports native plant or animal taxa or communities which are considered endangered or vulnerable at the national level.
  •   6 - The wetland is of outstanding historical or cultural significance.
Common search parameters

Species Name

Genus and Species Common Name

Land Tenure

eg Aboriginal, Commonwealth, National, State, Park, Reserve, Private, etc