Registered applications for native title (as per s. 185 NTA- Register of Native Title Claims
Registered & Notified Indigenous Land Use Agreements – (as per s. 24BH(1)(a), s. 24CH and s. 24DI(1)(a))
Representative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Body (RATSIB) areas
Determination area showing categorisation of the existence or otherwise of native title for portions of the area. The native title outcomes depicted include: Native Title exists (exclusive), Native Title exists (non-exclusive), Native Title does not exist and Native Title extinguished. The areas shown according to this classification are based on the best information available to the Tribunal at the date of determination, and should be considered indicative only. The Tribunal is not able to map all native title outcome areas included in determinations.
Our topographic data is available for use in GIS applications, in the following scales which reflect their level of accuracy and best scale for use. The smaller the scale (i.e. 1:250 000 is a smaller scale than 1:100 000), the fewer features are depicted in the data and naturally they will be less spatially accurate. Geodata is vector data.
Land use data mapped at the national scale (1:2,500,000) using ABS agricultural commodity data and satellite imagery can be downloaded from this page. Table 1 provides links to the datasets and associated documents that should be read before using the data. National land use data is available for the 1992-93, 1993-94, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2005-06 and 2010-11 financial years.
GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 is a vector representation of the major topographic features appearing on the 1:250,000 scale NATMAPs supplied in Personal Geodatabase format and is designed for use in a range of commercial GIS software. Data is arranged within specific themes. All data is based on the GDA94 coordinate system. GEODATA TOPO 250K Series 3 is available as a free download product in Personal Geodatabase, ArcView Shapefile or MapInfo TAB file formats.
During 2014 state and territory nature conservation agencies provided information on their terrestrial and marine protected areas. This information was compiled into CAPAD 2014.
CAPAD 2014 figures include interim protected areas. These are land parcels purchased or identified to become protected areas with binding agreements and are now in the process of getting formal recognition as a protected area.
World heritage sites that are nominated for World Heritage listing are inscribed on the list only after they have been carefully assessed as representing the best examples of the world's cultural and natural heritage. Australia currently has 19 properties on the World Heritage List.
The National Reserve System is Australia's network of protected areas, conserving examples of our natural landscapes and native plants and animals for future generations. Based on a scientific framework, it is the nation's natural safety net against our biggest environmental challenges.