Australian Ramsar Wetlands

Internationally important wetlands

Australia currently has 65* Ramsar wetlands that cover more than 8.3 million hectares. Ramsar wetlands are those that are representative, rare or unique wetlands, or are important for conserving biological diversity. These are included on the List of Wetlands of International Importance developed under the Ramsar convention.

Map - Wetlands of International Importance in Australia (PDF - 297.93 KB)

Alphabetical listing of Australian Ramsar sites

65 records found
Ramsar site
Ramsar name State
29 "Riverland" SA
7 Apsley Marshes TAS
58 Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve EXT
63 Banrock Station Wetland Complex SA
14 Barmah Forest VIC
54 Becher Point Wetlands WA
48 Blue Lake NSW
26 Bool and Hacks Lagoons SA
42 Bowling Green Bay QLD
1 Cobourg Peninsula NT
27 Coongie Lakes SA
59 Coral Sea Reserves (Coringa-Herald and Lihou Reefs and Cays). EXT
13 Corner Inlet VIC
43 Currawinya Lakes (Currawinya National Park) QLD
8 East Coast Cape Barren Island Lagoons TAS
57 Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands VIC
34 Eighty-mile Beach WA
60 Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs Marine National Nature Reserve EXT
62 Fivebough and Tuckerbil Swamps NSW
9 Flood Plain Lower Ringarooma River TAS
35 Forrestdale and Thomsons Lakes WA
45 Ginini Flats Wetland Complex ACT
21 Gippsland Lakes VIC
51 Great Sandy Strait (including Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay and Tin Can Inlet). QLD
15 Gunbower Forest VIC
50 Gwydir Wetlands: Gingham and Lower Gwydir (Big Leather) Watercourses NSW
16 Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes VIC
40 Hosnies Spring EXT
24 Hunter Estuary Wetlands NSW
11 Interlaken (Lake Crescent) TAS
10 Jocks Lagoon TAS
2 Kakadu National Park NT
17 Kerang Wetlands VIC
22 Lake Albacutya VIC
55 Lake Gore WA
49 Lake Pinaroo (Fort Grey Basin) NSW
39 Lake Warden System WA
32 Lakes Argyle and Kununurra WA
5 Lavinia TAS
47 Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve NSW
12 Little Waterhouse Lake TAS
4 Logan Lagoon TAS
41 Moreton Bay QLD
3 Moulting Lagoon TAS
56 Muir - Byenup System WA
52 Myall Lakes NSW
64 NSW Central Murray Forests NSW
53 Narran Lake Nature Reserve NSW
31 Ord River Floodplain WA
65 Paroo River Wetlands NSW
36 Peel-Yalgorup System WA
66 Piccaninnie Ponds Karst Wetlands SA
6 Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon TAS
18 Port Phillip Bay (Western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula VIC
46 Pulu Keeling National Park EXT
33 Roebuck Bay WA
44 Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area (Shoalwater Bay Training Area, in part - Corio Bay) QLD
25 The Coorong, and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert Wetland SA
61 The Dales EXT
28 The Macquarie Marshes NSW
37 Toolibin Lake (also known as Lake Toolibin) WA
23 Towra Point Nature Reserve NSW
38 Vasse-Wonnerup System WA
20 Western District Lakes VIC
19 Western Port VIC

* In May 2010, two separate Ramsar sites in Kakadu National Park were expanded and merged to form the Kakadu National Park Ramsar site (Number 2). As a result there is no Site Number 30.