List of Major Vegetation Groups in Australia

This is a list of Major Vegetations Groups and Subgroups in Australia. Major Vegetation Groups and Major Vegetation Subgroups are categories used by the Department of the Environment and Energy as part of its National Vegetation Information System.

Major Vegetation GroupsEdit

The Major Vegetation Groups are broadly defined as representative of distinct vegetative environments; they may extend over large areas and often contain more than one vegetation association or community. They were originally defined as part of the National Vegetation Information System framework for the Australian Native Vegetation Assessment 2001. There have been a number of revisions since then:

There are currently 30 Major Vegetation Groups, including some groups representing absence of knowledge or absence of vegetation. The Major Vegetation Groups are:

Major Vegetation SubgroupsEdit

The Major Vegetation Subgroups were defined for the purposes of finer scale mapping and regional analyses. The list is currently up to Version 3.1.

The Major Vegetation Subgroups are:


  • "List of Major Vegetation Groups, Version 4.2" (PDF). National Vegetation Information System. Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian Government. Retrieved 2017-06-02.