Soils and Land Resources - Publications, maps and data - Queensland


This service is provided to interpret existing land resource information for use by landholders in property management and catchment planning; and for local authorities for regional and strategic planning and for the protection of good quality agricultural land.

The department holds an extensive range of information on Queensland Soils and Land Resources reports, maps and data for topics such as:-

  • soils
  • land resources
  • land management manuals
  • land systems
  • land capability
  • agricultural land suitability.

For areas where mapping is completed, printed reports with maps and/or database information in disk form is available. Spatial data is available under licence, digital copies of reports and maps accompany the data.

The Land and Environmental Assessment Unit provides reports, maps and data according to the availability of mapped information on sub-regions, districts or shires for use in property management planning, catchment planning or environmental impact studies.

The unit provides land resource information and guidelines for long-term management strategies and describes the quality of the land in the chosen area in terms of soils, geology, landform, climate and vegetation and its development and degradation potential.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.


Fees are charged for data which is supplied under licence.

Reports and maps are available as electronic files and can be emailed, supplied on CD (charges apply) or are available for free download (login required).

For information on this service contact the department.

Publications Details process

Publications Available:

An extensive list of publications is available on request from the department.

Additional information

The Land and Environmental Assessment Unit describes, maps and evaluates the land resources of the state in terms of its suitability and management requirements for specific agricultural uses.

The unit also provides advice on land suitability and capability.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Service Delivery

Land System and Spatial Information Access

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Client Outcomes - Product Delivery

Land System and Spatial Information Access

Service Delivery

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines contact list (Opens in new window)