About Australia’s Environment

An annual report on the changing condition
of our natural resources and ecosystems

Australia's Environment Report 2021


The ‘Australia’s Environment’ report aims to make spatial information on environmental conditions more accessible and easily interpreted at different levels of detail. The report summarises a large amount of observations on the trajectory of our natural resources and ecosystems. On the website, you can find a national summary report, as well as report cards for different types of administrative and geographical regions. In the accompanying data explorer, the spatial data can be viewed as maps, accounts or charts by region and land use type, and downloaded for further use.
You can find details about the aims and background of Australia’s Environment Report in the following short paper:

Van Dijk, A.I.J.M. and Rahman, J. (2019). Synthesising multiple observations into annual environmental condition reports: the OzWALD system and Australia’s Environment Explorer. In Elsawah, S. (ed.) MODSIM2019, 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2019, pp. 884–890.
ISBN: 978-0-9758400-9-2. https://doi.org/10.36334/modsim.2019.J5.vandijk 


Previous Reports

Use the links below to access archived reports from previous years.



Australia’s Environment Report is fully funded by The Australian National University. Production was possible thanks to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and data published by the following organisations:

  • Geoscience Australia
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • NASA
  • US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • US National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment
  • Atlas of Living Australia
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
  • Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics