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  • This layer contains marine and coastal features across Victoria. This data consists of conservation and protection zones, cultural and heritage areas, energy and resource extraction sites, defence and national security areas, locations of ports and shipping channels, fishing and aquaculture areas, and areas of natural environment and biodiversity importance.

  • The Leadbeater's Possum Advisory Group (LBPAG) established in 2013, was tasked with developing recommendations (actions) to support the recovery of Leadbeater's Possum (LBP) while maintaining a sustainable timber industry (LBPAG Recommendations Report, January 2014). Bushfires in February 2009 and ongoing habitat decline have led to a reduced population of Leadbeater's Possum. The remaining wild populations is therefore critical to the species' recovery. Prior to the LBPAG there was no specific protection for known colonies. LBPAG recommended that colonies are protected to aid the capacity for the species to recover. This will be achieved by removing threats that can be directly controlled (e.g. timber harvesting) or implement programs that minimise the risk of unplanned impacts (e.g. bushfire).

  • This layer summarises VBA flora records against a standard grid of 10 degrees longitude/latitude (GDA94). Any VBA taxa record with its centre in a cell is counted as a record for that cell. The number of times a taxon has been recorded in a cell is collated in the RECORDS column. The first date and last date that a taxon has been recorded in a cell are also summarised. VBA data summarised against 5 and 1 minute grids are also available in related datasets. VBA records with a spatial accuracy worse than +/- 9 km are excluded from this layer.

  • Obsolete data, replaced by NVR2013_SBS_V3. The NaturePrint Strategic Biodiversity Values dataset is an objective, comprehensive and spatially explicit view of strategic biodiversity values. This dataset does more than just recognise the presence of significant biodiversity characteristics at each site, it identifies the value of a site relative to the value of all other Victorian locations. DEPI's NaturePrint initiative coordinates the development and application of datasets and techniques to enable this view. Ideally, these analyses would be based on complete information on all biodiversity and relevant ecological considerations at all places in Victoria. Given this level of information is not available, the NaturePrint approach relies on robust modelling and extrapolation from available primary data.

  • Refer to FORMB100 (Forest Management Boundaries) - Product version ANZVI0803003301

  • This layer contains regional biogeographical divisions of Victorian State waters as classified to CBICs Level 6 biogeographical units (biounits). Each biounit is characterised by one or more distinct physiographic settings, ecosystem processes and biotope distributions. These regions form a basis for ecological studies, natural resource management and ecological modelling.

  • This layer contains information on marine vessel route hotspots for the majority of Victoria's open coast and embayments. Data for this layer is collected through live vessel positions from Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), recorded from vessel monitoring point data. This is then split up into vessel type categories to distinguish different uses in the marine environment.

  • This layer represents the spatial extent, species distrubtion and density of seagrass meadows within the Gippsland Lakes. This layer is a result of a baseline survey of seagrass within the Gippsland Lakes. Ecological research into the health of seagrass meadows requires the type of detailed information collected in this baseline survey. This information will be used to establish future monitoring programs and it is envisaged that these areas will be re-surveyed every 5 years to detect macro changes.

  • This replaces NVR2013_COND_V2 and _V2A. Site condition aims to reflect three components - composition, structure and function. In practice, condition is measured through the prism of lifeforms, their cover and species diversity. Measuring the condition of native vegetation recognises that most remaining native vegetation in Victoria has been subject to some disturbances, such as historical land use, grazing or weed and pest animal invasion, and is subsequently reduced in condition; vegetation types vary spatially and temporally; circumstances fluctuate (e.g. seasons, natural disturbance events); degradation and rehabilitation occur; and naturalness is valued.

  • This is a derived dataset that delineates the current Bioregional Conservation Status of EVCs within the modeled 1750 EVC dataset. The dataset is derived from a combination of both Victorian bioregions (VBIOREG100) and the modeled 1750 EVC dataset (NV1750_EVC), with an assigned conservation status on the basis of unique Bioregion EVC units. The dataset underpins the implementation of Victoria's Native Vegetation Management Framework, and the preparation of Regional Vegetation Plans in addition to other biodiversity planning. The dataset requires upgrading when either of the two input datasets change. Note erratum under Data Quality-Completeness-Classification