Available Land Capability Maps

​​​Small scale survey (i.e. Regional - 1:100 000) capability maps have been produced by the Department and are available either as field-mapped (surveyed) or modelled maps.

Field-mapped (surveyed) land capability maps​ and reports

For the locatio​ns shown in green on the map below capability maps and reports have been produced by the Department through field survey techniques requiring considerable field work.

Modelled​​​ land capability maps

For the remaining areas, represented as pink areas below, maps have been generated by computer modelling using available digital information and rules for capability developed during the field mapping phase for other map sheets. Very limited field checking has been undertaken yet the maps are considered to provide a reliable representation of land capability at the 1:100 000 map scale. 

Reports for the individual map sheets have not been prepared. An overview of the modelling process and its limitations, together with a summary of the land classes to be found on each modelled map sheet, is in preparation.


(Note: Some report files are large (up to 3MB) and may take some time to download depending on system speed). All maps and reports can also be provided on CD or in hard copy format by contacting the officer below.

​​Field-mapped maps and reports

Modelled capability maps

Circular Head

  Map - Circular Head   (900Kb)​​

  Land Capability Report - Circular Head   (2Mb)

​​Break O'Day

  Map - Break O Day   (1Mb)


  Map - D'Entrecasteaux   (2Mb)

  Land Capability Report - D'Entrecasteaux   (2Mb)

​Cape Portland

  Map - Cape Portland   (929Kb)


  Map - Derwent   (1Mb)

  Land Capability Report - Derwent   (2Mb)


  Map - Forester   (2Mb)


  Map - Forth   (1Mb)

  Land Capability Report - Forth Part 1   (2Mb)

  Land Capability Report - Forth Part 2   (1Mb)


  Map - Freycinet   (913Kb)


  Map - Hunter   (893Kb)

  Land Capability Report - Hunter   (2Mb)

​Georges Bay

  Map - Georges Bay   (1Mb)


  Map - Inglis   (2Mb)

  Land Capability Report - Inglis   (2Mb)

​Lady Barron

  Map - Lady Barron   (926Kb)


  Map - Meander   (1Mb)

  Land Capability Report - Meander Part 1   (1Mb)

  Land Capability Report - Meander Part 2   (3Mb)

​Lake Sorell

  Map - Lake Sorell   (1Mb)


  Map - Nugent   (1Mb)

  Land Capability Report - Nugent   (2Mb)


  Map - Shannon   (1Mb)


  Map - Pipers   (1Mb)

  Land Capability Report - Pipers   (3Mb)

​St Pauls

  Map - St Pauls   (1Mb)

​South Esk

  Map - South Esk   (1Mb)

  Land Capability Report - South Esk   (3Mb)

​Little Swanport

  Map - Little Swanport   (1Mb)


  Map - Tamar   (971Kb)

  Land Capability Report - Tamar   (2Mb)

​Swan Island

  Map - Swan Island   (876Kb)



  Map - Tyenna   (1Mb)

For information about the Land Capability Classification System and interpreting maps and reports please refer to the Land Capability Handbook.

  Land Capability Revised Handbook   (662Kb)