NSW State Vegetation Type Map

The NSW State Vegetation Type Map (SVTM) provides a state wide snapshot of NSW Plant Community Types (PCTs) as developed or curated under the SVTM program. This map will be updated and re-versioned over time.

Current Pre-Release v1.1.0

The current pre-release version represents extant Plant Community Types (PCT’s)’s for the Eastern NSW Region. In early 2022, DPIE will be publishing a state-wide map of PCTS. This will be accompanied by pre-clearing PCT coverages for Eastern and Western regions.

The pre-release data package includes: spreadsheets of the Eastern NSW PCT Classification v1.1.0; PCT associations to Threatened Ecological Communities and Threatened Species; and a Plot to PCT Assignment Tool.

Limitations on Use

This pre-release Version 1.1.0 is currently available for use under the following conditions:

  • The data may not be copied, reproduced or published

  • The data may not be distributed to other parties without approval of DPIE

  • The data may not be used for the basis for statutory or legal undertakings

The PCT classification in this data product has not yet been approved for use in government planning system such as the BOS and is not available for use in the BAM Calculator. The data should not be used to estimate offset requirements for proposed developments.

External Use and Supply

Data is available on request under a Restricted Data Licence. A download package (~1.3GB) will be provide via a secure link once a Licence is in place. It is recommended DPIE staff access the Pre-release Map data via the SDE or P Drive.

External requests for this pre-release Version 1.1.0 can be made via email to

Map Data Type

5m GeoTiff Raster SVTM_ENSW_Extant_PCT_v1_1_0.tif The map is supplied as a 5m GeoTiff Raster and can be viewed and analysed in most commercial and open-source spatial software packages. If you prefer to use the download package, we supply an ArcGIS v10.4 mxd for suggested symbology. The raster attributes contain Plant Community Type, Vegetation Class and Vegetation Formation. Please see the metadata summary below for further information

Data and Resources

  • Data Quality StatementPDF

    Data quality statement for NSW State Vegetation Type Map

  • Data AccessEMAIL

    Data Access Contact

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Raster
Metadata Date 02/12/2020
Date Created 02/11/2020
Edition 0.1
Purpose Vegetation & Biodiversity Management
License OEH licence
Update Frequency Data is updated every year
Field of Research Geospatial Information Systems,vegetation

Dataset extent

Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name NSW State Wide
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2015
Datum GDA94 / NSW Lamberts
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2020"