Threatened Native Vegetation Communities

​​Schedule 3A of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 lists the native vegetation communities in Tasmania considered to be threatened. Two amendments to the Act were gazetted on 11 February 2015, the purpose of which was to better define two of the communities listed in Schedule 3A by:

  • extending the threatened native vegetation community known as the Coastal complex on King Island so that the native vegetation coastal complex on mainland Tasmania is included, and renaming this extended community to Spray zone coastal complex; and
  • renaming the threatened native vegetation community known as the Heathland on calcarenite to Heathland on calcareous substrates to better reflect the substrate upon which this community occurs.

TVMMP have released an updated Threatened Native Vegetation Communities (TNVC) layer (TNVC 2014) to better reflect the current Schedule listing.


Threatened Native Vegetation Communities 2014 (TNVC 2014)

The Threatened Native Vegetation Communities 2014 (TNVC 2014) dataset (released May 2015) provides an indicative map of the distribution of listed communities. TNVC 2014 is largely derived from the TASVEG 2.0 and TASVEG 3.0 datasets; however, due to the lack of equivalence between mapping communities and the spatial scale and lack of currency of TASVEG mapping in some areas, this layer should not be used in isolation for the on-ground identification of listed threatened communities. See Descriptions of listed threatened communities below.


TNVC 2014 is available via the LISTmap and the Natural Values Atlas. Digital copies of the layer for use in a GIS can be obtained by contacting the Geodata Client Services Section of DPIPWE. Please see the section titled 'How to access TASVEG' on the TASVEG home page for further guidance on the various ways to access TVMMP mapping data.


The link below provides access to the metadata statement for the TNVC 2014 dataset.

  TNVC 2014 Metadata Statement and Release Notes (352Kb)


The preferred citation format for the TNVC 2014 release dataset:

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Threatened Native Vegetation Communities 2014, Released May 2015. Tasmanian Vegetation Monitoring and Mapping Program, Natural and Cultural Heritage Division.


Descriptions of listed threatened communities 

Descriptions have now been developed for all 39 listed threatened communities (twenty-three forest, sixteen non-forest)​. This information is available below.

Please note that the information is provided as a guide to assist with the on-ground identification of these communities. Confirmation of the presence or otherwise of listed threatened communities requires appropriate field validation by a qualified vegetation expert.​

Although many of the communities listed under Schedule 3A of the Nature Conservation Act 2002 share the same name as TASVEG communities, direct equivalence between the two should not be assumed.


Forest Communities

  2. Allocasuarina littoralis forest   (378Kb)

  3. Athrotaxis cupressoides-Nothfagus gunnii short rainforest   (374Kb)

  4. Athrotaxis cupressoides open woodland   (369Kb)

  5. Athrotaxis cupressoides rainforest   (347Kb)

  6. Athrotaxis selaginoides - Nothofagus gunnii short rainforest   (361Kb)

  7. Athrotaxis selaginoides rainforest   (355Kb)

  10. Banksia serrata woodland   (360Kb)

  11. Callitris rhomboidea forest   (352Kb)

  14. Eucalyptus amygdalina forest and woodland on sandstone   (414Kb)

  15. Eucalyptus amygdalina forest and woodland on Cainozoic deposits   (408Kb)

  16. Eucalyptus brookeriana wet forest   (433Kb)

  17. Eucalyptus globulus dry forest and woodland   (427Kb)

  18. Eucalyptus globulus King Island forest   (455Kb)​

  19. Eucalyptus morrisbyi forest and woodland   (404Kb)

  20. Eucalyptus ovata forest and woodland   (405Kb)

  21. Eucalyptus risdonii forest and woodland   (356Kb)

  22. Eucalyptus tenuiramis forest and woodland on sediments   (399Kb)

  23. Eucalyptus viminalis_Eucalyptus globulus coastal forest and woodland   (411Kb)

  24. Eucalyptus viminalis Furneaux forest and woodland   (406Kb)

  25. Eucalyptus viminalis wet forest   (402Kb)

  30. Melaleuca ericifolia swamp forest   (394Kb)   (439Kb)

  32. Notelaea_Pomaderris_Beyeria forest   (431Kb)​

  38. Subalpine Leptospermum nitidum woodland   (353Kb)


Non-forest Communities

  1. Alkaline pans   (339Kb)

  8. Athrotaxis selaginoides subalpine scrub   (405Kb)

  9. Banksia marginata wet scrub   (380Kb)

  13. Cushion moorland   (373Kb)

  26. Heathland on calcareous substrates   (358Kb)

  27. Heathland scrub complex at Wingaroo   (365Kb)​

  28. Highland grassy sedgeland   (349Kb)

  29. Highland Poa grassland   (350Kb)

  31. Melaleuca pustulata scrub   (314Kb)

  33. Rainforest fernland   (336Kb)

  34. Riparian scrub   (372Kb)

  35. Seabird rookery complex   (557Kb)​

  36. Sphagnum peatland   (356Kb)

  36a. Spray zone coastal complex   (360Kb)

  37. Subalpine Diplarrena latifolia rushland   (355Kb)

  39. Wetlands   (354Kb)