South East Queensland, QLD

Environmental account submitted by SEQ Catchments in 2014.


The South East Queensland region is spread over an area which includes Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay. Covering the largest concentration of urban development in Queensland, the region is home to the majority of the state’s population. West of the population-dense coastal area agricultural, grazing, beef and dairy industries are prevalent. The region has a humid sub-tropical climate with dry, mild winters and wet, warm summers; annual average rainfall varies from 800 mm in the Lockyer valley to up to 1600 mm in coastal areas such as Coolum.

Regional Statistics

Major Townships: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Ipswich

Population: 3,000,000

Area: 23,000 km2


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Native Vegetation, Native Fauna (habitat), Rivers, Wetlands, Estuaries, Moreton Bay, Marine Fauna (Dugongs, Fauna, Fish Stock)


Marine fauna is a partial account (dugongs is sole described species).

This material has been prepared as part of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts ‘Proof of Concept’ Trial. It is currently going through the required Scientific Accreditation process and therefore should not be used to describe the condition of these assets until accreditation is received. This website will be updated once the process is finalised.