State Wide Extent of Rainforest
Pure rainforest stands occupy only 0.14% or about 31,000 ha of the total area of Victoria (227,600 sq km). Cool Temperate Rainforest and Warm Temperate Rainforest make up the bulk of this rainforest.
Mixed rainforest stands have still not been mapped in the Central Highlands so the Victorian Government still does not know how much of this rainforest type exists despite this rainforest being targeted for logging.
Size of Victorian Rainforest EVC by type
|Cool Temperate Rainforest||17,700 ha|
|Warm Temperate Rainforest||9,489 ha|
(or mixed forest)
|possibly 4000 ha|
|Total*||27,483 ha *|
Source: Regional Forest Agreements www.rfa.gov.au
* total excludes Mixed Rainforest(mixed forest)
Rainforest within State Forest by region
Rainforest that is not protected within dedicated reserves is under threat from clearfell logging practices.
|Total area of rainforest ha||Amount in State Forest
ha (% of total)
|East Gippsland||9,824||6,564 (67%)|
|Central Highlands||12,970||7,289 (56.2%)|
|Central Gippsland||3,419||1,134 (33%)|
|Total*||27,483||14,987 (54.5%) *|