NRInfo for Western Australia

NRInfo (natural resource information) provides you access to digital mapping and information for natural resources across Western Australia. This information may be used for regional and strategic planning, and for identifying areas for more intensive assessment.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) provides this information for all sectors of agriculture to promote sustainable resource use.

What is in NRInfo?

NRInfo is a source of natural resource maps and data derived from databases maintained by DAFWA and other government agencies, including Landgate, Department of Planning, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Environment, Department of Water, Environmental Protection Authority and Geoscience Australia.

Mapping themes in NRInfo are:

  • soil-landscapes, land capability and land qualities
  • hydrology
  • native vegetation (type, pre-European extent, current extent, interim biogeographic regions of Australia).

Layers of information that can be combined with the mapping themes:

  • OpenStreetMap
  • aerial and satellite imagery
  • contours
  • digital elevation model (DEM)
  • radiometrics.

Please note

NRInfo works best with the Chrome browser, and does not work with the Internet Explorer browser.

The information in NRInfo supports on-site assessment and should not be used to replace such assessments. The maps and data are a starting point for assessing particular areas of land. 

The mapping and data is updated periodically. Always use the most recent version from NRInfo. If you are using NRInfo material offline, it may be out of date. 

When using soil-landscape or vegetation mapping, please note:

  • the scale and method of linework capture varies and influences the uniformity of a map unit and the accuracy of the linework
  • the quality of the underlying data also varies and influences the accuracy of descriptions and attributions.

Other help

A user guide for NRInfo is on the NRInfo toolbar under the Help tab. We have also provided answers to frequently asked questions about NRInfo content.

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I understand and agree with the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA, which expression includes the State of Western Australia and its servants and agents) that:


  1. I should not make significant decisions in reliance on information obtained from this mapping and data, but should make my own investigations, consult relevant property owners and obtain updated professional advice relevant to my circumstances.
  2. I accept all risks and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting directly or indirectly from using this site or information or material in it.
  3. DAFWA accepts no liability whatsoever, by reason of negligence or otherwise, arising from any use or release of information in, or referred to in or linked to, this NRInfo Portal, or any error, inaccuracy or omission in the information. I release DAFWA from all such liability. DAFWA does not make any representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, currency, completeness or suitability for any particular purpose of any information in, or referred to in or linked to, this NRInfo Portal.


  • The digital data contained in the soil-landscape mapping or other features reliant on it, is generated on a statewide basis and the attribution is modelled, based on soils and landforms within large geographic areas.
  • This mapping is the best currently available. It is periodically updated with any corrections. It is important to note the map version and date that this information is accessed.
  • The soil-landscape maps and other features reliant on it are designed for use at publication scales typically between 1:50 000 and 1:250 000. The scale and method of linework capture will influence how uniform a map unit is and how accurate the linework is.
  • The quality of the underlying soil-landscape data varies and will influence the accuracy of descriptions and attributions.
  • The pre-European vegetation mapping is designed for use at publication scale, 1:250 000, and therefore is useful for broad-scale area mapping only.
  • Information in these maps is intended as an aid to onsite assessment and should not be used to replace such assessments. They are only a starting point for assessing particular areas of land.


Contact information

Geographic Information Services
Page last updated: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 2:06pm