Skip links and keyboard navigation


Cover of Austrobaileya journal

We produce many free publications, including reports, papers, manuals, newsletters and information sheets.

Some of our publications are for sale—like the Queensland Herbarium journal Austrobaileya, and The flora of North Stradbroke Island.

We can also supply day presses and field guides written by other authors.

In this page we provide a list of some of these publications and tell you how to get them.

Publications for free

The Vegetation of Queensland

The Vegetation of Queensland: Descriptions of Broad Vegetation Groups describes the 98 broad vegetation groups (BVGs) defined for the 1:1 million mapping level and lists the most extensive regional ecosystems included in each group.

This document synthesises the information gained from more than 35 years of survey and mapping of vegetation and regional ecosystems by more than 80 staff at the Queensland Herbarium. The document is illustrated with 375 photographs, 108 tables and 103 maps, with detailed pre-clearing and remnant extent, and extent within the protected area estate.

Authors: John Neldner, Rosemary Niehus, Bruce Wilson, Bill McDonald and Andrew Ford.

The document is available for free download (use the link above).

Census of the Queensland Flora

The 2014 Census of the Queensland Flora provides a published list of all the known native and naturalised species of plants, algae, fungi and lichens in the state.

Manuals, reports, keys and guides

The following manuals, methodology, reports, papers, brochures and information sheets are available for free at our online library catalogue.

The following publications are available from Queensland Government websites:

Publications for sale

Contact us if you are interested in buying any of the publications below:

  • Austrobaileya is the annual journal of the Queensland Herbarium. It publishes original research papers in systematic botany and related fields, with special emphasis on the flora of Queensland, tropical Australia and nearby countries. Categories include new species of plants, algae and fungi and keys to their identification, new classifications, descriptions, illustrations and notes clarifying nomenclature.
  • Stephens, K.M. & Sharp, D. (2009). The Flora of North Stradbroke Island. Environmental Protection Agency, Brisbane. ISBN: 978-1-920928-15-5. $32.00 (GST incl.) Plus postage and handling.
  • Harden, G., McDonald, W.F., Williams, J. (2007). Rainforest Climbing Plants: A field guide to their identification. Ligare Book Printer: Riverwood NSW.
  • Harden, G., McDonald, W.F., Williams, J. (2007). Rainforest Trees & Shrubs – A field guide to their identification. Ligare Book Printer: Riverwood NSW.
  • Playford, J. and Murray, R. (2000). Threatened Plants – Active Bushcare. The Centre for Conservation Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Smith, N.M. (2002). Weeds of the Wet/Dry Tropics of Australia: A field Guide. Environment Centre Northern Territory Inc.: Darwin N.T.
  • Watsford, P. (2008). Plants of the Forest Floor. Dynamic Digital Print: Tweed Heads. (Includes CD-ROM)
  • Watsford, P. (2008). Grasses of subtropical eastern Australia: An introductory field guide to common grasses – native and introduced. Dynamic Digital Print: Tweed Heads. (Includes CD-ROM)
  • Willmott, W. (2007). Rocks and Landscapes of the Sunshine Coast. 2nd edition. Kingswood Press: Underwood Qld.
  • Willmott, W. (2006). Rocks and Landscapes of the National Parks of Central Queensland. Kingswood Press: Underwood Qld.
  • Willmott, W. (2004). Rocks and Landscapes of the National Parks of Southern Queensland. Kingswood Press: Underwood Qld.
  • Toxic Fungi of Queensland (2005) Full colour poster (2 sides). Please note: the poster is free but if you can’t collect in person, postage and handling applies.

Contact us

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated
16 March 2015

Page feedback

  1. To continue to improve your experience we need your feedback.

    Tell us what you think about this page by completing the questions below and giving us your own words in the 'Your comments' section.

  2. Read the statements below and select a button that indicates what you think or feel:
    Question 1 2 3 4 5
    Was it clear
    Was it easy
    Did you find it helpful
    I am satisfied
  3. Contact (optional)