Australian Soil Resource Information System


Welcome to the Australian Soil Resource Information System

ASRIS provides online access to the best publicly available information on soil and land resources in a consistent format across Australia. It provides information at seven different scales (view animation).

  • The upper-three scales provide general descriptions of soil types, landforms and regolith across the continent.
  • The lower scales provide more detailed information in regions where mapping is complete. Information relates to soil depth, water storage, permeability, fertility, carbon and erodibility. Most soil information is recorded at five depths.
  • The lowest scale consists of a soil profile database with fully characterised sites that are known to be representative of significant areas and environments.

Getting started
What's new on ASRIS
View ASRIS through Google Earth 
Access APSRU reference sites through Google Earth 
State and Territory agency collaborators

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Last updated: June 30, 2014