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
View Acid Sulphate Soils in Google Earth (Download the kmz file)
State and Territory agency collaborators

NOTE: The ASRIS mapping tool is no longer compatible with latest technologies, and we are unable to restore this service. Much of the data on this site is now available via spatial web services and through alternative tools such as the portal. The full ASRIS website will be decommissioned in May 2024. Please let us know how you have been using ASRIS and any tools you will miss, as we explore future and further development of ANSIS for accessing national soil data by emailing us at

More info to come, as we farewell this great resource.
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Last updated: June 30, 2014