Coastcare Resources

Browse our library of coastal & marine resources.
  • Beach Clean Ups
  • Coastal Management Plans
  • Seed Collection and Plant Propagation
  • Revegetation and Weed Control
  • Education
  • Other Information Networks
  • WA’s Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage’s (DPLH’s) Coastal planning and management webpage includes many resources. 
  • WA’s Department of Transport’s (DoT’s) Coastal erosion and stability webpage is an important source of information on this topic. 
  • Specific coastal planning and related documents may be found on DPLH’s Interactive mapping tool PlanWA 

To undertake a search for coastal documents relating to your area of interest: 

  1. On the map zoom in to your general area of interest. The default base layer, shown at the bottom left of the map, is “Topographic” which includes property boundaries. Click on the “Topographic” icon and other options will appear, including aerial imagery (but without boundaries). 
  2. In the left panel click on “Map Layers” 
  3. Use the pull down menu on “Select a Theme” to select “Coastal Plans and Documents” 
  4. Polygons and points will appear on the map. To determine the document each map item relates to, place the cursor on a polygon line or map point and right click “Find data on the map” 
  5. The document name will appear in the left panel, click on the displayed name to show further information including a hyperlink to the document. The map may automatically zoom out to show the full extent of the area covered by the document. 
  6. Use the back arrow on the top left of the left panel to go back. It may be necessary to zoom in on the map again. 

The mapping tool can also be used to locate information relative to a particular parcel of land as follows: 

  1. On the map zoom in to your specific area of interest (including marine areas). If required, change the base layer as described above.    
  2. Place the cursor on the land of interest and right click “Run Land Enquiry”. Details of the land will appear in the left panel.  
  3. The land classification and Reserve number appear at the top of the left panel. Scroll down and use the hyperlinks to find information relating to the selected land parcel. Registered Aboriginal Heritage Sites or Places, if present, will be hyperlinked under “Aboriginal Heritage”. 
  4. If further information is required, take note of the property details, particularly the Reserve Number, and contact the relevant Local Government Authority. 


The Australian Government’s interactive mapping tool National Map, includes numerous relevant data layers.  

A useful example to view historical coastal vegetation lines is provided below. 

  1. On the map zoom in to your general area of interest. The default base layer is satellite imagery, to change layers click on the “Map” button. 
  2. Click on the “Add Data” button, scroll down and click on “Western Australian Government” 
  3. Scroll down and click on “Department of Transport” 
  4. Scroll down and click on “Coastal Movements –  Vegetation Lines” (either of the two available options) 
  5. An information box appears to the right, click on “Add to Map” at top right. Some data layers may take a moment to load. 
  6. On the map place the cursor on a line (or a within a polygon for other data sets) and left click to reveal an information box for that attribute.
  7. Maps can be printed or shared using the “Share/Print” option. 
  • Indigenous Seed Collection and Cleaning Videos for ‘Friends of’ groups, Landcare groups and Gardeners, presented by Judy Allen. Follow these links to the 4 part YouTube series: Part 1Part 2Part 3 and Part 4.