Abstract: This paper describes the development of a regression model for predicting foliage projective cover (FPC) using an extensive set of over 2000 field observations for Queensland, Australia. The model includes Landsat TM and ETM+ imagery and a climatological ancillary variable, vapour pressure deficit. The resulting model was validated using independent site data and preliminary validation against FPC estimates from airborne laser scanner data is presented. Results suggest the model is robust and performing well over a range of soil types and vegetation communities. This regression-based methodology is currently included in the process of monitoring annual woody vegetation change over Queensland and will form the basis of new products for monitoring longer term trends in FPC.