Australian Indian Ocean Territories is the name since 1995 of an administrative unit under the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, consisting of two islands groups in the Indian Ocean under Australian sovereignty:
Each of these island components has its own Shire Council: the Shire of Christmas Island and the Shire of Cocos.
It does not include the uninhabited Ashmore and Cartier Islands.
List of Administrators of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories
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