List of islands of Australia

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This is a list of selected Australian islands grouped by State or Territory.

Australia has 8,222 islands within its maritime borders. The islands larger than 1,000km² are Mainland Tasmania, 64,519 km²;[1] Melville Island (NT), 5,786 km²; Kangaroo Island (SA), 4,416 km²; Groote Eylandt (NT), 2,285 km²; Bathurst Island (NT), 1,693 km²; Fraser Island (Qld), 1,653 km²; Flinders Island (Tas), 1,359 km²; King Island (Tas), 1,091 km²; and Mornington Island (Qld), 1 002 km².[2] The area of the continent of Australia is 6,560,000 km².

Jervis Bay Territory[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour, 2008

Northern Territory[edit]


South Australia[edit]


Currie harbour on King Island, 2007

Tasmania is a large island state off the south coast. The main island (which includes 94% of the state's land area) does not have a defined name but is often referred to[by whom?] as the "Tasmanian mainland".[citation needed]


River islands[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

Over 1,000 islands have been gazetted – only the island groups and major islands are listed.

External Territories[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Area of Australia - States and Territories.
  2. ^ National Mapping - Fab Facts, Landforms, Australian Islands
  3. ^ "The Inlet that Eluded Bass". Clyde Coast Links. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  4. ^ a b c "National recovery plan for Albatrosses and Giant-petrels: Section 4.1.6 Australian Antarctic Territory". Australian Government, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2008-07-16.