List of volcanoes in Australia

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This is a list of active, dormant and extinct volcanoes in Australia and its island territories. Note that the term volcano is used loosely as it can include groups of related volcanoes and vents that erupted at similar times with lava of related origin. The lists provided below are mainly volcanoes of Cainozoic aged, with some notable older (Mesozoic and Paleozoic aged) volcanoes included. There are no active volcanoes on the Australian mainland that have erupted since European settlement, however some volcanoes in Victoria and South Australia are likely to have been active and witnessed by Aboriginal people several thousand years ago.

Australian states[edit]

Queensland[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Atherton Volcano 17°30′S 144°30′E / 17.5°S 144.5°E / -17.5; 144.5 (Atherton Volcano) Less than 100,000 years ago
Lake Barrine 730 17°12′S 145°24′E / 17.2°S 145.4°E / -17.2; 145.4 (Lake Barrine) 12,000 years ago
Bauhinia Volcano 24°48′S 149°30′E / 24.8°S 149.5°E / -24.8; 149.5 (Bauhinia Volcano) 23–25 million years ago
Brisbane Volcano 27°42′S 152°36′E / 27.7°S 152.6°E / -27.7; 152.6 (Brisbane Volcano) 16–62 million years ago
Buckland
Bundaberg Volcano
Bunya Mountains 26°54′S 151°48′E / 26.9°S 151.8°E / -26.9; 151.8 (Bunya Mountains) 23 million years ago
Chudleigh Volcano 10°30′S 144°12′E / 10.5°S 144.2°E / -10.5; 144.2 (Chudleigh Volcano) 250,000 years ago
Lake Eacham 17°12′S 145°36′E / 17.2°S 145.6°E / -17.2; 145.6 (Lake Eacham) 12,000 years ago
Malanda Volcano - Mt Ballard 1200 17°30′S 145°30′E / 17.5°S 145.5°E / -17.5; 145.5 (Malanda Volcano) 3 million years ago
Mount Fox 18°30′S 145°28′E / 18.50°S 145.47°E / -18.50; 145.47 (Mount Fox)
Mount Hay
Hillsborough Volcano 21°00′S 149°00′E / 21.0°S 149.0°E / -21.0; 149.0 (Hillsborough Volcano) 33.2 million years ago
The Hummock
The Crater (Mount Hypipamee) 1,000 17°12′S 145°12′E / 17.2°S 145.2°E / -17.2; 145.2 (Mount Hypipamee Crater)
Kinrara Volcano 18°18′S 144°36′E / 18.3°S 144.6°E / -18.3; 144.6 (Kinrara Volcano) 20,000 years ago
Main Range Volcano 27°54′S 152°24′E / 27.9°S 152.4°E / -27.9; 152.4 (Main Range Volcano) 23–27 million years ago
Mount Le Brun 25°35′52″S 151°54′32″E / 25.59778°S 151.90889°E / -25.59778; 151.90889 (Mount Le Brun) Over 600,000 years ago
Mount McBride 911 18°18′S 144°36′E / 18.3°S 144.6°E / -18.3; 144.6 (Mount McBride) 1.7 million years ago
McLean Volcano 15°48′S 144°48′E / 15.8°S 144.8°E / -15.8; 144.8 (McLean Volcano) Less than 1 million years ago
Mingela
Mitchell Volcano 26°00′S 148°12′E / 26.0°S 148.2°E / -26.0; 148.2 (Mitchell Volcano) 21–24 million years ago
Monto
Nebo Volcano 21°24′S 148°12′E / 21.4°S 148.2°E / -21.4; 148.2 (Nebo Volcano) 28–35 million years ago
Nulla Volcano 19°42′S 145°18′E / 19.7°S 145.3°E / -19.7; 145.3 (Nulla Volcano) 13,000 years ago
Piebald Volcano 417 15°06′S 145°06′E / 15.1°S 145.1°E / -15.1; 145.1 (Piebald Volcano) Less than 3 million years ago
Rockhampton Volcano 23°18′S 150°24′E / 23.3°S 150.4°E / -23.3; 150.4 (Rockhampton Volcano) 67–71 million years ago
Springsure 600 24°00′S 148°06′E / 24.0°S 148.1°E / -24.0; 148.1 (Springsure) 24–33 million years ago
Sturgeon Volcano 20°18′S 144°12′E / 20.3°S 144.2°E / -20.3; 144.2 (Sturgeon Volcano) 92,000 years ago
Toomba 19°30′S 145°00′E / 19.5°S 145.0°E / -19.5; 145.0 (Toomba)
Undara Crater 1,020 3,345 18°15′S 144°45′E / 18.25°S 144.75°E / -18.25; 144.75 (Undara Crater)
Wallaroo Volcano 18°00′S 145°24′E / 18.0°S 145.4°E / -18.0; 145.4 (Wallaroo Volcano) Less than 5 million years ago
Mount Barney, Focal Peak Volcano 1,359 4,958 28°10′S 152°25′E / 28.17°S 152.42°E / -28.17; 152.42 (Mount Barney)
Campbells Folly
Mount Gilles
Mount Glennie
Levers Plateau
Glass House Mountains
Mount Beerburrum 276 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Beerburrum) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Beerwah 556 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Beerwah) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Coochin 235 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Coochin) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Cooee 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Cooee) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Coonowrin 377 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Coonowrin) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Elimbah 129 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Elimbah) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Horogargan 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Horogargan) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Miketeebumulgrai 199 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Miketeebumulgrai) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Ngungun 253 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Ngungun) 26–27 million years ago
Round Mountain 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Round Mountain) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Tibberoowuccum 220 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Tibberoowuccum) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Tibrogargan 364 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Tibrogargan) 26–27 million years ago
Mount Tunbubudla 312 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Mount Tunbubudla) 26–27 million years ago
Undara [1] 40 18°12′S 144°42′E / 18.2°S 144.7°E / -18.2; 144.7 (Undara) 3 million years ago
Wild Horse Mountain 123 26°42′S 152°54′E / 26.7°S 152.9°E / -26.7; 152.9 (Wild Horse Mountain) 26–27 million years ago
Peak Range
Anvil Peak 22°48′S 148°00′E / 22.8°S 148.0°E / -22.8; 148.0 (Anvil Peak) 27–35 million years ago
Browns Peak 807 22°48′S 148°00′E / 22.8°S 148.0°E / -22.8; 148.0 (Browns Peak) 27–35 million years ago
Table Mountain 22°48′S 148°00′E / 22.8°S 148.0°E / -22.8; 148.0 (Table Mountain) 27–35 million years ago
Murray Island 200 656 10°00′S 144°00′E / 10.0°S 144.0°E / -10.0; 144.0 (Murray Island) 1 million years ago

New South Wales[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Abercrombie Volcano 34°18′S 149°24′E / 34.3°S 149.4°E / -34.3; 149.4 (Abercrombie Volcano) 14–26 million years ago
Airly Volcano 32°54′S 150°06′E / 32.9°S 150.1°E / -32.9; 150.1 (Airly Volcano) 34–42 million years ago
Barrington Volcano 31°48′S 151°12′E / 31.8°S 151.2°E / -31.8; 151.2 (Barrington Volcano) 44–54 million years ago
Bunda Bunda Volcano 31°06′S 152°24′E / 31.1°S 152.4°E / -31.1; 152.4 (Bunda Bunda Volcano) 71 million years ago
Byrock Volcano 30°42′S 146°18′E / 30.7°S 146.3°E / -30.7; 146.3 (Byrock Volcano) 16 million years ago
Mount Canobolas 1,395 33°18′S 149°00′E / 33.3°S 149.0°E / -33.3; 149.0 (Mount Canobolas) 12–13 million years ago
Cargelligo Volcano 33°24′S 146°30′E / 33.4°S 146.5°E / -33.4; 146.5 (Cargelligo Volcano) 10–15 million years ago
Central Volcano inc. Maybole Volcano and Gragin Peak 29°48′S 151°36′E / 29.8°S 151.6°E / -29.8; 151.6 (Central Volcano)
Comboyne Volcano 31°36′S 152°30′E / 31.6°S 152.5°E / -31.6; 152.5 (Comboyne Volcano) 11–13 million years ago
Doughboy Volcano 30°18′S 152°12′E / 30.3°S 152.2°E / -30.3; 152.2 (Doughboy Volcano) 38–45 million years ago
Dubbo Volcano 32°12′S 149°12′E / 32.2°S 149.2°E / -32.2; 149.2 (Dubbo Volcano) 12–15 million years ago
Ebor Volcano 30°24′S 152°24′E / 30.4°S 152.4°E / -30.4; 152.4 (Ebor Volcano) 18–19 million years ago
El Capitan 31°12′S 146°12′E / 31.2°S 146.2°E / -31.2; 146.2 (El Capitan) 12–15 million years ago
Mount Gulaga or Mount Dromedary 806 36°18′S 150°00′E / 36.3°S 150.0°E / -36.3; 150.0 (Mount Gulaga)
Mount Kaputar or Nandewar Volcano 1,507 30°12′S 150°06′E / 30.2°S 150.1°E / -30.2; 150.1 (Mount Kaputar) 17–18 million years ago
Liverpool Range 31°54′S 150°24′E / 31.9°S 150.4°E / -31.9; 150.4 (Liverpool Range) 32–35 million years ago
Monaro 35°42′S 150°18′E / 35.7°S 150.3°E / -35.7; 150.3 (Monaro) 37–55 million years ago
Nerriga Volcano 35°12′S 149°48′E / 35.2°S 149.8°E / -35.2; 149.8 (Nerriga Volcano) 50 million years ago
Snowy Mountains 35°30′S 148°18′E / 35.5°S 148.3°E / -35.5; 148.3 (Snowy Mountains) 17–22 million years ago
South Coast Volcano 35°42′S 150°18′E / 35.7°S 150.3°E / -35.7; 150.3 (South Coast Volcano) 26–31 million years ago
Southern Highlands Volcano 34°36′S 150°30′E / 34.6°S 150.5°E / -34.6; 150.5 (Southern Highlands Volcano) 31–55 million years ago
Walcha Volcano 31°24′S 151°48′E / 31.4°S 151.8°E / -31.4; 151.8 (Walcha Volcano) 44–56 million years ago
Mount Warning or Tweed Volcano 1,157 3,796 28°23′50″S 153°16′15″E / 28.39722°S 153.27083°E / -28.39722; 153.27083 (Mount Warning) ~22 million years ago
Warrumbungles inc The Breadknife 31°18′S 149°00′E / 31.3°S 149.0°E / -31.3; 149.0 (Warrumbungles) 13–17 million years ago

Victoria[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
metres feet Coordinates
Aberfeldy Volcano 37°48′S 146°24′E / 37.8°S 146.4°E / -37.8; 146.4 (Aberfeldy Volcano) 27 million years ago
Bogong Volcano

(Mount Bogong is composed of metamorphic sedimentary rocks) || 1,986 || — || 37°06′S 147°12′E / 37.1°S 147.2°E / -37.1; 147.2 (Bogong Volcano) || 25–37 million years ago (There is not many

volcanic outcrops in the region,

This feature probably should not be in this list )

Bonang Volcano 37°12′S 148°42′E / 37.2°S 148.7°E / -37.2; 148.7 (Bonang Volcano) 38–42 million years ago

(the nearby tertiary basalts are

probably not specifically

associated with Mount Bonang,

this feature probably should not be in this list)

Lake Bullen Merri
Mount Buninyong 744
Lake Colongulac
Dargo
Mount Eccles, in Mount Eccles National Park 38°04′S 141°55′E / 38.07°S 141.92°E / -38.07; 141.92 (Mount Eccles) 8 thousand years ago
Mount Elephant 395 37°58′S 143°12′E / 37.96°S 143.20°E / -37.96; 143.20 (Mount Elephant) 5,000–20,000 years ago
Flinders Volcano 38°30′S 145°18′E / 38.5°S 145.3°E / -38.5; 145.3 (Flinders Volcano) 40–48 million years ago
Mount Franklin 635
Gelantipy Volcano 37°12′S 148°18′E / 37.2°S 148.3°E / -37.2; 148.3 (Gelantipy Volcano) 34–43 million years ago
Lake Gnotuk
Mount Hamilton
Mount Hotham 1,861 6,405 36°35′S 147°05′E / 36.59°S 147.08°E / -36.59; 147.08 (Mount Hotham) (There are some tertiary basalts flows

in these high plains, but Mount Hotham and its ranges are composed mostly of metamorphic sedimentary rocks, so this feature probably should not be in this list)

Howitt Volcano 37°12′S 146°42′E / 37.2°S 146.7°E / -37.2; 146.7 (Howitt Volcano) 32–36 million years ago
Lake Keilambete
Mount Kooroocheang 230
La Trobe Volcano 38°30′S 146°18′E / 38.5°S 146.3°E / -38.5; 146.3 (La Trobe Volcano) 50–59 million years ago
Mount Leura 311 38°06′S 143°06′E / 38.1°S 143.1°E / -38.1; 143.1 (Mount Leura) 5,000–20,000 years ago
Mount Macedon 1,014 3,346 37°25′S 144°35′E / 37.41°S 144.58°E / -37.41; 144.58 (Mount Macedon) 360 million years ago
Mount Napier 440 1,440 37°48′S 142°30′E / 37.8°S 142.5°E / -37.8; 142.5 (Mount Napier) 5290 BC
Neerim Volcano 38°00′S 146°00′E / 38.0°S 146.0°E / -38.0; 146.0 (Neerim Volcano) 20–25 million years ago
Mount Noorat 310 5,000–20,000 years ago
Poowong
Mount Porndon 278 38°11′S 143°10′E / 38.18°S 143.17°E / -38.18; 143.17 (Mount Porndon) 300,000 years ago
Lake Purrumbete
Toombullup Volcano 36°54′S 146°18′E / 36.9°S 146.3°E / -36.9; 146.3 (Toombullup Volcano) 37–44 million years ago
Tower Hill, in Tower Hill State Game Reserve 25,000 years ago
Uplands Volcano 36°48′S 147°36′E / 36.8°S 147.6°E / -36.8; 147.6 (Uplands Volcano) 2 million years ago
Mount Warrenheip 741
Mount Warrnambool 216 38°11′S 142°26′E / 38.18°S 142.44°E / -38.18; 142.44 (Mount Warrnambool) 5,000–20,000 years ago
Western Plains

South Australia[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Mount Burr 67 220 37°33′S 140°28′E / 37.55°S 140.46°E / -37.55; 140.46 (Mount Burr) 4,750 years ago
Mount Gambier 190 600 37°50′S 140°47′E / 37.84°S 140.78°E / -37.84; 140.78 (Mount Gambier) 4,500 years ago
Mount Schank 158 518 37°56′S 140°44′E / 37.94°S 140.74°E / -37.94; 140.74 (Mount Schank) 5,000 years ago
Newer Volcanics Province 1,011 3,317 37°46′S 142°30′E / 37.77°S 142.50°E / -37.77; 142.50 (Newer Volcanics Province) 2900 BC
Mount Muierhead

Western Australia[edit]

There are no active or dormant volcanoes in Western Australia, although there are a number of extinct ones, and geological evidence of others. There are nineteen small extinct volcanoes in the valley of the Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Kimberley also has a number of groups of hot springs, which may be connected with the volcanic activity that produced the extinct volcanoes (but since these volcanic formations are Proterozoic in age - i.e. maybe a billion years old, this would be very unlikely!) . There are also deposits of basalt at Bunbury and Cape Gosselin.

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Argyle diamond mine 16°36′S 128°18′E / 16.6°S 128.3°E / -16.6; 128.3 (Argyle Diamond Pipe)

Tasmania[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Table Cape
Don Head
The Nut

Territories[edit]

Heard and McDonald Islands[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Anzac Peak 715 2,346
Big Ben 2,745 9,006 53°6′0″S 73°31′0″E / 53.10000°S 73.51667°E / -53.10000; 73.51667 (Big Ben) 2013
Mount Dixon 715 2,346
Mawson Peak 2,745 9,006 53°6′0″S 73°31′0″E / 53.10000°S 73.51667°E / -53.10000; 73.51667 (Mawson Peak) 2004
McDonald Islands 230 755 53°02′S 72°36′E / 53.03°S 72.60°E / -53.03; 72.60 (McDonald Islands) 2005

Lord Howe Island[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Ball's Pyramid 562 1,844 31°45′07″S 159°15′05″E / 31.75194°S 159.25139°E / -31.75194; 159.25139 (Ball's Pyramid)
Mount Gower 875 2,870 31°34′51″S 159°04′54″E / 31.58083°S 159.08167°E / -31.58083; 159.08167 (Mount Gower) 3200 years ago

Tasman Sea[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Bass Strait Basin
Tasman Seamounts
Barcoo Seamount
Britannia Seamount
Derwent-Hunter Seamount
Gascoyne Seamount
Heemskirk Seamount
Queensland Seamount
Soela Seamount
Taupo Seamount
Zeelian Seamount

Other[edit]

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Macquarie Island 433 1,421 54°30′S 158°57′E / 54.50°S 158.95°E / -54.50; 158.95 (Macquarie Island)
Norfolk Island 315 1,033 29°S 168°E / 29°S 168°E / -29; 168 (Norfolk Island) 2.4 million years ago

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