Anser Island

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Anser Island
Anser Island is located in South Gippsland Shire
Anser Island
Anser Island
Etymology Anserinae, Cape Barren goose[1]
Location Bass Strait
Coordinates 39°8′26.69″S 146°19′20.25″E / 39.1407472°S 146.3222917°E / -39.1407472; 146.3222917Coordinates: 39°8′26.69″S 146°19′20.25″E / 39.1407472°S 146.3222917°E / -39.1407472; 146.3222917
Area 74 ha (180 acres)[2]
Length 1.8 km (1.12 mi)[2]
Width 1.0 km (0.62 mi)[2]
Highest elevation 152 m (499 ft)[2]
State Victoria

Anser Island lies off the southern tip of Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia.[2]

The island is within Wilsons Promontory National Park. The surrounding waters to the mean high-water mark are within Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.[3] It is part of the Wilsons Promontory Islands Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds.[4]

The island was named by Lieutenant H. J. Stanley, who surveyed the islands west and south of Wilsons Promontory in 1868, probably after the Cape Barren goose (subfamily Anserinae).[1]


  1. ^ a b Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). The Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Harris, M. P.; Brown, R. S.; Deerson, M. P.; Norman, F. I. (November 1980). "Seabird Islands No 89, Anser Island, Anser Group, Victoria" (PDF). Corella. 4 (4): 83–84. 
  3. ^ Parks Victoria (2006), Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park and Wilsons Promontory Marine Park Management Plan (PDF), p. 1, ISBN 0731183460 
  4. ^ "Important Bird Areas factsheet: Corner Inlet". BirdLife International. 2017.