The island is shown on the chart of Western Port based on the 1801 survey by James Grant in HMS Lady Nelson. The island is named after Francis Barrallier, who was responsible for the charting of Western Port.
Flora & fauna
- Sparse scrub and grass vegetation on the higher parts of the island
- Mangroves on the southern shore
- "Barrallier Island". Victorian Resources Online. Department of Primary Industries, Victoria. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
- Barrallier, Francis; Grant, James (1803), Chart of Western Port and coast to Wilson's Promontory forming part of the North side of Bass's Strait, Hydrographical Office : Published according to Act of Parliament, by A. Dalrymple Hydrographer to the Admiralty, retrieved 24 January 2012
- Parsons, Vivienne (1966). "Barrallier, Francis Louis (1773–1853)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
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