Hunter Island (Tasmania)

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Hunter Island
Hunter Island (Tasmania) is located in Tasmania
Hunter Island (Tasmania)
Hunter Island (Tasmania)
Coordinates 40°30′S 144°47′E / 40.500°S 144.783°E / -40.500; 144.783Coordinates: 40°30′S 144°47′E / 40.500°S 144.783°E / -40.500; 144.783
State Tasmania
The island lies at the western end of Bass Strait between King Island and north-west Tasmania.
The island lies on the migration route of the orange-bellied parrot.

Hunter Island is an island in Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania in south-eastern Australia. It is located near Three Hummock Island, several kilometres off the north-west coast of Tasmania. The island is run as a cattle property and there is a homestead on the island. A privately owned barge is used for transport to Smithton on the north coast of Tasmania.

The East India Ship Phatisalam was wrecked on the island in 1821.


The island forms part of the Hunter Island Group Important Bird Area because it lies on the migration route of the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot between south-west Tasmania and mainland south-eastern Australia.[1]


  1. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hunter Island Group. Downloaded from on 09/07/2011.