List of extreme points of Australia

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Extreme points of mainland Australia

This is a list of the extreme points of Australia. The list includes extremes of cardinal direction, elevation, and other points of peculiar geographic interest. The location of some points depend on whether islands and the Australian Antarctic Territory (which is not universally recognised) are included.

Northernmost point[edit]

Southernmost point[edit]

Easternmost point[edit]

  • Norfolk Island (167°57' E)
  • Excluding islands: Australian Antarctic Territory (160°00' E)
  • Excluding islands and Australian Antarctic Territory: Cape Byron, New South Wales (153°38' E)[2]

Westernmost point[edit]

  • Australian Antarctic Territory (45°00' E)
  • Excluding Australian Antarctic Territory: Flat Island, McDonald Islands (72°36' E)
  • Excluding islands and Australian Antarctic Territory: Steep Point, Western Australia (113°09' E)

Highest point[edit]

  • Mount McClintock, Australian Antarctic Territory (3,490 metres (11,450 ft))[3]
  • Excluding Australian Antarctic Territory: Mawson Peak, Heard Island (2,744 metres (9,003 ft))[4]
  • Excluding islands and Australian Antarctic Territory: Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 metres (7,310 ft))[5]

Lowest natural point[edit]

Other points[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Continental Extremities of Australia, Geosciences Australia, retrieved 2012-02-08
  2. ^ "Cape Byron Headland Reserve",
  3. ^ "Antarctica Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-09-04
  4. ^ "Highest mountains on external territories". Australian Government - Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  5. ^ "Kosciuszko National Park". Australian Alps National Parks. Australian Government. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  6. ^ Centre of Australia States and Territories, Australian Government