List of islands of Australia

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This is a list of selected Australian islands grouped by State or Territory.

Australia has 8,222 islands within its maritime borders.

Largest islands[edit]

The islands larger than 1,000 square kilometres (390 sq mi) are:[1][2]

New South Wales[edit]

Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour, 2008

Northern Territory[edit]


South Australia[edit]

Greenly Island; a distant view taken from the sea (circa 1903) (State Library of South Australia PRG 280/1/1/120)
Chinamans Hat Island as viewed from the nearby coastline
View of Pearson Island from its south end circa 1914 (State Library of South Australia PRG-280-1-12-263)

Ocean islands[edit]

Murray River islands[edit]


Currie harbour on King Island, 2007
Further information: Category:Islands of Tasmania

Tasmania is a large island state off the south coast. The main island (which includes 94% of the state's land area) does not have a defined name but is often referred to[by whom?] as the "Tasmanian mainland".[citation needed]


River islands[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

View of the Recherche Archipelago from Dempster Head
Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago 2011

Over 1,000 islands have been gazetted – only the island groups and major islands are listed.

Australian Territories[edit]

Jervis Bay Territory[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

External Territories[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Area of Australia - States and Territories". Geoscience Australia. Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "National Mapping - Fab Facts, Landforms, Australian Islands". Geoscience Australia. Australian Government. 
  3. ^ "The Inlet that Eluded Bass". Clyde Coast Links. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  4. ^ a b c "National recovery plan for Albatrosses and Giant-petrels: Section 4.1.6 Australian Antarctic Territory". Australian Government, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2008-07-16.