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. The area of the continent of Australia is 6,560,000 square kilometres (2,530,000 sq mi).

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

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.