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 islands larger than 1,000 km² are Mainland Tasmania, 64,519 km²;[1] Melville Island (NT), 5,786 km²; Kangaroo Island (SA), 4,416 km²; Groote Eylandt (NT), 2,285 km²; Bathurst Island (NT), 1,693 km²; Fraser Island (Qld), 1,653 km²; Flinders Island (Tas), 1,359 km²; King Island (Tas), 1,091 km²; and Mornington Island (Qld), 1 002 km².[2] The area of the continent of Australia is 6,560,000 km².

More information on the specific characteristics of these islands may be found within the following Wikipedia category[3] and its associated subcategories.

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]

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]