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]

Queensland[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]

Tasmania[edit]

Currie harbour on King Island, 2007

Tasmania is a large island state off the south-east coast of mainland Australia. The main island of Tasmania (which includes 94% of the state's land area) does not have a defined name but can be referred to as the "Tasmanian mainland". There are 334 islands (or islets) within the state of Tasmania;[5] with the main islands listed below, each having a land area greater than 100 hectares (250 acres). A full list of all 334 islands is located at the list of islands of Tasmania.

Victoria[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of Australia - States and Territories". Geoscience Australia. Australian Government.
  2. ^ "National Mapping - Fab Facts, Landforms, Australian Islands". Geoscience Australia. Australian Government. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008.
  3. ^ "The Inlet that Eluded Bass". Clyde Coast Links. Retrieved 2009-02-01.
  4. ^ no longer an island - Port of Brisbane wharves construction in the mouth of the Brisbane River extended over it
  5. ^ Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Lucieer, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania's offshore islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmania's Offshore Islands by Region. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-7246-4816-0.
  6. ^ "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. Archived from the original on 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-07-16.