List of islands of Tasmania

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This is a list of islands of Tasmania, the smallest and southernmost state of Australia. The Tasmanian mainland itself is an island, with an area of 64,103 km2 (24,750 sq mi)[1] - 94.1% of the total land area of the state of Tasmania. The eleven next largest islands have a combined area of 3,826 km2 (1,477 sq mi), for a cumulative total of 99.75% of the state. Over 300 smaller islands[2][3] make up the remaining 173 km2 (67 sq mi) of total land area.

Classification structure[edit]

A considerable number of Tasmanian islands are identified as being in island groups, including the Breaksea, Furneaux, Hogan, Hunter, Kent, Maatsuyker, Mutton Bird, New Year, Swainson, Trumpeter, and Waterhouse groups.

Regions[edit]

Similar to Regions of Tasmania the islands are generally distinguished by the coast that they are adjacent to, as well as Bass Strait - the main separation from the mainland state of Victoria. Five regions are aligned to the north coast and Bass Strait - North West Islands (including King Island), North Coast Islands, North Bass Strait Islands, Furneaux Islands, and North East Islands. The southern groups are South and West Islands, and East Coast Islands.[2]

Status[edit]

There are 334 islands within the state of Tasmania.[2] Only sixteen of these 334 islands are listed as private islands. The majority of these sixteen private islands have a conservation covenant associated with their title restricting future development, whilst a small minority have a freehold title.[4]

List of islands[edit]

Island,
islet or rock name
Location
(body of water)
Group Area Population
2011 census
(unless otherwise)
Land use Ref
ha acre
Albatross Bass Strait Hunter 18 44 - [5]
Anderson Bass Strait Furneaux 166 410 unpopulated Pastoral lease [6]
Babel Bass Strait Furneaux 440 1,087 unpopulated Private Freehold title: Tasmanian Aboriginal community [7]
Badger Bass Strait Furneaux 1,242 3,069 Private Freehold title: grazing [5][6]
Barren Tasman Sea Sloping 0.53 1
Bass Bass Strait Furneaux 0.01 0 unpopulated Nature reserve [6]
Battery Bass Strait Furneaux 0.68 2 unpopulated [5][6]
Baynes Bass Strait Waterhouse 1.62 4 unpopulated [6]
Beagle Bass Strait Furneaux 1.2 3 unpopulated Nature reserve [5][6]
Big Caroline Southern Ocean Swainson 6.69 17
Big Green Bass Strait Furneaux 122 301 unpopulated Nature reserve [6]
Big Black Bass Strait Furneaux 0.54 1 unpopulated [6]
Billy Goat Bass Strait Furneaux 1.3 3 unpopulated [6]
Bird Bass Strait Waterhouse 1 2 unpopulated [6]
Bishop and Clerk South-western Pacific Ocean 60 148 unpopulated World Heritage Site [8]
Boomer Tasman Sea Private Freehold title
Boundary
(historically called North East)
Bass Strait Hogan 2 5 - Crown land [9]
Breaksea, North
Breaksea, Main
Southern Ocean Breaksea 16 40 - Southwest National Park
Bruny Tasman Sea   35,300 87,228 771a Various [1][10][11]
Cape Barren Bass Strait Furneaux 46,500 114,904 see Flinders Island Aboriginal [1][11][12]
Cat Bass Strait Furneaux 39 96 unpopulated [5]
Chalky Bass Strait Furneaux 41 101 unpopulated Nature reserve [6]
Chicken Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 195 482 - Southwest National Park
Christmas Great Australian Bight New Year 63 156 unpopulated [6]
Clarke Bass Strait Furneaux 8,200 20,263 see Flinders Island Aboriginal [1][11]
Coffee Pot, The Southern Ocean Trumpeter 0.31 1
Councillor Bass Strait New Year 10.53 26 unpopulated [6]
Cygnet Bass Strait Waterhouse 0.5 1 unpopulated [6]
Deal Bass Strait Kent 1,576.75 3,896 - Kent Group National Park
De Witt Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 517 1,278 - Southwest National Park
Doughboy Bass Strait Furneaux 30 74 unpopulated [6]
Dover Bass Strait Kent 295 729 - Kent Group National Park
East Bass Strait Hogan 12.42 31 - Crown land [9]
East Kangaroo Bass Strait Furneaux 157 388 unpopulated Nature reserve [6]
East Pyramids Southern Ocean Mutton Bird 6.69 17
Eddystone
Pedra Branca
Sidmouth Rock
Southern Ocean
(South East Cape)
  2 5 - Southwest National Park
Erith Bass Strait Kent 323 798 - Kent Group National Park
Fitzroy Breaksea
Flat Top Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 1.58 4 - Southwest National Park
Flat Witch Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 64 158 - Southwest National Park
Flinders Bass Strait Furneaux 134,000 331,121 776b Various [1][11][13]
Foster Bass Strait Waterhouse 48 119 unpopulated [5][6]
Fulham Tasman Sea Sloping 10 25 unpopulated Private Freehold title (possible future restrictions:[14])
George Bass Strait Waterhouse 7 17 unpopulated [6]
Goat Bass Strait     - Three Sisters-Goat Island Nature Reserve
Goose Bass Strait Furneaux 109 269 unpopulated Conservation area [5][6]
Great Dog Bass Strait Furneaux 354 875 10
(2004)
Private Freehold title [5][6]
Hay Southern Ocean Swainson 1.85 5
Hen Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 7.6 19 - Southwest National Park
Hibbs Pyramid Southern Ocean Hibbs Pyramid 4.65 11 unpopulated Southwest National Park
Hobbs Southern Ocean Trumpeter 9.7 24
Hog Bass Strait Sloping 0.35 1 unpopulated Nature reserve
Hogan Bass Strait Hogan 232 573 - Crown land [9]
Hunter Bass Strait Hunter 7,100 17,544 - Crown lease [1][11]
Ile du Golfe Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 68 168 - Southwest National Park
Ile du Nord Tasman Sea Maria Island Group 10 25 unpopulated Maria Island National Park
Inner Little Bass Strait Furneaux 4.5 11 unpopulated Conservation area [5][6]
Inner Southern Ocean 0.23 1
Isabella Bass Strait Furneaux 11.4 28 unpopulated Nature reserve [6]
Judge and Clerk South-western Pacific Ocean 20 49 unpopulated World Heritage Site [8]
Judgement Bass Strait Kent 0.39 1 - Kent Group National Park
Kathleen Southern Ocean Breaksea 11.35 28
King Bass Strait New Year 109,400 270,333 1,565 Various [1][11][15]
King George Tasman Sea Sloping 19.8 49 2d
(2018)
Conservation area (with a Freehold section)
Lanterns, The Tasman Sea Tasman 5.35 13 unpopulated Tasman National Park
Little Badger Bass Strait Furneaux 2.5 6 unpopulated Nature reserve [5][6]
Little Chalky Bass Strait Furneaux 5 12 unpopulated [6]
Little Goose Bass Strait Furneaux 3.6 9 unpopulated Nature reserve [5][6]
Little Spectacle Tasman Sea Sloping 0.62 2 unpopulated
Little Swan Bass Strait Waterhouse 12.64 31 unpopulated [6]
Little Waterhouse Bass Strait Waterhouse 2.5 6 unpopulated [6]
Long (Furneaux) Bass Strait Furneaux 313 773 unpopulated Grazing [6]
Long (Hogan) Bass Strait Hogan 22.85 56 unpopulated Crown land [9]
Louisa Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 23 57 - Southwest National Park
Lourah Southern Ocean Swainson 4.86 12
Maatsuyker Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 186 460 - Southwest National Park
Maclean Bass Strait Waterhouse 1.11 3 unpopulated [6]
Macquarie South-western Pacific Ocean   12,400 30,641 unpopulated World Heritage Site [1][8][11]
Maria Tasman Sea   10,100 24,958 - Maria Island National Park [1][11]
Mavourneen Southern Ocean Breaksea 0.88 2
Mewstone Southern Ocean Pedra Branca 13.1 32
Mile Bass Strait Furneaux 4 10 unpopulated Conservation area [6]
Mount Chappell Bass Strait Furneaux 323 798 unpopulated Private Freehold title: grazing [5][6]
Munday Southern Ocean Breaksea
Mutton Bird (southeast) Southern Ocean Mutton Bird 0.52 1
Mutton Bird (southwest) Southern Ocean Mutton Bird 0.52 1
Needle Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 10.5 26 - Southwest National Park
New Year Great Australian Bight New Year 98.22 243 unpopulated [6]
Ninth Bass Strait Waterhouse 32 79 unpopulated [6]
North East Bass Strait Kent 32.62 81 - Kent Group National Park
North West Mount Chappell Bass Strait Furneaux 0.71 2 unpopulated [5][6]
Paddys Bass Strait Waterhouse 4.6 11 unpopulated [6]
Partridge Tasman Sea Partridge 103 255 unpopulated South Bruny National Park [16]
Penguin Bass Strait North Coast 2.73 7 unpopulated [6]
Robbins Bass Strait Robbins 9,900 24,463 - Private [1][17][18]
Rodondo Bass Strait Rodondo 106 262 unpopulated Nature reserve
Round Bass Strait Hogan   - Crown land [9]
Round Top Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 6.25 15 - Southwest National Park
St Helens Bass Strait Waterhouse 51 126 unpopulated Conservation area [6]
Sarah Macquarie Harbour 8 20 Historic site [19]
Schouten Tasman Sea   2,800 6,919 - Freycinet National Park [1][11]
Seal Bass Strait Hogan   - Crown land [9]
Shanks Southern Ocean Swainson 2.72 7
Sloping Tasman Sea Sloping 117 289 unpopulated Nature reserve
Sidmouth Southern Ocean
Smooth Tasman Sea Sloping 59.31 147 3d
(2018)
Private Freehold title
South Black Rock Bass Strait Hunter 1 2 - Bird reserve [6]
South West Bass Strait Kent 19.09 47 - Kent Group National Park
Spectacle Tasman Sea Sloping 3.5 9 unpopulated
Storehouse Bass Strait Furneaux 20 49 unpopulated [5][6]
Sugarloaf Southern Ocean Mutton Bird 3.56 9
Sugarmouse Southern Ocean Mutton Bird 0.54 1
Swainson Southern Ocean Swainson 4.14 10
Swan Bass Strait Waterhouse 239 591 unpopulated [6]
Tenth Bass Strait Waterhouse 0.9 2 unpopulated [5][6]
Three Hummock Bass Strait Hunter 7,000 17,297 - Crown lease [1][11]
Three Sisters Bass Strait
(North-west coast)
  2 5 - Three Sisters-Goat Island Nature Reserve
Twin Bass Strait Hogan 5.61 14 - Crown land [9]
Vansittart Bass Strait Furneaux c
Visscher Tasman Sea Sloping 3.4 8 unpopulated Tasman National Park
Walker (northwest) Bass Strait
(North-west coast)
Robbins 700 1,730 - Private [17][18]
Walker (southwest) Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 15 37 - Southwest National Park
Waterhouse Bass Strait Waterhouse 287 709 unpopulated Conservation area/Crown land [6][20]
Wedge Tasman Sea Tasman 43 106 unpopulated
Wendar Southern Ocean Mutton Bird 5.8 14
West Southern Ocean Trumpeter 2.5 6
Western Southern Ocean Maatsuyker 29 72 - Southwest National Park
Wild Wind Southern Ocean Mutton Bird 3.95 10
Woody Tasman Sea Sloping unpopulated

Notes[edit]

^a : Combined 2011 census data for North Bruny and South Bruny Islands.
^b : 2011 census data is for the entire Flinders Council (Furneaux Group) which includes Cape Barren Island and Clarke Island.
^c : Errol Anderson, family arrived on Vansittart Cutter, island was named for, Jan 26 1836, Hobart Town.[citation needed]
^d : Source: Direct observation by editor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c 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. 
  3. ^ "Discover Tasmania - Our Islands". Government of Tasmania. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/d85ef729-65d5-477e-a764-a8014b352045/files/tasmanian-islands-lists1-4.pdf
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Small Bass Strait Island Reserves. Draft Management Plan", Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Government of Tasmania, October 2000, retrieved 5 February 2015 
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  7. ^ "Babel Island Land Transfer". Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project. Indigenous Studies Program, The University of Melbourne. 30 June 2006. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c "Macquarie Island". World Heritage List. UNESCO. 1997. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
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  10. ^ "About Bruny Island". Bruny Tourism Inc. 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "State of the Environment Tasmania 2009". Government of Tasmania. 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Flinders Council - Cape Barren Island". Flinders Council. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Flinders (LGA)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  14. ^ Burgess, Georgie (24 August 2017). "Fulham Island battleground as bird lover takes on billionaire James Koh". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2018. 
  15. ^ "King Island (LGA)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  16. ^ Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002 (PDF), Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002, archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-08-22, retrieved 2006-07-20 
  17. ^ a b Hudson, Sarah (29 November 2013). "Hammond brothers turn the tide". The Weekly Times. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  18. ^ a b Breen, Fiona (4 October 2016). "The saltwater muster". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  19. ^ "Sarah Island: Visitor Services Site Plan 2006". Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 7 March 2006. p. 1. ISBN 0-7246-6381-9. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "CLAC reserves proclaimed within the Dorset municipality under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 as at 9 July 2012". Parks Tasmania. Tasmania Government. 2012. 

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