Lourah Island

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Lourah Island
Lourah Island is located in Tasmania
Lourah Island
Lourah Island
Location off the south western coast of Tasmania
Location South western Tasmania
Coordinates 43°21′00″S 145°58′48″E / 43.35000°S 145.98000°E / -43.35000; 145.98000Coordinates: 43°21′00″S 145°58′48″E / 43.35000°S 145.98000°E / -43.35000; 145.98000
Archipelago Swainson Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of water Port Davey
Area 4.86 ha (12.0 acres)[1]
State Tasmania
Region South West
Population Unpopulated

Lourah Island is an unpopulated island located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. Situated within Port Davey, the 4.86-hectare (12.0-acre) island is part of the Swainson Islands Group, and comprises part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.[1][2]


The island is part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds.[3] Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are the little penguin and sooty oystercatcher.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  2. ^ a b Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Halley, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X. 
  3. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-19.