|Area||37 ha (91 acres)|
|Length||1,000 m (3,000 ft)|
|Width||600 km (370 mi)|
|Highest elevation||109 m (358 ft)|
The island, to the mean low-water mark, is part of the Wilsons Promontory National Park and is proclaimed as a Remote and Natural Area under the National Parks Act. The surrounding waters to a distance of 300 m from the mean low-water mark are part of Wilsons Promontory Marine Park.:1 The island is part of the Wilsons Promontory Islands Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds.
- Harris, M. P.; Deerson, D. M. (November 1980). "Seabird islands No 96, Shellback Island, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria" (PDF). Corella. 4 (4): 98–99.
- "Wilsons Promontory National Park". Parks Victoria. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- Parks Victoria (2006), Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park and Wilsons Promontory Marine Park Management Plan (PDF), ISBN 0731183460
- "Wilsons Promontory Marine Park". Parks Victoria. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
- "Important Bird Areas factsheet: Corner Inlet". BirdLife International. 2017.
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