List of islands of Australia

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This is a list of selected Australian islands grouped by State or Territory.

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Australia has 8,222 islands within its maritime borders.

Largest islands

The islands larger than 1,000 square kilometres (390 sq mi) are: [1] [2]

New South Wales

Bird Island, 1996 Bird Island NSW Aerial view 14-1-1996.jpg
Bird Island, 1996
Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour, 2008 CockatooIslandPanorama.jpg
Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour, 2008
Lord Howe Island, 2006 Lord Howe Island from North.jpg
Lord Howe Island, 2006

Northern Territory

Queensland

Fraser Island, 2006 Fraser Island freshwaterlake.jpg
Fraser Island, 2006
Great Keppel Island, 2007 GreatKeppelIsland beach.jpg
Great Keppel Island, 2007
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, 2008 Whitsunday Island - Whitehaven Beach 01.jpg
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, 2008

South Australia

Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island, 2007 AUS Kangaroo-Island Remarkable-Rocks.JPG
Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island, 2007
Greenly Island; a distant view taken from the sea (circa 1903) (State Library of South Australia PRG 280/1/1/120) Greenly Island - State Library of South Australia PRG-280-1-1-120.jpeg
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 Chinamans Hat Island.JPG
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) Pearson Isles, South Australia (State Library of South Australia PRG-280-1-12-263).jpeg
View of Pearson Island from its south end circa 1914 (State Library of South Australia PRG-280-1-12-263)

Ocean islands

Murray River islands

Tasmania

Macquarie Island MacquarieIslandBeach.JPG
Macquarie Island
Currie harbour on King Island, 2007 Currie Harbour-King Island-Australia.jpg
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

Phillip Island, 2003 Westcoast Phillip Island Victoria.JPG
Phillip Island, 2003

River islands

Western Australia

Rottnest Island, 2003 Basin, Rottnest, Western Australia.jpg
Rottnest Island, 2003
View of the Recherche Archipelago from Dempster Head Recherchearchipelago1.jpg
View of the Recherche Archipelago from Dempster Head
Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago 2011 Middle Island 1 Recherche Archipelago NR IV-2011.JPG
Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago 2011

Over 1,000 islands have been gazetted only the island groups and major islands are listed.

Australian territories

Jervis Bay Territory

Australian Capital Territory

External territories

Norfolk Island, 2007 Norfolk Island Captain Cook lookout.jpg
Norfolk Island, 2007

See also

References

  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.