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. The area of the continent of Australia is 6,560,000 square kilometres (2,530,000 sq mi).

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

More information on the specific characteristics of these islands may be found within the following Wikipedia category[3] and its associated subcategories.

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia

File: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)
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Chinamans Hat Island as viewed from the nearby coastline
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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 is a large island state off the south coast. The main island (which includes 94% of the state's land area) does not have a defined name but is often referred to[by whom?] as the "Tasmanian mainland".[citation needed]


River islands

Western Australia

View of the Recherche Archipelago from Dempster Head
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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

See also


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  2. "National Mapping - Fab Facts, Landforms, Australian Islands". Geoscience Australia. Australian Government.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Category:Islands of Australia
  4. "The Inlet that Eluded Bass". Clyde Coast Links. Retrieved 2009-02-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "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. Retrieved 2008-07-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>