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List of islands of Australia

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List of islands of Australia

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 WorldHeritage category[3] and its associated subcategories.


  • New South Wales 1
  • Northern Territory 2
  • Queensland 3
  • South Australia 4
    • Ocean islands 4.1
    • Murray River islands 4.2
  • Tasmania 5
  • Victoria 6
    • River islands 6.1
  • Western Australia 7
  • Australian Territories 8
    • Jervis Bay Territory 8.1
    • Australian Capital Territory 8.2
  • External Territories 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11

New South Wales

Bird Island, 1996
Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour, 2008

Northern Territory


South Australia

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
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


Currie harbour on King Island, 2007

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 as the "Tasmanian mainland".


River islands

Western Australia

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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