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Australian Islands
With over 8,200 islands, several larger than 1,000 square km, many of the islands offer the visitor an interesting destination.

Whilst some may be off-limits, there are many holiday islands, some with a range of accommodation and activities on offer. Some islands are accessible via tours and charters, many are pristine environments, whilst others are breeding grounds for endangered wildlife.

For some basic island facts, check out the following....

Islands of Australia Facts

Australia has 8,222 islands:
 
State/Territory Number of Islands
Australian Capital Territory -
Jervis Bay Territory 1
New South Wales 102
Northern Territory 887
Queensland 1,955
South Australia 346
Tasmania 1,000
Victoria 184
Western Australia 3,747
 

Source: Geoscience Australia: Islands

 

Australia has several islands that are larger than 1,000 square kilometres. They include:
 
State/Territory Name of Island Area
Northern Territory Melville Island 5,786
South Australia Kangaroo Island 4,416
Northern Territory Groote Eylandt Island 2,285
Northern Territory Bathurst Island 1,693
Queensland Fraser Island 1,653
Tasmania Flinders Island 1,359
Tasmania King Island 1,091
Queensland Mornington Island 1,002
 

Source: Geoscience Australia - Islands

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Islands of Australia Quick Facts

  • The World’s largest sand island is Fraser Island.
  • Kangaroo Island is Australia’s second largest island.
  • Tasmania is known as an ‘island state’.
  • Australia is sometimes referred to as the ‘island continent’.
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