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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.

Largest islands

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

New South Wales

Bird Island NSW Aerial view 14-1-1996
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Cockatoo Island, the largest island in Sydney Harbour, 2008

Northern Territory

Queensland

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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, 2008

South Australia

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Greenly Island; a distant view taken from the sea (circa 1903) (State Library of South Australia PRG 280/1/1/120)
Chinamans Hat Island
Chinamans Hat Island as viewed from the nearby coastline
Pearson Isles, South Australia (State Library of South Australia PRG-280-1-12-263)
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

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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".

Victoria

River islands

Western Australia

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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

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