Islands in Victoria

People are surprised to discover Melbourne has two islands and Victoria has 28 in total.

River Islands


-:- Beveridge Island (Murray River)
-:- Coode Island (Yarra River)
-:- Gunbower Island (Murray River)
-:- Herring Island (Yarra River)
-:- Pental Island (Murray River)

..and if you want to be really technical, Ponyfish Island is a man-made platform/pylon below the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge. Hardly an island although there is a cafe now on it.

Other Islands


-:- Anser Island (Wilsons Promontory)
-:- Barrallier Island (Western Port)
-:- Bennison Island (Wilsons Promontory)
-:- Chinaman Island (Western Port)
-:- Churchill Island (Western Port)
-:- Corner Island (Wilsons Promontory)
-:- Duck Island (Port Phiilip near Queenscliff)
-:- Elizabeth Island (Wilsons Promontory)
-:- French Island (Western Port)
-:- Gabo Island (Mallacoota)
-:- Griffiths Island (Port Fairy)
-:- Joe Island (Western Port)
-:- Kanowna Island (Wilsons Promontory)
-:- Lady Julia Percy Island (6 km off the coast in Bass Strait)
-:- Mud Islands (Port Phiilip near Queenscliff)
-:- Norman Island (Wilsons Promontory)
-:- Phillip Island (Western Port)
-:- Raymond Island (Gippsland Lakes)
-:- Rotamah Island (Gippsland Lakes)
-:- Shellback Island (Wilsons Promontory)
-:- Snake Island (Corner Inlet, Bass Strait)
-:- Sunday Island (Corner Inlet, South Gippsland)
-:- Swan Island (Port Phiilip near Queenscliff)
-:- Tullaberga Island (Mallacoota)

Melbourne's two islands are both in the Yarra River...

Coode Island


Melbourne's most famous island, Coode Island is man-made and one of our oldest. It was formed in 1886 when a canal was cut through the Sandridge swamp to provide a straightened riverflow for the Yarra River.

Coode Island has its own post code (3003) and while it is uninhabited (no-one lives there) is does have transport companies, cargo storage, bulk (non-liquid) storages and port facilities.

Coode Island

Herring Island


Herring Island is a lovely island accessible only by boat, 3.2 hectares in size and just 3 km from the city. Named after the patron of Scouts, Sir Edmund Herring it is now managed by Parks Victoria.

Herring Island




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