Little Goose Island

The Little Goose Island, part of the Badger Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 3.6-hectare (8.9-acre) unpopulated flat, round granite island, located in Bass Strait, lying west of the Flinders and Cape Barren islands, Tasmania, south of Victoria, in south-eastern Australia.[1][2] The island is contained within a nature reserve[3] and is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.[4]

Little Goose Island
Little Goose Island is located in Tasmania
Little Goose Island
Little Goose Island
Location of the Little Goose Island in Bass Strait
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°17′24″S 147°46′48″E / 40.29000°S 147.78000°E / -40.29000; 147.78000Coordinates: 40°17′24″S 147°46′48″E / 40.29000°S 147.78000°E / -40.29000; 147.78000
ArchipelagoBadger Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Area3.6 ha (8.9 acres)


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, Pacific gull, sooty oystercatcher and black-faced cormorant. The metallic skink is present.[3]

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  1. ^ "Little Goose Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Small Bass Strait Island Reserves. Draft Management Plan". Department of Primary Industries,Water and Environment, Tasmanian Government. October 2000. Archived from the original on 30 March 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X
  4. ^ "IBA: Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.