island

Ashmore-Cartier Island

9 species

The Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands is an uninhabited external territory of Australia consisting of four low-lying tropical islands in two separate reefs, and the 12-nautical-mile territorial sea generated by the islands. The territory is located in the Indian Ocean situated on the edge of the continental shelf, about 320 km off the northwest coast of Australia and 144 km south of the Indonesian island of Rote.

The Ashmore Reef Marine Park and Cartier Island Marine Park are both classed as strict nature reserves and protect biodiverse areas of significant and international importance, as well as cultural heritage.

The Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands is an uninhabited external territory of Australia consisting of four low-lying tropical islands in two separate reefs, and the 12-nautical-mile territorial sea generated by the islands. The territory is located in the Indian Ocean situated on the edge of the continental shelf, about 320 km off the northwest coast of Australia and 144 km south of the Indonesian island of Rote.

The Ashmore Reef Marine Park and Cartier Island Marine Park are both classed as strict nature reserves and protect biodiverse areas of significant and international importance, as well as cultural heritage.