Islands for Sale in Australia

Latest listing added: January, 2023

Australian private islands for sale

From the white, sandy beach paradises of the tropical north, to the mild, rocky outcrops of the south and Tasmania, more than eight thousand islands are dotted around Australia’s vast coastline and surrounding territorial waters.

The weather in Australia can vary between its states and territories. Generally, much of the country experiences all four of the seasons, alternating between hot summers and mild winters. The climate of the far north, however, tends to be quite tropical, experiencing soaring temperatures and monsoons during the wet season.

Islands on the Australian market can be purchased under either freehold or leasehold contracts. The former grants the investor full ownership of the land, while the latter bestows upon the purchasing party possession of the island for an agreed period of time. However, it is usually possible to negotiate a renewal of (or extension to) each leasehold contract.

If you have questions about acquiring a private island in Australia as a foreigner (or company), contact us.

5 Private Islands for Sale in Australia

Pumpkin Island ($18,500,000 AUD)

  • Location: Keppel Bay, Queensland
  • Size: ~16 acres, ~6 hectares
  • Description: ~13km from shore, 16km from Yeppoon, easy access from Rockhampton
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listed on: Knight Frank
  • Map: See on Google Earth

One of the most anticipated investment opportunities in Australia, Pumpkin Island finds itself on the market for only the second time since 1961. Nestled amongst the Keppels, this former oyster farm turned luxury resort has long been an exemplar of the archipelago’s beauty.

Accommodation on the island is available for as many as 34 guests in oceanfront cottages or bungalows, each of which features its own private deck, while a select few offer open-air kitchen facilities.

Daytimes on the island may be spent exploring the forests, enjoying boat trips to nearby coral reefs, or observing the plentiful array of wildlife. Meanwhile, the numerous white, sandy beaches provide plenty of opportunity for relaxation. Later, the evening presents the perfect occasion for outdoor dining to the backdrop of the setting sun.

In addition to its natural splendour, the island has earned a reputation as an eco-friendly retreat, having been named as Australasia’s “Most Sustainable Hotel” in 2018 at the World Boutique Hotel Awards. With sufficient wind and solar power, together with ample rainwater storage, all of Pumpkin Island’s utilities are sourced 100% off-grid.

With so many marvellous achievements behind it, Pumpkin Island now has much to offer the future under fresh ownership.

Victor Island ($4,000,000 AUD)

  • Location: Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
  • Size: ~8 acres, ~3.23 hectares
  • Description: ~3km from shore, 21km from Mackay City, 5km from Campwin Beach
  • Ownership: Leasehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listed on: Sotheby’s
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Nestled within the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by Coral Sea vistas, Victor Island succeeds in combining splendour with privacy.

All 8 acres of the island are offered for sale, unshared with any other development. At 350 square metres, the fully furnished, primary residence boasts a swimming pool and two separate bedroom wings, together with a variety of indoor and outdoor living areas.

While providing the perfect opportunity for hiking, fishing, snorkelling, sailing and jet-skiing, relaxation can be found by the pool or on Victor Island’s breath-taking seashore.

All of Victor Island is off-grid, with utilities generated from renewable sources, including solar panels, solar hot water, rainwater storage (up to 225,000 litres), and a desalination plant. A backup generator is also available.

Located just 1km from the coast, Victor Island can be accessed by a 20 minute motorboat journey from the nearby marina. Alternatively, the available helipad can deliver you to Mackay Airport within 12 minutes.

Ninth Island, Tasmania (Price Upon Request)

  • Location: Bass Strait, North Tasmania
  • Size: ~79 acres, ~32 hectares
  • Description: ~12km from shore, ~approx. 47km from Georgetown
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Non-developed
  • Listed on: Real Estate AU
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Situated in the waters just north of Tasmania, Ninth Island holds significant potential as both as an investment and as a private home. With little prior development, the 79 acres presents the perfect opportunity to construct a brand new residence in this tranquil environment.

A combination of value and price separates Ninth Island from its peers, especially as availability is expected to be for a far more reasonable price compared to the island’s similar neighbours. The island is also offered as a freehold, a relative rarity for similar Australian properties.

Nearby transit links on Tasmanian soil together with the potential for personalised development elevate Ninth Island as a sought after opportunity. However, one shouldn’t overlook its extensive natural endowment. In particular, the island and its surrounding waters are a haven for a multitude of aquatic wildlife and birds.

Fraser Island ($79,000,000 AUD)

  • Location: Nyerimilang, Victoria
  • Size: ~76 acres, ~31 hectares
  • Description: ~600m from shore, 3km from Lakes Entrance, 213km from Melbourne
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Development: Developed
  • Listed on: Real Estate AU
  • Map: See on Google Earth

With 76 sprawling acres, Fraser Island combines an unspoilt, natural paradise together with a luxury commercial tourist business. While surrounded by white, sandy beaches, abundant greenery and a variety of wildlife, the main homestead leaves no holes barred in providing for the perfect group getaway, wedding, party or corporate retreat.

The exclusive accommodation comprises 11 bedrooms, a grand dining hall seating more than 30 guests, a wine cellar, refrigeration room, and large kitchen. The extensive resort, meanwhile, boasts a 9-hole golf course, 2 flood-lit tennis courts, a games room, and swimming pool together with a barbecue area. Poised for perfect panoramic views of the whole island, the charming, century-old homestead will never fail to impress.

One of only a handful of island freeholds available in Australia, the untouched countryside offers abundant opportunity for observing the native animals and birds. For the most active guests, Fraser island is ideal for swimming, fishing and water-sports.

For the eco-conscious, the island also enjoys renewably sourced utilities such as solar energy (with backup generator), underground fresh water, and solar hot water.

Situated 600m from the shore in the eastern end of the Gippsland Lakes, access to Fraser Island is either via the 14m x 12m jetty, or by light aircraft on the dedicated airstrip.

Bedarra Island (Price Upon Request)

  • Location: Dunk, Queensland
  • Size: ~247 acres, ~100 hectares
  • Description: 6.5km from shore, 7km from Dunk Island Airport, 14.5km from Mission Beach
  • Ownership: N/A
  • Development: Developed
  • Listing: Sotheby’s
  • Map: See on Google Earth

Located only 6 km off the coast of Australia, Bedarra island may be just the haven you’re looking for. With only seven houses on East Bedarra, plus a caretaker’s cottage, the island offers unparalleled privacy and seclusion.

The extraordinary estate features a main house, a luxuriously designed studio, a separate yoga/sundeck, and a magnesium plunge pool with breathtaking views of the Coral Sea on the Great Barrier Reef. Whale watching is a unique experience that the estate offers, and the decks and pool provide the perfect vantage point to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Bedarra Island comprises just twelve private villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, offering solitude, privacy, and sublime views over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef. It is Australia’s most unique resort and the ultimate in barefoot luxury.

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