Volcanoes of Australia

Volcanoes of Australia..

There are no active volcanoes on the Australian mainland that have erupted since European settlement.

Most Recent Volcanic Eruptions on Australian mainland


Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine each erupted about 12,000 to 17,000 years ago

New South Wales

Cargelligo Volcano last erupted about 10,000,000 years ago


Mount Eccles, in Mount Eccles National Park, last erupted about 8,000 years ago

South Australia

Mount Gambier last erupted about 4,500 years ago

Most Recent Volcanic Eruptions on Australian Territories

Big Ben in the Heard and McDonald Islands, an Australian Territory, last erupted in 2013. Its height is 2,745 meters or 9,006 feet.

Where is Big Ben ?

The Australian Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands lies in a remote and stormy part of the globe, near the meeting-point of Antarctic and temperate ocean waters. The islands, which were unknown to humanity until the 19th century, are located in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean at around 53° 05′ S and 73° 30′ E. They lie about 1,500 kilometres north of Antarctica and over 4,000 kilometres south-west of Australia.

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