The common wombat inhabits the hilly or mountainous coastal country of southeastern South Australia and as well, Tasmania and Flinders Island in Bass Strait. It used to occupy the other islands of Bass Strait, however, through hunting of humans, it has become extinct. Some zoologists have restricted the range of Vombatus ursinus to Tasmania and Flinders Island and regard the mainland form as a second species, V. hirsutus.
Macdonald (1984), Norwak (1983)
Biogeographic Regions: Australian; Australian :: Native