Australian sea lions are found on islands offshore of Australia. They range from western Australia to islands in southern Australia. The largest populations are found on Kangaroo Island and Dangerous Reef (near Port Lincoln) in southern Australia. The smallest numbers are found on the west coast of southern Australia and in Western Australia. Some live in Tasmania as well, but these are few in number. They once bred in the Bass Strait, but the entire population was wiped out by the sealing industry.
Biogeographic Regions: australian (Native ); indian ocean (Native ); pacific ocean (Native )
- Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2000. "Wildlife of Tasmania: Australian Sea Lion, *Neophoca cinerea*" (On-line). Accessed October 29, 2001 at http://www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/BHAN-53K49N?open.