What Oceans Border Australia?

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The Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean border Australia. The country also has a number of seas and other bodies of water that surround its shores.

In the north, Australia is bordered by the Arajura Sea, Coral Sea and Timor Sea. The Cape York Peninsula in this region is surrounded by the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The southern shores of Australia are surrounded by the Great Australian Bight. The Bass Straight separates Tasmania from Australia.

Australia includes a number of bodies of water within the mainland. These include Lake Carnegie in the west, Lake Eyre in the south and Lake Argyle in the north.