The five islands are Flinders Islet, Bass Islet, Martin Islet, Big Island and Rocky Islet, which together make up an area of approximately 26 hectares.
Five Islands Nature Reserve is of significance for its biological values. It provides habitat and breeding sites for the threatened sooty oystercatcher, breeding sites for the wedge-tailed shearwater and short-tailed shearwater and habitat for the whitebellied sea-eagle.
Five Islands Nature Reserve is also of importance to the Aboriginal community due to continuing cultural associations and past occupation of the area.
Photo: Five Islands Nature Reserve / Mike Cufer/OEH