Largest Australian deserts

Desert

State/Territory

Size

Proportion of
Australian
landmass

Great Victoria Desert

Western Australia, South Australia

348 750 km2

4%

Great Sandy Desert

Western Australia

267 250 km2

3.5%

Tanami Desert

Western Australia, Northern Territory

184 500 km2

2.4%

Simpson Desert

Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia

176 500 km2

2.3%

Gibson Desert

Western Australia

156 000 km2

2.0%

Little Sandy Desert

Western Australia

111 500 km2

1.5%

Strzelecki Desert

South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales

80 250 km2

1.0%

Sturt Stony Desert

South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales

29 750 km2

0.3%

Tirari Desert

South Australia

15 250 km2

0.2%

Pedirka Desert

South Australia

1 250 km2

0.1%

Total

1 371 000 km2

18%