Fulham Island

Fulham Island is a privately owned island with an area of 10 hectares (25 acres). It is part of the Sloping Island Group, lying close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania around the Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Tasmania, Australia.[1]


In 2016, Fulham Island was purchased by the Singaporean Hotelier and property magnate Koh Wee Meng (Aka "James Koh") through his company "JK Island Pty Ltd".[2] James Koh is a billionaire and controls Singapore-listed Fragrance Group.[3][2][4] Despite facing objections in a Tasmanian planning tribunal from local wildlife groups[2], James Koh's company continues construction of a jetty on the island.[5][6]


Waldemar reef is present at the north-east end of Fulham island.[7]

Flora and fauna

The island has been extensively grazed and the vegetation is dominated by introduced grasses, bracken, boxthorn and some remnant blackwoods.[1]

Recorded breeding seabird species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater and kelp gull.[1]

See also

Old county map featuring Fulham island as 'Green Island'.[8]


  1. Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X
  2. "Bird lover takes on Singaporean billionaire over Tasmanian island jetty". 24 August 2017.
  3. https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=8360263&privcapId=13757623
  4. "Koh Wee Meng".
  5. "Fulham Island". ABC News. 24 August 2017.
  6. Redblower (1 July 2018). "Fulham Island Jetty Construction" via YouTube.
  7. http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=33866
  8. "AF396-1-1082". stors.tas.gov.au.

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