Australia's landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi)  is on the Indo-Australian Plate . Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, [N 6] it is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas, with the Coral Sea lying off the Queensland coast, and the Tasman Sea lying between Australia and New Zealand. The world's smallest continent  and sixth largest country by total area ,  Australia—owing to its size and isolation—is often dubbed the "island continent",  and is sometimes considered the world's largest island .  Australia has 34,218 kilometres (21,262 mi) of coastline (excluding all offshore islands),  and claims an extensive Exclusive Economic Zone of 8,148,250 square kilometres (3,146,060 sq mi). This exclusive economic zone does not include the Australian Antarctic Territory.  Apart from Macquarie Island , Australia lies between latitudes 9° and 44°S , and longitudes 112° and 154°E .