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Flag of Australia
Land Area 7,682,300 km2
Water Area 58,920 km2
Total Area 7,741,220 km2
Population 22,992,654
Population Density 2.97 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Federal Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $1,190.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $48,800
Currency Dollar (AUD)
Largest Cities
  • Sydney (4,627,345)
  • Melbourne (4,246,375)
  • Brisbane (2,189,878)
  • Perth (1,896,548)
  • Adelaide (1,225,235)
  • Gold Coast (591,473)
  • Canberra (367,752)
  • Newcastle (308,308)
  • Wollongong (292,190)
  • Logan City (282,673)
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Peter Allen songwriter, entertainer
  • Dame Judith Anderson actress
  • Sir Reginald Ansett aviator, founder ansett airlines
  • John Antill composer
  • Robyn Archer singer, artistic director
  • Florence Austral opera singer
  • Simon Baker actor
  • Eric Bana actor
  • Sir Edmund Barton first australian prime minister
  • Richard "Richie" Benaud cricketer
  • Bruce Beresford film director, producer
  • Nancy Bird-Walton aviator
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Blackburn biologist
  • Geoffrey Blainey historian, politic commentator
  • Sir Thomas Blamey world war II general
  • Catherine "Cate" Blanchett actress
  • Neville Bonner politician, first indigenous australian elected to parliament
  • Allan Border cricketer
  • Arthur Boyd artist
  • Robin Boyd architect
  • Sir John "Jack" Brabham race car driver, team owner
  • John Brack artist
  • John Bradfield designer sydney harbour bridge
  • Sir Donald Bradman cricketer
  • Sir William Lawrence Bragg physicist, nobel laureate
  • Bryan Brown actor
  • Stanley Bruce former prime minister, diplomat
  • Vivian Bullwinkel-Statham nurse ww II
  • Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet nobel laureate
  • Donald "Don" Burrows musician
  • Ita Buttrose journalist, founding editor Cleo
C
  • Arthur Calwell politician
  • Peter Philip Carey author
  • James "Jimmy" Carruthers boxer
  • Richard Casey politician, diplomat
  • Evonne Goolagong Cawley tennis player
  • Roy Cazaly football player
  • Percy Cerutty athletics coach
  • Sir Henry "Harry" Chauvel officer in the first australian imperial force
  • Joseph Benedict "Ben" Chifley former prime minister
  • Donald Chipp politician
  • Graeme Milbourne Clark pioneer cochlear implant
  • Manning Clark historian, author
  • Sir William Ian Clunies-Ross scientist
  • Sir George James Cole entrepreneur, philanthropist
  • Antonia "Toni" Collette actress, musician
  • Herbert Cole "Nugget" Coombs economist
  • Sir John Cornforth scientist, nobel laureate
  • Margaret Court tennis player
  • Edith Cowan first female parliamentarian
  • Sir Zelman Cowen politician
  • Ruth Cracknell actress
  • Bruce Crampton golfer
  • John Curtin former prime minister
  • Betty Cuthbert olympic medalist
D - E
  • Peter Dawson singer
  • Alfred Deakin former prime minister
  • Sir Owen Dixon jurist, diplomat
  • William Dobell sculptor, painter
  • Patrick Dodson indigenous australian leader
  • Peter C. Doherty medical researcher, nobel laureate
  • Ken Done artist
  • Sir Ernest "Weary" Dunlop surgeon, pow ww II
  • Maxwell "Max" Dupain artist
  • Raymond "Jack" Dyer football player, coach
  • John Carew Eccles neurophysiologist, nobel laureate
  • Herbert "Herb" Elliott athlete, olympic medalist
  • Bob Ellis journalist, film maker, commentator
  • Roy Emerson tennis player
  • Dr. H. V. "Doc" Evatt jurist, politician, first president united nations general assembly
F
  • John Peter Farnham singer (born in england)
  • Timothy "Tim" Flannery mammalogist, palaeontologist, global warming activist
  • Howard Florey pharmacologist, nobel laureate
  • Errol Flynn actor
  • Rev. John Flynn minister, aviator, founded world's first air ambulance (royal flying doctor service)
  • Dawn Fraser olympic medalist, swimmer
  • Malcolm Fraser former prime minister
  • Cathy Freeman olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Dame Phyllis Frost welfare worker, philanthropist
  • Joseph Furphy author
  • Sir Wilmon Hudson Fysh founder qantas airlines
G - H
  • Mel Gibson actor, director (born in NY)
  • Julia Gillard prime minister
  • Dame Mary Gilmore poet, journalist
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks composer
  • Vida Goldstein reformer, politician
  • Delta Lee Goodrem singer, songwriter
  • George Percy Grainger composer, pianist
  • Germaine Greer academic, journalist, literature scholar, feminist
  • Ben Hall bushranger
  • Sir Edward Hallstrom philanthropist
  • Louise Hanson-Dyer philanthropist
  • Rolf Harris musician, singer, composer

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


H continued

  • Kevin Charpoo "Pro" Hart artist
  • Bob Hawke former prime minister
  • Robert Helpmann actor, director, choreographer
  • Herbert "Bert" Hinkler aviator, first person to fly solo from england to australia
  • Paul Hogan actor
  • Frederick "Fred" Hollows opthamologist (born in New Zealand)
  • Alec Derwent "A.D." Hope poet, essayist
  • Henry "Harry" Hopman tennis player, coach
  • John Barry Humphries actor, comedian
  • Geoffrey "Geoff" Hunt squash player
  • James Francis "Frank" Hurley film maker
  • Michael Hutchence musician, actor
I - J
  • Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin television host, wildlife expert, conservationist
  • Sir Isaac Isaacs jurist, politician
  • Albert Jacka first australian recipient of victoria cross
  • Hugh Jackman actor
  • Marjorie Jackson olympic medalist, politician
  • Clive James author, talk show host
  • Olivia Newton John actress, singer
  • Daniel Johns singer, musician
K
  • Edward "Ned" Kelly bushranger
  • Paul Kelly singer, songwriter, musician
  • Thomas Keneally author, playwright
  • Graham Kennedy television personality
  • Elizabeth Kenny pioneer physical therapy
  • Nicole Kidman actress (born in HI)
  • Sir Sidney Kidman pastoralist
  • Sir Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith aviator
  • David "Slim Dusty" Kirkpatrick singer, songwriter
  • Emily Kame Kngwarreye artist
L
  • John Landy athlete, politician
  • Anthony LaPaglia actor
  • Rod Laver tennis player
  • Marjorie Lawrence opera singer
  • Henry Lawson writer, poet
  • Heath Ledger actor
  • Essington Lewis industrialist
  • Walter "Wally" Albert Lindrum billiards player
  • Norman Alfred William Lindsay artist, sculptor
  • Mark Anthony "Baz" Luhrmann film director, screenwriter, producer
  • Dame Enid Lyons politician, first woman elected to house of representatives
M
  • Eddie Mabo indigenous land rights activist
  • Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal sculptor
  • (Blessed) Mary MacKillop co-founder sister of st. joseph of sacred heart, only beatified australian
  • Elle Macpherson model, actress
  • David Malouf author
  • Daniel Mannix archbishop of melbourne
  • Barry Marshall physician, nobel laureate
  • Heather McKay squash player
  • Hugh Victor "H.V." McKay inventor, industrialist
  • Dame Nellie Melba opera singer
  • Sir Robert Menzies former prime minister
  • Keith Miller cricketer, ww II pilot
  • Kylie Minogue singer, songwriter
  • Dame Roma Mitchell first woman governor
  • Sir John Monash military commander
  • Gladys Moncrieff singer "australia's queen of song"
  • James Morrison musician
  • Sir Leslie Morshead military leader
  • John Mulvaney "father of australian archaeology"
  • Jack Mundey union, environmental activist
  • Dame Elisabeth Murdoch philanthropist
  • Sir Keith Murdoch journalist
  • Rupert Murdoch global media mogul
  • Leslie "Les" Murray poet, anthologist, critic
N - P
  • Albert Namatjira artist
  • John Newcombe tennis player
  • Sir Sidney Nolan artist
  • Oodgeroo Noonuccal poet, activist
  • Greg Norman entrepreneur, golfer
  • Sir Marcus "Mark" Oliphant physicist, humanitarian
  • Alex O'Loughlin actor
  • John Olsen artist
  • Hubert Opperman cyclist, politician

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


L continued

  • Jessica Origliasso singer, songwriter
  • Lisa Origliasso singer, songwriter
  • Kerry Packer publishing, media tycoon
  • Sir Henry Parkes statesman "father of federation"(born in England)
  • Andrew Barton "Banjo" Patterson poet, author
  • Guy Pearce actor
  • Bruce Petty political satirist, cartoonist
  • Peter Porter poet
  • Mark Philippoussis tennis player
  • Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov physicist, pioneer in lasers, nobel laureate
  • Clifton Pugh artist
R - S
  • Roy Rene comedian, vaudevillian
  • Henry Handel Richardson author
  • Kate Ritchie actress
  • Lionel Rose boxer
  • James William "Bill" Roycroft olympic medalist
  • Geoffrey Rush actor
  • Bartholomew Augustine "B.A." Santamaria activist
  • Fred Schepisi film director, writer
  • Peter Sculthorpe composer
  • Frank Sedgman tennis player
  • Cody Robert Simpson singer
  • Peter Singer philosopher
  • Sir Keith Macpherson Smith aviator
  • Richard "Dick" Smith philanthropist, aviator
  • Sir Ross Macpherson Smith aviator
  • Fiona Stanley epidemiologist
  • Nellie Stewart singer
  • Curtis Stone chef, author, television host
  • Sir Arthur Streeton artist
  • Shirley Strickland olympic medalist, athlete
  • Dame Joan Sutherland opera singer
  • Margaret Sutherland composer
  • Struan Sutherland developer antivenins
T - U
  • Terence Tao mathematician
  • Andrew "Andy" Thomas astronaut
  • Peter Thomson golfer
  • Ian James Thorpe olympic medalist, swimmer
  • Charles William "Bud" Tingwell actor
  • Alan O. Trounson biologist, stem cell scientist
  • Trugernanner "Truganini" last tasmanian aborigine
  • Victor Trumper cricketer
  • Albert Tucker artist
  • Barry Tuckwell musician
  • David Unaipon aboriginal, inventor, writer
  • Keith Urban singer, songwriter (born in New Zealand)
W
  • Shane Warne cricketer
  • Douglas "Doug" Waterhouse entomologist
  • Peter Weir film director
  • William Charles Wentworth poet, explorer, journalist
  • William Charles Wentworth IV politician
  • Morris West author, playwright
  • Brett Whiteley artist
  • Gough Whitlam former prime minister
  • Edward James "Ted" Whitten football player
  • Frederick "Fred" Williams artist
  • Reginald Murray "R.M." Williams bushman, creator bushwear clothing
  • David Williamson playwright
  • John Williamson singer, songwriter
  • Malcolm Williamson composer
  • Roger Woodward pianist
  • Judith Wright poet, environmentalist, aboriginal land rights campaigner
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