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Western Australia Famous

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

  • Gillian Alexy actress
  • Murray Bartlett actor
  • Kate Beahan actress
  • Kim Beazley politician, academic, diplomat
  • Adrian Bennett politician
  • Enid Bennett actress
  • Rachael Blake actress
  • Emma Booth actress
  • Reginald Burchell politician
  • Brian Burke former premier
  • Donna Burke singer, narrator
  • Tom Burke politician
  • Matthew Burton footballer
  • Dani Calautti footballer
  • Ryan Campbell cricketer
  • Anthony Carbone footballer
  • A.J. Carter film director, screenwriter, producer
  • William Ernest Cooke astronomer
  • Charles Court former premier
  • Edith Cowan politician, social campaigner, first woman elected to Australian parliament
  • Allan Cuthbertson actor
D - F
  • Judy Davis actress
  • Jessica De Gouw actress
  • Gigi Edgley actress, recording artist
  • Greg Egan author
  • Alan Eggleston politician
  • Mike Ellis basketball player
  • Norman Ewing politician
  • Jon Farriss musician
  • Dave Faulkner musician
  • John Forrest explorer, first premier
G - J
  • Megan Gale fashion designer, actress
  • Melissa George actress
  • Ivan Goff screenwriter
  • Jessica Gomes model
  • Marcus Graham actor
  • Danny Green boxer
  • Peter Hardy actor, musician
  • Rachel Harris swimmer
  • Paul Hasluck historian, poet, politician
  • William Hedges politician
  • Dorothy Hewett poet, novelist, playwright
  • Luke Hughes baseball player
  • John Hyde politician
  • Jimmy Jack screenwriter, director, actor, producer
  • Walter James former premier
  • David Johnston politician
  • Chad Jones footballer
  • Katarina Jukic footballer
K - L
  • Keagan Kang actor
  • Michael Keenan politician
  • Heath Ledger actor
  • Val Lehman actress
  • Ewen Leslie actor
  • Scott Ludlam‎ politician


  • Tammy Macintosh actress
  • Allanah MacTiernan politician
  • Peter Mann footballer
  • Dan Marsh cricketer
  • Barry Marshall Nobel laureate, physician, professor
  • Shannon May footballer
  • Rove McManus comedian, producer
  • David Micevski footballer
  • Lauren Mitchell artistic gymnast
  • George Fletcher Moore early settler of Western Australia
  • George Murray cricketer
N - P
  • Walter Nairn politician
  • Cory Paterson rugby player
  • George Pearce politician
  • Thomas Peel early settler of Western Australia
  • Myles Pollard actor
R - S
  • Bruce Reid cricketer
  • Eric Ripper‎ politician
  • Cheryl Rixon actress, model
  • Natalie Saleeba actress
  • Toni Scanlan actress
  • Kim Scott novelist
  • Stephen Francis Smith politican
  • Margaret Smith Court tennis player
  • Fiona Stanley‎ epidemiologist
  • Shirley Strickland‎ Olympic medalist, runner
T - Y
  • Shaun Tan illustrator
  • Hugo Throssell‎ Victoria Cross recipient
  • Samantha Tolj actress
  • Nicole Trunfio‎ model
  • Wilson Tuckey politician
  • Jo Vallentine‎ peace activist, politician
  • Zoe Ventoura actress
  • Gemma Ward model, actress
  • Sam Worthington actor
  • Yagan Aboriginal warrior

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.