Famous Australian Serial Killers

Australian serial killers list - a comprehensive list. All convicted Australian serial killers are listed here. All of these Australian people have been convicted of slaying multiple people. This list is alphabetical by first name; you can sort by any column. Who are some of the famous Australian serial killers? Take a look at this list and you'll learn about some of the grizzly slayings of these people.

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  • David Birnie
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    David Birnie

    David, along with his wife, Catherine, sexually accosted five women and slayed four of them during the 1980s.

    • Age: Dec. at 54 (1951-2005)
  • Eric Edgar Cooke
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    Cooke terrified Western Australia from 1959 to 1963, when he would sneak into homes at night and slay the sleeping inhabitants.

    • Age: Dec. at 33 (1931-1964)
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
  • Peter Dupas
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    Dupas was convicted of three murders, but he is suspected of at least three more.

    Peter Norris Dupas (born 6 July 1953) is an Australian serial killer, currently serving three life sentences without parole for murder and primarily for being a serious habitual offender. He has a very significant criminal history involving serious sexual and violent offences, with his violent criminal history spanning more than three decades, and with every release from prison has been known to commit further crimes against women with increasing levels of violence. His criminal signature is to remove the breasts of his female victims.As of 2007, Dupas has been convicted of three murders and is a prime suspect in at least three other murders committed in the vicinity of the Melbourne area during the 1980s and 1990s.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
  • Kathleen Folbigg
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    Kathleen Folbigg

    Folbigg was convicted of taking the lives of four small children.

    Kathleen Megan Folbigg (née Donovan) (born 14 June 1967) is an Australian serial child killer who was convicted of murdering her three infant children, Patrick Allen (at age eight months), Sarah Kathleen (at age ten months) and Laura Elizabeth (at age nineteen months). She was also convicted of the manslaughter of her fourth child, Caleb Gibson (at age nineteen days). The murders took place between 1989 and 1999, coming to an end only when her husband discovered her personal diary, which detailed the killings.Folbigg was originally sentenced to forty years' imprisonment, with a non-parole period of thirty years, but on appeal this was reduced to thirty years, with a non-parole period of twenty-five years. She maintains her innocence, claiming the four children died from natural causes.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Australia
  • Leonard Fraser
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    Rigby was Queensland's first convicted serial killer, having child victims in addition to sexually accosting victims. He has at least 20 victims.

    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1951-2007)
    • Birthplace: Ingham, Australia
  • John Wayne Glover
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    Glover fatally attacked elderly women for more than a year, from 1989 to 1990.

    John Wayne Glover (26 November 1932 – 9 September 2005) was an English-Australian serial killer convicted of the murders of six elderly women, including Winifreda, Lady Ashton, widow of the English-Australian impressionist painter Sir Will Ashton, on Sydney's North Shore. Over a 14-month period in 1989-1990, Glover killed six elderly women, for which he was dubbed in the press as the "Granny Killer". Following his arrest in 1990, he admitted to the murders and was sentenced to consecutive terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He committed suicide by hanging himself in prison on 9 September 2005.
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1932-2005)
    • Birthplace: England