Famous Farmers from Australia

List of notable or famous farmers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top farmers born in Australia and even some popular farmers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian farmers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These farmers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known farmer from Australia is included when available.

These people, like Warren Truss and Bill Heffernan include images when available.

This historic farmers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian farmers of note?" and "Who are the most famous farmers from Australia?" These prominent farmers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian farmers.

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  • William Daniel Heffernan, more commonly known as Bill Heffernan, (born 3 March 1943), is an Australian former politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Senate representing the state of New South Wales from September 1996 to May 2016.
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Junee, Australia
  • Brendon John Grylls (born 5 June 1973) is an Australian politician who was a National Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 2001 to 2017. Grylls became leader of the National Party in Western Australia from 2005 to 2013, and again from 2016, however he lost his seat at the state election in 2017. Grylls was born in Perth, but was raised in Corrigin, a small town in Western Australia's Wheatbelt region. A farmer and small business owner, he was elected to the Corrigin Shire Council in 2000, but resigned the following year to contest the 2001 state election, winning the seat of Merredin. Grylls was elected state leader of the National Party in 2005, replacing Max ...more
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
  • Clive Barton

    Clive Barton is an athlete and farmer.
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Tamworth, Australia
  • David Chapman

    David Chapman is an Australian sports shooter who has competed at two Olympic Games. He has competed in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, finishing in 20th place. He returned to the Olympic team for the 2012 London Olympics where he competed in the same event, finishing 18th. His daughter Hayley Chapman also competed at London, in the 25 metre pistol event.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Balaklava, Australia
  • Richard Lucas "Dick" Estens (born 1949 in Gilgandra, New South Wales) is an Australian cotton farmer and businessman.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Gilgandra, Australia
  • Gerry Wood
    Photo: user uploaded image
    Gerard Vincent "Gerry" Wood (born 5 April 1950) is an Australian politician. A former mayor of the Northern Territory shire of Litchfield, he has been an independent member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 2001, representing the electorate of Nelson. Wood worked in Daly River and Bathurst Island as a young man, working in a number of careers, including running a tourist operation and working as the town clerk of Nguiu. In 1984, he relocated to Howard Springs, between Darwin and Palmerston. While at Howard Springs, he worked as a vegetable and poultry farmer, and became involved with local government, subsequently spending five years as the President of the Litchfield ...more