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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Macquarie University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Macquarie University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Macquarie University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Macquarie University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Macquarie University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Macquarie University.

Alumni range from Pat McCabe to Lauren Jackson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Macquarie University?” and “Which celebrities are Macquarie University alumni?”

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Chris Lilley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Actor
Christopher Daniel "Chris" Lilley is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor, musician and writer. A two-time winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor, he is known ...more

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Ian Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Economist
Ian John Macfarlane, AC, Australian economist, and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia's central bank, from 1996 to 17 September 2006. He is also former Chairman of the Payments ...more

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David Leckie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
David John Leckie was the Chief Executive Officer of the Seven Media Group. until 26 June 2012. On that day, he was replaced at Seven West by former Woodside Petroleum CEO Don Voelte. Leckie ...more

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Peter Andren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Presenter
Peter James Andren AM was an Australian politician. He was an independent member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 until October 2007, representing the electorate of ...more

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Rob Oakeshott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Politician
Robert James Murray "Rob" Oakeshott is a retired Australian politician. He was the independent Member of the House of Representatives for the Division of Lyne in New South Wales, which ...more

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Brad Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Politician
Bradley "Brad" Ronald Hazzard MP, an Australian politician, is the New South Wales Minister for Family and Community Services and the Minister for Social Housing since April 2015 in ...more

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Tanya Plibersek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Politician
Tanya Joan Plibersek is an Australian politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Sydney since 1998, and the deputy leader of the opposition and deputy leader of the Labor Party since ...more

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Glenn Rosewall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Businessperson

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Christine Nixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Police officer
Christine Nixon APM was the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police between 23 April 2001 and 27 February 2009, being the first female Chief Commissioner in any Australian state police force. ...more

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Murray Cook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Television producer
Murray James Cook, AM is an Australian vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as one of the founding members of the children's band The Wiggles. Cook was also a regular guest on ...more

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Pat McCabe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Rugby Player
Pat McCabe Wallaby No#847 is a retired professional Australian rugby union player. He played for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby, and Warringah in Sydney, and represented Australia at various ...more

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Adam Hills is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer
Adam Hills is a television producer.

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John Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Politician
John Philip Faulkner is an Australian former politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate from 1989 to 2015, representing the state of New South Wales. Following ...more

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Rob Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Rob Hood Writer
Robert Hood is an Australian writer and editor recognised as one of Australia's leading horror writers. though his work frequently crosses genre boundaries into science fiction, fantasy and ...more

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Kerry Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Politician
Kerry Joseph Bartlett is an Australian politician. He was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives between March 1996 and November 2007, representing the Division of ...more

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Kimberley Starr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Kimberley Starr is an Australian novelist and teacher, best known for her debut novel The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies.

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Lauren Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Basketball player
Lauren Elizabeth Jackson is an Australian professional basketball player. The daughter of two national basketball team players, Jackson was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of ...more

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Liz Ellis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Liz Ellis
Elizabeth "Liz" Ellis AM is a retired Australian netball player, a member of the national team from 1992 until 2007 and captain for the last four of those years. She is the most capped ...more

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Margaret Pomeranz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Film critic, Television producer
Margaret Pomeranz, AM is an Australian film critic, producer and television personality.

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Mike Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Politician
Colonel Michael Joseph "Mike" Kelly AM is a former Australian Army legal officer and politician. He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as member for the Division of ...more

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Ian Plimer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Professor, Author, Geologist
Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director ...more

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Holly Lincoln-Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Holly Lincoln-Smith Athlete
Holly Lincoln-Smith is an Australian water polo centre forward. Her sister is skeleton competitor Emma Lincoln-Smith. They are the first set of Australian siblings where one competed at the ...more

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Pete Bethune is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Conservationist
Peter James "Pete" Bethune is a New Zealand promoter of bio-fuels and conservationist. He is the holder of the world record for the fastest trip around the world in a powerboat and was ...more

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Eric Roozendaal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Politician
Eric Roozendaal, a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, serving between 2004 and 2013. He is a former General Secretary of the Australian Labor ...more

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Anthony Field is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Macquarie University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
Anthony Donald Joseph Field, AM is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children's group The Wiggles and the 1980s and 90s pop band The Cockroaches. While still ...more