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Famous Politicians from Australia

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List of famous politicians from Australia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Australian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Australian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Australia and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Australia, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list includes Adam Bandt, Anne Urquhart and more politicians.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Australia in order to get more information about each one.
  • 1

    Adair Blain

    Dec. at 89 (1894-1983)

    BirthplaceInverell, Australia


    Adair Macalister Blain (21 November 1894 – 28 April 1983) was an Australian politician and soldier. He represented the Division of Northern Territory in the House of Representatives from 1934 to...  more
  • 2

    Adam Bandt

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia


    Adam Paul Bandt (born 11 March 1972) is an Australian politician, former industrial lawyer and co-deputy leader of the Australian Greens. Bandt was elected to the Division of Melbourne in the House...  more
  • 3

    Adam Marshall

    Age: 35


    Adam John Marshall, an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, and has been representing Northern Tablelands since a 2013 by-election, as a member of the...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceKalgoorlie, Australia


    Adele Simone Carles (born 19 February 1968) is a former Australian politician. She was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 2009 to 2013, representing the electorate of...  more
  • 5

    BirthplacePerth, Australia


    Adele Farina (born 31 March 1964) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Council since 2001, representing South West Region. She served...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceMacksville, Australia


    Aden Derek Ridgeway (born 18 September 1962) is a former Australian politician. He was a member of the Australian Senate for New South Wales from 1999 to 2005, representing the Australian Democrats....  more
  • 7

    Adrian Bennett

    Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)

    BirthplacePerth, Australia


    Adrian Frank Bennett (21 January 1933 – 9 May 2006) was an Australian politician. Born in Perth, Western Australia, he was educated at Catholic schools before becoming a transport worker. He was...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceHobart, Australia


    Adrian Gibson (3 November 1935 – 30 April 2015) was an Australian politician. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, he was educated there at Hutchins School and at the University of Tasmania where he graduated...  more
  • 9

    Adrian Pederick

    Age: 57


    Adrian Stephen Pederick (born 4 September 1962) is an Australian politician, representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Hammond for the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceGriffith, Australia


    Adrian Piccoli (born 24 March 1970) is a former Australian politician who represented the electoral district of Murray in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2015 to 2017, and the district...  more
  • 11

    Agar Wynne

    Dec. at 84 (1850-1934)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom


    Agar Wynne (15 July 1850 – 12 May 1934) was an Australian lawyer and politician. He began his career in the Victorian Legislative Council and served two terms as Solicitor-General of Victoria. In...  more
  • 12

    Agnes Robertson

    Dec. at 86 (1882-1968)


    Agnes Robertson Robertson (née Keay; 31 July 1882 – 29 January 1968) was an Australian politician who served as a Senator for Western Australia from 1950 to 1962. She was originally elected as a...  more
  • 13

    Aidan McLindon

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceDarwin, Australia


    Aidan Patrick McLindon (born 26 February 1980) is an Australian politician. He was first elected for the seat of Beaudesert to the Queensland State Parliament for the Liberal National Party at the...  more
  • 14

    Al Grassby

    Dec. at 79 (1926-2005)

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia


    Albert Jaime Grassby, AM (12 July 1926 – 23 April 2005) was an Australian politician who served as Minister for Immigration in the Labor Whitlam Government. He completed reforms in immigration and...  more
  • 15

    Alan Anderson

    Age: 42


  • 16

    Alan Ashton

    Age: 67


    Alan John Ashton (born 3 June 1952) is an Australian former politician, previously a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. Ashton received a Master of Arts and Diploma of Education from...  more
  • 17

    Alan Bird

    Dec. at 56 (1906-1962)

    BirthplaceLaunceston, Australia


    Alan Charles Bird (28 September 1906 – 21 July 1962) was an Australian politician. Born in Launceston, Tasmania, he was educated at state primary schools in Melbourne and at Melbourne High School...  more
  • 18

    Alan Brown

    Age: 73


    Alan John Brown (born 25 January 1946), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly and Leader of the Opposition from 1989 to 1991. A local businessman before...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia


    Alan Glyndwr Cadman (born 26 July 1937) is an Australian politician who served as a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from 18 May 1974 to 17 October 2007, representing the...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceAlbany, Australia


    Alan John Carpenter (born 4 January 1957) is a former Australian politician who served as the 28th Premier of Western Australia, from 2006 to 2008. From Albany, Carpenter graduated from the...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceBusselton, Australia


    Alan Eggleston (born 30 December 1941) is an Australian politician, who was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2014 representing Western Australia....  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceMaitland, Australia


    Alan Baird Ferguson (born 16 September 1943) is a former Australian politician who was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate representing South Australia from May 1992 to June 2011. He served as...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Alan Peter Griffin (born 23 February 1960) is a former Australian politician of the Australian Labor Party. He was a member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    Alan Gordon Griffiths (born 4 September 1952), is a former Australian politician who represented the Division of Maribyrnong for the Australian Labor Party from March 1983 to January 1996. Griffiths...  more
  • 25

    Alan Hulme

    Dec. at 82 (1907-1989)

    BirthplaceMosman, Sydney, Australia


    Sir Alan Shallcross Hulme KBE (14 February 1907 – 9 October 1989) was an Australian politician, accountant and cattle breeder. He was born in the Sydney suburb of Mosman and moved to Queensland...  more