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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.

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Adair Blain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Adair Blain Died at 89 (1894-1983) Adair Macalister "Chill" Blain was a long serving independent member of the Australian House of Representatives. Born in Inverell, New South Wales, Blain was educated in Perth, Western ...more

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Adam Bandt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 46 Adam Paul Bandt is an Australian politician, former industrial lawyer and the Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens. Bandt was elected to the Division of Melbourne in the House of ...more

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Adam Marshall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Adam Marshall age 34 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

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Adele Carles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 50 Adele Simone Carles is an Australian politician. She was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 2009 to 2013, representing the electorate of Fremantle. She was initially ...more

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Adele Farina is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 54 Adele Farina is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Council since 2001, representing South West Region. She served as ...more

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Aden Ridgeway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 56 Aden Derek Ridgeway, Australian politician, was a member of the Australian Senate for New South Wales, from 1999 to 2005, representing the Australian Democrats. During his term he was the only ...more

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Adrian Bennett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 73 (1933-2006) Adrian Frank Bennett was an Australian politician. Born in Perth, Western Australia, he was educated at Catholic schools before becoming a transport worker. He was secretary of the Transport ...more

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Adrian Gibson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 83 Adrian Gibson OAM is a retired Australian politician. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, he was educated there at Hutchins School and at the University of Tasmania where he graduated with a Bachelor of ...more

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Adrian Pederick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Adrian Pederick age 56 Adrian Stephen Pederick is an Australian politician who won the safe Liberal seat of Hammond for the Liberal party, re-claiming it from Liberal-turned-independent Peter Lewis who left to contest ...more

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Adrian Piccoli is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 48 Adrian Piccoli is an Australian politician representing the electoral district of Murrumbidgee in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. He is the deputy leader of the The Nationals in the ...more

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Agar Wynne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 84 (1850-1934) Agar Wynne was an Australian politician. Wynne was born in London, but his family emigrated to Australia when he was a child. He educated at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and ...more

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Agnes Robertson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Agnes Robertson Died at 86 (1882-1968) Agnes Robertson Robertson was an Australian Senator for Western Australia. She was elected to the senate in 1950 as a Liberal Party representative; in 1955 she switched her allegiance and ...more

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Aidan McLindon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Aidan McLindon age 38 Aidan Patrick McLindon 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 2009 state election. ...more

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Al Grassby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 79 (1926-2005) Albert Jaime Grassby, AM, Australian politician, was Minister for Immigration in the Whitlam Labor government. He initiated sweeping reforms in immigration, human rights, and is often known as ...more

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Alan Anderson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Alan Anderson age 41

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Alan Ashton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Alan Ashton age 66 Alan John Ashton 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 the ...more

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Alan Bird is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 56 (1906-1962) Alan Charles Bird was an Australian politician. Born in Launceston, Tasmania, he was educated at state primary schools in Melbourne and at Melbourne High School before becoming an engineer. As ...more

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Alan Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Alan Brown age 72 Alan John Brown, Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly and Leader of the Opposition from 1989 to 1991. A local businessman before entering politics, ...more

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Alan Cadman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 81 Alan Glyndwr Cadman, OAM, Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from 18 May 1974 to 17 October 2007, representing the Division of Mitchell, New ...more

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Alan Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 61 Alan John Carpenter is a former Australian politician who served as the 28th Premier of Western Australia, from 2006 to 2008. From Albany, Carpenter graduated from the University of Western ...more

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Alan Eggleston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 77 Alan Eggleston is an Australian politician, who was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2014 representing Western Australia.

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Alan Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 75 Alan Baird Ferguson, Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian Senate since May 1992, representing South Australia. On 14 August 2007 Senator Ferguson became the 22nd ...more

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Alan Griffin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 58 Alan Peter Griffin, an Australian politician, is an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1993, representing the Division of Corinella between 1993 ...more

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Alan Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 66 Alan Gordon Griffiths, is a former Australian politician who represented the Division of Maribyrnong for the Australian Labor Party from March 1983 to January 1996. Griffiths was a senior ...more

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Alan Hulme is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 82 (1907-1989) Sir Alan Shallcross Hulme KBE was an Australian politician, accountant and cattle breeder. He was born in the Sydney suburb of Mosman and moved to Queensland before World War II, where he ...more

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Alan Jarman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 69 (1923-1992) Alan William Jarman was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he attended Wesley College and then the University of Melbourne before becoming an accountant. He served in the military ...more

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Alan Missen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 61 (1925-1986) Alan Joseph Missen was an Australian politician.

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Alan Pittard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Alan Pittard Died at 90 (1902-1992) Alan Crocker Pittard, OBE was an Australian politician. Born in Ballarat, Victoria, he attended Ballarat Grammar School before becoming a shoe retailer. He served on Ballarat City Council before ...more

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Alan Tudge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 47 Alan Edward Tudge, an Australian politician, is a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Aston representing the Liberal Party of Australia. He succeeded Liberal MP ...more

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Alannah MacTiernan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 65 Alannah Joan Geraldine Cecilia MacTiernan is an Australian politician. She was an Australian Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1996 until 2010, and served as ...more

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Alasdair Webster is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 84 Alasdair Paine Webster, OAM is an Australian politician. Born in Maitland, New South Wales, he attended the University of New England before becoming a teacher and a superindendent at juvenile ...more

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Albert Blakey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Albert Blakey Died at 56 (1879-1935) Albert Edward Howarth Blakey was an Australian politician. Born in Balmoral, Victoria, he received a primary education before becoming a clerk, and an official with the Clerks' Union. Blakely ...more

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Albert Field is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Albert Field Died at 80 (1910-1990) Albert Patrick "Pat" Field was an Australian French polisher and Labor Party member who in 1975 was chosen as a Senator, in unusual circumstances that played a significant role in ...more

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Albert Gardiner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 85 (1867-1952) Albert Gardiner was an Australian Labor Party politician. He held the distinction of being the party's sole Senator between 1920 and 1922. Gardiner was born in Orange, New South Wales and ...more

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Albert Gould is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 89 (1847-1936) Sir Albert John Gould was an Australian politician and solicitor who served as the second President of the Australian Senate. A solicitor, businessman and citizen soldier before his entry into ...more

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Albert Green is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 71 (1869-1940) Albert Ernest Green was an Australian politician. He arrived in Western Australia in 1895, and represented the Kalgoorlie area in both state and federal parliaments for the Australian Labor ...more

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Albert Jacob is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 38 Albert Paul Jacob is Minister for Environment and Heritage in the Western Australian Government.

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Albert Lane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Albert Lane Died at 77 (1873-1950) Albert Lane was an Australian politician. He was born in Windsor, New South Wales, and studied at public schools. He became an accountant and business manager. In 1917 he contested the federal ...more

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Albert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Albert Palmer Died at 60 (1859-1919) Albert Clayton Palmer was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he received a primary education before becoming a bank clerk and later a flour-miller and grazier. He sat on Euroa Shire ...more

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Albert Piddington is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 83 (1862-1945) Albert Bathurst Piddington was the shortest serving Justice of the High Court of Australia, never actually sitting at the bench. Appointed on 6 March 1913, he resigned on 5 April after opponents ...more

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Albert Reid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Albert Reid Died at 75 (1887-1962) Albert David Reid was an Australian politician. Born in Murrumburrah, New South Wales, he was educated at state schools before becoming a farmer and grazier at Crowther. He sat on Murrumburrah ...more

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Albert Rowe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Albert Rowe Died at 83 (1872-1955) Albert Edward Rowe was an Australian politician. He won the seat of Parramatta for the Australian Labor Party in 1929, but was defeated by Frederick Stewart in 1931.

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Albert Thompson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 80 (1886-1966) Albert Victor Thompson was a member of the Australian House of Representatives and the South Australian House of Assembly. Born at Yatala near Port Adelaide, South Australia, Thompson was the ...more

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Albert Van Zetten is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Albert Van Zetten age 64 Albert Van Zetten is an Australian politician and the current Mayor of Launceston, Tasmania. He is also the current CEO of City Mission Launceston. He lives in Riverside with his wife Lyndle. He ...more

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Alby Schultz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 73 Albert John "Alby" Schultz, Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to August 2013, representing Hume, New South

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Alec Downer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Died at 71 (1910-1981) Sir Alexander Russell Downer KBE, Australian politician and diplomat generally known as Alick. Downer was a member of the Australian House of Representatives between 1949 and 1963 before serving ...more

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Alex Chernov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 80 Alex Chernov AC, QC is an Australian jurist and the current Governor of Victoria.

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Alex Douglas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Alex Douglas age 60 Alexander Rodney "Alex" Douglas is an Australian politician. He was a National Party of Australia member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly from April to September 2006, ...more

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Alex Gallacher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
Alex Gallacher age 64 Alexander McEachian "Alex" Gallacher is an Australian politician and member of the Australian Labor Party. He was elected to the Australian Senate representing South Australia at the ...more

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Alex Hawke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Australia
age 41 Alexander George "Alex" Hawke MP, an Australian politician, is a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing Mitchell, in north-western metropolitan Sydney, for the ...more