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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country.


Our standard dataset contains 3,902 entities connected with Australia. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in Australia. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Australian Sanctions Consolidated ListDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)updated daily4,080

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 2,402 entities identified as PEPs connected with Australia.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Governor General1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Aged Care111
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry1--
Minister for Arts1--
Minister for Climate Change & Energy1--
Minister for Communications1--
Minister for Cybersecurity1--
Minister for Defence1111
Minister for Defense Industry1--
Minister for Defense Personnel1--
Minister for Early Childhood Education111
Minister for Education1142
Minister for Emergency Management1--
Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations1162
Minister for Environment & Water11-
Minister for Finance12-
Minister for Financial Services1-1
Minister for Foreign Affairs161
Minister for Government Services1--
Minister for Health and Aged Care1--
Minister for Home Affairs16-
Minister for Homelessness1--
Minister for Housing12-
Minister for Immigration, Citizenship & Multicultural Affairs1--
Minister for Indigenous Australians121
Minister for Industrial Relations1--
Minister for Industry & Science1--
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Local Government1--
Minister for International Development and the Pacific131
Minister for Northern Australia1-1
Minister for Public Service121
Minister for Regional Development, Local Government & Territories1-1
Minister for Resources1--
Minister for Skills and Training11-
Minister for Small Business16-
Minister for Social Services114-
Minister for Sport161
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme111
Minister for Trade & Tourism1--
Minister for Veterans' Affairs171
Minister for Women1--
Minister for Youth1-1
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Representatives-28934
Member of the Senate-16019
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Justice of the South Australian Supreme Court-138
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia131
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Australia to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union-2-
ambassador of Australia to the Holy See-1-
ambassador of France to Australia-71
ambassador of Hungary to Australia-21
ambassador of Israel to Australia-2-
Ambassador to the US1--
Australian Ambassador to Albania-1-
Australian Ambassador to Argentina--1
Australian Ambassador to Austria-1-
Australian Ambassador to Italy-3-
Australian Ambassador to Libya-1-
Australian Ambassador to San Marino-1-
Australian Ambassador to the United States of America-51
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Australia-4-

Subnational government positions

Number of known occupants
Subnational judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria-12
Justice of the Northern Territory Supreme Court--1
Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales-1-
Justice of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory--1
Justice of the Victorian Supreme Court--1

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the Australian House of Representatives-253136
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly-35208
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly-15213
member of the Australian Senate-15067
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly-35177
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly-21161
Member of the Victorian Legislative Council-2677
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council-1464
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly-1653
member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly-1553
member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly-1252
Member of the South Australian House of Assembly-4714
Justice of the Federal Court of Australia-1046
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council-1437
Justice of the Peace for South Australia42610
Member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council-726
Member of the South Australian Legislative Council-216
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection of Australia-101
Minister for Industry and Innovation-101
Minister for Trade-101
Attorney-General for Australia-82
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport-10-
Minister for Small Business (Australia)-91
Attorney-General of Queensland-18
Deputy Prime Minister of Australia-81
Leader of the Opposition-72
Minister for Health-81
Minister for Human Services-72
Parliamentary Secretary-36
Speaker of the House of Representatives-81
Deputy Premier of Queensland-17
Justice of the High Court of Australia-35
Minister for Defence Materiel-71
Minister for the Environment-62
Special Minister of State-71
Treasurer of Australia-71
Australian Minister for Agriculture-61
Chief of Air Force-61
Chief of Navy-61
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts-7-
Minister for Emergency Services-7-
Minister for Finance of Australia-61
Minister for Veterans' Affairs-7-
President of the Australian Senate-61
Prime Minister of Australia-61
Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly-61
Leader of the Government in the Senate-6-
Leader of the Opposition--6
Leader of the Opposition-51
Leader of the Opposition of Australia-6-
Minister for the Status of Women-51
Vice-President of the Australian Senate-51
Leader of the House-5-
Leader of the Opposition-23
Minister for Justice-41
Minister for the Arts-5-
Minister for the Status of Women-5-
Assistant Treasurer-31
Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom-31
Chief Justice of Australia-31
Chief of the Defence Force-4-
Governor-General of Australia-31
Minister for Automotive Transformation-4-
Minister for Consumer Affairs-4-
Minister for Defence Science and Personnel-31
Minister for Education and Child Development-4-
Minister for Social Housing-4-
Minister for Social Inclusion-4-
Minister for State / Local Government Relations-4-
Minister for Transport (New South Wales)-4-
Solicitor-General of Australia-22
Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly-4-
Treasurer of New South Wales-22
Treasurer of Queensland-13
Vice-President of the Executive Council-4-
Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia-3-
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory-21
Deputy Premier of South Australia-21
Deputy Premier of Victoria-21
Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service-3-
Lieutenant Governor of South Australia-12
Manager of Government Business in the Senate-21
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency-21
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts-21
Minister for Health Industries-3-
Minister for Planning-3-
Minister for State Development-3-
Minister for the Arts-3-
Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations-3-
Premier of New South Wales-21
Premier of Tasmania-21
President of the South Australian Legislative Council-3-
Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly-3-
Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly-21
Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly-21
Treasurer of Western Australia-21
Administrator of the Indian Ocean Territories-11
Administrator of the Northern Territory-11
Assistant Minister for Defence-11
Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories-11

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...