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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands, officially the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, are an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia and Sri Lanka and relatively close to the Indonesian island of Sumatra.


Our standard dataset contains 6 entities connected with the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Entity types

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 3 entities identified as PEPs connected with the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

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...