1933 in Australia
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|1933 in Australia|
|Prime minister||Joseph Lyons|
- Premier of New South Wales – Bertram Stevens
- Premier of Queensland – William Forgan Smith
- Premier of South Australia – Lionel Hill (until 13 February), then Robert Richards (until 18 April), then Richard L. Butler
- Premier of Tasmania – John McPhee
- Premier of Victoria – Sir Stanley Argyle
- Premier of Western Australia – James Mitchell (until 24 April), then Philip Collier
- Governor of New South Wales – Sir Philip Game
- Governor of Queensland – Sir Leslie Orme Wilson
- Governor of South Australia – Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven
- Governor of Tasmania – Sir Ernest Clark (from 4 August)
- Governor of Victoria – none appointed
- Governor of Western Australia – none appointed
- 8 April – A referendum is held in Western Australia, which is carried 2 to 1 in favour of secession from the Commonwealth of Australia.
- 26 April – The seaplane carrier, HMAS Albatross, is paid off into reserve.
- 10 June – The Australian Women's Weekly is first published.
- 13 June – The Australian Antarctic Territory is established.
- 28 August – The Brisbane newspaper, The Courier-Mail, is first published.
- 5 September – Australia signs a trade agreement with New Zealand.
- 6 September – Windscreen wipers become compulsory on all Australian cars.
- 13 October – The first traffic lights in Sydney become operational at the intersection of Kent and Market Streets.
Science and technology
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Arts and literature
- Charles Wheeler wins the Archibald Prize with his portrait of Ambrose Pratt
- Blinky Bill: The Quaint Little Australian, the first Blinky Bill book is published by children's author Dorothy Wall
- 9 September - The 1933 NSWRFL season culminates in Newtown's victory against St. George in the premiership final
- Hall Mark wins the Melbourne Cup
- New South Wales wins the Sheffield Shield
- England defeats Australia 4-1 in The Ashes series
- 23 January – Bill Hayden, Governor-General of Australia (1989–1996)
- 12 February – Brian Carlson (died 1987), rugby league footballer
- 20 March – Ian Walsh, rugby league footballer and coach
- 15 April – David Martin (died 1990), Governor of New South Wales (1989–1990)
- 13 July – Kel O'Shea, rugby league footballer
- 25 July – Owen Abrahams (died 2006), Australian rules footballer
- 30 August – Keith Payne, soldier
- 3 October – Neale Fraser, tennis player
- 5 October – Diane Cilento, actress
- 1 December – James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank
- 5 December – Harry Holgate (died 1997), Premier of Tasmania (1991–1992)
- 20 December – Ted Mack, politician
- 7 January – Bert Hinkler (born 1892), aviation pioneer
- 9 January – Daphne Akhurst (born 1903), tennis player
- 10 January – Richard Buzacott (born 1867), Senator for Western Australia
- 17 January – John Hodges (born 1855), cricketer
- 5 February – Josiah Thomas (born 1863), miner and politician
- 16 February – Archie Jackson (born 1909), cricketer
- 21 March – James Edmond (born 1859), journalist and editor of The Bulletin
- 15 April – Alfred Stephens (born 1865), writer and literary critic
- 20 April – William Rooke Creswell (born 1852), naval officer
- 30 April – Robert Hamilton Russell (born 1860), surgeon
- 4 June – Herbert Basedow (born 1881), anthropologist, geologist, politician and explorer
- 20 July – William Lowrie (born 1857), agricultural educationist
- 26 July – Joseph Cooke Verco (born 1851), physician and conchologist
- 10 August – Alf Morgans (born 1850), Premier of Western Australia (1901)
- 13 November – Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell (born 1884), soldier and Victoria Cross recipient
- 15 November – Affie Jarvis (born 1860), cricketer