1993 in Australia
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|1993 in Australia|
|Prime minister||Paul Keating|
|Elections||Federal, WA, SA|
|Years in Australia:||1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s|
|Years:||1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996|
Premiers and Chief Ministers
- Premier of New South Wales – John Fahey
- Premier of Queensland – Wayne Goss
- Premier of South Australia – Lynn Arnold (until 14 December), then Dean Brown
- Premier of Tasmania – Ray Groom
- Premier of Western Australia – Carmen Lawrence (until 16 February), then Richard Court
- Premier of Victoria – Jeff Kennett
- Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory – Rosemary Follett
- Chief Minister of the Northern Territory – Marshall Perron
Governors and administrators
- Governor of New South Wales – Peter Sinclair
- Governor of Queensland – Leneen Forde
- Governor of South Australia – Dame Roma Mitchell
- Governor of Tasmania – Sir Phillip Bennett
- Governor of Western Australia – Sir Francis Burt (until 31 October), then Michael Jeffery
- Governor of Victoria – Richard McGarvie
- Administrator of the Northern Territory – James Muirhead (until 1 March), then Austin Asche
- 6 February – Elections in Western Australia see the ALP government of Carmen Lawrence voted out and the Liberal Party voted in. Richard Court becomes the new premier.
- 7 March – Two prisoners, Peter Gibb and Archie Butterley, escape from the Melbourne Remand Centre with the help of prison officer Heather Parker.
- 13 March – Paul Keating and the ALP win the federal 'unwinnable election' and are re-elected for a fifth term in power.
- 4 August – Coles Myer announces a $4 billion expansion plan creating 100,000 new jobs & spanning five years.
- 28 August - HMAS Collins (SSG 73), the first of the Collins Class submarine, becomes the first Australian-built and designed submarine to launch
- 23 September – The IOC selects Sydney to be the site of the 2000 Summer Olympics
- 11 December – Dean Brown and the Liberal Party win the South Australian elections, winning government from Lynn Arnold and the ALP.
Arts and literature
- The Piano (1993) – New Zealand co-production, won 3 Oscars and received a further 5 nominations. AFI winner for Best Film
- The Heartbreak Kid
- Reckless Kelly
- 3 March – The "birthday cake interview" with John Hewson takes place on A Current Affair. Hewson's confused explanation of the effect of a consumption tax in the Coalition's Fightback! package is seen as a crucial factor in the surprise re-election of the ALP at the federal election.
- 30 July – A Country Practice is axed after 1,058 episodes by the Seven Network. The final episode aired on 22 November, Network Ten pick up the series the following year, but it is nowhere near as successful as the Channel Seven version and is axed soon after.
- 25 November – Ray Martin presents his final episode of Midday. He moves on to A Current Affair in 1994 and is replaced in the Midday role by Derryn Hinch.
- 5 March – First day of the Australian Track & Field Championships for the 1992–1993 season, which are held at the QEII Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland.
- 10 April - Jason A Richardson won the Stawell Gift in 11.94secs
- 16 May – Marconi Fairfield equal the record of 4 national titles by beating Adelaide City in the NSL Final.
- 4 June – Shane Warne, in his first delivery of Ashes cricket, delivers what has been described as the "Ball of the Century" to Mike Gatting, bowling the Englishman.
- 18 July – Sean Quilty wins his second men's national marathon title, clocking 2:15:31 in Brisbane, while Karen McCann claims her second women's title in 2:40:10.
- 25 September – Essendon (20.13.133) defeat Carlton (13.11.89) to win the 97th VFL/AFL premiership.
- 26 September – Brisbane Broncos (14) defeat the St. George Dragons (6) for the second consecutive year to win the 86th NSWRL premiership.
- 17 November – The Socceroos lose to Argentina 0–1 in Buenos Aires in the CONMEBOL/CONCACAF-OFC playoff, thereby failing to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup on aggregate.
- 3 March – Nicola Bolger, football (soccer) player
- 11 March – Demi Harman, actress
- 16 May – Steven Solomon, sprinter
- 16 July - Billy Ward, Olympic boxer (died 2013)
- 31 July – Christian Byers, actor
- 11 August – Luke Erceg, actor
- 4 September – Mark Vincent, pop opera singer
- 9 September – Tessa Wallace, swimmer
- 13 September – Aisha Dee, actress
- 11 December – Tyrone Gilks, motorbike stunt rider (died 2013)
- 13 December – Shaun Edwards, rules footballer (Greater Western Sydney)
- 10 February – Fred Hollows, 63, ophthalmologist
- 2 July – Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, 85, surgeon
- 6 November – Michael Vernon, 61, consumer activist
- 20 November - Eve van Grafhorst, 11, first Australian children to be infected with HIV via a blood transfusion (born 1982)