2000 in Australia

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2000 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General William Deane
Prime minister John Howard
Population 19,153,380

See also: 1999 in Australia, 2001 in Australia

Years in Australia: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003


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  • 1 January – The Seven Network introduces a new logo to celebrate the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the first one not to have the 7 inside a circle.
  • February – Popstars becomes the first Australian reality talent show, earns massive ratings for the Seven Network & leads to Bardot, the end product of the show, becoming the first Australian act to debut at no.1 on the ARIA charts,
  • September – The Sydney Olympics earn record ratings for Channel 7 with the Olympic Opening & Closing Ceremonies & its continuous coverage.
  • 19 December – The Seven Network loses the TV rights to the AFL for the first time since televised football began in 1957. The rights are won by a Nine Network-Network Ten-Foxtel consortium.