Australia at the 1960 Summer Olympics
|Australia at the Olympic Games|
|At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome|
|Competitors||189 (160 men, 29 women) in 17 sports|
|Flag bearer||Alex Sturrock (opening)|
|Olympic history (summary)|
Australia competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 189 competitors, 160 men and 29 women, took part in 122 events in 17 sports. Australian athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.
- Herb Elliott — Athletics, Men's 1500 metres
- Lawrence Morgan — Equestrian, Three-Day Event Individual Competition
- Lawrence Morgan, Neale Lavis and Bill Roycroft — Equestrian, Three-Day Event Team Competition
- John Devitt — Swimming, Men's 100 m Freestyle
- Murray Rose — Swimming, Men's 400 m Freestyle
- John Konrads — Swimming, Men's 1500 m Freestyle
- David Theile — Swimming, Men's 100 m Backstroke
- Dawn Fraser — Swimming, Women's 100 m Freestyle
- Noel Freeman — Athletics, Men's 20 km Walk
- Brenda Jones — Athletics, Women's 800 metres
- Neale Lavis — Equestrian, Three-Day Event Individual Competition
- Neville Hayes — Swimming, Men's 200 m Butterfly
- Murray Rose — Swimming, Men's 1500 m Freestyle
- Janice Andrew, Dawn Fraser, Rosemary Lassig, and Marilyn Wilson — Swimming, Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay
- Alva Colquhuon, Dawn Fraser, Lorraine Crapp, and Ilsa Konrads — Swimming, Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay
- Terry Gathercole, Neville Hayes, Geoffrey Shipton, and David Theile — Swimming, Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay
- David Power — Athletics, Men's 10000 metres
- Oliver Taylor — Boxing, Men's Bantamweight
- Tony Madigan — Boxing, Men's Light Heavyweight
- John Konrads — Swimming, Men's 400 m Freestyle
- Janice Andrew — Swimming, Women's 100 m Butterfly
- John Devitt, David Dickson, John Konrads, and Murray Rose — Swimming, Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay
Women's 800 metres
- Dixie Willis
- Heat — 2:05.9
- Final — did not finish (→ no ranking)
11 fencers, 9 men and 2 women, represented Australia in 1960.
Three male pentathlete represented Australia in 1960.
- Neville Sayers
- Hugh Doherty
- Peter Macken
- "Australia at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
- "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 4 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-07.