List of High Commissioners of Australia to Canada

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This is a List of Australian High Commissioners to Canada. Official diplomatic relations between Australia and Canada were established in September 12, 1939 when high commissioners were first exchanged, although there were many prior contacts, particularly in trade. Today, the Australian High Commission in Ottawa continues to provide official representation for the Australian Government in Canada and is also responsible for Australia's official relations with Bermuda.The official title is: Her Majesty's High Commissioner to Canada. The High Commissioner's Official Residence is located at Australia House, Ottawa, while the Chancery is located at Suite 710, Clarica Centre II, 50 O'Connor Street, in Downtown Ottawa.

High Commissioner Start of Term End of Term
The Rt Hon. Maj.Gen. Sir Thomas Glasgow KCB CMG DSO 1939 1945
Alfred Stirling CBE 1945 1946
The Rt Hon. Frank Forde 1947 1953
Sir Douglas Copland KBE CMG 1953 1957
Sir Walter Crocker 1957 1959
Sir Walter Cawthorn CB CIE CBE 1959 1960
Sir David Hay DSO MBE 1961 1964
Sir Kenneth Bailey CBE QC 1964 1969
David McNicoll CBE 1969 1973
James Ingram AO 1973 1975
Max Loveday CBE 1975 1977
John Ryan 1977 1980
Barrie Dexter 1980 1983
Rowen Osborn 1983 1985
Robert Laurie 1985 989
James Humphries 1989 1991
David Spencer 1991 1993
Frank Murray 1993 1997
Gregory Wood 1997 2000
Tony Hely 2000 2005
William Fisher 2005 2008
Justin Brown 2008 2011
Louise Hand PSM[1] 2011


  1. ^ "High Commissioner to Canada". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 

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