List of High Commissioners of Australia to the United Kingdom
|Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom|
|Appointer||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Inaugural holder||Sir George Reid|
The role of Her Majesty's High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom is as the leader of the Australian High Commission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in London. The position has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
The High Commission of Australia in London is Australia's oldest diplomatic posting, having been established in 1910. Australia House became the site of the mission in 1913.
Prior to this, and prior to federation, Australia was represented through the Agents-General of the colonies, the oldest being New South Wales in 1864. The colonies became states upon federation in 1901 and many continue to maintain an office in London.
Four of Australia's Prime Ministers have been High Commissioner (Reid, Fisher, Cook and Bruce).
The position was held by John Dauth from 2008 to 2013. Former South Australian Premier Mike Rann was announced on 23 August 2012 as the next Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom which he assumed on 1 February 2013.
|High Commissioner||Start of Term||End of Term|
|Sir George Reid||1910||1916|
|Sir Joseph Cook||1921||1927|
|Sir Granville Ryrie||1927||1932|
|The Viscount Bruce||1933||1945|
|Sir Norman Mighell (Acting)||1949||1950|
|Sir Eric Harrison (Resident Minister)||1950||1951|
|Sir Thomas White||1951||1956|
|Sir Eric Harrison||1956||1964|
|Sir Alec Downer||1964||1972|
|Sir John Bunting||1975||1977|
|Sir Gordon Freeth||1977||1980|
|Sir James Plimsoll||1980||1981|
|Sir Victor Garland||1981||1983|
|Dr. Neal Blewett||1994||1998|
- High Commission of Australia, London
- United States Ambassador to Australia
- List of High Commissioners and Ambassadors from Australia
- List of Australian Ambassadors to the United States
- List of High Commissioners from the United Kingdom to Australia
- List of Australian High Commissioners to Canada