1825 in Australia
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- Monarch - George IV
- Governor of New South Wales – Major-General Sir Thomas Brisbane
- Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania – Colonel George Arthur
- 14 June – Van Diemen's Land is separated administratively from New South Wales.
- 3 December – Van Diemen's Land becomes fully independent from New South Wales. The Legislative Council of Tasmania is established and George Arthur, former Lieutenant-Governor, is promoted as its first Governor.
Exploration and settlement
- 25 February – Aboriginal bushranger, Musquito is hanged at Hobart.
- 7 December – John Ovens, explorer (b. 1788)
- Munday, Rosemary, ed. (1991). "How Australia Began: Significant Dates in Australian History". The Bulletin Australian Almanac & Book of Facts 1992. Sydney: Australian Consolidated Press. p. 2. ISSN 1038-054X.
- Cameron, Angus, ed. (1985). "Part One: Facts and Figures: An Australian Historical Chronology". The Australian Almanac: 800 Pages Crammed with Australian and World Facts: Politics, the Arts, Geography, History and Much More. North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson. p. 8. ISBN 0-207-15108-3.