1992 in Australia
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|1992 in Australia|
|Prime minister||Paul Keating|
|Elections||TAS, ACT, QLD, VIC|
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Film
- 5 Television
- 6 Sport
- 7 Births
- 8 Deaths
- 9 References
Premiers and Chief Ministers
- Premier of New South Wales – Nick Greiner (until 24 June), then John Fahey
- Premier of Queensland – Wayne Goss
- Premier of South Australia – John Bannon (until 4 September), then Lynn Arnold
- Premier of Tasmania – Michael Field (until 17 February), then Ray Groom
- Premier of Victoria – Joan Kirner (until 6 October), then Jeff Kennett
- Premier of Western Australia – Carmen Lawrence
- Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory – Rosemary Follett
- Chief Minister of the Northern Territory – Marshall Perron
Governors and Administrators
- Governor of New South Wales – Peter Sinclair
- Governor of Queensland – Sir Walter Campbell (until 29 July), then Leneen Forde
- Governor of South Australia – Dame Roma Mitchell
- Governor of Tasmania – Sir Phillip Bennett
- Governor of Victoria – Davis McCaughey (until 26 April), then Richard McGarvie
- Governor of Western Australia – Sir Francis Burt
- Administrator of the Northern Territory – James Muirhead
- Administrator of Norfolk Island – Herbert Bruce MacDonald (until 12 April), then Alan Gardner Kerr
- 2 January – George H. W. Bush becomes the first President of the United States to address the Australian Parliament.
- 18 January – The Labor Party wins a by-election in the central coast seat of The Entrance.
- 22 January – The Queensland Criminal Justice Commission announces that it won't release names of MPs who rort travel expenses.
- 26 January- Prime Minister Paul Keating gives his Australia Day address in Canberra, saying that Australia must adapt to a changing world and look to Asia if it was to survive economically.
- 28 January – Colin White and David Trimmer are charged over their alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar tobacco scam in Brisbane.
- 29 January - New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner calls for a controversial sex education book, funded by the Federal Government, to be destroyed.
- 1 February – A general election is held in Tasmania.
- 1 February – One and two-cent coins begin to be withdrawn from circulation.
- 9 February – Flooding occurs in Sydney and other areas of New South Wales. Torrential rain also floods the Sydney Harbour Tunnel with 500,000 litres of water.
- 20 February – Scores of people flee their homes as several coastal towns north of Brisbane are hit by flash floods.
- 21 February – A State of Emergency is declared in Maryborough and Gympie due to major flooding.
- 22 February –
- After trialling Daylight Saving in Queensland for a total of three years, a referendum is held, with 54.5% of Queenslanders voting against daylight saving. Regional and rural areas strongly oppose daylight saving, while those in the metropolitan south-east vote in favour of it.
- A state of emergency is declared in the whole of Noosa Shire, Queensland due to major flooding - the worst since 1968.
- 24 February – Elizabeth II visits Australia. Prime Minister Paul Keating breaks royal protocol by placing his hand on the Queen's back, causing an outraged British tabloid newspaper to dub him the "Lizard of Oz".
- 15 February – The second ACT Legislative Assembly election is held, re-electing the Labor minority government of Rosemary Follett.
- 25 May – Lindy Chamberlain receives compensation for wrongful conviction on murder charges.
- 3 June – The High Court of Australia decides in the case Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a landmark decision recognising native title in Australia.
- 24 June – Nick Greiner resigns as Premier of New South Wales in the wake of a corruption scandal, and is replaced by John Fahey.
- 4 September – Lynn Arnold becomes Premier of South Australia after the resignation of John Bannon after the near-collapse of the State Bank.
- 7 September – The National Party of Queensland launches its state election campaign in Brisbane with strong support for law and order issues.
- 8 September –
- 19 September – A state election is held in Queensland. The Labor government of Wayne Goss is returned to power.
- 3 October – A state election is held in Victoria. Joan Kirner's Labor government is defeated by Jeff Kennett's Liberal party.
- 6 October – Rose Hancock-Porteous is fined $1,000 in Perth for forging prescriptions for drugs.
- 19 October- One of the two men charged with the murder of Dr. Victor Chang pleads guilty.
- 20 October- The trial of the second man accused of murdering Dr. Victor Chang begins.
- 27 October- Senator Bronwyn Bishop attacks the Tax Commissioner over alleged special treatment to the Labor Party.
- 30 October – The second man charged with the murder of Dr. Victor Chang, Phillip Lim, is found guilty.
- 22 December – The men who murdered heart surgeon Victor Chang are each sentenced to 20 years jail.
- Adelaide receives it highest annual rainfall on record, totalling 883.2 millimetres (34.77 in).
Arts and literature
- 26 January – The first Big Day Out music festival is held at the Sydney Showground, headlined by Violent Femmes and Nirvana.
- Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet wins the Miles Franklin Award
- 1 January – The Victorian television market is aggregated, with VIC TV (now WIN Television) becoming the Nine Network affiliate, Prime Television taking a Seven Network affiliation & Southern Cross Network (now Southern Cross Ten) taking the Network Ten affiliation.
- 4 September – Kerry Packer pulls the plug on Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos mid-air.
- Ending this year were:
- 22 February – 25 March – The 1992 Cricket World Cup is held in Australia and New Zealand. Pakistan defeats England in the final at the MCG by 22 runs.
- 5 March – First day of the Australian Track & Field Championships for the 1991–1992 season, which are held at the Olympic Sports Field in Adelaide, South Australia.
- 25 March – Great Southern Stand opened at the MCG by Donald Cordner, then-President of the Melbourne Cricket Club.
- 6 April – Peter Sterling announces his retirement from rugby league due to injury
- 3 May
- 7 May – Exactly 100 years to the day of their first senior-level match, Collingwood meets Carlton in a rematch of that game at the MCG. Carlton wins by 33 points.
- 18 May – Auckland (now New Zealand) Warriors admitted to 1995 ARL premiership. North Queensland, South Queensland & Perth all admitted later, forming 20-team comp.
- 12 July – Gerard Barrett wins the men's national marathon title, clocking 2:16:46 in Brisbane, while Jennifer Dowie claims the women's title in 2:40:40.
- 26 September – West Coast Eagles (16.17.113) defeat Geelong (12.13.85) in the first non-Melbourne-only Grand Final, to win the 96th AFL premiership. It is the first time that the VFL/AFL premiership has left Victoria.
- 27 September – Brisbane Broncos (28) defeat St. George Dragons (8) to win the 84th NSWRL premiership. It is the first time that the NSWRL premiershp has gone to Queensland.
- Brownlow Medal awarded to Scott Wynd (Footscray)
- 2 January – Isabella Holland, tennis player
- 18 January – Cheyse Blair, rugby league player
- 20 January
- 24 January – Luke Russell, footballer
- 25 January – Casey Dumont, footballer (soccer) player
- 28 January – Jennifer Bisset, football (soccer) player
- 30 January – Matthew Werkmeister, stage and television actor
- 31 January – Tahnee Atkinson, model
- 8 February – Lee Cormie, actor
- 9 February – Loren Mahoney, footballer (soccer) player
- 12 February – James Jeggo, footballer (soccer) player
- 13 February –
- 16 February – Danielle Catanzariti, actress
- 21 February – Eli Babalj, footballer
- 23 February
- 29 February – Sean Abbott, cricketer
- 2 March – Kerem Bulut, footballer
- 3 March – Jordy Lucas, actress
- 16 March – Sam Gallaway, footballer (soccer)
- 22 March – Mitchell Mallia, footballer (soccer)
- 23 March – Kyrie Irving, basketball player
- 24 March – Jenna Kingsley, footballer (soccer)
- 2 April – Kurt Aylett, footballer
- 7 April – Petar Franjic, footballer (soccer)
- 16 April – Ursula Hughson, footballer (soccer)
- 18 April – Alexandra Adornetto, author of three children's books in a trilogy, The Strangest Adventures, and one young adult book, Halo.
- 22 April – Angela Fimmano, footballer
- 27 April – Mitch Creek, basketballer
- 3 May – Melissa Wu, diver
- 4 May – Shannon Lively, actor
- 9 May – Will Hopoate, rugby league
- 11 May – Lawrence Thomas, footballer
- 14 May – Dyson Heppell, footballer
- 15 May – Emily Dunn, footballer
- 16 May – Tom Liberatore, footballer
- 19 May – Cassi Van Den Dungen, model
- 20 May – Cate Campbell, swimmer
- 27 May – Ruth Blackburn, footballer
- 3 June – Matt Acton, footballer
- 4 June
- 8 June – Alex Fasolo, footballer
- 9 June – Boyd Cordner, rugby league player
- 13 June
- 14 June – Ben Halloran, footballer
- 16 June – Andrew Gaff, footballer
- 29 June – Ryan Battaglia, baseball player
- 14 July – Chris Harold, footballer striker
- 17 July – Joe Costa, footballer (soccer)
- 20 July – Jordan Rodrigues, actor
- 21 July – Marcus Harris, cricketer
- 26 July – Kamal Ibrahim, footballer
- 13 August –
- 19 August – Cameron Guthrie, footballer
- 1 September – Ben Jacobs, footballer
- 2 September – Valentina Barron, actress
- 7 September – Martin Hinteregger, footballer
- 12 September – Bernie Ibini-Isei, Nigeria-born footballer
- 13 September – Shaun Atley, footballer
- 18 September – Brendan Hamill, footballer
- 28 September – Josh Caddy, footballer
- 2 October – Harley Bennell, footballer
- 7 October – Grace Bawden, opera singer
- 27 October – Charles Cottier, actor
- 2 November – Katie Daly, footballer (soccer) player
- 19 November – Cam Bancroft, cricketer
- 29 November – Sophie Letcher, tennis player
- 12 December – Marco Djuricin, footballer
- 17 December – Jordan Coulter, model
- 22 December – George Horlin-Smith, footballer
Full date unknown
- Ajak Chol, rapper
- 3 January – Judith Anderson (born 1897), actor
- 27 March – Lang Hancock (born 1909), mining magnate. His death started a row between his widow Rose Porteous & his daughter Gina Rinehart over the circumstances of his death & his fortune.
- 15 June – Brett Whiteley (born 1939), painter
- 18 June – Peter Allen (born 1944), entertainer
- 6 October – Bill O'Reilly (born 1905), cricketer
- 28 November – Sidney Nolan (born 1917), painter