2019 in Australia

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The following lists events that happened during 2019 in Australia.

2019 in Australia
MonarchyElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Peter Cosgrove, then David Hurley
Prime ministerScott Morrison
Australian of the YearCraig Challen and Richard Harris
ElectionsNSW, Federal

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2019
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Australia

Decades:
See also:

Incumbents[edit]

State and Territory Leaders[edit]

Governors and Administrators[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • 3 January – One man is killed and another is injured following a double stabbing at the Asia-Pacific headquarters of the Church of Scientology in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood.[1][2]
  • 5 January – A far-right political rally held in Melbourne, marked by scuffles with police and counter-protesters, is attended by Independent Senator Fraser Anning, who admits to using tax-payer funded travel to attend the event.[3][4][5]
  • 7 January – A mass fish die-off occurs on the Lower Darling River at Menindee Lakes. Up to 1 million fish, including endangered species, ultimately die in what is described as possibly the largest fish die-off in Australian history.[6][7]
  • 24 January – Professor Tanya Monro is appointed Australia's next Chief Defence Scientist, the first woman in the position.[8][9]
  • 29 January – The South Australian Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission report is released. The commission, which commenced in 2018, was critical of the Murray Darling Basin Plan and the Commonwealth Murray Darling Basin Authority.[10][11]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 13 August – 2019 Sydney stabbing attack
  • 16 August – Pro-Hong Kong protesters clash with pro-China supporters in Melbourne, while police are forced to intervene during similar confrontations in Sydney and Adelaide, following the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.[29]
  • 21 August – The Victorian Court of Appeal dismisses George Pell's appeal to overturn his conviction for child sex offences.[30]
  • 29 August – An attempt to deport the Sri Lankan Tamil Nadesalingam family asylum seekers was thwarted by a last-minute injunction, forcing the plane carrying the couple and their children out of Australia to land in Darwin.[31]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • 8 November – Three people are killed and 150 homes are destroyed by a large number of bushfires burning across New South Wales and South East Queensland.[35][36]
  • 11 November – A week-long State of Emergency is declared in New South Wales and the Australian Defence Force is put on alert amid mounting bushfire warnings.[37][38]

December[edit]

Music, arts and literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Florance, Loretta; Edwards, Jean (5 January 2019). "Three arrested after riot police flood St Kilda Beach for far-right rally". ABC News. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
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