List of ambassadors of Australia to the United States

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Ambassador of Australia to the United States
Coat of Arms of Australia.svg
Joe Hockey portrait 1.jpg
Incumbent
Joe Hockey

since 29 January 2016
Style His Excellency
Nominator Prime Minister of Australia
Appointer Governor-General of Australia
Inaugural holder Richard Casey
Formation 1 March 1940
Website Embassy of Australia
The Australian Embassy on 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

The Ambassador of Australia to the United States is an officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the head of the Embassy of the Commonwealth of Australia to the United States of America. The position has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and is one of Australia's most important diplomatic postings.[citation needed]

The Ambassador is currently Joe Hockey.[1] The United States and Australia have enjoyed official diplomatic relations since 1 March 1940, when Australia established a legation in Washington as one of its first independent postings. First established as a Legation headed by an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, on 19 July 1946 it was upgraded to Embassy status and the Australian Minister, Frederic Eggleston became the first Ambassador. Several distinguished Australians have served as Ambassador: one Governor-General of Australia (Lord Casey), one Chief Justice of Australia (Sir Owen Dixon), one Governor of Tasmania (Sir James Plimsoll) and former federal leaders of the opposition Andrew Peacock from the Liberal Party of Australia, Kim Beazley of the Australian Labor Party, and former federal Treasurer Joe Hockey of the Liberal Party of Australia.

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Image Name Office Term start date Term end date
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Richard Casey, Baron Casey Australian Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of America 1940-03-01 1942-06-01
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Owen Dixon Australian Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of America 1942-06-03 1944-10-01
Frederic Eggleston Australian Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of America 1944-11-01 1946-07-19
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Norman Makin Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1946-09-05 1951-01-01
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Percy Spender Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1951-05-31 1957-01-01
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Howard Beale Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1958-03-20 1964-04-01
(44) 1960-62 Ambassador J K Waller Speech.jpg
Keith Waller Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1964-04-20 1970-06-01
James Plimsoll Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1970-06-08 1973-01-01
Patrick Shaw Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1974-02-21 1975-12-27
Gordon Noel Upton Australian chargé d'affaires to the United States of America 1975-12-27 1976-03-01
Nick Parkinson Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1976-03-08 1976-02-01
Alan Renouf Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1977-02-09 1979-05-20
Robert B. Birch Australian chargé d'affaires to the United States of America 1979-05-20 1979-11-13
Geoffrey J. Price Australian chargé d'affaires to the United States of America 1982-07-15 1982-08-16
Bob Cotton Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1982-08-16 1985-06-01
Rawdon Dalrymple Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1985-06-26 1989-04-01
Michael Cook Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1989-04-20 1993-08-01
Don Russell Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1993-08-22 1995-12-01
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John McCarthy Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1995-12-05 1997-02-01
Andrew Peacock.jpg
Andrew Peacock Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 1997-02-02 1999-02-01
Amb Michael Thawley.jpg
Michael Thawley Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 2000-02-02 2005-06-01
Dennis J Richardson (2).jpg
Dennis Richardson Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 2005-06-20 2010-02-01
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Kim Beazley Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 2010-02-17 2016-01-22
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Joe Hockey Australian Ambassador to the United States of America 2016-01-29
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Hockey sworn in as US ambassador by Barack Obama". ninemsn Pty Ltd. 29 January 2016. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. 

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