List of active separatist movements in Oceania

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This is a list of currently active separatist movements in Oceania. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. What is and is not considered an autonomist or secessionist movement is sometimes contentious. Entries on this list must meet three criteria:

  1. They are active movements with living, active members.
  2. They are seeking greater autonomy or self-determination for a geographic region (as opposed to personal autonomy).
  3. They are the citizen/peoples of the conflict area.

Under each region listed is one or more of the following (except for The United States which only has the last one):



Torres Strait Islands

 Norfolk Island

 Western Australia


  • Proposed state: Tasmania
    • Pressure group: First Party of Tasmania







  • Proposed state: Flag of Free Aceh Movement.svg Republic of Aceh
    • Militant organisation: Free Aceh Movement (negotiated peace with the Indonesian government in 2005, and now it is a civil movement, but the separatism still has supporters)


South Moluccas


  • Proposed state:Minahasa vlag Flag.jpg Gerakan Kemerdekaan Minahasa

West Papua

Riau[citation needed]

  • Proposed state: Flag of Riau Independists.svg Riau

West Timor


New Zealand[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

United States[edit]

Flag of Hawaii.svg Hawaii

(The purpose of these organizations and The Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement is to create Native Hawaiian nations within the State of Hawaii equal to Native American nations, or to obtain complete independence from the USA).


See also[edit]


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