Miss World Australia
|Motto||Beauty with a Purpose|
Director LICENCE HOLDER
Miss World Australia is a national beauty pageant that has selected Australia's representative to the Miss World pageant since 2002. The current Miss World Australia is Taylah Cannon from Melbourne, Victoria who will compete at the international Miss World 2018. Should Miss World Australia win the Miss World title, she will be required to live in London during her reign. Two Australian representatives have won the Miss World title, in 1968 and 1972.
Miss World Australia holds an annual pageant to identify young Australian women who exemplify beauty, talent, intelligence and compassion. It aims to create and empower role models who will serve as ambassadors to charity, enrich the perception of beauty, and enhance a new strength, energy and spirit for the advancement of women, while positively impacting their communities.
In 2006 the national contest was cancelled and Sabrina Houssami was controversially crowned the winner and placed second runner up at Miss World. In 2012, Jessica Kahawaty also placed second runner up. Australia has been crowned Queen of Oceania each year since 2013. Penelope Plummer became Australia's first Miss World in 1968. Belinda Green became Miss World in 1972. Before the Miss World Australia contest was instituted in 2002, Australian representatives to the international Miss World pageants were chosen from candidates at the Miss Australia pageant.
In February 2016, was announced that the pageant has a new owner: Deborah Miller. She was the former Miss Universe Australia owner.
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Declared as a Titleholder
- Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists
Below are the winners of Miss World Australia their special awards received and their final placements in the global beauty competition are also displayed.
Australian representatives at Miss World pageant before 2002
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
|Year||Miss World Australia||Placement at Miss World|
|1955||Beverly Prowse||Top 8 Semi-finalist|
|1958||Astrid Tanda Lindholm|
|1968||Penelope Plummer||Miss World 1968|
|1970||Valli Kemp||Top 15 Semi-finalist|
|1971||Valerie Roberts||Top 15 Semi-finalist|
|1972||Belinda Green||Miss World 1972|
|1974||Gail Margaret Petith||3rd Runner-up|
|1975||Anne Davidson||Top 15 Semi-finalist|
|1976||Karen Jo Pini||1st Runner-up|
|1977||Jaye-Leanne Hopewell||Top 7 Finalist|
|1978||Denise Ellen Coward||2nd Runner-up|
|1979||Jodie Anne Day||3rd Runner-up|
|1980||Linda Leigh Shepherd|
|1981||Melissa Hannan||Top 7 Finalist (Queen of Oceania)|
|1982||Catherine Anne Morris||Top 15 Semi-finalist (Queen of Oceania)|
|1983||Tanya Bowe||(Queen of Oceania)|
|1984||Lou-Anne Caroline Ronchi||2nd Runner-up (Queen of Oceania)|
|1986||Stephanie Eleanor Andrews|
|1987||Donna Thelma Rudrum|
|1988||Catherine Bushell||Top 10 Semi-finalist (Queen of Oceania)|
|1989||Natalie McCurry||Top 10 Semi-finalist (Queen of Oceania)|
|1991||Leanne Buckle||1st Runner-up (Queen of Asia-Oceania)|
|1993||Karen Ann Carwin|
|1995||Melissa Porter||Top 10 Semi-finalist|
|1997||Laura Csortan||Top 10 Semi-finalist|
|1998||Sarah Jane St.Clair|
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