What's in this site?

  • profiles of Australia's 28 prime ministers
  • sample documents in the National Archives
  • pathways to records in collections in Australia and overseas

Take a quick tour

Who developed the site?

The National Archives created Australia’s Prime Ministers as a collaborative project.

About the Portal Partners

Feedback

We value your questions and comments.

Let us know what you think

Find out about Australia's prime ministers

To begin, explore the life and times of Australia's PMs


Prime Minister Gough Whitlam with Premier Zhou Enlai in China, 1973.

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam with Premier Zhou Enlai in China, 1973.


NAA: A6135, K15/11/73/20

Need a ready reference? Go to Fast facts


Doing research?

image of world map

Find institutions with records on Australia's prime ministers

This week in history

18 May 1914 6th Governor-General
20 May 2002 Independent East Timor
21 May 1922 Empire settlement
24 May 1905 Empire Day
24 May 1958 A new Commonwealth Day
27 May 1967 Historic referendum
29 May 1954 21st federal election

"I hope ... the result of our labour will be ... an example of freedom, political morality, and just action ... which will one day be the envy of the world."

Edmund Barton, 1891