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Commemorating Australia's Prime Ministers

Locations, buildings, monuments, organisations and events that bear the names of Australian Prime Ministers abound.

We've started the lists below and we are keen to expand the links to include web sites, photographs and other details and to add new items. If you can assist, please contact the JCPML and we will include the information on this page.

Sir Edmund Barton

Period in Office 1 January 1901 to 24 September 1903
  • Barton (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Barton Electorate (Federal, New South Wales)
  • Barton Railway Station (On the trans-Australia line, South Australia)
  • Barton Highway (New South Wales)
  • Bust of Edmund Barton, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens
  • The Edmund Barton Building (Barton, Australian Capital Territory)

Bust of Edmund Barton, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Edmund Barton at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Alfred Deakin

Periods in Office: 24 September 1903 to 27 April 1904; 5 July 1905 to 13 November 1908; 2 June 1909 to 29 April 1910
  • Deakin University (Melbourne, Victoria)
  • Alfred Deakin High School (Deakin, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Deakin (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Alfred Deakin Lecture Trust (Victoria)
  • Deakin Electorate (Federal, Victoria)
  • Bust of Alfred Deakin, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Alfred Deakin, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Alfred Deakin at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

John Christian Watson

Period in Office: 27 April to 17 August 1904
  • Watson Electorate (Federal, New South Wales)
  • Watson (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Watson Railway Station (on the trans-Australia line, South Australia)
  • Bust of John Watson, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens




Bust of John Watson, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of John Watson at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Sir George Houston Reid

Period in Office: 18 August 1904 to 5 July 1905
  • Reid (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Reid Electorate (Federal, New South Wales)
  • Reid Railway Station (on the trans-Australia line)
  • Bust of George Reid, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens


Bust of George Reid, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of George Reid at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Andrew Fisher

Periods in Office: 13 November 1908 to 2 June 1909; 29 April 1910 to 24 June 1913; 17 September 1914 to 27 October 1915
  • Fisher (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Fisher Electorate (Federal, Queensland)
  • Fisher Railway Station (on the trans-Australia line South Australia)
  • Bust of Andrew Fisher, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Andrew Fisher, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Andrew Fisher at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)


Sir Joseph Cook

Period in Office: 24 June 1913 to 17 September 1914
  • Cook (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Cook Railway Station (on the trans-Australia line South Australia)
  • Bust of Joseph Cook, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens




Bust of Joseph Cook, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Joseph Cook at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

William Morris Hughes

Period in Office: 27 October 1915 to 9 February 1923

  • Hughes (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Hughes Electorate (Federal, New South Wales)
  • Hughes Railway Station (on the trans-Australia line South Australia)
  • Bust of Billy Hughes, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens




Bust of Billy Hughes, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Billy Hughes at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Stanley Melbourne Bruce

Period in Office: 9 February 1923 to 22 October 1929
  • Bruce (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Terrritory)
  • Bruce Electorate (Federal, Victoria)
  • Bust of Stanley Bruce, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens





Bust of Stanley Bruce, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Stanley Bruce at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

James Henry Scullin

Period in Office: 22 October 1929 to 6 January 1932
  • Scullin (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Terrritory)
  • Scullin Electorate (Federal, Victoria)
  • Bust of James Scullin, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens




Bust of James Scullin, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of James Scullin at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Joseph Aloysius Lyons

Period in Office: 6 January 1932 to 7 April 1939
  • Lyons (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Terrritory)
  • Lyons Electorate (Federal, Tasmania)
  • Bust of Joseph Lyons, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens





Bust of Joseph Lyons, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Joseph Lyons at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Earle Page

Period in Office 7 April 1939 to 26 April 1939
  • Page (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Terrritory)
  • Page Electorate (Federal, New South Wales)
  • Bust of Earle Page, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens




Bust of Earle Page, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Earle Page at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Sir Robert Menzies

Periods in Office 26 April 1939 to 29 August 1941; 19 December 1949 to 26 January 1966

Bust of Robert Menzies, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Robert Menzies at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Sir Arthur Fadden

Period in Office 29 August 1941 to 7 October 1941
  • Fadden (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Terrritory)
  • Fadden Electorate (Federal, Queensland)
  • To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two in 1995, Australia Post commemorated Australia's five WWII prime ministers
  • Bust of Arthur Fadden, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Arthur Fadden, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Arthur Fadden at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

John Curtin

Period in Office 7 October 1941 to 5 July 1945

See Commemorating John Curtin










Bust of John Curtin, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of John Curtin at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Wallace Anderson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Francis Michael Forde


Period in Office 6 July 1945 to 13 July 1945
  • Forde (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Terrritory)
  • Forde Electorate (Federal, Queensland)
  • To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two in 1995, Australia Post commemorated Australia's five WWII prime ministers

Joseph Benedict Chifley

Period in Office 13 July 1945 to 19 December 1949
  • Chifley (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Terrritory)
  • Chifley Electorate (Federal, New South Wales)
  • Chifley Research Centre (Barton, Australian Capital Territory)
  • J.B. Chifley Building, Australian National University Library (Australian Capital Territory)
  • Chifley Plaque in the Australian National Botanic Gardens (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Ben Chifley Dam (near Bathurst, New South Wales)
  • Ben Chifley's Cottage (Bathurst, New South Wales)
  • Ben Chifley 'Light on the Hill' Memorial Lectures (Bathurst, New South Wales)
  • Chifley Square & statue of Chifley in Square (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two in 1995, Australia Post commemorated Australia's five WWII prime ministers
  • Bust of Ben Chifley, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens


Bust of Ben Chifley, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Ben Chifley at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Ken Palmer, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Harold Holt

Period in Office 26 January 1966 to 19 December 1967
  • Holt (Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Terrritory)
  • Holt Electorate (Federal, Victoria)
  • Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool (Malvern, Victoria)
  • Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt (Exmouth, Western Australia)
  • Bust of Harold Holt, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Harold Holt, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Harold Holt at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Victor Greenhalgh, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Sir John McEwen

Period in Office 19 December 1967 to 10 January 1968
  • John McEwen House (Barton, Australian Capital Territory)
  • McEwen Electorate (Federal, Victoria)
  • Bust of John McEwen, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens





Bust of John McEwen, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of John McEwen at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Victor Greenhalgh, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

John Grey Gorton

Period in Office 10 January 1968 to 10 March 1971
Bust of John Gorton, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of John Gorton at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Victor Greenhalgh, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Sir William McMahon

Period in Office 10 March 1971 to 5 December 1972
  • Bust of William McMahon, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens






Bust of William McMahon, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of William McMahon at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Victor Greenhalgh, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Gough Whitlam

Period in Office 5 December 1972 to 11 November 1975
  • The Whitlam Institute (University of Western Sydney, New South Wales)
  • Whitlam Lecture Series (Trade Union Education Foundation)
  • Gough Whitlam Park (Earlwood, New South Wales)
  • Whitlam Square (Sydney, New South Wales)
  • Whitlam Leisure Centre (Liverpool, New South Wales)
  • Bust of Gough Whitlam, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Gough Whitlam, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Gough Whitlam at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Victor Greenhalgh, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

John Malcom Fraser

Period in Office 11 November 1975 to 11 March 1983
Bust of Malcolm Fraser, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Malcolm Fraser at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Peter Nicholson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Robert James Lee Hawke

Period in Office 11 March 1983 to 20 December 1991
  • The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre (University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia)
  • Bob Hawke Memorial Lectures, 1998- (University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia)
  • Bust of Bob Hawke, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens




Bust of Bob Hawke, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Bob Hawke at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Peter Nicholson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Paul Keating


Period in Office 20 December 1991 to 11 March 1996
  • Paul Keating Park (Bankstown, New South Wales)
  • Bust of Paul Keating, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens







Bust of Paul Keating, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of Paul Keating at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Peter Nicholson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

John Winston Howard

 

Period in Office 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007

  • Bust of John Howard, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of John Howard, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Bust of John Howard at Ballarat Botanical Gardens (Sculptor Peter Nicholson, photograph courtesy Wikipedia)

Kevin Michael Rudd

Period in Office 3 December 2007 to 24 June 2010
  • Bust of Kevin Rudd, Prime Ministers Avenue, Ballarat Botanical Gardens


Julia Eileen Gillard

 

Period in Office 24 June 2010 to ...