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Prime Ministers of Australia

Thirty-one different people have served as Prime Minister of Australia. How many can you name?
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Last updated: May 21, 2022
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First submittedApril 16, 2012
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Years
Party
Prime Minister
2022–
Labor
Anthony Albanese
2018–2022
Liberal
Scott Morrison
2015–2018
Liberal
Malcolm Turnbull
2013–2015
Liberal
Tony Abbott
2013
Labor
Kevin Rudd
2010–2013
Labor
Julia Gillard
2007–2010
Labor
Kevin Rudd
1996–2007
Liberal
John Howard
1991–1996
Labor
Paul Keating
1983–1991
Labor
Bob Hawke
1975–1983
Liberal
Malcolm Fraser
1972–1975
Labor
Gough Whitlam
1971–1972
Liberal
William McMahon
1968–1971
Liberal
John Gorton
1967-1968
Country
John McEwen
1966–1967
Liberal
Harold Holt
1949–1966
Liberal
Robert Menzies
1945–1949
Labor
Ben Chifley
1945
Labor
Frank Forde
Years
Party
Prime Minister
1941–1945
Labor
John Curtin
1941
Country
Arthur Fadden
1939–1941
United Australia
Robert Menzies
1939
Country
Earle Page
1932–1939
United Australia
Joseph Lyons
1929–1932
Labor
James Scullin
1923–1929
Nationalist
Stanley Bruce
1915–1923
Labor /
Billy Hughes
1914–1915
Labor /
National Labor /
Protectionist
Andrew Fisher
1913–1914
Liberal
Joseph Cook
1910–1913
Labor
Andrew Fisher
1909-1910
Liberal
Alfred Deakin
1908–1909
Labor
Andrew Fisher
1905–1908
Protectionist
Alfred Deakin
1904–1905
Free Trade
George Reid
1904
Labor
Chris Watson
1903–1904
Protectionist
Alfred Deakin
1901–1903
Protectionist
Edmund Barton
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Level 14
Jun 30, 2013
Rudd is now PM again
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Level 56
Sep 7, 2013
And now Abbott...
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Level 39
Jul 4, 2016
And now who knows?
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Level 67
Sep 15, 2015
Is it still too soon to add Turnbull?
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Level 32
May 1, 2016
Hawke and Keating were not Liberal PMs...
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Level 68
May 5, 2016
Yeah, this. Something weird going on there.
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Level 75
Jul 2, 2016
You do realise it's Election Day in Australia today? There's a 50% chance you'll be adding a new name to this list before the day is over!
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Level 45
Jul 2, 2016
Thats not how odds work. As of last week the odds were at 8:1 against labor
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Level 39
Jul 4, 2016
Well odds are saying, get stuffed because I'm pretty sure there'll be a new name on this list, we just don't know who....

Did anyone else get passed whitlam and go, who on earth was PM before the 70s? I only knew Holt and Curtin because of stories about them.

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Level 52
Jul 29, 2016
Well, Turnbull managed to scrape in. But at the rate we're going there will be a new name some time soon. Before the 70s I knew only Barton, Menzies, Holt and Hughes because we learnt about him at school when we did WWI.
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Level 82
Jul 2, 2016
Of the 4 daily quizzes, I blasted through the other 3 with perfect scores. Then I saw this and only managed 4 of them. WOW! I feel stupid now.
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Level 73
Jul 2, 2016
The dates for Hawke and Keating should be red. Can't imagine either of them would like being called Liberals!
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Level 73
Jul 2, 2016
Only Abbott, Turnbull and Gillard. Sorry moi8s.
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Level 61
Jul 2, 2016
There are two mistakes: Hawke and Keating were Labor, and the Australian Labor Party spells its name without a U.
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Level ∞
Jul 2, 2016
All fixed now
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Level 57
May 31, 2022
'Labour' but without the 'U'...!? Does the Union Flag mean nothing anymore? 😜
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Level 44
Jun 4, 2022
The Australian Labor Party was influenced by the labour movement in the US rather than by the British Labour Party, and the party adopted the US spelling as a result. Otherwise the word is spelt "labour" in all other uses in Australian English.
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Level 56
Jul 3, 2016
Wow. TIL I know very little about Australian government.
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Level 52
Jul 5, 2016
Bring back Julia!
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Level 83
Jul 5, 2016
For all those who think Rudd, Gillard, Rudd is confusing, at least it isn't Deakin, Watson, Reid, Deakin, Fisher, Deakin, Fisher, Cook, Fisher.
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Level 59
Nov 26, 2016
I love it that Billy Hughes was "multiple". They don't change parties like that nowadays.
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Level 57
Feb 9, 2017
Disappointed that Kevin07 isn't an accepted answer.
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Level 48
Feb 19, 2017
Harold Holt went missing out at sea so we named a swimming pool after him.
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Level 87
Jul 8, 2018
I finished with 4:59 left!! And 0 answers.
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Level 69
Sep 5, 2018
Update please, ScoMo is the new PM
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Level 65
Sep 8, 2018
Only 5 more Prime Ministers until Christmas!
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Level 71
Sep 9, 2018
Only two of these worth a bar of soap.
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Level 26
Sep 9, 2018
wow i don't like scomo!! did u see how he was on sunrise?? what a dud.
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Level 42
Jun 13, 2019
What does multiple mean?

Also didn't realise that the Country party ever had anyone in office

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Level 77
Mar 7, 2021
Billy Hughes was the leader of the Labor party, which then splintered to form the National Labor Party, which then merged with the Commonwealth Liberal party to form the Nationalist party.

So while he was PM he was the leader of 3 parties.

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Level 62
Sep 7, 2019
It makes me cringe that this quiz accepts Scomo as an answer for Scott Morrison.
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Level 82
May 22, 2022
Acceptable type-ins:

Scotty from Marketing

Macca's Menace

Party Pooper

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Level 44
Sep 4, 2022
I bloody loved it! Also Albo for Albanese!
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Level 62
Oct 27, 2019
How do you write colored text in the instructions. I wanna do that in my Indian PMs quiz- https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/122342/indian-prime-ministers-quiz
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Level 66
Jul 11, 2020
I managed to get them all back to Gough Whitlam. I'm sketchy before that.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
Why are the two Australian parties the Liberal party and the Labor party? I know at least in Britain, the Labor party is the liberal party.
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Level 60
Aug 24, 2021
Economic liberalism although it's pretty much just corporatism now, not the American meaning of the word.
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2021
The Labor Party was started by trade unions in the 1890s. The Liberal Party formed in the 1940s, and was named after an older party that upheld traditional liberal ideals, including tariff protection, intended to protect local industry.
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Level 77
May 30, 2022
The Liberal Party in Australia has been the more conservative of the two major parties for a really long time and it's name has been a misnomer for most if not all of that time.
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Level 50
May 30, 2022
It's not a misnomer, unless you use the American definition of the word "liberal".
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Level 77
May 30, 2022
OED defines liberal as a person who understands and respects other people's opinions and behaviour, especially when they are different from their own. The Liberal Party of Australia's policies on gay marriage and religious freedom do not match this definition, hence misnomer.
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Level 36
Sep 8, 2021
I love how scomo was allowed for scott morrison
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Level 52
May 21, 2022
Hell yeah! Anthony Albanese will be PM #31!
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Level 62
May 21, 2022
Thank goodness Morriscum got the boot!
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Level 65
May 22, 2022
Kevin Rudd was not prime minister for those dates
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Level ∞
May 22, 2022
I just double checked. I believe the quiz is accurate.
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Level 75
May 26, 2022
Andrew Fisher was only ever a Labor PM. Billy Hughes led Labor, then National Labor, then Nationalist parties as PM. The Protectionist Party was dissolved in 1909, before Hughes took office.
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Level 72
May 30, 2022
accept albo?
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Level 65
May 30, 2022
It says in the answer stats that Gillard was Liberal. She was Labor.
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Level 71
May 30, 2022
allow morrisson with two S's?
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Level 50
May 31, 2022
Albo should be an accepted type-in.
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Level 57
Jul 24, 2022
Absolutely. Came here to type this
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2022
Will work now
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Level 68
Nov 3, 2022
there is something wrong with the parties for Billy Hughes and Andrew Fisher, it's incorrect in the quiz but correct in the answers.