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Prime Ministers of Australia

Australia has had 29 prime ministers since Federation in 1901. Follow the links below to learn about their lives and the times in which they lived.

Explore the National Museum of Australia's range of objects related to prime ministers in our Collection Explorer.

Alfred Deakin
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For more recent prime ministers, see the National Archives of Australia website:

Kevin Rudd
Prime Minister 3 December 2007 – 24 June 2010 and 27 June – 7 September 2013
More on Kevin Rudd on the National Archives of Australia website

Julia Gillard
Prime Minister 24 June 2010 – 27 June 2013
More on Julia Gillard on the National Archives of Australia website

Tony Abbott
Prime Minister 18 September 2013 – 15 September 2015
More on Tony Abbott on the National Archives of Australia website

Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister from 15 September 2015
More on Malcolm Turnbull on the National Archives of Australia website