For more than a century, Who's Who in Australia has offered readers a unique perspective on prominent individuals. Containing over 12,500 biographical entries, the title is a celebration of achievement and a fascinating addition to any personal, corporate or reference library.

  • Australia's most iconic biographical reference title
  • An insight into contemporary Australian life
  • The definitive resource for information on leading Australians

Each issue covers key Australians from a range of fields, including business, politics, the arts, sport, law, entertainment and academia. Every entry includes details of education, postnominals, awards, career history, committees, honorary positions, recreations, birth and family details, clubs, publications and contact details.

The elegant Who's Who in Australia hardcover is published every December, and comes complete with a foreword by a celebrated Australian. Each edition can also be viewed as an online subscription, updated regularly by our team of dedicated editorial staff.

To experience the benefits of an online subscription, start searching now, or call us on 1 300 854 686 for more information.

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History

A Century-Old Tradition

One of Australia's oldest and most respected reference titles, Who's Who in Australia began as the vision of South Australian sub-editor, Fred Johns. 

Following his arrival in Australia in 1884, Johns compiled a volume of biographies of notable living compatriots. First published in 1906, Johns's Notable Australians contained nearly 1,100 entries representing a wide range of endeavours. Subsequent editions were published in 1908, 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1922, before the book first appeared as Who's Who in Australia in 1927.

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Although Johns passed away in December of 1932, his legacy lived on, steadily earning a reputation as the most reliable source of information on prominent Australians. Now published annually, every edition of Who's Who in Australia continues the tradition of prestige and accuracy that was the hallmark of Fred Johns' work more than a century ago.

 

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