Alexander Forrest Alexander Forrest CMG, was an explorer and surveyor of Western Australia, as well as a politician.
Alf Howard Alf Howard (30 April 1906 – 4 July 2010) was an Australian scientist, educator and explorer.
Alfred Durlacher Alfred Durlacher took part in the 1847 expedition to Gingin, Western Australia with Anthony O'Grady Lefroy.
Alfred Giles (explorer) Alfred Giles (18 February 1846 – 20 March 1931), born in Datchet, England, was a South Australian bushman, drover and explorer who crossed Australia from south to north seven times, most i...
Alfred William Howitt Alfred William Howitt (17 April 1830 – 7 March 1908) was an Australian anthropologist, explorer and naturalist.
Angus McMillan Angus McMillan (14 August 1810 - 18 May 1865), was an explorer and pioneer pastoralist in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
Archibald Bell Jr. Archibald Bell (1804 – 9 August 1883) was an Australian explorer and politician.
Archibald Bell, Jr. Archibald Bell (1804 – 9 August 1883) was an Australian explorer and politician.
Archibald Meston Archibald Meston (26 March 1851 – 11 March 1924) was an Australian politician, civil servant, journalist, naturalist and explorer.
Augustus Charles Gregory Sir Augustus Charles Gregory, KCMG(1 August 1819 – 25 June 1905) was an English-born Australian explorer.
Ben Kozel Ben Kozel (born 1973) is an adventurer, author and film maker, born in South Australia.
Cecil Madigan Cecil Thomas Madigan (15 October 1889 - 14 January 1947) was an Australian explorer and geologist born in Renmark, South Australia.
Charles Hoadley Charles Archibald Brookes Hoadley was an Australian geologist.
Christie Palmerston Christie Palmerston (1850/51 to 15 January 1897) was an Australian explorer and prospector in North Queensland.
Damien Gildea Damien Gildea (b. 1969) is an Australian mountaineer and Antarctic explorer who climbed extensively in Antarctica, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Bolivia, Alaska, New Zealand and elsewhere.
David Apperley David Apperley is an Australian technical diver and cave explorer.
David Lindsay (explorer) David Lindsay (20 June 1856 – 17 December 1922) was an Australian explorer and surveyor and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London.
Dervish Bejah Dervish Bejah, also known as Bejah Dervish, was an Australian camel driver who had a significant role in the exploration and development of inland Australia.
Douglas Mawson Sir Douglas Mawson OBE FRS FAA (5 May 1882 – 14 October 1958) was an Australian geologist, Antarctic explorer and academic.
Duncan Chessell Duncan Chessell (born 1970 in Adelaide) is an Australian explorer, mountain guide, geologist and photographer who has reached the highest summits in each of the world's seven continents (Seven ...
E. T. Hooley Edward Timothy Hooley (1842 – 3 August 1903), usually known as E. T. Hooley or Tim Hooley, was an explorer in Western Australia, who in 1866 pioneered an overland stock route from Ge...
Edgeworth David Sir Tannatt William "Edgeworth" David, KBE, CMG, DSO, FRS, (28 January 1858 – 28 August 1934) was a Welsh Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer.
Francis Cadell (explorer) Francis William Cadell (9 February 1822 – 1879) was a European explorer of Australia, most remembered for opening the Murray River up for transport by steamship and for his activities as a slave trader.
Frank Hann Frank Hugh Hann (19 October 1845 – 21 August 1921) was an Australian pastoralist and explorer, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hann.
George Ainsworth George Frederick Ainsworth (20 June 1878 – 11 October 1950) was an Australian meteorologist, public servant and businessman who headed one of the component parts of Douglas Mawson’s Australasian...
Gregory Blaxland Gregory Blaxland (17 June 1778 – 1 January 1853) was an English pioneer farmer and explorer in Australia, noted for initiating and co-leading the first successful crossing of the Blue Mountains by European settlers.
Hamilton Hume Hamilton Hume (19 June 1797 – 19 April 1873) was an early explorer of the present-day Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria.
Henry Hellyer Henry Hellyer (born 1790-died 1/2 September 1832) was an English surveyor and architect who was one of the first explorers to visit the rugged interior of the north west of Tasmania, Australia a...
Herbert Basedow Herbert Basedow (27 October 1881 – 4 June 1933) was an Australian anthropologist, geologist, politician, explorer and medical practitioner.
Hubert Wilkins Sir (George) Hubert Wilkins MC & Bar (31 October 188830 November 1958) was an Australian polar explorer, ornithologist, pilot, soldier, geographer and photographer.
Jack Hides Jack Gordon Hides (24 June 1906 – 19 June 1938) was an explorer of the then-Australian-controlled territories of Papua and New Guinea, now modern Papua New Guinea.
James Goodwin James Goodwin (c1800 – after 1835) was a convict escapee and explorer in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania).
James Gumm James Gumm was a member of John Batman's party that was involved in the foundation of the city that became Melbourne.
James Smith (miner) James Smith was a politician, goldminer, explorer and discoverer of tin reserves in Tasmania, Australia including the Mount Bischoff mine.
John Batman John Batman (21 January 18016 May 1839) was an Australian grazier, entrepreneur and explorer.
John Béchervaise John Mayston Béchervaise OAM, MBE (11 May 1910 – 13 July 1998) was an Australian writer, photographer, artist, historian and explorer.
John Charles Darke John Charles Darke, 1806–1844, was a surveyor and explorer in Van Diemen's Land and South Australia.
John Finnegan John Finnegan, a convict of the colony of New South Wales (now Australia), was one of four men who set off on a timber getting mission from Sydney bound for Illawarra in 1823.
John Finnegan (explorer) John Finnegan, a convict of the colony of New South Wales (now Australia), was one of four men who set off on a timber getting mission from Sydney bound for Illawarra in 1823.
John Forrest Sir John Forrest GCMG (22 August 1847 – 2 September 1918) was an Australian explorer, the first Premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament.
John King Davis John King Davis, CBE was an English-born Australian explorer and navigator notable for his work captaining exploration ships in Antarctic waters as well as for establishing meteorological statio...
John McDouall Stuart John McDouall Stuart (7 September 18155 June 1866) was a Scottish explorer and one of the most accomplished and famous of all Australia's inland explorers.
John Thompson (convict) John Thompson, a convict of the colony of New South Wales, was one of four men who set off on a timber getting mission from Sydney bound for Illawarra in 1823.
Kay Cottee Kay Cottee, AO (born 25 January 1954) was the first female sailor to perform a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
Lawrence Wells Lawrence Allen Wells (30 April 1860, Yallum Station near Penola, South Australia – 1938) was an Australian explorer.
Leigh Vial Leigh Grant Vial DSC was an Australian patrol officer and coastwatcher in Papua New Guinea during World War II. While a patrol officer he became the first white person to climb Mount Wilhelm the...
Leyland Brothers Mike (1941– 14 September 2009) and Mal Leyland (born 1945), also known as The Leyland Brothers, were Australian explorers and documentary film-makers, best known for their popular te...
Leyland brothers Mike Leyland, MBE (4 September 1941– 14 September 2009) and Mal Leyland, MBE (born 1945), also known as the Leyland brothers, were Australian explorers and documentary film-makers, b...
Michael Terry Michael Terry, FRGS, FRGSA (3 May 1899–1981) was an Australian explorer, surveyor, prospector and writer.
Mick Leahy Michael "Mick" James Leahy MBE (26 February 1901 - 7 March 1979) was an Australian explorer and colonialist, famed for his discovery of the Highlands area of Papua New Guinea.
Mick Leahy (explorer) Michael "Mick" James Leahy MBE was an Australian explorer and colonialist, famed for his discovery of the Highlands area of Papua New Guinea.
Morton Moyes Morton Henry Moyes OBE was an Australian Antarctic explorer and naval officer.
Nathaniel Buchanan Nathaniel Buchanan (1826 – 23 September 1901) was an Australian pioneer pastoralist, drover and explorer.
Paul Hosie Paul Hosie is an Australian cave diver.
Paweł Edmund Strzelecki Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki KCB CMG FRGS MRS was a Polish explorer and geologist who in 1845 also became a British subject.
Paweł Strzelecki Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki (also known as Paul Edmund de Strzelecki) KCB CMG FRGS MRS (24 June 17976 October 1873) was a Polish explorer and geologist who in 1845 also became a British su...
Phillip Parker King Admiral Phillip Parker King, FRS, RN (13 December 1791 – 26 February 1856) was an early explorer of the Australian and Patagonian coasts.
Richard Parsons (convict) Richard Parsons, a sawyer and convict of the colony of New South Wales, was one of four free or ticket-of-leave men and the half proprietor of a boat who set off on a timber getting mission from...
Richard W. Richards Richard Walter Richards, GC often referred to as Dick Richards, born at Bendigo, Victoria in 1893, was an Australian science teacher who joined Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic E...
Robert Austin (explorer) Robert Austin (1825–1905) led the Austin expedition of 1854, one of the first European inland explanations of Western Australia with Kenneth Brown.
Robert Dixon (explorer) Robert Dixon (1800–1858) was an Australian surveyor and explorer, born in Darlington, England.
Robyn Davidson Robyn Davidson (born 6 September 1950) is an Australian writer best known for her book Tracks, about a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of west Australia using camels.
Roger Chao Roger Chao FRGS is an Australian explorer, mountain climber, philosopher and ethicist.
Samir Alhafith Samir Alhafith is an Australian technical diver, cave explorer and underwater filmmaker.
Simon Mitchell Simon Mitchell (born 1958) is a New Zealand physician specializing in occupational medicine, hyperbaric medicine and anesthesiology.
Thomas Griffith Taylor Thomas Griffith "Grif" Taylor (1 December 1880 – 5 November 1963) was a British geographer, anthropologist and world explorer.
Thomas Mitchell (explorer) Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (15 June 1792 – 5 October 1855), surveyor and explorer of south-eastern Australia, was born at Craigend in Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Tim Jarvis Tim Jarvis, AM is an environmental scientist, adventurer and author with Masters qualifications in environmental science and environmental law, and is a Senior Associate – Sustainability at Arup.
Tommy Windich Tommy Windich (c. 1840 – c. 20 February 1876) was an Indigenous Australian member of a number of exploring expeditions in Western Australia in the 1860s and 1870s.
Trevor Jackson (diver) Captain Trevor Jackson is an Australian technical diver, shipwreck researcher, author and inventor.
Warren Macdonald Warren Macdonald (born 1965 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian environmentalist, explorer, mountain climber, motivational speaker, and writer.
William Hodgkinson William Oswald Hodgkinson was an Australian explorer, journalist, gold miner, and politician.
William Lawson (explorer) William Lawson (2 June 1774 – 16 June 1850) was a pastoralist and explorer of New South Wales, Australia who co-discovered a passage inland through the Blue Mountains from Sydney.
William Wentworth William Charles Wentworth (13? August 1790 – 20 March 1872) was an Australian poet, explorer, journalist and politician, and one of the leading figures of early colonial New South Wales.
Zdeněk Souček Zdeněk "Frank" Souček (9 September 1917 Brno – 24 December 1967 Macquarie Island) was Australian physician, polar and tropics explorer and traveler.