1862 in Australia
Exploration and settlement
- 24 July - Explorer John McDouall Stuart successfully returns from crossing the Australian continent from north to south on his third attempt.
- 4 February - George Ernest Morrison, Australian adventurer and journalist (died 1920)
- 29 July – Mona McBurney, British-born pianist, teacher and composer who lived and worked in Australia (died 1932)
- 16 November - Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (died 1944)
- 8 December – Kate Rickards, Australian trapeze artist and later musical theatre actress (died 1922)
- B. A. Knox (1969). "Australian Dictionary of Biography - Volume 3: Barkly, Sir Henry (1815–1898)". adb.online.anu.edu.au. Melbourne University Press. pp. 95, 96. Retrieved 7 August 2017.