1930 in Australia
|1930 in Australia|
|Governor-General||John Baird, Baronet Stonehaven|
|Prime minister||James Scullin|
|Elections||SA, WA, NSW|
- Premier of New South Wales – Thomas Bavin (until 4 November), then Jack Lang
- Premier of Queensland – Arthur Edward Moore
- Premier of South Australia – Richard Layton Butler (until 17 April), then Lionel Hill
- Premier of Tasmania – John McPhee
- Premier of Victoria – Edmond Hogan
- Premier of Western Australia – Philip Collier (until 24 April), then Sir James Mitchell
- Governor of New South Wales – Sir Dudley de Chair
- Governor of Queensland – Sir John Goodwin
- Governor of South Australia – Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven
- Governor of Tasmania – Sir James O'Grady
- Governor of Victoria – Arthur Somers-Cocks, 6th Baron Somers
- Governor of Western Australia – Sir William Campion
Arts and literature
- 6 January – Don Bradman scores a record 452 not out in one cricket innings.
- 25 January – Harry Hopman and Jack Crawford win the Australian Doubles Championship at Kooyong, Victoria.
- 4 October - The 1930 NSWRFL season culminates in Western Suburbs' victory over St. George in the premiership final
- 11 October - The VFL Grand Final was won by the Collingwood Football Club, defeating the Geelong Football Club by 30 points, establishing an as yet unbeaten record in consecutive premierships in Australian Rules football's premier league.,
- 4 November – Phar Lap wins the Melbourne Cup.
- The Australia national rugby league team completed the 1929–30 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain.
- 26 February – Lionel Cox, track cyclist (died 2012)
- 29 March – John Marshall, freestyle swimmer (died 1960)
- 11 April – Peter Toogood, golfer (died 2019)
- 16 May – Brian Davies, rugby league footballer of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s (died 2012)
- 11 June – Neale Lavis, equestrian Olympic medallist (died 2019)
- 25 June – Alf Hughes, Australian rules footballer of the 1950s (died 2019)
- 26 September – Brian Oliver, long and triple jumper (died 2015)
- 18 January – Thorburn Robertson (born 1884), physiologist and biochemist
- 19 March – Sir Henry Lefroy (born 1854), Premier of Western Australia (1917–1919)
- 22 April – John Russell (born 1858), Impressionist artist
- 21 May – Robert Cook (born 1867), politician
- 27 May – William Jethro Brown (born 1868), jurist and professor of law
- 20 August – Charles Bannerman (born 1851), cricketer
- 6 September – Archibald Strong (born 1876), poet
- 11 September – William Carpenter (born 1863), politician
- 1 October – Albert Henry Fullwood (born 1863), artist
- 1 October – Sir James Whiteside McCay (born 1864), Australian Army soldier
- 30 October – John Creed (born 1842), doctor and politician
- 13 November – Thomas Bulch (born 1862), musician and composer
- 14 November – Sandy Pearce (born 1883), rugby league player
- Addresses at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance, The Advertiser, 13 November 1930.
- Brilliant Bradman—World's Batting Record—Compiles 452 Runs Not Out, The Canberra Times, 7 January 1930.