1964 in Australia


State and Territory Leaders

Governors and Administrators


Science and technology

  • 2 October – Gladesville Bridge opened – the world's longest concrete arch at the time.

Arts and literature


  • The launch of ATV-0 marks the birth of the third commercial television network, now known as Network Ten
  • Singer Johnny Chester hosts a new ABC TV show called Teen Scene, which also features his backing group The Chessmen as the house band.
  • 20 October – Police drama Homicide begins a 12-year run and sets the pace for Australian television drama.
  • 11 November – The Mavis Bramston Show premieres on HSV 7 in Melbourne.




See also


  1. "My Brother Jack: A Novel – novel". austlit.edu.au. AustLit. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
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