List of Australian criminals
This is not a complete list and is being added to all the time. If you feel someone is worthy of being in this list of CONVICTED criminals, let me know.
Australians convicted of bank robbery:
- Brenden Abbott, (born 1962), known as the Postcard Bandit
- Darcy Dugan, (1920–1991), bank robber and New South Wales’ most notorious prison escape artist
- Keith Faure, (born 1951), from Victoria, is an Australian career criminal
- Edward “Ned” Kelly, (1854/1855–1880), famous armour wearing Victorian bushranger
- Victor Peirce (1958–2002) ,from Melbourne, was a member of the Pettingill family
- Gregory Roberts (born 1952), a former heroin addict and convicted bank robber who escaped and fled to India. Author of Shantaram.
See also: Illegal drug trade
Australians convicted of drug related crimes both in Australia and overseas.
- Dennis Allen, nicknamed Mr. Death, member of the Pettingill family
- Kevin Barlow, executed in Malaysia.
- Nola Blake, sentenced to death in Thailand in 1988. Sentence later commuted to life.
- Brian Chambers, executed in Malaysia.
- Schapelle Corby, serving a 20 year prison sentence in Indonesia.
- Holly Deane-Johns, serving a 31 year prison sentence in Thailand.Transferred back to Perth in 2007.
- Warren Fellows,
- Jim Krakouer, star AFL footballer imprisoned for 16 years on amphetamine trafficking charges
- Todd Douglas Little, sentenced to 22 years jail for manufacture and supply of 19 kilograms of methamphetamine over a 2 year period. Member of Nomads bikie gang.
- Michael McAuliffe, executed in Malaysia.
- David McMillan (smuggler) He escaped from Thailand’s notorious Bangkok Prison in 1996.
- Van Tuong Nguyen, executed in Singapore.
- Bali Nine
- Andrew Chan, sentenced to death in Indonesia on 14 February 2006
- Si Yi Chen, sentenced to life imprisonment in Indonesia on 16 February 2006
- Michael Czugaj, sentenced to life imprisonment in Indonesia on 14 February 2006
- Renae Lawrence, sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in Indonesia
- Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen, sentenced to life imprisonment in Indonesia on 16 February 2006
- Matthew Norman, sentenced to life imprisonment in Indonesia on 16 February 2006
- Scott Rush, sentenced to life imprisonment in Indonesia on 13 February 2006
- Martin Stephens, sentenced to life imprisonment in Indonesia on 14 February 2006
- Myuran Sukumaran, sentenced to death in Indonesia on 14 February 2006
- Victor Peirce, member of the Pettingill family, murdered in 2001.
- Kath Pettingill, former brothel worker and owner, and criminal matriarch of the Pettingill family.
- Roger Rogerson, corrupt former police officer.
- Stephen John Sutton, imprisoned in Argentina on drug charges
- Robert Trimbole, International felon and drug lord
- Andrew “Benji” Veniamin, murdered in 2004
- Richard James Walsh, sentenced to 32 years jail for supplying 450 kilograms of methamphetamine between March 1997 and September 2001. Former head member of Nomads bikie gang.
- Carl Williams, murdered in 2010
Notable Australian criminal families.
- Alphonse Gangitano, associate of Jason Moran, murdered.
- Michael Kanaan, multiple murderer and gang member
- Tony Mokbel, serving a 12 year sentence, awaiting further charges
- Jason Moran, killed by rival gangster Carl Williams in a gang war
- Lewis Moran, killed by rival gangster Carl Williams in a gang war
- Mark Moran, killed by rival gangster Carl Williams in a gang war
- Nikolai Radev, killed in gang war
- Stewart John Regan, A well known member of the Australian underworld during the 60’s and 70’s
- Abraham Saffron, King of kings Cross, sydney gangster.
- Andrew Veniamin, killed in gang war by Mick Gatto
- Carl Williams, murdered by a prison inmate
Australians convicted of fraud
- Rodney Adler, Sydney based fraudster who was imprisoned for his role in transactions to hide the true financial status of FAI Insurance.
- Alan Bond, jailed for three years in 1996 for fraud
- Brian Burke, former W.A. premier imprisoned for rorting travel expenses
- Michael Cobb, former politician convicted of fraud after rorting travel expenses
- Laurie Connell, jailed for conspiring to pervert the course of justice
- Peter Foster, one of Australia’s most famous conmen, jailed for fraud
- Simon Hannes, insider trading ahead of takeover of TNT in 1996
- Ray O’Connor, former W.A. premier imprisoned for stealing
- Rene Rivkin, stockmarket guru imprisoned on insider trading charges
- Christopher Skase, failed businessman and fugitive who escaped to Majorca
- Andrew Theophanous, bribery and fraud offences relating to assisting in visa applications as a Member of Parliament
- Glenn Wheatley, jailed for tax evasion
- Ray Williams, fraud related to the collapse of HIH Insurance
Australians convicted of murder.
- Dante Arthurs, murdered Sofia Rodriguez-Urrutia-Shu
- Valmae Beck, sentenced to life for the murder of Sian Kingi
- Lindsay Beckett and Leslie Camilleri, convicted of the Bega schoolgirl murders
- James Beauregard-Smith, convicted triple murderer and rapist
- Kenneth Brown, explorer and pastoralist hanged for murdering his wife
- Martin Bryant, convicted of 35 murders in the Port Arthur massacre
- Wayne Butler, convicted of murdering Celia Douty
- Patricia Margaret Byers, Dubbed the Black Widow, convicted of murder and attempted murder of separate spouses
- Keith Faure, convicted Melbourne underworld killings murderer
- Christopher Dale Flannery, known as “Mr-Rent-A-Kill”, rapist and armed robber who shot an undercover policeman
- Arthur Freeman, sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his daughter by throwing her from West Gate Bridge, Melbourne.
- Andrew Garforth, convicted killer of 9 year old Ebony Simpson in Bargo, New South Wales
- Sef Gonzales, murdered his mother, father and sister
- Maddison Hall, murdered a hitchhiker, had a sex change operation in prison
- Murray Walter Hearne, killed Constable Peter Forsyth and maliciously wounded Constables Semple & Neville.
- Ned Kelly, bushranger
- Henry Keogh, convicted of strangling his fiancée
- Julian Knight, Hoddle Street Massacre
- Katherine Knight, murdered John Charles Thomas Price on 29 February 2000. The first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
- Keli Lane, convicted of the 1996 murder of her newborn daughter Tegan on 13 December 2010.
- Wendy Lange: Dubbed the Black Widow, murdered her husband, sentenced to life imprisonment, changed name to Julie Sage.
- Martin Leach: bound, gagged and stabbed Charmaine Ariet and bound, gagged, stabbed, raped and slit the throat of her cousin Janice Carnegie before burying their bodies in a gully at Berry Springs.
- Francesco Mangione, the Mr Whippy ice cream turf war murderer
- William Harold Matheson, convicted of murdering ex-girlfriend Lyndsay Van Blanken in 2003
- Scott Geoffrey Maygar, sentenced to life imprisonment for triple murder and rape in Toowoomba along with John Woodman.
- Craig Minogue, Russell Street bombing
- Bradley John Murdoch, convicted for the murder of Peter Falconio
- Michael Murdoch, convicted of the Anita Cobby murder
- Gary Murphy, convicted of the Anita Cobby murder
- Les Murphy, convicted of the Anita Cobby murder
- Michael Murphy, convicted of the Anita Cobby murder
- James Ryan O’Neill, a Victorian convicted of murder in Tasmania
- Ronald Ryan, last person executed in Australia
- John Sharpe, spear gun murderer of his wife and child
- Anu Singh, murdered her boyfriend Joe Cinque
- Neddy Smith, convicted of the murder of Sydney brothel owner, Harvey Jones
- John Travers, convicted ringleader of the Anita Cobby murder
- Bevan Spencer von Einem, murderer
- Damien Peter Willis, Co-accused in the murder of Bruno Furina.
- Steven Bradley Wood, Convicted of the murder of Bruno Furina.
- John Brian Woodman, sentenced to life imprisonment for triple murder and rape in Toowoomba along with Scott Maygar.
Australians convicted of multiple murders
- William McDonald (“The Mutilator”), butchered four men in Sydney in 1961-2
- Raymond Edmunds (“Mr Stinky”), murdered a teenage couple in 1966, also a notorious rapist
- David Birnie, rape and murder of four women in Perth in 1986
- Catherine Birnie, rape and murder of four women in Perth in 1986
- John Bunting, convicted killer involved in the Snowtown murders
- Eric Edgar Cooke, The Nedlands monster
- Paul Denyer, Melbourne based serial killer during early 1990s dubbed the ‘Frankston Serial Killer’.
- Peter Dupas, Melbourne based serial killer who killed several times upon release from prison.
- John Wayne Glover, the Sydney North Shore granny murderer
- Eddie Leonski, American serial killer known as the Brownout Strangler
- Ivan Milat, Backpacker murders
- Leigh Robinson, murdered his girlfriends in 1968 and 2008
- Joseph Schwab, murdered five tourists across the Northern Territory and Western Australia in 1987.
Child sex offenders
Australians convicted of child sex offences.
- Geoffrey Robert Dobbs, labelled Australia’s worst paedophile, pleaded guilty to 124 sex offences and one count of attempting to pervert the course of justice committed against 63 girls under his care as a teacher and youth leader from 1972 to 2000, sentenced to two consecutive terms of indefinite imprisonment with a nominal sentence of 30 years
- Robert ‘Dolly’ Dunn, homosexual paedophile, died in 2009 while serving a 20 year sentence
- Dennis Ferguson, paedophile who has caused controversy in NSW and Queensland
- Andrew Garforth, convicted of the kidnapping, rape and murder of Ebony Simpson
- Barry Gordon Hadlow, murdered young girls in 1962 and 1990
- Brian Keith Jones, aka Mr Baldy, serial paedophile jailed indefinitely for breaches of parole
- Milton Orkopoulos, NSW state MP and child sex offender
- Patrick Power, Crown prosecutor convicted of possessing child pornography
- David Shane Whitby, convicted of 120 child sex offences committed against eight children between 1999 and 2008, sentenced to 32 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 26 years
Australians convicted of rape
- Leonard Keith Lawson, murdered two young girls in 1961, also a notorious rapist
- Peter Dupas, serial killer
- Ashfield gang rapes
- Sydney gang rapes
Bilal Skaf – ring leader
Australians convicted of other offences
- Geoffrey Edelsten, high profile doctor convicted of soliciting a hit man and perverting the course of justice.
- Marcus Einfeld, former judge and convicted perjurer
- David Hicks, convicted terrorism supporter.
- Barry Morris, politician who was jailed for making bomb and death threats.
Now as I said at the top this list is not complete, it was one of the first topics I posted when I started the blog last year. I fantastic crime blogger has sent me a list of convicted criminals who belong in this list. I will include them. I like to have a link to the crime and or criminal so it will take some time. If anyone has stuff to pass on about this bunch, contact me via email link on the left side there or leave a message below!
(Thanks to “The Real Underbelly” for sending me the list.
Go check his site out. (offline at the moment)Tons of great stuff there!)
Eric Thomas Turner, murdered twice in 1948, twice again in 1973
William McDonald (“The Mutilator”), butchered four men in Sydney in 1961-2 updated Leonard Keith Lawson, murdered two young girls in 1961, also a notorious rapist updated Raymond Edmunds (“Mr Stinky”), murdered a teenage couple in 1966, also a notorious rapist updated Barry Gordon Hadlow, murdered young girls in 1962 and 1990 updated Leigh Robinson, murdered his girlfriends in 1968 and 2008 updated
Archie Beattie “Mad Dog” McCafferty, Charlie Manson-style serial killer, murdered 3 people with his gang in 1973
Allan Baker & Kevin Gary Crump, murdered Ian Lamb and Virginia Morse in 1973
Rodney Francis Cameron, murdered two people in 1974, murdered again just months after release in 1990
John David Lewthwaite, stabbed a young girl to death in her bed
James William Miller, helped Christopher Worrall kill 6 women in 1977
John Ernest Cribb, abducted and murdered a mother and two of her children in 1978
Paul Stephen Haigh, serial killer, murdered 6 in 1978-9 and one in jail in 1991
Robert Theo Sievers, murdered his wife in 1980 and girlfriend in 2000
Allan Douglas Thompson, murdered two sisters in 1981 and a family of four in 1984
Paul Wayne Luckman & Robin Reid, tortured and buried alive a teenage boy in 1982
Samuel Leonard Rushton Boyd, butchered a woman in 1982, killed a man at a hotel and 2 at a school in 1983
Gregory John “Bluey” Brazel, murdered 2 prostitutes in 1990, later confessed to murdering a shopkeeper in 1982
Douglas John Edwin Crabbe, murdered 5 at Uluru by driving his truck into a hotel
Andrew Christopher Albury, murdered a woman in Darwin in 1983, suspect in a Qld murder
Lyndsey Robert Rose, murdered 5 people between 1984 and 1994
Michael George Laurence, murdered 3 boys in 1984 & 1986
Clive Edward Stone & Anthony Arthur Stone, raped and murdered an intellectually disabled woman in 1985
David Jack Glen, raped and hanged his 10 year old female cousin in 1985
Andrew Mark Norrie, thrill killer, murdered 2 people in 1986
Mark John Adams, murdered women in 1986 and following his release in 2004
Stanley Brian Taylor, Russell Street bombing in 1986
Rodney Thomas Clarke, raped and murdered a young girl in her bed in 1987
Lloyd Clark Fletcher, notorious rapist, raped and murdered a teenage girl in 1987
Rodney Charles Collins, murdered a couple in 1987, suspect in many other murders
David Troy Masters, murdered women in 1987 and 1991
Anthony Shane Potter, raped and murdered a disabled woman in 1987
Anthony John Hore, murdered a man in 1987, murdered a fellow inmate in 2000 along with Stanley James Fyffe
Daryl Francis Suckling, murdered a prostitute in 1987
Francis James Carter, “the most dangerous man in Australia”, murdered a man in 1988 and a fellow inmate in 1990
Douglas James Wade, raped and murdered an infant in 1988
Stephen Wayne “Shorty” Jamieson, Matthew James Elliot & Bronson Matthew Blessington, abducted, raped and drowned Janine Balding in 1988
David Harold Eastman, assassinated AFP Assistant Commissioner Colin Stanley Winchester in 1989
Neville Raymond Towner, murdered a young girl in 1989
Tracey Avril Wigginton & Lisa Marie Ptaschinski, murdered a man and drank his blood in 1989
Daniel Leslie Miles, murdered his girlfriend in 1990, broke out of prison and murdered his friend in 1999
Michael John Marlow, murdered a man in Tasmania in 1990, also a notorious rapist
Kathleen Megan Folbigg, killed her 4 children between 1989 and 1999
Robert Arthur Selby Lowe, abducted and murdered a young girl in 1991
Ashley Mervyn Coulston, executed three young people in 1992
Malcolm George Baker, murdered 6 in Central Coast massacre in 1992
Maxwell Harold Trotter, raped and drowned a 2 year old boy in 1993
Jason John “Waxy” Nixon, murdered fellow inmates in 1993 and 2003
Robert Mark Steele, along with others killed 3 men in NSW and possibly others in Qld in 1993
Jeffrey Gilham, killed his brother, murdered his parents and set the house alight in 1993
Edwin Thomas Street, killed his wife and girlfriend in 1993-4
Mark Lewis, killed his girlfriend in company with Lyndsey Rose in 1994
Richard William Leonard, murdered a man with a crossbow and stabbed a taxi driver to death in 1994
Phuong Canh Ngo, assassinated his political rival John Newman in 1994
Mark Walter Day & Andrew Thomas “Mugwah” Kranz, murdered fellow inmates in 1994 and 1997
Garry Zane Glasby, contract killing in 1994
Brendan and Vester Fernando, abducted, raped and murdered a young nurse in 1994. Vester murdered Brendan in prison in 1999
Michael Barry Fyfe, murdered a fellow inmate in 1996, caused havoc wherever he went in prison
Bruce Alan Burrell, murdered women in 1995 and 1997, bodies never found
Frank Strathcoe Babic, murdered in 1995 and shortly after release in 2006
Matthew Wayne de Gruchy, bashed his mother, sister and brother to death
Hoang Minh Nguyen, killed 3 in 1996 (when he was 17), killed a fellow inmate in 1998
Gerald David Preston, murdered 2 in botched contract hit, 1996
Sung Eun “Nick” Park, murdered his wife and 2 young kids, stuffed them in suitcases and dumped them
Dr Michael McGrane, murdered a patient with a morphine OD in 1997
Rodney Michael Cherry, murdered his wife in 1997 and stepdaughter in 1999
Bandali Michael Debs, murdered a prostitute in 1997 and 2 cops in 1998, currently charged with the murder of a prostitute in 1995
Christopher Andrew Robinson, bashed a paedophile to death in 1997
Mark Mala Valera, murdered and mutilated to men in 1998
Matthew James Harris, serial killer, murdered 3 in Wagga Wagga in 1998
Leonard John Fraser, serial killer, killed 4 in Rockhampton in 1998-9
Mark Errin Rust, murdered women in 1999 and 2001, also a notorious rapist
Mark Dempsey Knight, murdered fellow inmates in 1999 and 2000
Terry Mark Donai, murdered a couple in 2000 for a slice of their inheritance
Timothy Paul Villa, murdered a couple and tried to murder their children, set fire to the house in 2000
Steven Anthony Fraser & Craig Andrew Merritt, each murdered their 3 children in 2001
Yonky Irvin Tan, ordered a hit on an accountant who was forced to drink acid
Crespin Adanguidi, murdered the wife and 2 children of his homosexual lover
Francis Michael Fahey, murdered prostitutes in 2002-3
Ram Puneet Tiwary, bashed his 2 flatmates to death in 2003
Adnan Darwiche, Naseam El-Zeyat & Ramzi Aouad, various murders during gang/family wars in 2003
Jeffrey John Hillsley, murdered a man and abducted and raped his young daughter in 2003
David Lionel John Coulter, murdered his young female second cousin, mutilated her and tried to commit suicide
Steven Roy Turner, murdered 2 in 2005
Hugo Alistair Rich, murdered a security guard in 2005, also a notorious armed robber
Peter James Johnson, tortured and murdered an elderly couple in 2005
Sharyn Ward, starved her young autistic daughter to death in 2007
Sanjay Mehta, murdered his wife and then his young stepdaughter who witnessed it (2008)
John Walsh, “Cowra Axe Murderer”, murdered his wife and two grandchildren, tried to murder his daughter in 2008