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Australian Government Tweeple

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Public sector employees and Government consultants in Australia using Twitter.


Please note, this does not imply that their Twitter feeds are representative of the organisations that they work for.


Feel free to add yourself to this list. Consider asking people before adding them as many Twitter users consider their Twitter accounts as personal.



Public servants

Name Twitter Name Department Other url
Michael Harris thewinchesterau Forest Products Commission, Western Australia  
Paul Roberts  conem Australian Communications and Media Authority   
Hank Jongen  HankJongen Centrelink   
Adam Piro adampiro

Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure


Catherine Styles

CathStyles National Archives of Australia  
Nick Cowie nickobec
State Library of Western Australia
Craig Thomler CraigThomler Department of Health and Ageing  
Stefan Willoughby
StefWill Bureau of Meteorology  
Wendy Pang wendyp5 Australian Government  
Benjamin Cowell BenjaminCowell Fair Work Ombudsman  
Andrew Scarvell ascarvell Department of Broadband, Communications & the Digital Economy  
Sharon Patrick SharonMPatrick Teleserye

Australian Government

Chris Beer zBeer

Australian Government 

Lee Sargent  leesargent

Principal Social Media Officer for the QLD Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.  Responsible for:


  • Fisheries Qld Twitter, Facebook and YouTube (in dev)
  • Biosecurity Qld  Twitter
  • Office of Fair Trading YouTube, Twitter and Facebook (in dev)
  • Business.qld.gov.au Twitter, Facebook and YouTube 




Freelancers, consultants, etc.

Name Twitter Name Description Other url
Greg Lexiphanic lexiphanic  Currently contracting with QLD Dept of Education and Training in Web content production; advising other departments on online engagement and social media  
Stephen Collins trib Canberra-based. Electronic Frontiers Australia Board member. Government 2.0, service design and experience design focussed. Works in marketing, communities online often. acidlabs
Kylie Johnson shimmmergirl Contracting with Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts  
Bob Crawshaw bobcraw


Practical experience at blending social media initiatives with traditional media and public relations activities for:

  • Australian War Memorial
  • Defence Housing Australia
  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  • NSW Department of Envrionment Climate Change and Water

Runs social media and other PR workshops.

Nathanael Boehm NathanaelB User interaction & experience designer, social media consultant. Previously at Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations on design & social media; now freelance consultant. Director of Imagine Innovation, involved with OpenAustralia, BarCampCanberra, Australian Social Innovation eXchange (ASIX) and more. purecaffeine.com
Francis Walsh franciswalsh I am a researcher and educator in government communication (particularly in writing, and interpersonal, small group and organisational communication). I have a special interest in writing conventions, communication structures, social networks and government reform. I have been conducting training and providing consultancy services in writing and communication to all levels of government throughout Australia for 20 years.




Federal government

Twitter Name Department Other url
Australian Bureau of Statistics


Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au
Australian Communications and Media Authority


acmadotgov http://www.acma.gov.au/
Australia Post


Australia Post http://www.auspost.com.au
Australian Law Reform Commission


Australian Law Reform Commission via Attorney General's Department http://www.alrc.gov.au
Australian National Maritime Museum


Nat. Maritime Museum http://www.anmm.gov.au/
Australian Screen Online


australiascreen http://aso.gov.au/
Australian Taxation Office ato_gov_au Australian Taxation Office http://www.ato.gov.au
Australian War Memorial


Australian War Memorial http://www.awm.gov.au/
Betaworks yourABS Australian Bureau of Statistics



Business.gov.au Business_gov_au Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research www.business.gov.au
Government 2.0 Taskforce gov2taskforce (via) Department of Finance www.gov2.net.au
National Library nlagovau National Library of Australia www.nla.gov.au
NatStats 2010 Conference natstats2010 Australian Bureau of Statistics
National Statistical Service (NSS)



Navy Trident 09 navytrident09 Department of Defence - Navy www.navy.gov.au
Public Sector Innovation Project PSInnovate Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research www.innovation.gov.au
See Australia SeeAustralia Tourism Australia www.australia.com
Training.gov.au Project TrainingGovAu Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations www.training.gov.au
yourHealth - Health Reform Taskforce yourHealthgovau Department of Health and Ageing yourhealth.gov.au


State government



Twitter Name Department Other url
ACT Emergency Information  ACTEmergencyInf  TAMS  www.emergencyinformation.act.gov.au 



Twitter Name Department Other url
NSW Police nswpolice NSW Police Force www.police.nsw.gov.au

Art Gallery of NSW

ArtGalleryofNSW Art Gallery of NSW www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au
Data NSW dataNSW Information NSW www.information.nsw.gov.au
State Library of NSW slNSW State Library of NSW www.sl.nsw.gov.au
State Records NSW StateRecordsNSW State Records NSW www.records.nsw.gov.au
State Records NSW FurureProof FutureProofNSW Future Proof futureproof.records.nsw.gov.au

WorkCover NSW


Communciations Group




Twitter Name Department Other url



Twitter Name Department Other url
Translink translinkseq Translink Transit Authority www.translink.com.au
Queensland Health News qldhealthnews QLD Health www.health.qld.gov.au
State Library of QLD slqld State Library of QLD www.slq.qld.gov.au
Tourism Queensland Queensland Tourism Queensland www.queenslandholidays.com.au



Name Twitter Name Department Other url
State Library of SA SLSA State Library of SA www.slsa.sa.gov.au
SA Maritime Museum SAMaritimeMuseu SA Maritime Museum www.history.sa.gov.au/maritime/
History Trust SA HistoryTrustSA History Trust SA www.history.sa.gov.au
Legal Services Commission
of South Australia
LegalAidSA  Legal Services Commission
of South Australia





Twitter Name Department Other url


Twitter Name Department Other url

eGovernment Resource Centre 


Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD) 


Film Victoria FilmVictoria
Film Victoria http://film.vic.gov.au
Health Victoria VicGovHealth Department of Health, Victoria www.health.vic.gov.au
Heritage Victoria HeritageVic Heritage Victoria http://heritage.vic.gov.au
Museum Victoria museumvictoria Museum Victoria http://museumvictoria.com.au
Public Record Office Victoria PRO_Vic Museum Victoria http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/
Public Record Office Victoria Recordkeeping Standards Project PROV_RKS Museum Victoria http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/recordkeepingstandards/blog/
Victoria Online InfoVic  Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD)  www.vic.gov.au
Victoria Police


Victorian Police www.vicpolicenews.com.au


Western Australia


Relocated to Australian Government Tweeple - Western Australia.


Local government

Refer to - http://twitter.com/OzGovLocal

Twitter Name Council/Shire Other url
Bass Coast Shire BassCoast Bass Coast Shire  
Bayside City Council BaysideCouncil Bayside City Council www.bayside.vic.gov.au
Frankston Library blogalogue Frankston City Council http://flsblog.blogspot.com
Blue Mountains City Council BLUEMOUNTAINSCC Blue Mountains City Council www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au
City of Boroondara Boroondara City of Boroondara http://boroondara.vic.gov.au
Business Port Stephens BusPortStephens Port Stephens Council www.businessportstephens.com.au
Campbelltown Council SA
CampbelltownSA Campbelltown Council SA
Canada Bay Council CanadaBay Canada Bay Council www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au
Canterbury Council CanterburyCity Canterbury Council www.canterbury.nsw.gov.au
Botany Bay Library CBBLibrary City of Botany Bay www.botanybay.nsw.gov.au
Central West Library CentralWestLibr    
City of Adelaide CityofAdelaide City of Adelaide www.cityofadelaide.com.au
City of Casey CityOfCasey City of Casey www.casey.vic.gov.au
City of Cockburn CityOfCockburn City of Cockburn www.cockburn.wa.gov.au
City of Melville cityofmelville City of Melville www.melvillecity.com.au
Mitcham Council (SA) cityofmitcham Mitcham Council (SA) www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
City of Stirling CityofStirling City of Stirling www.stirling.wa.gov.au
City of Sydney cityofsydney City of Sydney www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
City of Port Phillip cityportphillip City of Port Phillip www.portphillip.vic.gov.au
Greater Shepparton City Council GreaterShepp Greater Shepparton City Council www.greatershepparton.com.au
Hurstville Library/Museum/Gallery hurstvillelmg Hurstville City Council http://lmg.hurstville.nsw.gov.au
Knox City Council KnoxCC Knox City Council www.knox.vic.gov.au
Lake Macquarie City Council lakemac Lake Macquarie City Council www.lakemac.com.au
Latrobe City Council latrobecity Latrobe City Council www.latrobe.vic.gov.auNew Nokia Phones
Manly Council Manly_Council Manly Council www.manly.nsw.gov.au
Mosman Council mosmancouncil Mosman Council www.mosman.nsw.gov.au
Mosman Readers (Library) mosmanreaders Mosman Council http://mosmanreaders.net
Narromine Narromine Town of Narromine www.narromine.nsw.au
Orange City Library OCLibrary Orange, NSW  
Parramatta City Council parracity Parramatta City Council www.parracity.nsw.gov.a
Pittwater Council Pittwater2009 Pittwater Council www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
Shellharbour Council ShellharbourCC Shellharbour Council www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au
Sutherland Shire Council SuthShireCncl Sutherland Shire Council www.sutherland.nsw.gov.au
Toowoomba Council ToowoombaRC Toowoomba Council www.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au
Wallerawang Branch Library wanglibrary Lithgow Council www.wallerawanglibrary.blogspot.com
Wodonga Council wodongacouncil Wodonga Council  
Wyong Shire Council WyongCouncil Wyong Shire Council www.wyong.nsw.gov.au


Unofficial feeds

Name Twitter Name Desciption Other url
Premier Colin Barnett
Unofficial twitter a/c for WA Premier Colin Barnett
Minister Terry Redman MinisterRedman Unofficial twitter a/c for WA Ag, Food & Forestry Minister Terry Redman


Politicians and staffers

There is a full listing of Federal (and growing State) politicians at TweetMP.

Name Twitter Name Desciption Other url
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd KevinRuddPM Prime Minister of Australia www.pm.gov.au
Senator Kate Lundy katelundy Senator for the ACT www.katelundy.com.au
Senator Ursula Stephens


Senator for New South Wales ursulastephens.com
Premier Kate Keneally
kkeneally NSW Premier www.premier.nsw.gov.au
Premier Anna Bligh TheQldPremier Queensland Premier www.thepremier.qld.gov.au
Premier Mike Rann PremierMikeRann SA Premier www.premier.sa.gov.au
Premier John Brumby vicpremier Victorian Premier www.premier.vic.gov.au



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