Australian Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Australian Criminals

 1 Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly
18
Famous As: Bushranger
Birthdate: November 30, 1854
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beveridge, Australia
Died: November 11, 1880

The Robin Hood of Australia for many and villain for others, Ned Kelly become immortal not just for his murderous confrontation with the police, but also for his reported last words “such is life”. The bushranger and outlaw remains a cult figure in Australia even a century after his execution. His sympathizers considered his as a champion of the poor.

 2 Katherine Knight

Katherine Knight
1
Famous As: First Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole
Birthdate: October 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tenterfield, Australia

 3 Paul Le Roux

Paul Le Roux
0
Famous As: Conspiracy to import narcotics into the United States
Birthdate: December 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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 4 Ivan Milat

Ivan Milat
9
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: December 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
Died: October 27, 2019
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 5 Myuran Sukumaran

Myuran Sukumaran
0
Famous As: Drug trafficker, graphic designers
Birthdate: April 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 29, 2015

 6 Martha Rendell

Martha Rendell
1
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: August 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 6, 1909

 7 Evangelos Goussis

Evangelos Goussis
1
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Evangelos Goussis is an Australian retired kickboxer and boxer. Although he had a successful boxing career, Goussis' personal life and his role in the infamous Melbourne gangland killings have overshadowed his professional achievements. Evangelos Goussis was found guilty of murdering two people of the 36 underworld figures who died in the killings.

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 8 Jean Lee

Jean Lee
0
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: December 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dubbo, Australia
Died: February 19, 1951

 9 Sef Gonzales

Sef Gonzales
0
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: September 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

 10 Martha Needle

Martha Needle
2
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: April 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morgan, Australia
Died: October 22, 1894

 11 Bilal Skaf

Bilal Skaf
0
Famous As: Serial gang rapist
Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales

 12 Ronald Ryan

Ronald Ryan
0
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: February 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carlton, Australia
Died: February 3, 1967

 13 Bob Hewitt

Bob Hewitt
0
Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: January 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

 14 Martin Bryant

Martin Bryant
9
Famous As: Mass Murderer
Birthdate: May 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

 15 Mark Brandon Read

Mark Brandon Read
6
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: November 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: October 9, 2013

A convicted criminal and author, Mark Brandon Read began his criminal career by robbing drug dealers at a very early age, eventually graduating to kidnapping and torturing of other criminals for money, as well as armed robbery. Being incarcerated for long periods, he later turned to writing, publishing fifteen books between 1991 and 2011

 16 Glenn Wheatley

Glenn Wheatley
0
Famous As: Talent manager, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Australia

 17 Christopher Wilder

Christopher Wilder
5
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: March 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: April 13, 1984

 18 John Ibrahim

John Ibrahim
2
Famous As: Nightclub owner
Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Australia

 19 Jimmy Governor

Jimmy Governor
0
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: 1875 AD
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: January 18, 1901

 20 Alan Bond

Alan Bond
2
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: June 5, 2015

Born in the UK, Alan Bond moved to Australia with his family at 12. The business tycoon had started out as a signwriter in Perth and later emerged as the CEO of Bond Corporation. The first non-American to earn the sailing trophy America's Cup, he was later imprisoned for corporate fraud.

 21 Wayne William Howlett

Wayne William Howlett
0
Famous As: Weightlifter, Criminal
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Australia

 22 Tony Mokbel

Tony Mokbel
3
Famous As: Drug trafficker
Birthdate: August 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kuwait

 23 John Balaban

John Balaban
1
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: April 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nădab, Arad County, Romania
Died: August 26, 1953

 24 Frances Knorr

Frances Knorr
2
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: November 10, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 15, 1894

 25 Mick Gatto

Mick Gatto
2
Famous As: Boxer, Businessperson
Birthdate: August 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parkville, Australia

Mick Gatto is an Australian businessman and former boxer. He is best known for his involvement in the Melbourne gangland killings in 2004 when he was charged with homicide. Although he admitted that he killed a suspected underworld hitman named Andrew Veniamin, Gatto was found not guilty as it was proved that he had acted in self-defense.

 26 Eric Edgar Cooke

Eric Edgar Cooke
6
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: February 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: October 26, 1964

 27 Neddy Smith

Neddy Smith
4
Famous As: Drug trafficker and Serial killer
Birthdate: November 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Australia
Died: September 8, 2021

 28 Van Tuong Nguyen

Van Tuong Nguyen
1
Famous As: Drug trafficker
Birthdate: August 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Songkhla, Thailand
Died: December 2, 2005

 29 Murray Riley

Murray Riley
0
Famous As: Rower
Birthdate: October 5, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Australia
Died: 2020 AD

 30 Man Haron Monis

Man Haron Monis
4
Famous As: Responsible for the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis
Birthdate: May 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Borujerd, Iran
Died: December 16, 2014

 31 Frederick Bailey Deeming

Frederick Bailey Deeming
8
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: July 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England
Died: May 23, 1892

 32 John Makin

John Makin
1
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: February 14, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: August 15, 1893

 33 Mark Haydon

Mark Haydon
3
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: December 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Australia