Australian Criminals

Rank the Most Wicked Australian Criminals

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 1 
Ned Kelly
(Australian Bushranger, Gang Leader and Convicted Police-Murderer)
Ned Kelly
77
Birthdate: 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
(Australian Murderer)
Katherine Knight
10
Birthdate: October 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tenterfield, Australia
 3 
Paul Le Roux
(Former Criminal Cartel Boss and Programmer)
Paul Le Roux
2
Birthdate: December 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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 4 
Martha Needle
(Australian Serial Killer)
Martha Needle
10
Birthdate: April 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morgan, Australia
Died: October 22, 1894
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 5 
Evangelos Goussis
(Australian Former Kickboxer and Convicted of Murdering Two Victims)
Evangelos Goussis
2
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.

 6 
Neddy Smith
(Australian Drug Trafficker, Rapist, and Murderer)
Neddy Smith
6
Birthdate: November 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Australia
Died: September 8, 2021
 7 
Jean Lee
(Australian Murderer)
Jean Lee
2
Birthdate: December 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dubbo, Australia
Died: February 19, 1951
 8 
Martha Rendell
(Australian Murderer)
Martha Rendell
11
Birthdate: August 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 6, 1909
 9 
John Balaban
(Romanian-born Australian Serial Killer)
John Balaban
2
Birthdate: April 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nădab, Arad County, Romania
Died: August 26, 1953
 10 
Myuran Sukumaran
(Australian Drug Trafficker)
Myuran Sukumaran
3
Birthdate: April 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 29, 2015
 11 
Bilal Skaf
(Australian Serial Gang Rapist)
Bilal Skaf
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales
 12 
Ronald Ryan
(Australian Murderer and Thief)
Ronald Ryan
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carlton, Australia
Died: February 3, 1967
 13 
Mark Brandon Read
(Criminal)
Mark Brandon Read
12
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

 14 
Martin Bryant
(Australian Mass Shooter)
Martin Bryant
10
Birthdate: May 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
 15 
Ivan Milat
(Australian Serial Killer)
Ivan Milat
22
Birthdate: December 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
Died: October 27, 2019
 16 
Sef Gonzales
(Filipino Australian Murderer)
Sef Gonzales
5
Birthdate: September 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
 17 
Christopher Wilder
(Australian Serial Killer)
Christopher Wilder
14
Birthdate: March 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: April 13, 1984
 18 
John Ibrahim
(Australian Former Kebab Store and Nightclub Owner)
John Ibrahim
7
Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Australia
 19 
Alan Bond
(Australian Businessman Known for His High-Profile and Often Corrupt Business Dealings)
Alan Bond
3
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.

 20 
Van Tuong Nguyen
(Australian Drug Trafficker)
Van Tuong Nguyen
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Songkhla, Thailand
Died: December 2, 2005
 21 
Tony Mokbel
(Australian Criminal and Drug Trafficker)
Tony Mokbel
9
Birthdate: August 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kuwait
 22 
Eric Edgar Cooke
(Australian Serial Killer)
Eric Edgar Cooke
14
Birthdate: February 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: October 26, 1964
 23 
Man Haron Monis
(Iranian-born Australian Criminal)
Man Haron Monis
4
Birthdate: May 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Borujerd, Iran
Died: December 16, 2014
 24 
John Makin
(Australian Baby Farmer and Murderer)
John Makin
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: August 15, 1893
 25 
Glenn Wheatley
(Australian Musician, Tour Promoter, and Talent Manager)
Glenn Wheatley
1
Birthdate: January 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Australia
 26 
Bob Hewitt
(Former Australian Professional Tennis Player)
Bob Hewitt
1
Birthdate: January 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 27 
Frances Knorr
(English-born Australian Murderer)
Frances Knorr
7
Birthdate: November 10, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 15, 1894
 28 
Frederick Bailey Deeming
(Australian Murderer)
Frederick Bailey Deeming
9
Birthdate: July 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England
Died: May 23, 1892
 29 
Jimmy Governor
(Indigenous Australian Murderer)
Jimmy Governor
5
Birthdate: 1875 AD
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: January 18, 1901
 30 
Mark Haydon
(Australian Criminal)
Mark Haydon
15
Birthdate: December 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Australia