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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Australia

Visitor Description Date
Prime Minister Hughes Met with President Wilson en route to Imperial Conference meetings in London. Arrived in U.S. May 13; visited New York City. May 27–30, 1918
Prime Minister Lyons Discussed economic policy while returning from Great Britain. Arrived in U.S. July 7, visited New York City. July 8–9, 1935
Governor General Lord Gowrie August 22–23, 1938
Prime Minister Menzies For a series of conferences on economic relations. May 9–12, 1941
Prime Minister Curtin Guest of U.S. Government en route to London for a conference of British Commonwealth Prime Ministers. Arrived in U.S. April 19. Revisited U.S. June 2-6 on return. April 23–29, 1944
Prime Minister Chifley Guest of U.S. Government on return from Conference of Commonwealth Prime Ministers in London. May 6–10, 1946
Prime Minister Menzies Met with President Truman en route to London. July 27–August 3, 1950
Prime Minister Menzies Informal discussions en route to London. May 16–21, 1952
Prime Minister Menzies Met with President-elect Eisenhower in New York City. December 17, 1952
Prime Minister Menzies Official visit. In New York City March 5-9; visited Canada March 9-13. Addressed U.S. Congress March 16. Private visit after March 17. March 13–20, 1955
Prime Minister Menzies Unofficial visit following Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference in London. In New York City July 21-26. July 31–August 5, 1956
Prime Minister Menzies Discussed the Suez Crisis with President Eisenhower and senior U.S. officials. September 14–15, 1956
Prime Minister Menzies Met with President Eisenhower; discussed East-West disarmament talks. October 1–2, 1960
Prime Minister Menzies Informal visit; discussed Laos crisis with President Kennedy. In U.S. February 22-27. February 24, 1961
Prime Minister Menzies Informal visit. In the U.S. June 14-21; visited New York City and San Francisco. June 17–20, 1962
Prime Minister Menzies Informal visit while attending UN General Assembly. September 24–26, 1962
Prime Minister Menzies Informal visit. Arrived in U.S. July 2, visited New York City and Charlottesville (Virginia). July 8–10, 1963
Prime Minister Menzies Informal visit. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. June 13. June 6–9, 1965
Prime Minister Menzies Met informally with President Johnson while returning from Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference in London. July 6, 1965
Prime Minister Harold E. Holt Informal visit while en route to London. Also visited New York City. Departed U.S. July 6 June 28–29, 1966
Prime Minister Harold E. Holt Informal visit during return trip from London. July 13–14, 1966
Prime Minister Harold E. Holt Official visit. June 1–2, 1967
Prime Minister John G. Gorton Official visit. In U.S. May 23-31; visited Honolulu, San Francisco, and New York City. May 26–28, 1968
Prime Minister John G. Gorton Official visit. In U.S. May 1-8; visited Williamsburg. May 5–8, 1969
Prime Minister William McMahon Informal visit. Met with President Nixon November 2. October 30–November 4, 1971
Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam Private visit while en route to Commonwealth meeting in Canada. July 30, 1973
Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam Private visit. October 4, 1974
Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam Private visit. May 7, 1975
Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser Official visit. Afterwards made a private visit to New York City and Boston. July 27–29, 1976
Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser Official visit. Private visit to New York City afterwards. June 21–23, 1977
Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser Private visit. Met with President Carter January 2. January 1–3, 1979
Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser Private visit while en route to Europe. Met again with President Carter February 7, on return. January 31, 1980
Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser Official visit. June 29–July 1, 1981
Prime Minister John Malcolm Fraser Private visit. Met with President Reagan May 17 May 16–18, 1982
Prime Minister Robert J. L. Hawke Official working visit. Private visit to New York City afterward. June 11–15, 1983
Prime Minister Robert J. L. Hawke Official Working Visit. Private visit to New York City afterward. February 5–7, 1985
Prime Minister Robert J. L. Hawke Official Working Visit. April 15–18, 1986
Prime Minister Robert J. L. Hawke Official Working Visit. Addressed joint meeting of U.S. Congress June 23. Private visit to Texas afterward. June 22–24, 1988
Prime Minister Robert J. L. Hawke Official Visit. June 24–27, 1989
Prime Minister Paul Keating Met with President Clinton during a private visit. September 12–15, 1993
Prime Minister Paul Keating Attended APEC meeting in Seattle. November 18–21, 1993
Prime Minister John Howard Working visit. July 9–13, 1999
Prime Minister John Howard Official working visit. Commemorated the 50th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty. September 8–12, 2001
Prime Minister John Howard Addressed a Joint Session of Congress. June 11–13, 2002
Prime Minister John Howard Working visit. February 8–10, 2003
Prime Minister John Howard Official select visit at Crawford, Texas. May 1–3, 2003
Prime Minister John Howard Working visit. June 2–4, 2004
Prime Minister John Howard Working visit. July 17–19, 2005
Prime Minister John Howard Official visit. May 12–17, 2006
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Working visit. March 27–April 1, 2008
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Working Visit. March 24, 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Working Visit. November 30, 2009
Prime Minister Julia Gillard Working visit. Addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. March 7, 2011
Prime Minister Julia Gillard Attended the Asia-Pacific Economic and Cooperation Summit at Honolulu and Kapolei, Hawaii. November 10–13, 2011
Prime Minister Julia Gillard Attended the NATO Summit Meeting in Chicago, IL. May 20–21, 2012
Prime Minister Anthony J. Abbott Working visit. June 12, 2014
Prime Minister Malcolm B. Turnbull Working Lunch. January 19, 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm B. Turnbull Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York City. September 19, 2016