Australian Organ Donor Register statistics

Data about registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register.

The Australian Organ Donor Register (the Donor Register) is the national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death.

The Donor Register allows authorised medical personnel to verify a person’s decision about donating their organs and tissue for transplantation.

Registrations are arranged by age group, state and gender.

Total registrations as at 31 May 2022: 7,437,973

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) as at 31 May 2022

STATE Total consent registrations State % consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 865,199 27.45% 0.41%
VIC 756,497 24.00% 0.35%
QLD 651,733 20.68% 0.48%
SA 311,173 9.87% 0.31%
WA 392,671 12.46% 0.28%
TAS 85,010 2.70% 0.37%
NT 21,062 0.65% 0.46%
ACT 68,889 2.19% 0.34%
TOTAL 3,152,234 100.00% 0.38%

Female registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,098 26,518 94,662 109,989 105,573 85,196 117,051 540,087 16.1%
VIC 1,090 21,643 97,241 108,914 91,629 68,537 89,758 478,812 17.5%
QLD 757 19,543 76,276 89,040 82,600 65,378 84,734 418,328 19.7%
SA 3,444 10,815 36,371 32,833 31,465 28,166 43,921 187,015 25.3%
WA 322 8,397 42,467 55,685 48,225 39,170 50,969 245,235 22.8%
TAS 92 2,160 9,154 10,833 10,335 9,633 12,509 54,716 24.3%
NT 22 537 3,292 3,555 2,719 2,002 1,449 13,576 14.6%
ACT 98 2,228 9,173 10,335 7,918 5,433 6,816 42,001 23.8%
TOTAL 6,923 91,841 368,636 421,184 380,464 303,515 407,207 1,979,770 18.8%

Male registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 343 9,229 42,315 56,103 63,043 60,232 93,847 325,112 10.7%
VIC 325 7,527 43,006 57,814 54,554 46,242 68,216 277,684 10.5%
QLD 239 5,944 29,619 40,813 46,215 43,262 67,312 233,404 11.5%
SA 3,324 5,479 21,379 18,458 20,087 20,075 35,355 124,157 17.6%
WA 111 2,763 18,286 29,478 29,590 27,092 40,115 147,435 14.0%
TAS 27 694 3,475 5,062 5,486 5,907 9,642 30,293 14.0%
NT 8 174 1,224 1,748 1,568 1,440 1,324 7,486 7.7%
ACT 31 856 4,837 6,269 5,377 4,254 5,263 26,887 16.0%
TOTAL 4,408 32,666 164,141 215,745 225,920 208,504 321,074 1,172,458 11.8%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2021).
  2. Legally valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Female Total 1,979,770 + Male Total 1,172,458.
  3. State % of Legally Valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) for State / Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations.
  4. Negative Variance occurs due to registration end-dated due to death or by request, registrant moved to another state.
  5. The above tables include registrants who have registered their objection to donate - 18 years and above = 39,143 and 16-17 years = 64.

Intent Registrations as at 31 May 2022

STATE Grand total intent registrations State % of total intent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,839,220 42.91% -0.08%
VIC 455,810 10.64% 0.00%
QLD 631,228 14.73% 0.00%
SA 746,369 17.42% 0.08%
WA 437,111 10.20% 0.00%
TAS 137,499 3.20% -0.01%
NT 8,478 0.20% 0.22%
ACT 30,024 0.70% 0.18%
TOTAL 4,285,739 100.00% -0.02%

Female registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 13,574 22,532 165,328 207,533 194,028 289,153 892,148 26.7%
VIC 14,829 22,542 54,119 58,440 48,404 64,040 262,374 9.6%
QLD 12,333 25,612 84,476 76,779 54,929 55,823 309,952 14.6%
SA 32,297 53,169 64,029 59,051 55,688 83,243 347,477 47.1%
WA 4,800 7,405 28,126 52,746 51,006 74,819 218,902 20.4%
TAS 1,514 2,040 8,100 15,200 16,050 25,255 68,159 30.2%
NT 376 784 945 1,173 873 687 4,838 5.2%
ACT 1,652 2,492 3,293 4,015 3,031 3,330 17,813 10.1%
TOTAL 81,375 136,576 408,416 474,937 424,009 596,350 2,121,663 20.2%

Male registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 3,932 13,036 170,491 214,043 206,258 339,279 947,039 31.1%
VIC 4,225 11,323 39,737 42,483 38,728 53,275 189,771 7.2%
QLD 2,988 17,431 94,660 84,829 58,852 62,514 321,274 15.8%
SA 34,163 65,251 74,688 67,303 60,942 96,480 398,827 56.5%
WA 1,201 3,338 26,009 52,763 51,532 82,085 216,928 20.6%
TAS 351 858 7,540 15,828 16,180 28,583 69,340 32.1%
NT 117 317 557 976 913 760 3,640 3.7%
ACT 513 1,289 2,089 3,008 2,433 2,879 12,211 7.3%
TOTAL 47,490 112,843 415,771 481,233 435,838 665,855 2,159,030 21.7%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2021).
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,046 registrations that have no gender.
  3. State % of Total Intent Registrations = Grand Total Intent Registrations for State/Grand Total Intent Registrations.
  4. Negative Variance occurs due to intent registration being strengthened to consent, registration end-dated due to death or by request, registrant moved to another state.
  5. The above tables include registrants who DO NOT wish to donate = 6,454.

Read the Australian Organ Donor Register historical statistics for previous years.

Page last updated: 23 June 2022