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 October 2022: 7,517,062.

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

STATE Total consent registrations State % consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 888,537 27.55% 0.39%
VIC 772,493 23.95% 0.39%
QLD 669,580 20.76% 0.48%
SA 316,153 9.80% 0.26%
WA 399,469 12.39% 0.31%
TAS 86,778 2.70% 0.33%
NT 21,512 0.67% 0.32%
ACT 70,451 2.18% 0.43%
TOTAL 3,224,973 100.00% 0.38%

Female registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,028 26,449 95,924 113,289 108,833 88,199 120,877 554,599 16.6%
VIC 1,120 21,685 97,188 111,649 94,354 70,425 92,737 489,158 17.9%
QLD 735 19,622 77,214 91,894 85,037 67,673 87,565 429,740 20.2%
SA 2,908 10,369 36,665 33,930 32,216 28,839 45,373 190,300 25.8%
WA 331 8,449 42,185 57,038 49,299 40,015 52,206 249,523 23.2%
TAS 89 2,142 9,193 11,075 10,635 9,786 12,929 55,849 24.8%
NT 26 541 3,295 3,671 2,805 2,030 1,510 13,878 14.9%
ACT 104 2,220 9,245 10,598 8,169 5,592 7,024 42,952 24.3%
TOTAL 6,341 91,477 370,909 433,144 391,348 312,559 420,221 2,025,999 19.3%

Male registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 319 9,058 42,735 57,966 64,688 62,203 96,969 333,938 11.0%
VIC 311 7,457 42,749 59,442 55,923 47,302 70,150 283,334 10.8%
QLD 229 5,980 29,903 42,347 47,404 44,555 69,421 239,839 11.8%
SA 2,738 5,171 21,462 19,098 20,433 20,487 36,464 125,853 17.8%
WA 105 2,767 18,101 30,127 30,182 27,652 41,012 149,946 14.2%
TAS 28 685 3,500 5,224 5,590 6,017 9,884 30,928 14.3%
NT 10 173 1,251 1,784 1,593 1,444 1,379 7,634 7.8%
ACT 31 871 4,860 6,423 5,549 4,371 5,393 27,498 16.4%
TOTAL 3,771 32,162 164,561 222,411 231,362 214,031 330,672 1,198,970 12.0%

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 2,025,999 + Male Total 1,198,970.
  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 = 39,840 and 16-17 years = 58.

Intent Registrations as at 31 October 2022

STATE Grand total intent registrations State % of total intent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,833,870 42.73% -0.01%
VIC 459,042 10.70% 0.00%
QLD 633,440 14.76% -0.03%
SA 751,730 17.51% 0.24%
WA 437,393 10.19% 0.00%
TAS 137,550 3.20% -0.02%
NT 8,581 0.20% -0.19%
ACT 30,483 0.71% -0.11%
TOTAL 4,292,089 100.00% 0.03%

Female registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 13,552 20,692 159,963 206,327 193,300 295,803 889,637 26.6%
VIC 14,897 23,518 52,757 58,868 48,751 65,575 264,366 9.7%
QLD 12,296 23,855 84,470 77,626 55,946 57,417 311,610 14.7%
SA 32,349 53,106 64,066 59,072 55,789 85,309 349,691 47.4%
WA 4,780 7,642 26,585 52,434 51,132 76,672 219,245 20.4%
TAS 1,478 2,153 7,643 15,124 15,974 25,872 68,244 30.3%
NT 377 821 922 1,175 898 707 4,900 5.3%
ACT 1,690 2,561 3,303 4,013 3,088 3,440 18,095 10.2%
TOTAL 81,419 134,348 399,709 474,639 424,878 610,795 2,125,788 20.2%

Male registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 3,874 10,033 165,537 212,813 205,588 346,355 944,200 31.0%
VIC 4,317 11,645 38,833 42,741 39,010 54,466 191,012 7.2%
QLD 3,004 14,451 94,373 85,926 59,781 64,293 321,828 15.8%
SA 33,982 65,331 75,024 67,711 61,211 98,716 401,975 56.9%
WA 1,201 3,326 24,302 52,396 51,634 84,008 216,867 20.6%
TAS 354 872 7,061 15,696 16,128 29,195 69,306 32.1%
NT 117 345 578 952 908 781 3,681 3.8%
ACT 513 1,343 2,072 3,016 2,473 2,971 12,388 7.4%
TOTAL 47,362 107,346 407,780 481,251 436,733 680,785 2,161,257 21.7%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2021).
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,044 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 = 6,516.

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

Page last updated: 24 November 2022