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 29 February 2024: 7,718,512.

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) as at 29 February 2024

STATETotal consent registrationsState % consent registrations% variance from previous month
NSW945,12527.61%12.20%
VIC820,60023.97%10.59%
QLD719,13521.01%13.76%
SA330,1419.64%8.52%
WA418,81612.24%10.55%
TAS91,6372.68%10.53%
NT22,4160.65%10.03%
ACT75,0772.20%11.38%
TOTAL3,422,947100.00%11.49%

Female registrations

STATE16-1718-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465+Total% of ABS Estimated Population
NSW67226,45498,091120,026116,32396,215133,434591,21517.8%
VIC76922,51996,285119,057101,24777,356103,041520,27419.1%
QLD51420,03279,03599,44591,90574,12397,365462,41921.3%
SA2,2809,06636,72537,32233,70730,95549,530199,58526.3%
WA2088,61040,87760,58952,11842,80356,919262,12423.5%
TAS562,1429,23811,87811,07310,43114,17558,99324.7%
NT215853,2213,8552,9202,1891,69714,48815.0%
ACT632,3539,36311,2878,8746,0997,81245,85124.4%
TOTAL4,58391,761372,835463,459418,167340,171463,9732,154,94920.3%

Male registrations

STATE16-1718-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465+Total% of ABS Estimated Population
NSW1928,42143,00161,60367,82166,579106,293353,91010.9%
VIC2257,28741,90863,24359,01851,29077,354300,32511.5%
QLD1445,84330,26446,26349,97948,28075,942256,71512.3%
SA2,0244,22921,08120,95021,09921,73639,437130,55617.9%
WA612,64417,20631,80131,48929,31644,175156,69214.2%
TAS186853,4805,6345,7686,31810,74032,64314.1%
NT111751,2031,8241,6791,5011,5357,9288.0%
ACT219034,8866,7896,0014,6635,96229,22516.2%
TOTAL2,69630,187163,029238,107242,854229,683361,4381,267,99412.3%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2022).
  2. Legally valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Female Total 2,154,949 + Male Total 1,267,994.
  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 = 42,517 and 16-17 years = 48.

Intent Registrations as at 29 February 2024

STATEGrand total intent registrationsState % of total intent registrations% variance from previous month
NSW1,826,30642.52%-0.01%
VIC453,00810.55%-0.01%
QLD628,46314.63%-0.01%
SA777,62618.10%0.23%
WA435,62510.14%-0.01%
TAS136,5623.18%0.00%
NT8,3250.19%0.10%
ACT29,6500.69%0.04%
TOTAL4,295,565100%0.03%

Female registrations

STATE18-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465+Total% of ABS Estimated Population
NSW10,64319,303138,560203,136194,052318,346884,04026.6%
VIC11,41723,81246,95259,12548,00270,266259,5749.5%
QLD9,47718,56981,18778,28058,05762,239307,80914.2%
SA32,66554,73065,26160,20356,75792,413362,02947.7%
WA3,5657,64821,92350,48051,73282,539217,88719.5%
TAS1,1292,1536,10814,61615,84727,71867,57128.3%
NT2787928391,1338987384,6784.9%
ACT1,2702,5413,0343,9223,0323,69517,4949.3%
TOTAL70,444129,548363,864470,895428,377657,9542,121,08220.0%

Male registrations

STATE18-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465+Total% of ABS Estimated Population
NSW3,3088,014143,827210,019205,973371,092942,23329.1%
VIC3,53711,20935,49942,59338,33958,595189,7727.2%
QLD2,5327,09390,80287,85762,60269,766320,65215.3%
SA33,36566,20577,02669,32262,782106,834415,53457.0%
WA9833,06419,64350,42652,30990,033216,45819.6%
TAS2778295,55015,13015,96631,23968,99129.9%
NT873465338989388453,6473.7%
ACT4241,3111,9212,8782,4913,13112,1566.8%
TOTAL44,51398,071374,801479,123441,400731,5352,169,44321.1%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2022).
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,040 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 = 6,492.

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

Page last updated: 21 March 2024.
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