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 2021: 7,311,512.

Total Legally Valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) as at 31 October 2021

STATE Total consent registrations State % consent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 829,152 27.56% 4.05%
VIC 733,749 24.40% 2.88%
QLD 609,379 20.26% 1.40%
SA 296,401 9.85% 1.26%
WA 372,463 12.38% 0.98%
TAS 80,914 2.69% 1.28%
NT 19,690 0.65% 2.13%
ACT 66,439 2.21% 2.08%
TOTAL 3,008,187 100.00% 2.43%

Female registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 1,181 26,204 92,494 105,916 100,643 81,054 111,728 519,220 8.1%
VIC 992 21,487 96,862 105,561 88,050 66,248 86,003 465,203 16.9%
QLD 561 17,199 72,573 83,706 77,314 61,559 80,479 393,391 18.7%
SA 3,936 10,727 35,054 30,809 29,507 26,520 41,776 178,329 24.2%
WA 261 7,143 41,473 52,939 45,889 37,272 48,881 233,858 21.9%
TAS 83 1,990 8,898 10,263 9,882 9,170 11,941 52,227 23.3%
NT 22 465 3,078 3,365 2,588 1,920 1,359 12,797 13.8%
ACT 97 2,144 9,082 9,942 7,581 5,267 6,550 40,663 23.3%
TOTAL 7,133 87,359 359,514 402,501 361,454 289,010 388,717 1,895,688 14.0%

Male registrations

STATE 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 392 9,127 41,013 53,075 59,938 56,943 89,444 309,932 9.6%
VIC 322 7,233 42,796 55,327 52,538 44,707 65,622 268,545 10.1%
QLD 179 4,990 26,808 37,121 42,795 40,292 63,803 215,988 10.7%
SA 3,778 5,703 20,434 17,075 18,783 18,864 33,434 118,071 16.8%
WA 73 2,243 17,283 27,059 27,797 25,505 38,644 138,604 13.2%
TAS 21 576 3,303 4,657 5,204 5,677 9,249 28,687 13.3%
NT 5 159 1,081 1,596 1,440 1,350 1,262 6,893 7.1%
ACT 31 820 4,695 5,932 5,174 4,093 5,030 25,775 15.5%
TOTAL 4,801 30,851 157,413 201,842 213,669 197,431 306,488 1,112,495 11.0%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2019).
  2. Legally valid Consent Registrations (Including Intent Registrations of 16 and 17 year olds) = Female Total 1,895,688 + Male Total 1,112,495.
  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 & above = 36,515 and 16-17 years = 44.

Intent Registrations as at 31 October 2021

STATE Grand total intent registrations State % of total intent registrations % variance from previous month
NSW 1,852,816 43.06% -0.60%
VIC 456,362 10.60% -0.27%
QLD 633,155 14.71% -0.11%
SA 746,191 17.34% -0.16%
WA 438,682 10.20% -0.08%
TAS 137,902 3.20% -0.10%
NT 8,427 0.20% -0.09%
ACT 29,790 0.69% 0.16%
TOTAL 4,303,325 100.00% -0.34%

Female registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 13,765 27,623 171,682 209,943 194,945 280,874 898,832 14.1%
VIC 15,118 21,892 56,391 58,407 48,307 62,515 262,630 9.5%
QLD 12,551 29,283 84,566 76,311 54,061 53,717 310,489 14.8%
SA 32,603 54,154 64,444 59,939 56,334 80,898 348,372 47.3%
WA 4,838 7,266 30,484 53,329 51,002 72,573 219,492 20.5%
TAS 1,536 1,988 8,803 15,375 16,114 24,515 68,331 30.4%
NT 385 739 945 1,184 866 658 4,777 5.1%
ACT 1,652 2,404 3,401 3,974 2,985 3,238 17,654 10.1%
TOTAL 82,448 145,349 420,716 478,462 424,614 578,988 2,130,577 15.8%

Male registrations

STATE 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Total % of ABS Estimated Population
NSW 4,025 19,243 176,551 216,358 207,429 330,345 953,951 29.5%
VIC 4,229 11,239 41,382 42,454 38,667 52,090 190,061 7.2%
QLD 2,953 22,581 95,159 84,026 57,795 60,150 322,664 16.0%
SA 34,351 65,871 74,851 67,575 61,151 93,953 397,752 56.5%
WA 1,219 3,400 28,554 53,393 51,604 79,739 217,909 20.8%
TAS 368 850 8,245 16,003 16,316 27,789 69,571 32.3%
NT 113 328 567 1,003 907 732 3,650 3.7%
ACT 499 1,267 2,154 3,005 2,431 2,780 12,136 7.3%
TOTAL 47,757 124,779 427,463 483,817 436,300 647,578 2,167,694 21.4%

About the tables

  1. % of ABS Estimated Population (as at 30 June 2019).
  2. Grand Total Intent Registrations = Female Total + Male Total + 5,054 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 = 6,242.

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

Page last updated: 25 November 2021