Australian Indian Ocean Territories
|• Administrator||Farzian Zainal|
|• Total||149 km2 (58 sq mi)|
|• Density||16/km2 (41/sq mi)|
The Australian Indian Ocean Territories is the name since 1995 of an administrative unit under the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, consisting of two island groups in the Indian Ocean under Australian sovereignty:
Each of these island components has its own shire council: the Shire of Christmas Island and the Shire of Cocos.
The administrative unit does not have jurisdiction over the uninhabited Ashmore and Cartier Islands and Heard Island and McDonald Islands, despite these territories lying within the Indian Ocean.
In 2004 a review of the territories was made.
In 2012 the administration was reviewed by Australian parliamentary visits and enquiry.
Farzian Zainal is a community representative for, and the Treasurer of, the Indian Ocean Territories Regional Development Organisation, which is administered by the Australian government.
|No.||Name||Political party||Took office||Left office|
|1||Danny Ambrose Gillespie||—||1 July 1994||30 June 1996|
|2||Ron Harvey||—||1 October 1997||30 October 1998|
|3||Bill Taylor||Liberal||4 February 1999||30 July 2003|
|4||Evan Williams||—||1 November 2003||31 October 2005|
|5||Neil Lucas||Liberal||30 January 2006||22 February 2008|
|6||Brian Lacy||—||5 October 2009||5 October 2012|
|7||Jon Stanhope||Labor||5 October 2012||5 October 2014|
|8||Barry Haase||Liberal||6 October 2014||4 October 2017|
|9||Natasha Griggs||Liberal||5 October 2017||4 October 2022|
|–||Sarah Vandenbroek (acting)||—||4 October 2022||18 June 2023|
|10||Farzian Zainal||—||19 June 2023|