Poll verdict on the future King Charles: "unpopular and untrusted – even at home"

A new poll of public opinion in the UK is bad news for Prince Charles. Research conducted by FTI Consulting on behalf of the Australian Republic Movement shows that almost two-in-three Brits – 63% or those surveyed – do not want Prince Charles to replace the Queen when she dies. Continue reading

Peter FitzSimons delivers the 2017 Thea Astley Lecture

Delivered at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival on 5 August 2017   Continue reading


The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet Queen Elizabeth II in London on 8 July.   The Prime Minister is being encouraged, by the Australian Republic Movement, to reassure the Queen that Australia will remain in the Commonwealth of Nations. Continue reading

Over 700 volunteers join together in the Australian Republic Movement's first National Day of Action

More than 700 volunteers from every state and territory will hit the streets today and get the word out that Australians deserve one of our own as our Head of State. With plans to canvas more than 100,000 homes this National Day of Action, today will be the biggest show of strength since 1999. Continue reading

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten to Address Historic Gathering of Australian Republicans in Melbourne

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will bring the campaign for an Australian republic to a new peak, as the Australian Republic Movement’s guest of honour and keynote speaker at its Gala Dinner on 29 July. Last year’s ARM Gala Dinner keynote speaker Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proudly declared, “I am an Australian and proud to say so. Our head of state should be someone who can say the same.” The Pathway to a Republic dinner in 2017 will bring together supporters of a republic from across the country at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne – the location of the first gathering of the Federal Parliament. The location will now become known for another pivotal moment in Australia’s history – the biggest gathering of Australian republicans. Continue reading

Media Release - Parties Come Together to Support New Push for an Australian Republic

A republic is back on the Federal parliamentary agenda with parliamentarians signing on to support the newly established bipartisan Parliamentary Friendship Group for an Australian Head of State. Continue reading

Media Release - Support for Republic hits new heights

Public support for an Australian republic has skyrocketed off the back of the Australian Republican Movement’s high profile campaign. Continue reading

Media Release - Turnbull has majority Parliamentary backing for a republic

The Australian Republican Movement (ARM) received a significant boost today with confirmation that a majority of Federal Parliamentarians – in both houses – support Australia becoming a republic. Continue reading

Media Release - PM to speak at Republican dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will help the Australian Republican Movement (ARM) celebrate its 25th anniversary at a gala dinner in Sydney on the 17th of December. The dinner will recognise the many men and women who have served the ARM with distinction since its founding in 1991. Chief among them is the Prime Minister; a founding member, former chair, and life member of the Movement. Continue reading

The 2016 ARM National Raffle Winners

Thank you to all those members and supporters who purchased tickets in the 2016 republican raffle. As a result of your generosity, we sold out the raffle early!! This was despite our West Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian members being unable to participate due to regulatory restrictions in those states. The ARM is very pleased to announce the following winners... Continue reading