The following statistics on organ donation in Australia have been compiled from the Australian and New Zealand Organ Donor Registry (ANZOD). For more information, visit

In 2015 there were:

1,500 waiting 

435 Organ Donors 

1,241 transplant recipients

The 2015 Breakdown:

703 kidney transplants 
264 liver transplants 
95 heart transplants 
47 pancreas transplants 
195 lung transplants 


At any one time there are 1,500 people on the transplant waiting list. But this is only the tip of the iceberg – there are hundreds of people on dialysis who could benefit from a transplant.

The Australian Donation rate is currently 18.3 donors per million

The National Donation rate is calculated as ‘donors per million’

The Breakdown:

NSW 17.2 dpm
VIC 21.2 dpm
QLD 15.1 dpm
SA 24.7 dpm
WA 16.2 dpm
TAS 17.4 dpm
NT 16.4 dpm
ACT 21.2 dpm