The Land Of Oz
January : Australia’s population reaches 12 million. The search for Harold Holt is abandoned. The Liberal Party elect John Gorton as leader and announce plans for Gorton to move from Senate as replacement for Holt in the Melbourne seat of Higgins. Members of English rock groups The Who and Small Faces are escorted by police from a plane at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, after the pilot diverts the flight citing the bands' behaviour.
February : Gorton wins Higgins by-
March : Entertainer Don Lane is arrested in Sydney on charges of importing marijuana. Later acquitted after spending several nights in jail. N.S.W. introduces breathalyser testing. Labour and Liberal Country League win 19 seats each in South Australia with one independent.