50 First Tweets From Australian Celebrities

Today is Twitter’s Birthday. Here’s some famous first words.

1. Hamish wasn’t sure how this thing worked.

2. Or maybe he was just copying Andy?

3. Jessica was eating.

4. Guy was getting inked.

5. Delta was delighted.

6. Chris had an exciting new show.

I can finally talk about Angry Boys soon! I'll have some news on the 9th of March.

— Chris Lilley (@ChrisLilley)

7. Parko was pumped.

getting excited about this cyclone swell !!!!!

— Joel Parkinson (@joelparko)

8. Baz knew what he was doing.


— Baz Luhrmann (@bazluhrmann)

9. Liam was on board.

Kicking it off on Twitter for the first time. Glad to be on board. Thank you for following... -L

— Liam Hemsworth (@LiamHemsworth)

10. Kylie was officially excited!!

Tweet tweet!! It's official. I'm here!!

— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue)

11. Jason was having a snip.

@JDonOfficial still trying to work this thing out!!! Getting my haircut and have just finished my radio show after judging cakes at heart!!

— Jason Donovan (@JDonOfficial)

12. Keith was, well… Was this really Keith?!

Welcome to Keith Urban's official Twitter page!

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban)

13. Hugh was going for 140 characters.

Landing in Sydney in twelve hours. The WOLVERINE press tour begins. I thought it would be cool to start the tour where the film was made.

— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman)

14. Cody stated the obvious.

hey everyone this is cody simpson

— Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson)

15. Rebel was in the calm before the storm.

Finished my first US movie filmed in the US...look out for BRIDESMAIDS in May 2011..Kristen Wiig is going to kill, Matt Lucas is HOT x

— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson)

16. Eric was The #Hashtag King.

Lets start with this, yes, #TheBeast is fixed.

— Eric Bana (@EricBana67)

17. Jackie O was craving a ciggie.

I feel like a cigarette. It's been 11 days now. Alex perry was on the show, he's just quit 2. Now I just gotta convince Kyle

— Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo)

18. Russell said G’day.

@scottgrimes hi

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe)

19. Abbie thanked her fans.

@gingernaps Rikka! Thank you.. and thank you for putting so much time and energy into such a lovely site all these years. Much appreciated x

— Abbie Cornish (@_abbiecornish)

20. Karl was late.

Righto slow off the mark but finally here.

— Karl Stefanovic (@karlstefanovic)

21. Lisa was finger-tied.

Virgin tweeter alert!!! Officially finger-tied. Profound tweet before the day is out. Promise...

— Lisa Wilkinson (@Lisa_Wilkinson)

22. Kochie stated the obvious.

Hello Twitter! Kochie here, this is my first ever tweet...

— david koch (@kochie_online)

23. Sam wanted followers fast.

@michaelpell follow me boy

— Samantha Armytage (@sam_armytage)

24. Charlie was philosophical.

First tweet. Not sure why.

— Charlie Pickering (@charliepick)

25. Wil was funny from the off.

Eddie McGuire is getting a new quiz show. Sadly due to the GFC it will be called "Who Wants To Win The Change Down The Back Of My Couch?"

— Wil Anderson (@Wil_Anderson)

26. Dave didn’t stay secret for long.

I have no followers so does that mean this is like a secret diary?

— Dave Hughes (@DHughesy)

27. Lleyton had money on his mind.

If I had a dollar for every follower I'd have 546 dollars.

— Lleyton Hewitt (@officialhewitt)

28. Michael thanked his sponsors.

Just on the BBQ for the com bank series launch, come down.

— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23)

29. Quade got straight into conversation.

@karmichaelhunt hey bro just got on this twitter, hows things in france going? been trying to catch games on fox..hope all is going well

— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper)

30. Sally was like, “Oh go on then.”

In this case, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

— Sally Pearson OAM (@sallyp100h)

31. Steph was equally underwhelmed.

boredom has finally sent me to start at the latter of this twitter twatter trend

— Stephanie Gilmore (@Steph_gilmore)

32. Glenn was on the move.

G'day everyone, first time tweeting. Thought it about time I joined the 21st century. Sitting at the airport on my way to Carnarvon, WA.

— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11)

33. As was Warnie.

im playing the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in vegas on Dec 14! Wish me luck!

— Shane Warne (@warne888)

34. There was only one Stephanie.

Hey guys...I just got a twitter, but apparently there is another Stephanie Rice out there...interesting! I'd like to see them prove it.

— Stephanie Rice (@ItsStephRice)

35. Mark dropped the hammer.

Wow here we go then!!never being big on all this stuff but here's my 1st tweet! Off to Barcelona now for weeks testing/filming for redbull!

— Mark Webber (@AussieGrit)

36. Daniel followed in his footsteps.

Want to say a big hello to everyone! I've finally started a twitter account. Indeed its really me :) Hope you all enjoy following!

— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo)

37. Even Dr Karl took a moment to get the hang of it.

Hello everyone, Just figuring out this tweeting caper...

— Dr Karl (@DoctorKarl)

38. Emma was self-aware.

have just become a twit?

— Emma Alberici (@albericie)

39. Annabel jumped the gun.

warming up for a tweet

— Annabel Crabb (@annabelcrabb)

40. Derryn made a promise.

Crossed over the the dark side. Too many imposters. Hinch, DHinch, so @HumanHeadline it is. But no personal trivia. Promise.

— Derryn Hinch (@HumanHeadline)

41. Many celebrities grasped Twitter’s cross-promotional USP pretty quickly.

Just over four hours to go till Series 10 of Dancing with the Stars starts. Will be twittering from the green room! Pass the word. Sonia

— Sonia Kruger (@SoniaKruger)

42. Miranda was plugging.

Just launched KORA Organics "Love Guaranteed" Pack and look forward to some feedback from the guys www.koraskincare.com

— Miranda Kerr (@MirandaKerr)

43. Lara wanted us to look at her.

Lara Bingle: Love Want Magazine Photos - http://bit.ly/9u8abz

— Lara Bingle (@MsLaraBingle)

44. Football Joe? How exciting.

I have posted a new column on my blog. It is about football. http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/joehildebrand/

— Joe Hildebrand (@Joe_Hildebrand)

45. Sarah was power networking.

Helloooo! I know I was only on Facebook for 5 mins but have decided to try, once again, to be current.

— sarah murdoch (@SarahAMurdoch)

46. Kylie Gillies humble bragged.

I'm @londonsouthbank . That's worth Tweeting about for the very first time!

— Kylie Gillies (@kyliegillies)

47. Power-tweeter Kevin certainly didn’t let us down with this pledge.

Looking forward to communicating with you on Twitter

— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd)

48. Tony was feeling the love.

Thanks for all your support. It is greatly appreciated!

— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR)

49. Julia Gillard was on the high board.

I’ve decided it’s time to take the Twitter plunge! Hopefully I’ll master it. JG.

— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard)

50. Our Communications Minister communicated his location.

is in Parliament

— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm)

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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