Ranking of Top Australian Universities in the Academic Ranking of World Top 500 Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Institute of Higher Education:

League Table 2008: 14 Australian universities were ranked in the top 400 globally with three institutions placed among the global top 100:
National Rank, University, (World Rank)
1 ANU (59)
2 Uni of Melbourne (73)
3 Uni of Sydney (97)
4 UQ (101-151)
5 UWA (101-151)
6 UNSW (152-200)
7 Macquarie U (201-302)
8 MONASH (201-302)
9 Uni of Adelaide (201-302)
10 Flinders Uni (303-401)
11 James Cook University (303-401)
12 Uni.Newcastle (303-401)
13 Uni.Tasmania (303-401)
14 Uni.Wollongong (303-401)

League Table 2006: ANU was ranked 1st in Australia and 54th globally, followed by Melbourne in 2nd place (World Rank 78th). UQ, Sydney and UWA were all ranked in equal 3rd position.

National Rank, University, World Rank
1 Australian National University (ANU) 54
2 University of Melbourne 78
3-5 University of Queensland (UQ) 102-150
3-5 University of Sydney 102-150
3-5 University of Western Australia (UWA) 102-150
6 University of New South Wales 151-200
7-9 Macquarie University 201-300
7-9 Monash University 201-300
7-9 University of Adelaide 201-300
10-11 University of Newcastle (Australia) 301-400
12-16 Flinders University 401-500
12-16 James Cook University 401-500
12-16 Murdoch University 401-500
12-16 University of New England (Australia) 401-500
12-16 University of Tasmania 401-500

Source: Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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