Commonwealth Members

Member Country Joined Commonwealth
Antigua and Barbuda 1981
Australia 1931 (Statute of Westminster*)
The Bahamas 1973
Bangladesh 1972
Barbados 1966
Belize 1981
Botswana 1966
Brunei Darussalam 1984
Cameroon 1995 (independent 1960)
Canada 1931 (Statute of Westminster*)
Cyprus 1961 (independent 1960)
Dominica 1978
Fiji Islands 1970 (left in 1987, rejoined in 1997**)
Ghana 1957
Grenada 1974
Guyana 1966
India 1947
Jamaica 1962
Kenya 1963
Kiribati 1979
Lesotho 1966
Malawi 1964
Malaysia 1957
Maldives 1982 (independent 1965)
Malta 1964
Mauritius 1968
Mozambique 1995 (independent 1975)
Namibia 1990
Nauru 1968
New Zealand 1931 (Statute of Westminster*)
Nigeria 1960 (suspended 1995–99)
Pakistan 1947 (left in 1972, rejoined in 1989)
Papua New Guinea 1975
Rwanda 2009 (independent 1962)
St Kitts and Nevis 1983
St Lucia 1979
St Vincent and the Grenadines 1979
Samoa 1970 (independent 1962)
Seychelles 1976
Sierra Leone 1961
Singapore 1965
Solomon Islands 1978
South Africa 1931 (Statute of Westminster*,left in 1961, rejoined in 1994)
Sri Lanka 1948
Swaziland 1968
Tonga 1970
Trinidad and Tobago 1962
Tuvalu 1978
Uganda 1962
United Kingdom
United Republic of Tanzania 1961
Vanuatu 1980
Zambia 1964

 

* The Statute of Westminster of 1931 gave effective independence to the dominions of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

** Suspended from the councils of the Commonwealth in December 2006 and subsequently suspended from membership of the Commonwealth in September 2009.