Nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, was also confirmed dead by her family.
A second Australian was also killed, the country’s foreign minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, without naming the other victim.
Jackie Smith, the Nursing and midwifery Council’s (NMC) Chief Executive and Registrar said: ‘My thoughts and the thoughts of everyone at the NMC go out to the family of nurse Kirsty Boden who so tragically died following the appalling events that unfolded at London Bridge on Saturday evening.
Buzzfeed News reported she worked as a staff nurse in recovery theater at Guy’s Hospital in London, which treated nine patients from the attack.
Melissa McMullan described her brother as “an inspiration” and told Sky News: “While our pain will never diminish, it is important for us all to carry on with our lives in direct opposition to those who wish to destroy us, and remember that hatred is the refuge of small-minded individuals and will only breed more”.
“We are so proud of Kirsty’s fearless actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life”, the family said. “Thank-you for all the overwhelming love & support from everyone”, her mother Julie Wallace announced on Facebook.
Christine Archibald, a 30-year-old Canadian, died in her fiance Tyler Ferguson’s arms after the van mowed her down on London Bridge. “She is the girl next door, she is a very kindred spirit”.
She had planned to attend the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on May 22, where 22 were killed, and was also on Westminster Bridge the day before five people were killed when a terrorist mowed down pedestrians in a auto.
“We are all so distraught that we have lost our little Sara”, she said.
Australian authorities are working with United Kingdom police to determine what happened to Brisbane woman Sara Zelenak, still missing after being separated from friends on London Bridge during the attack.
Gerard Vowls was in Borough Market in Saturday night when the horrific massacre unfolded and witnessed the jihadis set on the 21-year-old from Brisbane.
Mr Turnbull said that as a father himself, the conversation with both Kirsty Boden’s and Sara Zelenak’s families had been heartrending.
She described herself as “just your average dreamer, with a full time job and a constant longing to go where I haven’t been”.
“We were counting down the days to see her”, Ms Wallace told Brisbane radio station 97.3FM. “I really tried to help her and get them to chase me”.
Relatives of Ms Zelenak, who has been working as an au pair in London, said they were concerned for her safety.
“Sara was a positive, popular student who always had a smile on her face”, the school wrote.
Candice Hedge and Andrew Morrison were found to be recovering from serious injuries.
On Wednesday friends and family were told Zelenak had been confirmed dead.
“I recognise that I might not go everywhere but I should definitely go everywhere I can, and so should you!”