Victorian Honour Roll of Women

The Victorian Honour Roll of Women was established in 2001 to recognise the achievements of women from the Australian state of Victoria. The Honour Roll was established as part of the celebrations of Victoria's Centenary of Federation.[1]

Public nominations for the Honour Roll open in the second half of each year and the inductees are reviewed by an independent panel of women.[2] A short list of candidates is then sent to the Victorian Government Minister for Women for her consideration and selection.[3]

The Honour Roll celebrates exceptional women in Victoria who have made significant and lasting contributions to their communities, the nation or the world.[4] Women are recognised for their achievements in a broad range of fields, including science, arts, environment, law, social justice, family violence prevention, research, health, media and education.[3]

As of 2021, more than 600 women have been inducted onto the Honour Roll.[5] The Office of Women's Policy produces commemorative booklets that contain biographical sketches of each woman inducted onto the Honour Roll.[6]


Victorian Honour Roll of Women
Name Image Birth–Death Year Area of achievement
Diana R. Abruzzi 2020 Founder and International Chairman of the International Women's Federation of Commerce and Industry (IWFCI)[7]
Mary Agostino 2021 Leadership in health during COVID-19 pandemic[8]
Doreen Akkerman 2010 Director at Cancer Council Victoria[9]
Susan Alberti   (1947–) 2014 Businesswoman, philanthropist and Vice President of the Western Bulldogs Football Club[10]
Lilian Helen Alexander   (1862–1934) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Elizabeth Alfred (1914–2015) 2001 Head Deaconess, and first woman priested in Melbourne[12]
Beth Allen (1958–) 2004 Rural community nurse[13]
Rowena Allen 2009 Advocate for GLBTI communities, refugees, youth and single parents[14]
Dianne Alley 2001 Women's rights activist
Lyn Allison   (1946–) 2012 Member of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 2008[15]
Leila Alloush 2006 Founding member of the Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria[16]
Betty Amsden (1926-2017) 2013 Volunteer, philanthropist and supporter of arts and animal welfare organisations[17]
Alice Elizabeth Foley Anderson (1897–1926) 2020

Mechanic, and owner of Alice Anderson Motor Service[7]

Carla Anderson 2008 Advocate for Victoria's Deaf and Deafblind community[18]
Marilyn Anderson 2014 FAA, FTSE[10]
Maybanke Anderson   (1845–1927) 2001 Reformer involved in women's suffrage and federation
Mary Anderson (–1956) 2001 Salvation Army Officer[19]
Phyllis Andy 2007 Indigenous community leader[11]
Vasso Apostolopoulos (1970–) 2004 Medical researcher[13]
Alice Appleford   (1891–1968) 2008 War heroine, nurse and humanitarian[18]
Brenda Appleton 2017
Robyn Archer (1948–) 2001 Singer, writer, stage and director, artistic director, and public advocate of the arts
Lillian May Armfield (1884–1971) 2001 Pioneering Sydney female police detective
Jean Armstrong 2008 Engineer[18]
Hana Assafiri 2017
Jill Astbury 2008 Researcher into violence against women[18]
Anne Astin 2010 Biochemist and forensic scientist[9]
Tilly Aston   (1873–1947) 2001 Blind writer and teacher who founded the Victorian Association of Braille Writers and the Association for the Advancement of the Blind
Varvara Athanasiou-Ioannou (1953–) 2003 Human resources consultant[20]
Geraldine Atkinson 2008 Koori educator[18]
Mary Atkinson 2001
Elizabeth Austin   (1821–1910) 2012 Pioneer and philanthropist during the late 19th century[15]
Ruth Austin (1922–) 2003 Provider of welfare for infants[20]
Maya Avdibegovic 2020 Advocate for victims of family violence[7]
Samia Baho 2008 Social justice activist[18]
Dianne Bailey-Tribe 2007 Community worker concerned with autism[11]
Rosanna Baini (1963–) 2002 Community worker and Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission[21]
Bianca Baldassi 2001 Worked with the Association of Senior Italian Citizens Clubs of Victoria and the Italian Pensioners Club of Northcote
Muriel Bamblett 2011 Yorta Yorta indigenous leader[22]
Faith Bandler (1918–2015) 2001 Civil rights activist of South Sea Islander heritage. She is a campaigner for the rights of Indigenous Australians and South Sea Islanders. Bandler is best known for her leadership in the campaign for the 1967 referendum on Aboriginal Australians.
Nola Barber (1901–1985) 2001 Mayor and community worker
Helen Barnacle (1953–) 2004 Legal rights and social justice activist[13]
Jody Barney 2021 Advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities[8]
Susan Barton 2012 Founder and Director of the Lighthouse Foundation for Homeless Youth[15]
Nina Bassat (1939–) 2003 Leader in Victoria's Jewish community[20]
Karen Batt 2001 Victorian branch secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union
Gracia Baylor (1929–) 2003 One of the first two women elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in 1979[20]
Isabel Joy Bear 2005 Scientific researcher[23]
Annette Bear-Crawford (1853–1899) 2007 Women's suffragist and federationist[11]
Rosalyn Beaton 2009 Advocate for English as a second language students[14]
Marilyn Beaumont 2007 Executive Director of Women's Health Victoria[11]
Beryl Beaurepaire (1923–2018) 2001 Activist and politician
Linda Beilharz 2006 First Australian woman to reach the South Pole[16]
Jane Bell 2013 Nursing advocate and pioneer[17]
Laura Bell (1936–) 2001 Gunditjmara educator who chairs the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) and founded the Winda-Mara Aboriginal Co-operative[24]
Lisa Bellear (1961–2006) 2008 Indigenous Australian poet, photographer, activist, spokeswoman, dramatist, comedian and broadcaster.[18][25]
Carmel Benjamin (1932–) 2004 Criminal justice advocate[13]
Concetta Benn (1926–2011) 2002 Social justice activist[21]
Lou Bennett 2017 Musician and performer [26]
Mary Bennett (1881–1961) 2001 Educator and advocate of Aboriginal rights[27]
Elleni Bereded-Samuel 2006 Community worker and advocate for migrant women[16]
Dagmar Berne (c. 1865–1900) 2001 Medical doctor and the first female student to study medicine in Australia
Maria Berry 2020 Women's football player, administrator, coach and board member[7]
Wilma Beswick 2013 Clinical educator[17]
Gulghotai Bezhan 2021 Afghan community leader[8]
Carrie Bickmore (1980–) 2017 radio and television presenter
Patricia Bigham 2017
Jocelyn Bignold 2009 Supporter of women prisoners[14]
MaryAnn Bin-Sallik 2001 Academic, Indigenous studies
Nancy Bird Walton   (1915–2009) 2001 Aviator and the founder and patron of the Australian Women Pilots' Association
Ruth Bishop (1933–) 2001 Leading member of the team that discovered the human rotavirus
Hope Black (1919–2018) 2012 Marine biologist and the first female curator at Museum Victoria[15][28]
Josie Black 2007 Community activist and educator[11]
Elizabeth Blackburn   (1948–) 2010 Biological researcher who studies the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome. Blackburn co-discovered the enzyme telomerase and was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.[9]
Jean Blackburn (1919–2001) 2002 Academic, educator and policy maker[21]
Margaret Blackwood (1909–1986) 2001 Botanist and geneticist [29]
Penny Blazey 2005 Advocate for sustainability and East Timorese women[23]
Walda Blow 2012 Yorta Yorta elder and community activist[15]
Dianne Boddy 2014 Hon FIE Aust, CPEng[10]
Pamela Bone 2001 Journalist
Anna Booth 2001 Business executive
Eleanor Bourke 2010 Pioneering Aboriginal activist[9]
Margaret Bourke 2001
Terry Bracks 2011 Advocate for youth and women and founder of Western Chances[22]
Antoinette Braybrook 2020 Campaigner against family violence, particularly in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community[7]
Marie Breen (1902–1993) 2010 Member of the Australian Senate representing the Liberal Party of Australia[9]
Carolyn Briggs 2005 Elder of the Bunurong people[23]
Geraldine Briggs 2001
Ivy Brooks 2001
Joyce Brown (1938–) 2001 Australian netball team coach[30]
Sally Brown (1950–) 2003 Family court judge and first woman Chief Magistrate of Victoria[20]
Fanny Brownbill (1890–1948) 2003 Australian Labor Party Member for Geelong, Victoria, serving from 1938 until 1948. Brownbill was the first woman to win a seat for Labor in Victoria.[20]
Anne Brunell (1970–) 2007 Paralympic athlete[11]
Lucy Meredith Bryce (1897–1968) 2001 Hematologist [31]
Dorothy Buckland-Fuller (1922–2019) 2001 Human rights activist, migrant community advocate and sociologist
Vivian Bullwinkel (1915–2000) 2001 Nurse, prisoner of war
Gina Bundle 2020 maternity care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women[7]
Eva Burrows   (1929–2015) 2001 13th General of the Salvation Army
Betty Burstall (1926–2013) 2001 Founder, La Mama[32]
Muriel Bush 2001
Betty Butcher (1925–1999) 2006 Cricketer[16]
Ita Buttrose   (1942–) 2001 Journalist and businesswoman. She was the founding editor of the women's magazine Cleo and served as the editor of The Australian Women's Weekly
Sheila Byard 2017 Services to women
Val Byth 2001
Helen Caldicott   (1938–) 2001 Physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate who founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general.
Kate Isabel Campbell (1899–1986) 2001 Physician and paediatrician
Louise Margaret Cannon 2009 Melbourne's first woman fire station officer[14]
Elaine Canty 2006 First female sports broadcaster on ABC radio and television[16]
Eileen Capocchi (1925–2019) 2010 Advocate for migrant and working women's rights[9]
Carol Carey 2020 International resuscitation educator[7]
Simone Carson 2016 sustainable food security[33][34]
Fay Carter (1935–) 2004 Aboriginal community leader[13]
Rebecca Casson 2021 First woman CEO of Master Builders Victoria[8]
Marie Elizabeth Amy Castilla   (1868–1898) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Evonne Cawley (1951–) 2001 Tennis player
Hilary Charlesworth (1955–) 2001 Pioneer in feminist international law scholarship
Deborah Cheetham (1964–) 2015 Aboriginal opera singer, actor, and playwright.
Wes Wai-Sum Chau 2012 Community organiser and advocate for cultural diversity[15]
Jean Cheshire 2006 Religious educator[16]
Joan Child (1921–2013) 2001 First woman Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
Caroline Chisholm   (1808–1877) 2001 Progressive 19th-century English humanitarian known mostly for her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia
Betty Churcher (1931–2015) 2001 Artist and director of the National Gallery of Australia from 1990 to 1997
Catherine Cini 2019 CEO of GriefLine Family and Community Services[35]
Adrienne Clarke (1938–) 2001 Professor of Botany at University of Melbourne
Billi Clarke (1958–) 2004 Campaigner against family violence[13]
Sally Cockburn (1958–) 2010 Medical practitioner, activist and radio personality[9]
Judith Cohen (1926–) 2002 Lawyer, Commissioner of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission and founding member of the National Council of Jewish Women's Foundation[21]
Carola Cohn (1892–1964) 2007 Artist, author and philanthropist best known for her work in sculpture in a modernist style and famous for her Fairies Tree in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne[11]
Marie Coleman (1933–) 2001 Activist, public servant and journalist
Colleen Mary Condliffe 2009 Advocate for rural farmers[14]
Zoe Condliffe 2021 She's a Crowd founder and advocate to end gender-based violence[8]
Margaret (Madge) Connor (c.1874–1952) 2019 Advocate for policewomen's rights[35]
Cecilia Conroy 2011 Educator of special needs children[22]
Bev Cook 2010 Community leader from Mallee[9]
Lynn Corcoran 2013 Laboratory head Molecular Immunology Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne[17]
Edwina Cornish 2013 Professor at Monash University[17]
Suzanne Cory (1942–) 2001 Biologist and President of the Australian Academy of Science
Kay Cottee (1954–) 2001 First female sailor to perform a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world. She performed this feat in 1988 in her 37 feet (11 m) yacht Blackmore's First Lady, taking 189 days
Lynne Coulson Barr 2014 [10]
Margaret Court (1942–) 2001 Tennis player
Edith Cowan   (1861–1932) 2001 Politician, social campaigner and the first woman elected to an Australian parliament
Dorothy Crawford (1911–1988) 2004 Pioneer in Australian television drama[13]
Joanne Crawford 2021 Gender equality, sustainable development and anti-poverty work[8]
Susan Crennan (1945–) 2013 Judge and lawyer[17]
Catherine Crock 2013 Pioneer of patient-centred care[17]
Mary Crooks 2001
Ruth Hope Crow (1916–1999) 2008 Community activist[18]
Elizabeth Crowther 2012 Chief Executive of the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria[15]
Martha Curnow 2014 [10]
Pamela Curr 2009 Human rights campaigner[14]
Betty Cuthbert   (1938–2017) 2001 Olympic athlete
Margaret Cuthbertson 2001
Marg D’Arcy (1950–) 2003 Campaigner against violence directed towards women[20]
Janice Margaret Dale 2005 Nurse and mentor to women[23]
Zelda D'Aprano (1928–2018) 2001 Unionist and women's equal pay activist, best known for chaining herself to the Commonwealth Building in Melbourne when a court case failed to secure equal pay for women in the meat industry.[36]
Dur-e Dara 2001 Philanthropist and restaurateur
Lisa Darmanin (1991–) 2016 competitive sailor and activist for women's equality[33]
Louise Davidson 2008 Fundraiser for breast cancer research[18]
Anne Davie 2005 Community worker in southwest Gippsland[23]
Sandie de Wolf 2011 Children's welfare activist[22]
Linda Dessau (1953–) 2018 29th Governor of Victoria and first female[37]
Maria Dimopoulos (1965–) 2012 Women's rights activist[21]
Noeleen Dix 2016 netball administration[33][34]
Maria Dudycz 2018 Human rights for people with disabilities[37]
Henrietta Dugdale   (1827–1918) 2001 Feminist who initiated the first female suffrage society in Australasia. Her campaigning resulted in breakthroughs for women's rights in Australia.
Fay Duncan 2014 [10]
Trisha Dunning 2014 AM[10]
Fanny Durack   (1889–1956) 2001 Swimmer
Helen Durham (1968–) 2014 [10]
Ella Ebery (1915–) 2004 Journalist and community advocate[13]
Patricia Edgar (1937–) 2001 Author, television producer and educator, best known as the founding director of the Australian Children's Television Foundation
Diana Egerton-Warburton 2018 Emergency medicine and public health[37]
Mary Jeevaranee Eliezer 2001
Liz Ellis   (1973–) 2006 Netball player[16]
Mary Evans 2001
Yvonne Evans 2009 Community worker[14]
Marguerite Evans-Galea 2017 Scientist and advocate and mentor for women in STEMM
Elizabeth Evatt (1933–) 2001 Reformist lawyer and jurist who sat on numerous national and international tribunals and commissions, was the first Chief Judge of the Family Court of Australia, the first female judge of an Australian federal court, and the first Australian to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Committee
June Factor 2001 Children's author
Beatrice Faust (1939–2019) 2001 Author and women's activist. She was a co-founder of Women's Electoral Lobby and President of the Victorian Abortion Law Repeal Association.
Lynette Fearn-Wannan 2009 Pioneer in child care and community services[14]
Linda Fenton (1956–2000) 2003 Aboriginal community leader[20]
Doseena Fergie 2016 Aboriginal wellbeing[33][34]
Dale Fisher 2011 First woman to be Chief Executive of the Royal Women's Hospital[22]
Julia Flynn 2001 educationist
Christine Forster (1939–) 2004 Conservationist and natural resource manager[13]
Maria Forsyth 2020 Chemistry researcher making Australia environmentally sustainable[7]
Lilian Fowler (1886–1954) 2001 Australia's first female mayor
Irene Frangioudaki 2013 Journalist in Victoria's Hellenic community[17]
Miles Franklin   (1879–1954) 2001 Writer and feminist who is best known for her novel My Brilliant Career, published in 1901
Dawn Fraser   (1937–) 2001 Swimmer and politician
Cathy Freeman   (1973–) 2001 Sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres event
Phyllis Frost (1917–2004) 2001 Welfare worker and philanthropist who chaired the Victorian Women's Prisons Council, established the Keep Australia Beautiful movement, and worked for Freedom from Hunger, raising millions of dollars for charity
Jan Fullerton 2001
Belinda Gabbe 2018 [37]
Raffaela Galati-Brown 2001 Principal of the Northern College of the Arts & Technology
Rhonda Louise Galbally (1948–) 2005 Founding CEO of Our Community Pty.[23]
Mary Galea (1951–) 2014 [10]
Jessica Gallagher (1986–) 2018 Board Director Vision 2020 Australia[37]
Jill Gallagher 2009 Community activist[14]
Michelle Gallaher 2018 Life sciences and health sector advocatea[37]
Elfreda Hilda Gamble (1871–1947) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Sherryl Garbutt (1948–) 2016 Labor politician[33][34]
Helen Garner (1942–) 2001 Novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist
Mary Gaudron (1943–) 2001 Lawyer and judge who was the first female Justice of the High Court of Australia
Mary Gaunt (1861–1942) 2002 Novelist[21]
Virginia Geddes 2016 [33]
Sylvia Gelman 2012 Jewish community elder; Life Governor and President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia[15]
Amanda George 2001
Jennie George   (1947–) 2001 Former President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, and Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 2001 to 2010
Sandra George 2005 Community leader and educator[23]
Paula Gerber 2011 Academic specialising in Construction Law and International Human Rights Law[22]
Pearl Gibbs (1901–1983) 2001 Indigenous Australian activist, and the most prominent female activist within the Aboriginal movement in the early 20th century. She was a member of the Aborigines Progressive Association (APA), and was involved with various protest events such as the 1938 Day of Mourning.
Lynda Gibson (1956–2004) 2007 Comedian[11]
Hetty Gilbert 2001
Mary Gilmore   (1865–1962) 2001 Socialist poet and journalist
Mary Glowrey (1887-1957) 2015 Victorian born and educated doctor who spent 37 years in India, where she set up healthcare facilities, services and systems. She is believed to be the first Catholic religious sister to practise as a doctor
Gwenyth Marie Goedecke 2009 Councillor and advocate for women[14]
Sally Goldner 2016 LGBTI rights[33][34]
Vida Goldstein   (1869–1949) 2001 Feminist politician who campaigned for women's suffrage and social reform
Monica Gould (1957) 2018 [37]
Nellie Gould (1860–1941) 2011 WWI nurse
Helen Gow 2001
Mary Grant Bruce (1878–1958) 2002 Children's author and journalist[21]
Michelle Grattan   (1944–) 2001 Journalist who became the first woman to become editor of an Australian metropolitan daily newspaper. Specialising in political journalism, Grattan has written and edited for many significant Australian newspapers.
Germaine Greer   (1939–) 2001 Writer, academic, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature, and a significant feminist voice of the later 20th century
Flos Greig (1880–1958) 2001 Lawyer and the first woman to be admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in Australia
Jane Stocks Greig (1872–1939) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Janet Lindsay Greig   (1874–1950) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Diana Gribble (1942–2011) 2001 Publisher, book editor and businessperson
Pamela Griffin (1939–) 2002 Koori educator and community worker[21]
Doreen Griffiths 2001
Laureen Grimes 2020 Army Reservist since 1980[7]
Patricia Grimshaw (1938–) 2008 Pioneering women's historian[18]
Bella Guerin (1858–1923) 2001 Feminist, women's activist women's suffragist, anti-conscriptionist, political activist and schoolteacher
Carmel Guerra 2005 Founder of Ethnic Youth Issues Network and the Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues[23]
Margaret Guilfoyle (1926–2020) 2001 Senator for the state of Victoria from 1971 to 1987
Robyn Guymer 2021 Macular degeneration specialist[8]
Be Ha 2016 multiculturalism[33][34]
Molly Hadfield (1922–) 2006 Social justice activist[16]
Jean Hailes (1926–1988) 2012 Established the first women's health clinic in Australia at Prince Henry's Hospital in 1971[15]
Janine Haines   (1945–2004) 2001 First female federal parliamentary leader of an Australian political party
Edith Hall (1933–2011) 2001 Suffragist and campaigner for the disabled[38]
Lesley Hall 2014 [10]
Gertrude Halley (1867–1939) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Ann Halpen (1939–2009) 2010 Founder of Wellsprings for Women[9]
Amara Hamid 2012 Advocate for women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities[15]
Julia Hammer 2001
Felicity Hampel (1955–) 2001 Human rights lawyer and judge of the County Court of Victoria
Clare Hanlon 2018 Advocate for women in sport[37]
Roz Hansen 2001 Urban planner
Lisa Happ 2013 [17]
Lisa Hardeman 2019 Policewoman and women's AFL supporter[35]
Nessie Ivy Hardy (1936–2007) 2009 Environmental campaigner[14]
Shirley Harlock 2012 Advocate for women in Victoria's dairy industry[15]
Tricia Harper 2011 Social justice activist and advocate for single mothers[22]
Norasiah Hasan 2001
Sherene Hassan 2018 Ambassador for Muslim community[37]
Joanna Hayter 2016 Gender equality advocate[33][34]
Karen Hayes 2017
Muriel Heagney (1885–1974) 2001 Trade unionist and feminist
Karen Heap 2020 CEO of Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative[7]
Jessie Henderson 2001 Social welfare worker
Helen Herrman (1947–) 2013 Professor of Psychiatry[17]
Lesley Hewitt 2010 Advocate for sexual assault victims[9]
Nora Heysen (1911–2003) 2001 First woman to win the prestigious Archibald Prize in 1938 for portraiture and the first Australian woman appointed as an official war artist
Dorothy Hill (1907–1997) 2001 Geologist who was the first female professor at an Australian university and the first female president of the Australian Academy of Science.
Kathy Hilton 2008 Youth advocate[18]
Yvonne Ho 2013 [17]
Barbara Hocking 2006 Barrister and advocate for Native title in Australia[16]
Elizabeth Hoffman 2001 Aboriginal rights activist
Caroline Hogg (1942–) 2003 Politician for the Australian Labor Party who was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1982 to 1996 and a minister in the governments of John Cain and Joan Kirner[20]
Janet Holmes à Court (1943–) 2001 Businesswoman and one of Australia's wealthiest women. She is the Chair of Heytesbury Pty Ltd.
Jane den Hollander 2019 Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University and leader in higher education innovation[35]
Janet Horn 2001
Shirley Horne 2001
Philomena Horsley 2001 Medical anthropologist and social inequalities advocate
Keran Howe 2010 Advocate for women with disabilities[9]
Josie Howie 2018 Advocate for high risk youth[37]
May Hu 2010 Broadcaster and ambassador for Melbourne's Chinese community[9]
Sian Hughes 2006 Paediatrician[16]
Jessica Hull (1915–2000) 2004 Social activist for women's rights[13]
Catherine Humphreys 2016 safety of women and children[33][34]
Ruby Hutchinson 2001 Founder of Choice
Nellie Ibbotti 2001
Nazra Ibrahim (1963–) 2002 Community worker in the Islamic community[21]
Adelaide Eliza Ironside (1831–1867) 2001 Artist
Donna Jackson 2001 Founder of the Women's Circus
Helen Jackson 2009 Educator[14]
Margaret Jackson (1953–) 2001 Corporate executive
Marjorie Jackson (1931–) 2001 Olympic athlete and former Governor of South Australia
Aunty Lola James 2021 Aboriginal health and child welfare and foster carer[8]
Margaret Ellen James 2021 Advocate for women's right in universities[8]
Ann Jarvis 2005 Farm manager and advocate of rural education[23]
Sandie Jeffs 2001 SANE Australia ambassador
Dagmar Jenkins 2020 Providing people with cognitive and speech-related disabilities with access to tailored sexual assault response services[7]
Misty Jenkins 2020 Advocate for gender equity, Aboriginal health and education[7]
Barbara Jennings 2007 Community leader in women's health[11]
Chris Jennings 2011 Advocate for women with disabilities[22]
Margaret Jennings (1949–) 2009 Cricketer[14]
Yvonne Jennings 2012 Community leader[15]
Alana Johnson 2018 Advocate for gender equality[37]
Gertrude Johnson (1894–1973) 2005 Coloratura soprano and founder of the National Theatre in Melbourne[23]
Melva Johnson (1935–) 2002 Koori activist and community leader[21]
Liz Jones (1946–) 2002 Actress and artistic director of La Mama Theatre[21]
Mel Jones (1972–) 2017 Cricketer and television cricket commentator
Jill Joslyn 2011 Nurse, businesswoman and community services professional[22]
Stella Kariofylldis 2001 Councillor
Margaret Keats (1893–1970) 2008 Veterinary science pioneer[18]
Marie Kehoe 2006 Director at Australian Catholic University[16]
Annette Kellerman   (1886–1975) 2001 Professional swimmer, vaudeville and film star, and writer. She was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, instead of the then accepted pantaloons, and inspired others to follow her example.
Catherine Mary Kelly 2016 marginalised students[33][34]
Moira Kelly (1964–) 2014 humanitarian[10]
Gaby Kennard (1944–) 2001 First Australian woman to circumnavigate the globe by airplane
Mary Kenneally 2016 women in the arts and comedy[33][34]
Kate Kennedy 2021 human rights advocate[8]
Elizabeth Kenny   (1880–1952) 2001 Nurse who promoted a controversial new approach to the treatment of poliomyelitis in the era before mass vaccination eradicated the disease in most countries. Her findings ran counter to conventional medical wisdom; they demonstrated the need to exercise muscles affected by polio instead of immobilizing them. Kenny's principles of muscle rehabilitation became the foundation of physical therapy, or physiotherapy.
Jill Ker Conway (1934–2018) 2001 Academic and author
Nerida Kerr 2013 [17]
Sika Kerry 2008 Advocate for women and migrants and the first woman councillor in Footscray[18]
Zuleyha Keskin Advocate for the Australian-Muslim community[7]
Winifred Kiek (1884–1975) 2001 In 1927 first woman ordained to Protestant Christian church in Australia
Lynne Killeen 2019 Advocate for Aboriginal women in custody[35]
Christine Kilpatrick 2014 [10]
Priscilla Kincaid-Smith (1926–2015) 2001 Physician and researcher, specializing in nephrology
Dr Skye Kinder Health equality advocate[8]
Bronwyn King 2018 Anti-tobacco campaigner[39]
Donna King 2006 Advocate for prisoners[16]
Ethleen King 2006 Lawyer and founder of organisations[16]
Ingeborg King 2016 sculptor[33][34]
Rosie King 2021 Advocate for gender equality in sport[8]
Rae Kingsbury 2017
Aviva Kipen 2001 Rabbi
Maria Kirk 2001 Temperance advocate and social reformer
Joan Kirner (1938–2015) 2001 42nd Premier of Victoria, the first woman to hold the position
Betty Kitchener   (1951–) 2011 Mental health educator who founded mental health first aid training[22]
Lillian Kloot 2001
Emily Kngwarreye (1910–1996) 2001 Aboriginal artist from the Utopia community in the Northern Territory. She is one of the most prominent and successful artists in the history of contemporary Indigenous Australian art
Licia Kokocinski (1951–) 2007 Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1988 to 1996, representing Melbourne West Province. She was the first woman from a non-English speaking background to be elected to the Victorian parliament.[11]
Ayse Köksüz 2006 Community leader[16]
Kim Koop 2017 Mental health advocate
Ellen Koshland 2018 [37]
Margo Koskelainen 2006 Softball umpire[16]
Jayashri Kulkarni 2011 Mental health researcher[22]
Ngarla Kunoth-Monks 2001
Tamara Kwarteng 2020 Avocate for equitable access to effective sexual and reproductive health programs in the Pacific[7]
Jean Laby (1915–2008) 2009 Pioneer atmospherics physicist[14]
Marilyn Lake (1949–) 2006 Historian known for her work on the effects of the military and war on Australian civil society, the political history of Australian women and Australian racism including the White Australia Policy and the movement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights[16]
Cuc Lam 2007 Councillor active in the migrant community[11]
Mary Lambe 2001
Toni Lamond (1932–) 2001 Cabaret singer, stage and television actor, dancer and comedian
Taryn Lane 2021 Community energy and community-led climate activist[8]
Marcia Langton (1951–) 2001 Leading Aboriginal scholar who holds the Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne
Eleanor Latham (1878–1964) 2001 Charity worker
Carmen Lawrence   (1948–) 2001 Former Premier of Western Australia and the first woman to become Premier of a State of the Commonwealth of Australia
Marion Lau 2011 Advocate for migrant women[22]
Louisa Lawson   (1848–1920) 2001 Poet, writer, publisher, suffragist, and feminist. She was the mother of the poet and author Henry Lawson.
Betty Lawson (1920–) 2003 First woman President of the Technical Teachers Association of Victoria[20]
Judith Lazarus 2013 [17]
Mary Lee   (1821–1909) 2001 Irish-Australian suffragist and social reformer in South Australia
Ilma Lever 2001 Founding member of Disabled Motorists Australia
Sharon Lewin 2019 Infectious disease physician and researcher[35]
Pranee Liamputtong 2007 Advocate for migrant women[11]
Celeste Liddle 1978– 2017 Indigenous feminist and unionist
Joan Lindros 2001 Environmentalist
Beryl Lindsay 2001
Nicole Livingstone (1971–) 2006 Olympic swimmer, television sports commentator, and radio presenter[16]
Jenny Lloyd 2021 Bushfire recovery work[8]
Lorna Lloyd-Green (1910–2002) 2001 Obstetrician and gynecologist
Susan Lockwood 2005 Advocate for breast cancer survivors[23]
Morag Loh 2008 Writer, historian and teacher[18]
Rafaela Lopez 2017 Historian, social researcher and advocate for refugees
Iris Lovett-Gardiner 2001 Founder of Aboriginal Community Elders Services (ACES)
Selba Gondoza Luka 2021 Youth mental health of African-Australians[8]
Margaret Lusink (1922–) 2004 Leader in law, women's health and education[13]
Lottie Lyell (1890–1925) 2001 Actress, screenwriter, editor and filmmaker. Lyell is regarded as Australia's first film star, and also contributed to the local industry during the silent era with her collaborations with Raymond Longford.
Helen Lynch 2001
Enid Lyons   (1897–1981) 2001 First woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives as well as the first woman appointed to the federal Cabinet. Prior to these achievements, she was best known as the wife of the Premier of Tasmania and later Prime Minister of Australia, Joseph Lyons.
Elizabeth Macarthur   (1766–1850) 2001 The first soldier's wife to arrive in New South Wales, Macarthur held court amongst officers of the New South Wales Corps, naval officers and members of the colonial administration.
Natalie MacDonald 2020 Public sector policy reformer[7]
Jean Macnamara (1899–1968) 2001 Australian medical doctor and scientist, best known for her contributions to children's health and welfare
Jessica Macpherson 2017
Helen Macrae 2008 Advocate for adult and community education[18]
Judy Maddigan (1948–) 2001 Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 2003 to 2005. She was the member for the seat of Essendon from 1996 to 2010, representing the Australian Labor Party.
Eve Mahlab 2001 Co-founder and convener of the Australian Women Donors Network
Gloria Mahoney 2009 Promoter of volunteerism[14]
Bertha Main (1873–1957) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Tricia Malowney 2013 [17]
Ida Mann (1893–1983) 2001 Ophthalmologist who diagnosed a trachoma epidemic amongst Indigenous people in the Kimberleys and traveled extensively in Western Australia in order to examine and treat Indigenous Australians.
Kerryn Manning (1976–) 2006 Harness racer[16]
Patti Manolis 2016 Librarianship[33][34]
Helen Marcou 2017 Activist and advocate for Victorian music industry
Melba Marginson 2001
Betty Marginson 2001
Hyllus Maris (1933–1986) 2001
Ivy Marks 2005 Leader in the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Community[23]
Fay Marles (1926–) 2010 First Equal Opportunity Commissioner and the first woman Chancellor at the University of Melbourne[9]
Felicity Marlowe 2019 Campaigner for the rights of diverse families and the LGBTIQ community[35]
Carol Martin (1957–) 2001 Member for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Kimberley for the Australian Labor Party, having first been elected to that position in 2001 following the retirement of Ernie Bridge. She was the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to any Australian Federal, State or Territory Parliament.[40]
Sue Maslin 2018 [37]
Bernice Masterson 2001
Frances Mathyssen 2001
Helen Mayo   (1878–1967) 2001 Medical doctor and medical educator
Danielle Mazza 2020 improving the lives of women, particularly the most disadvantaged, through access to better sexual and reproductive health care[7]
Janice McCarthy 2010 Military nursing leader[9]
Lorna McConchie (1914–2001) 2004 Physical educator and netball administrator[13]
Isabella McDonagh (1899–1982) 2001 Actor
Paulette McDonagh (1901–1978) 2001 Film director
Phyllis McDonagh (1900–1978) 2001 Film producer and production designer
Carol McDonough 2008 Community activist[18]
Mary McGowan 2019 Paediatric oncology nurse[35]
Lee McIntosh 2001
Heather McKay (1941–) 2001 Squash player
Kristy McKellar 2017
Florence McKenzie   (1890–1982) 2001 Australia's first female electrical engineer, founder of the Women's Emergency Signalling Corps (WESC) and lifelong promoter for technical education for women.[41]
Shirley McKerrow (1933–) 2001
Mary MacKillop (1842–1909) 2001 Australian nun who has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church, as St Mary of the Cross. She was a co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites), a congregation of religious sisters that established a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand, with an emphasis on education for the rural poor.
Fiona McLeod SC (barrister)   (1964–) 2014 [10]
Margaret McLorinan (1887–1932) 2002 Founder of the Obstetrics Department at the Queen Victoria hospital[21]
Ruth McNair 2017
Elizabeth Grace McNeill 2020 First woman to serve in an executive role in any form of government administration in Victoria[7]
Hilary McPhee 2001 Publisher, editor and businessperson
Doris McRae (1893–1988) 2001
Effie Meehan 2006 Community worker with disabled migrants[16]
Joy Mein 2001
Nellie Melba   (1861–1931) 2001 Operatic soprano who became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and the early 20th century. She was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician.
Jean Melzer (1926–2013) 2006 Senator representing the Australian Labor Party and Victoria[16]
Valli Mendez 2009 Advocate for sex industry workers[14]
Voula Messimeri-Kianidis 2007 Advocate for migrant women[11]
Janet Michelmore 2013 [17]
Maggie Millar (1941–) 2007 Actress[11]
Leanne Miller (1963–) 2004 Indigenous affairs activist[13]
Natalie Miller 2017
Nancy Millis (1922–2012) 2003 Microbiologist, who introduced fermentation technologies to Australia and created the first applied microbiology course taught in an Australian university.[20]
Noreen Minogue 2001
Roma Mitchell (1913–2000) 2001 First Australian woman to be a judge, a Queen's Counsel, a chancellor of an Australian university and the Governor of an Australian state.
Merle Mitchell 2001
Elizabeth Mitchell 2001
Heather Mitchell (1958–) 2001 Stage, television and film actor
Vicki Mitsos 2001
Tracey Moffatt (1960–) 2001 Photography and video artist
Halima Mohamud 2008 Advocate for Somali women[18]
Helen Monkivitch 2014 RSM AO[10]
Joan Montgomery (1925–) 2004 Leading educator[13]
Anna Moo 2017
Eleanor Moore (1875–1949) 2008 Pacifist and women's rights activist[18]
Patricia Moore 2020 Women's health expert[7]
Maxine Morand 2020 Advocate for women's rights, equality and healthcare[7]
Barbara Morgan 2008 Surf lifesaving leader[18]
Leonie Morgan 2001
Edith Joyce Morgan (1919–2004) 2005 Social and economic justice activist[23]
Belinda Morieson (1942–) 2001 Nursing leader and unionist[13]
Lorna Morris 2019 Owner/editor of Numurkah Leader[35]
May Moss (1869–1948) 2008 Suffragist, welfare worker and women's rights activist[18]
Myrtle Muir (1932–) 2002 Koori elder and community worker[21]
Brigitte Muir (1958–) 2001 First Australian woman to climb Everest
Josie Mullet 2005 Leader in the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Community[23]
Elisabeth Murdoch   (1909–2012) 2001 Philanthropist; widow of newspaper publisher Sir Keith Murdoch and the mother of Rupert Murdoch
Joy Murphy 2020 Longest serving policewoman in Australasia[7]
Joy Murphy Wandin 2001 Indigenous Australian, Senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin alliance in Victoria, Australia. She has given the traditional welcome to country greeting at many Melbourne events and to many distinguished visitors
Brenda Murray (1930–) 2003 Councillor and community worker in East Gippsland[20]
Sue Nattrass 2001
Marcia Neave (1944–) 2006 Justice appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria, Court of Appeals division in 2006[16]
Deborah Neesham 2008 Gynaecological oncologist[18]
Judith Newnham 2001
Cam Nguyen (1940–) 2003 Advocate for immigrants who helped establish the Australian Vietnamese Women's Welfare Association[20]
Vivienne Vy Nguyen (1971–) 2002 Advocate for Vietnamese youth[21]
Gladys Nicholls (1908–1961) 2008 Indigenous community leader[18]
Sandra Nicholson 2008 Victoria Police officer[18]
Elizabeth Nissen 2001
Christine Nixon   (1953–) 2001 Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from 2001 to 2009
Mary Anne Noone 2010 Community and legal advocate[9]
Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920–1993) 2001 Poet, political activist, artist and educator. She was also a campaigner for Aboriginal rights.[42] Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse.[43]
Ada Norris (1901–1989) 2001 Women's rights activist and community worker. She founded the UNAA National Status of Women Network in 1974 and served as President of Australia's National Council of Women. In 1975 Norris headed the Australian International Women's Year Committee.
Casey Nunn 2019 Leader in civic responsibility and emergency services[35]
Elizabeth O'Brien 2005 Educator of women prisoners[23]
Sheila O'Sullivan (1944–) 2004 Leading public relations professional[13]
Margaret Oats 2001
Ailsa O'Connor (1921–1980) 2001 sculptor
Deirdre O'Connor (1941–) 2001
Bridie O'Donnell 2021 gender equality in sport[8]
Lowitja O'Donoghue (1932–) 2001 Aboriginal Australian retired public administrator. She was inaugural chairperson of the now dissolved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC).
Robyn E. O'Hehir 2019 Allergy and asthma researcher[35]
Marjorie Oke (1911–) 2002 Social justice activist and campaigner for Indigenous rights[21]
Nilgun Olcayoz (1951–) 2004 Turkish community leader[13]
Clare Oliver (1981–2007) 2009 Journalist who campaigned to ban the use of tanning beds before dying from melanoma.[14]
Lecki Ord 2001 Architect and the first woman to be Lord Mayor of Melbourne
Lucy Osborn 2001
Ethel Osborne (1882–1968) 2008 Advocate for better working conditions for women[18]
Pat O'Shane (1941–) 2001 Magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales and former head of the New South Wales Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and Chancellor of the University of New England
Mary Owen (1921–2017) 2001 Feminist and unionist; co-founder of the Working Women's Centre in Melbourne[44]
Nettie Palmer (1885–1964) 2001 Poet, essayist and leading literary critic
Rosetta Parisotto 2009 Advocate for women councillors and multicultural communities[14]
Judith Parker (1950–) 2001
Milly Parker 2014 [10]
Bruna Pasqua 2007 Advocate for migrant communities[11]
Mary Paton 2001 Co-founder of the Nursing Mothers' Association
Sharon Paton 2020 Gunai policewoman advocating for Aboriginal women[7]
Georgia Paxton 2016 refugees and asylum seekers[33][34]
Michelle Payne   (1985–) 2016 First woman jockey to win the Melbourne Cup[33][34]
Millie Peacock (1870–1948) 2002 First woman elected to the Parliament of Victoria[21]
Colleen Pearce 2016 public advocate[33][34]
Muriel Peck 2001
Aunty Pam Pedersen 2018 [37]
Lois Peeler 2020 Aboriginal educator[7]
Kerryn Pennell 2021 Youth mental health advocate[8]
Nova Peris (1971–) 2001 Olympic athlete
Dot Peters 2011 Aboriginal elder and community leader[22]
Anne Phelan (1944–2019) 2008 Actress and HIV activist[18]
Ann Polis 2020 Improving justice and education in the community[7]
Yasmin Poole 2021 Youth advocate[8]
Muriel Lylie Porter 2009 Campaigner for equality in the Anglican Church[14]
Maureen Postma 2007 General secretary of the Victorian Council of Churches[11]
Janet Powell (1942–2013) 2001 Senator for Victoria, representing the Australian Democrats and later the Australian Greens
Jeanne Pratt 2001 Journalist, philanthropist, and spouse of Richard Pratt
Joyce Price (1915–2009) 2006 Leader of Girl Guides Australia and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).[16]
Thelma Prior (1922–) 2003 Union leader and advocate for women's rights[20]
Susan Provan 2017 Director of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival[45]
Wendy Poussard 2011 International development worker[22]
Tara Rajkumar 2001
Asha Rao 2021 Advocate for gender equality in mathematical sciences[8]
Margaret Ray (1933–) 2009 Social justice advocate[13]
Dorothy Jean Reading 2020 cancer control and prevention activities in Victoria, Australia, and globally[7]
Fanny Reading (1884–1974) 2010 Social justice activist[9]
Dimity Reed (1942–) 2003 Architect and promoter of public housing and urban design[20]
Mary Reibey   (1777–1855) 2001 Englishwoman who was transported to Australia as a convict but went on to become a successful businesswoman in Sydney
Jill Reichstein 2001
Belle Reid (1883–1945) 2007 Pioneer veterinary surgeon[11]
Elizabeth Anne Reid (1942–) 2001 development practitioner, feminist and academic with a distinguished career in and significant contribution to national and international public service. She founded, established and worked with a number of pioneering and specialised United Nations institutions, government agencies and non-governmental organisations. Reid was appointed the world's first advisor on women's affairs to a head of state by the Australian Labor Government of Gough Whitlam in 1973.[46]
Margaret Reid (1935–) 2001 First woman to be President of the Australian Senate
Marilyn Renfree (1947–) 2019 Zoologist and conservationist[35]
Irene Renzenbrink 2001
Brenda Richards 2011 Founding member of the Council of Single Mothers and their Children[22]
Fay Patricia Richards 2016 disabilities[33][34]
Ethel Richardson (1870–1946) 2001
Bessie Rischbieth   (1874–1967) 2001 Influential and early Australian feminist and social activist. A leading or founding member of many social reform groups, such as the Women's Service Guilds, the Australian Federation of Women Voters and their periodical The Dawn, Rischbieth sought to establish international campaigns for social change and human rights.
Mavis Robertson 2001
Irene Robins 2001
Ute Roessner 2020 Professor researching metabolomics[7]
Mary Catherine Rogers (1872–1932) 2001 Community and political worker[47]
Wendy Rose 2012 Co-founder and first President of the International Women's Development Agency[15]
Doreen Rosenthal 2007 Researcher into sexuality and reproductive health[11]
Melodie Potts Rosevear 2020 Working to overcome educational disadvantage[7]
Coral Ross 2019 Mayor Emeritus of Boroondara Council[35]
Dominica Rossi 2001
Jane Rowe 2012 Advocate for vulnerable children and founder of the Mirabel Foundation[15]
Marilyn Rowe (1946–) 2001 First graduate of the Australian Ballet School to be appointed its director, in 1999
Janice Rowley 2020 Advocate for human rights of people with disabilities[7]
Nicola Roxon   (1967–) 2014 Former Attorney-General of Australia and member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the seat of Gellibrand[10]
Jodie Ryan (1975–) 2003 Indigenous leader[20]
Shabnam Safa 2021 Supporter of refugees[8]
Nouria Salehi 2021 Nuclear physicist and biophysicist in Afghanistan and Australia[8]
Mary Salce 2001
Shirley Neta Sampson (1927–2007) 2009 Pioneer in girls' education[14]
Liberty Sanger 2019 Advocate and change agent for gender equality, women’s rights and social justice[35]
Louisa Angelina Santospirito 2001
Val Sarah 2006 First female announcer on BTV6 in Ballarat[16]
Delys Sargeant 2012 Educator, medical scientist, and advocate for human rights[15]
Louise Sauvage   (1973–) 2001 Paralympic wheelchair racer
Susan Sawyer 2013 [17]
Vera Scantlebury Brown (1889–1946) 2001 Medical practitioner and pediatrician
Jane Scarlett (1940–2010) 2011 Teacher and leader with Girl Guides and the Salvation Army[22]
Carol Schwartz 2011 Businesswoman, board member and community advocate[22]
Evelyn Scott (1936–2017) 2001 Chair of the National Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and advocate for Indigenous Australians[48]
Joan Scott 2019 Advocate for people with disability or mental illness in the Victorian justice system[35]
Margaret Scott (1922–2019) 2001 South African-born dancer who participated in the negotiations with the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust that led to the formation of The Australian Ballet in 1962. Scott was appointed director of the Australian Ballet School in 1964, heading the school until 1990.
Jocelynne Scutt (1947–) 2001 Feminist lawyer, writer and commentator
Peta Searle 2017
Lorraine Sellings 2005 Leader in the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Community[23]
Frances Separovic (c.1954–) 2018 Change agent[37]
Kay Setches (1944–) 2001
Hannah Mary Helen Sexton (1863–1950) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Anne Sgro 2005 Community activist[23]
Sylvie Shaw 2001
Leonie Sheedy 2020 CEO and co-founder of Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN)[7]
Una Shergold 2001
Sunila Shrivastava 2021 Leader of Indian community[8]
Rien Silverstein 2008 Advocate for rural women[18]
Virginia Simmons 2011 Advocate for vocational education[22]
Diane Sisely 2011 Chief Executive and Conciliator of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission[22]
Fiona Smith 2012 Public interest lawyer and Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission from 2003 to 2008[15]
Helen Smith (1953–) 2010 Olympic fencing champion and first Australian woman to become a qualified Fencing Master at Arms[9]
Jill Smith (1948–) 2003 Theatre administrator at the Playbox Theatre[20]
Catherine Helen Spence   (1825–1910) 2001 Author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragette
Nancy Spence 2001
Melinda Spencer 2020 Advocate for people with autism[7]
Faye Spiteri 2019 Advocate for human rights and gender equity[35]
Fleur Spitzer 2004 Philanthropist and feminist[13]
Maria Starcevic 2010 Advocate for Indigenous communities[9]
Wendy Steendam 2017
Sarah Stegley 2001
Anna Stewart   (1947–1983) 2001 Trade union official and pioneering advocate for women's rights in labour law
Nellie Stewart   (1858–1931) 2001 Actress and singer, known as "Our Nell" and "Sweet Nell"
Fay Stewart-Muir 2020 Aboriginal Elder and Boon Wurrung language educator[7]
Lilian Stojanovska (1952–) 2004 Macedonian community leader and international educator[13]
Emily Mary Page Stone   (1865–1910) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Grace Clara Stone   (1860–1957) 2007 Co-founder of Queen Victoria Hospital[11]
Constance Stone   (1856–1902) 2001 First woman to practice medicine in Australia. Stone played an important role in founding the Queen Victoria Hospital in Melbourne
Cecile Storey (1933–1997) 2004 Feminist, human rights and equal opportunity campaigner[13]
Jessie Street   (1889–1970) 2001 Suffragette, feminist and human rights campaigner
Shirley Strickland   (1925–2004) 2001 Athlete who won more Olympic medals than any other Australian in running sports
Maha Sukkar 2018 [37]
Anne Summers (1945–) 2001 Writer, columnist, feminist, editor and publisher. She was formerly Australia's First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women.
Selina Sutherland (1839–1909) 2010 Social justice activist and advocate for neglected children[9]
Lyn Swinburne   (1952–) 2002 Women's advocate, inspirational speaker and founder of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)[21]
Dorothy Tangney   (1911–1985) 2001 Politician and the first woman member of the Australian Senate
Collette Tayler (1951–2017) 2018 Contribution to early childhood education[37]
Bronwyn Taylor (1962–) 2004 Pre-school teacher and community volunteer[13]
Jean Taylor (1944–) 2002 Feminist and lesbian activist[21]
Mavis Taylor (1915–2007) 2003 Humanitarian who worked for the people of East Timor[20]
Gwynnyth Taylor 2001
Florence Taylor   (1879–1969) 2001 First qualified female architect and the first woman to train as an engineer in Australia
Helena Teede 2012 Professor and community health advocate[15]
Judy Tegart-Dalton (1937–) 2019 Advocate for the advancement of female tennis players[35]
Katherine Teh-White 2003 Campaigner against sexual harassment[20]
Mary Temby 2001
Ethel Mary Temby 2001
Doreen Thomas 2019 Academic and advocate for women in engineering and mathematics[35]
Trang Thomas 2005 Advocate for migrant health[23]
Freda Thompson (1909–1980) 2001 Pioneer aviator and the first Australian woman to fly solo from the United Kingdom to Australia
Christine Tippett 2017 Obstetrician and gynaecologist improving maternal health, founder Monash Health Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit
Jean Tom 2001
Pauline Toner (1935–1989) 2001 First female cabinet minister in the Parliament of Victoria
Ann Tonks 2013 Arts Management practitioner, academic and consultant [17]
Patricia Toop 2016 workers' rights[33][34]
Thanh-Kham Tran-Dang 2020 Australian-Vietnamese community worker[7]
Gaye Tripodi 2012 Horticulture industry leader[15]
Judith Troeth (1940–) 2012 Member of the Australian Senate[15]
Kim Thien Truong 2020 Advocate for multiculturalism, the environment and prevention of violence against women[7]
Marge Tucker (1904–1996) 2001 Indigenous activist and writer
Elizabeth Turnbull 2001
Elda Vaccari 2001
Jessie Vasey   (1897–1966) 2001 Founder and President of the War Widows' Guild of Australia. Honoured in 2001 and 2008.[18]
Peggy van Praagh (1910–1990) 2011 Ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, repetiteur, producer, advocate and director[22]
Marisa Vedar 2021 Filipino community leader, working on bushfire and COVID-19 pandemic relief[8]
Svetha Venkatesh 2018 [37]
Claire Vickery 2005 Campaigner against eating disorders[23]
Aunty Joan Agnes Vickery 2016 Aboriginal health[33][34]
Hong Vo (1957–) 2001 Vietnamese Australian social worker from Melbourne and member of pro-democracy organization Viet Tan who was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in 2010 for participating in a peaceful political demonstration in Hanoi, Vietnam affirming Vietnam's sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly islands
Beverley Vollenhoven 2019 Reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist[35]
Kay Vrieze 2007 Counsellor for Nursing Mothers Australia and community worker in Narre Warren[11]
Joanne Wainer (1946–) 2002 Health activist[21]
Noel Waite 2001
Sally Ann Walker 2014 [10]
Vicki Walker 2001
Jude Wallace 2001
Therese Walsh 2013 [17]
Sylvia Walton (1941–) 2014 [10]
Deborah Wardley 2001
Lyn Warren 2019 Aboriginal Elder and cultural awareness educator[35]
Gai Waterhouse (1954–) 2001 Horse trainer, businesswoman and former actress
Kathryn Watt (1964–) 2019 Racing cyclist and photographer[35]
Betty Watson 2006 Olympic basketball player[16]
Kathleen Watson 2013 [17]
Kaele Way 2007 City of Whitehorse Councillor and proponent of local governance[11]
Ivy Weber (1892–1976) 2001 First woman elected at a general election in Victoria and the first non-major party woman in Australia to win a seat
Rachel Webster (1951–) 2010 Astrophysicist and researcher on climate change and alternative energy[9]
Wendy Weeks 2005 Women's rights activist[23]
Ellen Weeks 2001
Eva West (1888–1969) 2018 [37]
Jennifer Wills 2008 Fitzroy City Councillor and advocate of social planning[18]
Beth Wilson 2008 Victoria's Health Services Commissioner[18]
Jan Wilson (1939–2010) 2017 Politician, chairman of Greyhound Racing Victoria, and animal welfare activist [49]
Linzi Wilson-Wilde 2014 [10]
E. Marelyn Wintour-Coghlan 2014 Physiologist who has focused her career on the endocrinology of the pregnant mother and foetus[10]
Margaret Wirrpunda (1936–) 2003 Advocate for Indigenous Australians[20]
Carolyn Worth 2012 Social justice advocate and campaigner for victims of sexual assault[15]
Diane Wright 2013 [17]
Wilma Xiberras 2001
Bessie Yarram 2008 Indigenous leader[18]
Dianne Yerbury (1941–) 2001 Academic and university administrator. Yerbury was the Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University from 1987 to 2005.
Simone Young   (1961–) 2001 Conductor
Stella Young (1982–2014) 2017 Disability rights activist
Wilma Young (1916–2001) 2001 Nurse with the Australian Army during World War II
Panagiota Zacharias (1940–) 2002 Volunteer in the Greek community[21]

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