Vida Goldstein because the first women in the British Empire to stand for election to a national parliament when she nominated for the Australian Senate elections. She stood five times over 14 years with her last attempt to stand for the House of Representatives. She was never elected to office.
- June Oscar AO becomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
- Women’s March
- Linda Burney becomes first Aboriginal woman elected to House of Representatives
- COAG Advisory Panel on Violence against Women and their Children makes its report
- Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence releases final report