The Commonwealth took responsibility for a uniform Australian marriage law, with the enactment of the Marriage Act 1961 (previously State laws were all different). The Marriage Act also enabled civil celebrants to conduct marriage ceremonies.
- 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