1901: Western Australian women vote for the first time in State elections.
1902: The Commonwealth Franchise Act passed, enabling all women (with the exception of Aboriginal women in some States) to sit and vote in elections for the Federal Parliament.
1905: Greta Flos Matilda Grieg becomes the first woman admitted to the bar in Australia.
1920: Western Australian women achieved the right to stand for State Parliament.
1921: Edith Cowan becomes the first woman elected to Federal Parliament in the seat of West Perth.
1947: Dame Florence Cardell-Oliver was the first woman cabinet minister in an Australian parliament (WA).
1962: Dame Roma Mitchell becomes the first woman QC in Australia (first female Supreme Court justice in Australia in 1965).
1976: Pat O’Shane is admitted to the bar, as Australia’s first Aboriginal barrister.
1987: Mary Gaudron becomes Australia’s first High Court justice.
1990: Dr Carmen Lawrence becomes the first woman to be elected as a State Premier (WA).
1996: Christine Wheeler becomes WA’s first Supreme Court justice.
Source: Office for the Status of Women