Alexandra Hasluck Dame Alexandra Margaret Martin Hasluck, Lady Hasluck, (née Darker, 26 August 1908 – 18 June 1993), was an author and social historian from Western Australia.
Alice Berry Dame Alice Miriam Berry DBE (28 April 1900, Sydney – 18 September 1978, Brisbane) was an Australian activist dedicated to finding ways to improve the lives of women and children in rural areas.
Alice Chisholm Dame Alice Isabel Chisholm DBE (née Morphy; 3 July 1856 – 30 May 1954), known familiarly as "Mother Chisholm", was an Australian woman who provided canteen services for soldiers in E...
Annabelle Rankin Dame Annabelle Jane Mary Rankin DBE (28 July 190830 August 1986) was the second woman member of the Australian Senate, the first woman from Queensland to sit in the Parliament of Australia, the ...
Annie McEwen Dame Anne Mills McEwen DBE (190010 February 1967), known as Annie McEwen, was an Australian social activist, and the wife of John McEwen (who after her death became Prime Minister of Austr...
Audrey Reader Dame Audrey Reader DBE (9 December 1903, Macedon, Victoria, Australia - 6 March 1989) was an Australian charity worker, who worked primarily in promoting the interests of women and of immigrants...
Australian knights and dames This is an incomplete list of all Australians who have ever been appointed a knight or a dame, being entitled to be known as "Sir" or "Dame" respectively.
Beryl Beaurepaire Dame Beryl Beaurepaire, AC, DBE (born 24 September 1923) is an Australian activist and politician.
Bridget Ogilvie Dame Bridget Margaret Ogilvie, AC, DBE, FRS (born 24 March 1938) is an Australian and British scientist.
Carol Kidu Dame Carol Kidu, (formerly, Lady Kidu), DBE (born 10 October 1948) is an Australian-born Papua New Guinean politician.
Dame Mary Cook Dame Mary Cook DBE (née Turner; c. 1863 — 24 September 1950) was the wife of Australian Prime Minister, Sir Joseph Cook.
Doris Fitton Doris Alice Fitton Mason, DBE (3 November 18972 April 1985) was an Australian actress and theatrical director who founded and for 35 years headed Sydney's Independent Theatre, staging a diverse ...
Dorothy Tangney Dame Dorothy Margaret Tangney DBE (13 March 19111 June 1985) was an Australian politician and the first woman member of the Australian Senate.
Edith Anderson Admiral Sir David Murray Anderson KCB, KCMG, MVO (11 April 187430 October 1936) was a naval officer and governor.
Elisabeth Murdoch (philanthropist) Dame Elisabeth Joy Murdoch AC DBE (née Greene; 8 February 1909 – 5 December 2012), previously styled as Lady Murdoch, was an Australian philanthropist.
Elizabeth Couchman Dame Elizabeth Couchman DBE (19 April 1876 - 18 November 1982), was an Australian who worked in the interests of women, and was a co-founder of the Liberal Party of Australia.
Ella Macknight Dame Ella Macknight, DBE, MRCOG, FRCOG, FAMA, FAGO (7 August 1904, Urana, New South Wales, Australia – 1 April 1997, Malvern, Victoria, Australia) was an obstetrician and gynaec...
Enid Lyons Dame Enid Muriel Lyons, (9 July 18972 September 1981) was an Australian politician and the first woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives as well as the first woman appoin...
Flora Reid Dame Florence "Flora" Reid GBE (10 November 1867 – 1 September 1950) was the wife of the Prime Minister of Australia Sir George Reid.
Florence Cardell-Oliver Dame Annie Florence Gillies Cardell-Oliver, DBE (11 May 1876 — 12 January 1965) was a Western Australian politician and political activist, often known publicly as simply Florence Cardell-Oli...
Gertrude Cosgrove Dame Gertrude Ann Geappen Cosgrove, DBE was the wife of Sir Robert Cosgrove, twice elected as Premier of Tasmania.
Helen Blaxland Dame Helen Frances Blaxland, DBE (21 June 1907 – 17 December 1989) was an Australian non-fiction writer.
Hilda Stevenson Dame Hilda Stevenson, DBE (1893—1987) was an Australian philanthropist and community worker.
Ida Mann Dame Ida Caroline Mann, DBE, FRCS 'a distinguished ophthalmologist...equally well known for her pioneering research work on embryology and development of the eye, and on the influences of geneti...
Ivy Wedgwood Dame Ivy Evelyn Annie Wedgwood, DBE (née Drury; 18 October 1896 – 24 July 1975) was an Australian Senator for Victoria.
Jacobena Angliss Dame Jacobena Angliss, DBE (23 May 1896 – 10 November 1980) was an Australian philanthropist, arts supporter, and community worker.
Jean Macnamara Dame Jean Macnamara, DBE (1 April 1899 – 13 October 1968) was an Australian medical doctor and scientist, best known for her contributions to children's health and welfare.
Joan Hammond Dame Joan Hilda Hood Hammond, DBE, CMG (24 May 191226 November 1996) was a New Zealand born Australian operatic soprano, singing coach and champion golfer.
Joan Sutherland Dame Joan Alston Sutherland, (7 November 192610 October 2010) was an Australian dramatic coloratura soprano noted for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s through to the 1980s.
Judith Anderson Dame Judith Anderson, AC, DBE (10 February 18973 January 1992) was an American-based actress born in Australia who had a successful career in stage, film and television.
Kate Isabel Campbell Dame Kate Isabel Campbell, DBE, FRCOG (22 April 1899 — 12 July 1986) was a noted Australian physician and paediatrician.
Leonie Kramer Dame Leonie Judith Kramer, AC, DBE (born 1 October 1924) is an Australian academic, educator and professor.
Mary Durack Dame Mary Durack AC DBE (20 February 1913 — 16 December 1994) was an Australian author and historian.
Mary Gilmore Dame Mary Gilmore DBE (16 August 18653 December 1962) was a prominent Australian socialist poet and journalist.
Mary Herring Dame Mary Ranken Lyle Herring, DBE, CStJ (31 March 1895 - 26 October 1981) was an Australian physician and community worker.
Mary Hughes Dame Mary Hughes GBE (6 June 18742 April 1958) was the second wife of Billy Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia 1915-1923.
Merlyn Myer Dame Margery Merlyn Baillieu Myer DBE (8 January 19003 September 1982), best known as Merlyn Myer, was an Australian philanthropist, who was knighted in recognition of her charitable work.
Monica Gallagher (community worker) Dame Monica Josephine Gallagher, DBE, DCSG (née McInerney; 5 April 192318 September 2013) was an Australian community worker and church activist.
Nancy Buttfield Dame Nancy Buttfield DBE (12 November 1912 – 4 September 2005) was an Australian Senator and the first woman to serve in the Australian Parliament as a representative of the state of South...
Nellie Melba Dame Nellie Melba GBE, born Helen "Nellie" Porter Mitchell, was an Australian operatic soprano. She 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.
Patricia Mackinnon Dame Una Patricia Mackinnon DBE (24 July 1911 – 17 May 2009), née Bell, was Vice-President and President of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia and a national councel...
Pattie Menzies Dame Pattie Maie Menzies GBE (2 March 189930 August 1995) was the wife of Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies.
Peggy van Praagh Dame Margaret "Peggy" van Praagh, DBE (1 September 1910 – 15 January 1990) was a British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, repetiteur, producer, advocate and director, who spent much ...
Phyllis Frost Dame Phyllis Frost AC DBE JP (14 September 191730 October 2004) was an Australian welfare worker and philanthropist, known for her commitment to causes, such as helping prisoners.
Rachel Cleland Dame Rachel Cleland, DBE, born Rachel Evans, was an Australian expatriate community and social welfare worker in Papua New Guinea.
Raigh Roe Dame Raigh Edith Roe DBE (born 12 December 1922, Western Australia) has been a member of the Australian Country Women's Association since 1941; she became Branch President, Western Australian St...
Rita Buxton Dame Rita Mary Buxton, DBE (21 November 1896 — 22 August 1982) was an Australian community worker, activist, racehorse owner and philanthropist.
Roma Mitchell Dame Roma Flinders Mitchell, AC, DBE, CVO, QC (2 October 19135 March 2000) was an Australian lawyer, judge and state governor.
Sister Philippa Brazill Sister Mary Philippa Brazill, DBE, LLD (25 December 1896, County Limerick, Ireland — 1 January 1988), generally known as Sister Philippa, was an Australian nursing educator and administrator.
Val Beral Dame Valerie Beral AC DBE FRS MRCP is an Australian-born British epidemiologist, academic and a preeminent specialist in breast cancer epidemiology.
Valerie Beral Dame Valerie Beral AC, DBE (born 1946) is an Australian-born British epidemiologist, academic and a preeminent specialist in breast cancer epidemiology.
Zara Bate Dame Zara Bate DBE (10 March 190914 June 1989) was an Australian fashion designer and wife (later widow) of the Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt.