Australian Electoral Commission

Women and the Right to Vote in Australia

Updated: 14 April 2015

Australian women who were British subjects, 21 years and older, gained the right to vote in:

Place Voting Rights Right to stand for Parliament
South Australia 1895 1895
Western Australia 1899 1920
Australia (Commonwealth) 1902 1902
New South Wales 1902 1918
Tasmania 1903 1921
Queensland 1905 1915
Victoria 1908 1923

The History of the Indigenous Vote traces the history of voting rights for Indigenous women and men.

Source: AUSFOLIO Volume 2, Number 1 SOCOM Educational Resources 1993.