Throughout history, there have been many Australian women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Australian female writers such as Portia de Rossi, Germaine Greer, P. L. Travers, Judith Wright, Mem Fox.
Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
31 January 1973, Australian, American
Model
P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer

Germaine Greer Germaine Greer
29 January 1939, Australian
Writer

Ellyse PerryEllyse Perry
03 November 1990, Australian
Sportswoman

Judith Wright Judith Wright
31 May 1915, Australian
Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal

Mem FoxMem Fox
05 March 1946, Australian
Writer
Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
31 October 1825, Australian
Author, Journalist & Politician

Ada CambridgeAda Cambridge
21 November 1844, Australian
Australian-English writer

Lindy Chamberlain-CreightonLindy Chamberlain-Creighton
04 March 1948, Australian, New Zealander
 
Rhonda ByrneRhonda Byrne
12 March 1951, Australian
Screenwriter

Silvia CollocaSilvia Colloca
23 July 1977, Australian, Italian
Actress
Liane MoriartyLiane Moriarty
15 November 1966, Australian
Writer

Robyn DavidsonRobyn Davidson
06 September 1950, Australian
Explorer, Writer

Jessica WatsonJessica Watson
18 May 1993, Australian, New Zealander
Explorer, Writer, Blogger, Autobiographer

Susan PowterSusan Powter
22 December 1957, Australian, American
Writer, Presenter, Motivational speaker,

Colleen McCulloughColleen McCullough
01 June 1937, Australian
Novelist, Writer, Neurologist, Biographer, Science
Julie GoodwinJulie Goodwin
31 October 1970, Australian
Writer

Kathy LetteKathy Lette
11 November 1958, Australian
Novelist

Kerry GreenwoodKerry Greenwood
17 June 1954, Australian
Novelist, Playwright, Writer, Poet lawyer, Science

Oodgeroo NoonuccalOodgeroo Noonuccal
03 November 1920, Australian
Poet, Author, Human rights activist, Writer
Helen GarnerHelen Garner
07 November 1942, Australian
Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter

Kate MortonKate Morton
1976 AD, Australian
writer
Trudi CanavanTrudi Canavan
23 October 1969, Australian
Graphic designer, Writer, Novelist, Science

Miles FranklinMiles Franklin
14 October 1879, Australian
Writer

Sheila JeffreysSheila Jeffreys
13 May 1948, Australian
university teacher
Mary GilmoreMary Gilmore
16 August 1865, Australian
Journalist, Poet, Writer

Jennifer RoweJennifer Rowe
02 April 1948, Australian
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Jocelyn MoorhouseJocelyn Moorhouse
04 September 1960, Australian
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer

Doris Pilkington GarimaraDoris Pilkington Garimara
01 July 1937, Australian
Author

Kate GrenvilleKate Grenville
14 October 1950, Australian
Author
Helen CaldicottHelen Caldicott
07 August 1938, Australian
Physician, Autobiographer

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Angela ThirkellAngela Thirkell
30 January 1890, Australian, British
Novelist
Mary Augusta WardMary Augusta Ward
11 June 1851, Australian, British
Novelist

Ruth ParkRuth Park
24 August 1917, Australian, New Zealander
Author

Henry Handel RichardsonHenry Handel Richardson
03 January 1870, Australian
Author

Katharine Susannah PrichardKatharine Susannah Prichard
04 December 1883, Australian
Author
Pam BrownPam Brown
1948 AD, Australian
Writer, Poet, Performer
Eva BurrowsEva Burrows
15 September 1929, Australian
Author

Dorothy HewettDorothy Hewett
21 May 1923, Australian
Poet

Elizabeth JolleyElizabeth Jolley
04 June 1923, Australian, British
Australian author

Thea AstleyThea Astley
25 August 1925, Australian
Novelist
Ethel TurnerEthel Turner
24 January 1870, Australian, British
Novelist

Kylie TennantKylie Tennant
12 March 1912, Australian
Novelist

Janette Turner HospitalJanette Turner Hospital
12 November 1942, Australian
Novelist

Cecilia Dart-ThorntonCecilia Dart-Thornton
Australian
Writer

Alice HenryAlice Henry
21 March 1857, Australian
Journalist
Rosemary de Brissac DobsonRosemary de Brissac Dobson
18 June 1920, Australian
Poet

Christina Ellen SteadChristina Ellen Stead
17 July 1902, Australian
 
Jill K. ConwayJill K. Conway
09 October 1934, Australian, American
Scholar