History years 1800 to 2012

1930 Women begin playing Rugby in the late 1930s, in regional areas of NSW such as Tamworth and Armidale
1991 The first Women's world cup was staged in Wales in 1991. After defeating New Zealand in the semi finals, the United States continued their impressive form to clai a 19-6 victory over England in the final.
1992 The inaugural National Women's Tournament is held in Newcastle
1993 The Australian Women's Rugby Union is established, with Mrs Joan Forno serving as the first President. The national women's team is named the Wallaroos, after Australia's first ever constituted Rugby club (1870).
1994 The Wallaroos play their first international encounter against New Zealand. The match takes place on 3 September at North Sydney Oval. New Zealand wins 37-0.

New Zealand was unable to attend the 1994 World Cup due to financial constraints. The final was again played between England and United States. On this occasion, the English did not disappoint their legion of fans. Downing the defending title holders in an exciting final.
1995 Australia host Canadian provincial team Alberta for a four match tour including one Test
1996 Australia wins the Plate Final, 17-7 at the Hong Kong Women's RWG Sevens
1998 Australia host New Zealand for a three match tour including two Tests.
Australia takes part in their first ever World Cup - the 1998 IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. New Zealand made their return to the World Cup.
The Wallaroos place fifth out of sixteen teams.
2001 England visits Australia to play the Wallaroos and Walleroo A team
2006 Australia takes part in the 2006 IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in Edmonton, Canada. The Wallaroos place seventh.
2007 Australia travels to New Zealand for a three match tour including two tests.
2008 Australia wins Oceania 7s World Cup Qualifier, defeating New Zealand 22-15 in the final.
2009 Australia crowned World 7s Champions defeating NZ 15-10 in the final.
2010 Australia ran third in the 15's World Cup behind the winner New Zealand and England.