• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE5106

Greig, Flos

(1880 – 1958) An Australian Lady-Barrister
  • Born 7 November, 1880, Ferry Scotland
  • Died 15 December, 1958, MoorabbinMoorabbin Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Barrister, Lawyer, Solicitor


Flos Greig was a remarkable pioneer whose determination to practise as a solicitor advanced gender equality in the legal profession in Australia in the early twentieth century. The first woman to be admitted to legal practice in Australia, Greig was at the vanguard of ‘the graceful incoming of a revolution’ as described by then Chief Justice Sir John Madden, as he presided over the ceremony granting her admission to the Victorian bar in August 1905 (The Advertiser, 1905).

Read more about Flos Greig in our sister publication The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia.


  • 2001 - 2001

    Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • A brief history of the Greig sisters

Digital resources

Related entries

  • Membership
    • Lyceum Club (Melbourne) (1912 - )
  • Foundation Member
    • The Catalysts' Society (1910 - )
  • Sister
    • Greig, Janet Lindsay (Jenny) (1874 - 1950)
  • Related Organisations
    • University Women's College (1936 - 1975)