During World War Two, Tasmanian women enlisted in the following service roles:
The Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) was formed in 1941 to enable men to be released from certain military duties in Australia so they could be employed in fighting units overseas.
The Australian Women’s Land Army (AWLA) was formed as a national organisation on 27 July 1942. Women in the AWLA were commonly referred to as ’land girls’. The AWLA comprised young women who volunteered to work as rural labour to offset the labour shortage on farms created by men leaving to join the armed services or take up essential war work during World War II.