The reverse of the coin shows two female figures and is an interpretation of a banner made by Dora Meeson Coates which hangs in Parliament House in Canberra. The banner was carried by an Australian and New Zealand contingent of women in celebration parades in Great Britain to celebrate women's suffrage there in 1911 and was purchased by the Government of Australia in 1988.
These figures are:
Three quarter length figure of female, draped, head wearing helmet, facing front, holding trident, sloped slightly to left, in raised right hand; to right, female figure, draped, wearing flat topped headdress, facing three quarters left, holding out left hand in suppliance.
Around above, CENTENARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. Left of the figures, the denomination 1 DOLLAR.