|World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||3 (First in 2009 )|
|Best result||Champions (2009)|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro||Team|
|2018 Gold Coast||Team|
The Australia women's national rugby sevens team were champions of the inaugural Women's Sevens World Cup in 2009. The team plays in the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series as one of the "core teams" on the world tour,of which they were crowned Champions in 2015–16. The team also played in the preceding competition to the current world series, the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup. In 2016, they won the inaugural gold medal at the Rio Olympics.
As of 2015, the team also competes in the Pacific Games Sevens.
The national sevens side is known as Australia and, as confirmed by captain Sharni Williams, does not have a nickname as of 2015.The team is sometimes referred to as the Pearls in sections of the media, but that name refers to Australia's developmental sevens side that participates in domestic tournaments rather than the official national team.
In 2016 the Australian women's sevens team was named Team of the Year at the Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.
A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia
|Rugby World Cup 7s|
|Olympic Games 7s|
|Commonwealth Games 7s|
|Pacific Games 7s|
|Oceania Women's 7s|
|2015||Did not attend|
World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby union. World Rugby organises the Rugby World Cup every four years, the sport's most recognised and most profitable competition. It also organises a number of other international rugby competitions, such as the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the World Under 20 Championship, and the Pacific Nations Cup.
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