The Honourable, AO, MBE
- 30 August 1907
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Phyllis Benjamin was appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire on 31 May 1956 for services as a member of the Legislative Council in Tasmania. On 26 January 1977 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). From 1968 to 1969 Benjamin was leader of the Upper House in Tasmania - the first woman in Australia to be appointed to the position.