|Date of birth||20 January 1980|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Current club||Adelaide United|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).
At 1.68m tall, her height has been questioned by the media in her position at goalkeeper, although has aptly proven herself as a shot-stopper.
She played for Richmond FC, becoming the first female to play in the professional men's league. After gaining experience in the men's league, Barbieri made her debut in goals for the Matildas in September 2002 in a 1–0 win against Canada.
In 2008, she was approached by the US football team, the Boston Renegades. However, the Boston management eventually pursued this no further for the remainder of the season, due to Barbieri's commitments to the Australian national team.
She is a scholarship holder with the Victorian Institute of Sport.
She had her first child, a girl, in 2013.
- 2010 Qualified for FIFA Women's World Cup
- 2010 Captain the Matildas at the AFC Women's Asian Cup which they beat North Korea in penalties to win the competition
- 2007 Qualified for FIFA Women's World Cup
- 2006 2nd at the AFC Women's Asian Cup
- 2005 Four Nations Tour
- 2004 1st at the Oceania Football Confederation Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
- 2004 2nd at the 6th Australia Cup (Brisbane)
- 2004 Competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
- 2003 13th at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup
- 2003 Pre-World Cup Tour (China, Great Britain, Canada)
- 2003 2nd at the 3-Nations International Tournament in Japan
- 2003 2nd at the Australia Cup
- 2003 Gained Australian Institute of Sport Scholarship
- 2002 Canada Series
- 2002 2nd at the US Nike Cup (international debut vs. Canada with a clean sheet)
- 2001 First national camp as a goal keeper
- 2000 Switched to goal keeper position
- 1997 Selected for a national camp as a midfielder
- Ritson, John (1 April 2008). "Boston Mad For Barbs". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
- Cheng, Peng (18 April 2008). "Interview With Melissa Barbieri". Retrieved 21 April 2008.
- "Barbieri set to break the code". AAP/Sydney Morning Herald. 3 March 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
- The World Game (19 February 2010). The World Game http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/australia/matildas-to-face-dpr-korea-291356. Retrieved 2010-02-35. Missing or empty
- FIFA Profile 
- Football Federation Australia Profile 
- Melbourne Victory Player Profile 
- Victorian Institute of Sport Profile