National Council of Women of New South Wales

National Council of Women of New South Wales

promoting the advancement of women and children

Patron: Mrs Linda Hurley - wife of the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd)

NCW NSW is one of the oldest women’s organisations in Australia. We have been recognising and fighting for women’s rights and equal opportunities for 121 years. For our latest news, see our November Newsletter.

Our dedicated women continue this unbroken service to women’s welfare and social justice by influencing public opinion, lobbying governments, initiating and supporting projects, and offering scholarships and awards.

Once again, we will be holding our lunch to Celebrate Being an Australian on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018 at the Strangers' Dining Room in NSW Parliament House. Our NCW Australia Day Awards will be presented to a number of tertiary students to assist them in their futher studies. The selection process is well underway. Download a booking form by clicking here.

The National Council of Women of NSW is keen to reward and encourage a sense of resilience and compassion in young women today and one of the ways we do this is through our NCW NSW Dame Marie Bashir Peace Awards which were presented by Dame Marie herself on  Monday, 25 September, 2017 at NSW Parliament House.

Members of NCW NSW  joined with other State Councils at the Mid Term Conference organised by the National Council of Women of Australia held at Rydge's Hotel, Capital Hill, Canberra, ACT from 14 - 16 June, 2017. For full details of the program go to National Council of Women of Australia website To see a quick overview of the program, click here.
At the conference, State Councils put forward resolutions relating to national matters and voted on them. It is timely to reflect on the resolutions that were put forward and passed at the NCWA Triennial Conference held in Alice Springs in October, 2015. It is pleasing that progress has been made on some of these issues but the need for advocacy continues. Click here for a summary of the resolutions that were made in 2015. For the resolutions considered at the 2017 Mid-Term Conference, see the May 2017 Newsletter. Nola Barkl, Hon. Treasurer of NCW NSW was a delegate at the conference.  See the July, 2017 Newsletter for her report.

The Foundation Day Luncheon was held on Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 at Cello's Restaurant, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.  It was an affirming celebration of those who have worked hard to advance the status of women and children but have not received official recognition thus far. See 2017 News and Events.

The 25th Jean Arnot Luncheon was held on 12 May at NSW Parliament House - A celebration of the achievements of 24 nonagenarians! See 2017 News and Events.

A wonderful surprise in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List! Find out more on our News and Events Page.

15 Postgraduate Students receive awards at the 2017 NCW NSW 'Celebrate Being an Australian' Lunch at NSW Parliament House. Find out more.

Our founding women - 121 years on we're investigating their lives. Find out more.


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