About Us
About Us

Our structure | Our awards | Our motto | Our aims | Our office bearers | Our delegates | Our coordinator and adviser roles

Our structure

The National Council of Women of NSW Inc. is one of the oldest women’s organisations in Australia and is the coordinating body for almost 60 affiliated organisations as well as a large number of individual members.

NCW NSW coordinates the concerns of scores of member organisations and a similar number of individual members as they work to improve the status of women and their families in NSW. The organisation is non-sectarian and non-party political.

State councils are linked through the National Council of Women Australia (NCWA) and the Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC) to the International Council of Women (ICW), which has Category 1 consultative status in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Our awards

Awards are presented each year to promote the work of the Council.
  • Australia Day Award – to assist students to continue their studies
  • Jean Arnot Memorial Award – for excellence in librarianship
  • NCW Award – recognition of women’s voluntary community work
  • Dame Marie Bashir Peace Award – for students who have shown great leadership in creating social justice and harmony in their schoolsAustralia Day Awards 2016
Our motto

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Our aims
  • To work for the removal of all discrimination against women and the family, and to promote equal status of women in law and in fact
  • To assess and summarise women's opinions on all matters that affect the community
  • To inform members about matters of interest and concern through the NCW NEWS as well as specialist guest speakers at monthly meetings
  • To consult with government when opinion or fact is sought on questions affecting the status, problems and needs of women and children and to express an opinion to the government of the day when necessary
Our office bearers
Patron: Margaret Joan Beazley, AO, QC

President: Annie Kiefer
Vice-President: Julie MorrisMarie Bashir Peace Awards
Honorary Secretary: Marlene Arditto
Honorary Treasurer & Public Officer: Nola Barkl
Awards Convenors: Australia Day - Dr Jane Baker; Dame Marie Bashir Peace - Nola Barkl
Individual Members’ Representative: 
State Coordinator of Standing Committees:
Immediate Past President - Tricia Graham

Our delegates representing affiliated organisations

Australian Federation of Graduate Women - Dr Jane Baker
Girl Guides NSW & ACT: Margaret Wood
National Council of Jewish Women Aust. NSW: Maxine Bachmeyer
Quota International of Sydney Inc: Judith Townsend
SCEGGS Darlinghurst ESU: Anne Cogswell
Soroptimist International - Region NSW: Doreen Todd
The Women's Auxiliary of Sydney Legacy: Sari Browne OAM JP
Women Lawyers Association of NSW Inc: Janet Coombs AM

Our coordinator and adviser roles

Education, Mass Media, Arts and Letters, Music
Nutrition, Habitat, Health, Environment
Youth, Child and Family, Ageing, Migration
Implementation of Conventions, Legislation, Human Rights, International Relations and Peace
Economics, Consumer Affairs, Rural and Urban Women, Women and Employment



NCWA and Other State Organisations (Constituent Councils)

National Council of Women of Australia (NCWA) | www.ncwa.org.au | +61 2 6285 2337
Victoria (NCWA) | ncwvic.org.au | +61 3 9421 1692
Queensland (NCWQ) | ncwq.org.au | +61 73229 8171
Western Australia (NCWWA) | ncwwa.org.au | +61 8 9325 8897
South Australia 95 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 | +61 8 231 9154
Tasmania 6 Amanda Court, Launceston TAS 7250 | +61 3 6331 2595
Australian Capital Territory PO Box 3028, Manuka ACT 2603 | +61 2 6296 1829
Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC) | http://www.icw-cif.com/04/01.php
International Council of Women - Conseil international des femmes (ICW-CIF) | www.icw-cif.org/

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