National Council of Women NSW

The voice to advance and promote women.


Our Aims

Promote such conditions of life as will ensure all people, especially women and children, have an opportunity for full and free development.

To uphold social, civil, and ethical values in the community.

To promote the interests and advancement of women.

To form a link with National Councils of Women in other states/territories through the National Council of Women of Australia Limited and other countries through the International Council of Women.


To advocate for women’s opinions on all matters that affect their community


Inform members about matters of interest and concerns that will empower and educate.

Government Consultation

Consult with government when opinion or fact is sought affecting the status and needs of women and children.

Financial Literacy

To promote the equity and financial independence, and literacy of women to advance their secure future.

Knowledge is Power

Combining events, activities, awards, insightful articles and the best advocacy for women, the following keeps you informed about the organisation’s work and women’s issues.


Advisors and Mentors


Awards and Certificates


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National Council of Women of NSW Inc.

National Council of Women of NSW Inc.

Promoting the advancement of women and children - women’s welfare; social justice; advocacy; projects

NSW is home to just under half of Australia’s 200,000 poker machines. They are profitable, accessible and deeply harmful. Dotted in pubs and clubs across the state – they are dangerous and designed to addict. In no other place on earth is gambling so ubiquitous. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Together, we can act to prevent and reduce gambling harm.
Wesley Mission has launched the "Pokies, you're being played" campaign to highlight the harm caused by pokies in NSW. 
Gambling losses can occur through race betting, buying lottery, lotto and scratchie tickets, Keno, online gambling or poker machines. Wesley Mission is currently concentrating on preventing and minimising harm from poker machine gambling, which still accounts for around half of all dollar losses in NSW.
Some key figures from the most recent data, third quarter of 2022:
Total losses: $ 2.18 billion in 92 days through 86,568 poker machines in pubs and clubs.
Daily losses rose from $ 21.3 million in the first half of 2022 to $ 23.7 million daily. Every day.
Venues: 56% of losses come through club pokies ($13.2million a day) and 44% through pub pokies ($10.5million a day)
Read and learn more and make a stand by signing the petition to both sites below.
Join Q+A as part of the live studio audience, Monday 20th March at ABC Sydney Studios, Ultimo live from 9.30pm.
This week on Q+A: unpacking the secrets of life, the universe and everything as world-renowned physicist Brian Greene joins the panel.
Australia has committed the next three decades and $368 billion to AUKUS, linking the nation’s future inextricably to the US. Greene says that “future of our species relies upon the depth and nuance of our engagement with the world” … is this pact making Australia’s world smaller or bigger? 
AND in NSW, voters are preparing to cast their ballot in the state election… how will Dominic Perrottet’s national push for cashless poker machines play out? 
All this plus news of the week.
Joining Stan Grant on the panel:
Geoffrey Robertson, Human Rights lawyer, academic, author and broadcaster
Matt Keogh, Minister for Defence Personnel
Dai Le, Independent MP for Fowler
Brian Greene, Physicist and best-selling author
Kirsten Banks, Science communicator
The International Women’s Day theme for 2023 is ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender-equal future’. 
Cracking the Code highlights the role that bold, transformative ideas, inclusive technologies, and accessible education can play in combatting discrimination and the marginalisation of women globally.
NCWNSW particularly celebrates those women in NSW, in our region and beyond who are making our world more inclusive and equal. International Women’s Day provides a welcome time for reflection, reset, and re-ignition of our collective and ongoing mission to mould a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, empathetic, and sustainable future for all. 
#NCWNSW #ICW2023 #ICW #crackingthecode #celebrate
Australia’s national gender pay gap is 13.3%. @wgeagency 
While it’s trending in the right direction – this is the lowest on record and a return to where we were at three years ago (when the gender pay gap was at 13.4%) – there’s still work to do. @wgeagency 
#genderpaygap #workinprogress #australia #ncwnsw
Do you have a couple of hours a month?
Share your skills, become an Advisor, Mentor, volunteer for events, meet new people, start a community branch or get involved as we advocate and assist in NSW. NCWNSW is looking for volunteers. Get in touch via direct message or email; we look forward to hearing from you. #ncwnsw #volunteers #members #joinus
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