Celebrate Being an Australian Awards 2024

Celebrate Being an Australian Awards 2024

Join us for ”Celebrate Being an Australian” on Monday 22nd January 2024.

NCW NSW Celebrates Being an Australian Awards presented to tertiary students by  Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales  Patron, National Council of Women of New South Wales.

The Awards are to assist and encourage the awardee in her chosen discipline in specific research in a Post-graduate course or in the honours year.

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr Briony Scott  Principal, Wenona | Educator | Columnist

Dr Briony Scott (BScAgr, MEd, EdD) was appointed Principal of Wenona, a Kindergarten to Year 12 independent girls’ school, in July 2011. Outside of education, Briony was a Systems Analyst with Olivetti International in Italy and the UK and spent a year volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Wheaton Rescue Squad in Maryland, USA. Dr Scott has undertaken research on school choice, girls’ education, motivational theory, and educational technology. She believes in the empowerment of young women to discover and develop their strengths and talents and in training both young men and women to be engaged in egalitarian leadership, to be adventurous, brave, strong, and a voice for those who cannot speak. Dr Scott is on the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) Advisory Committee, and a Board Director with The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and the School for Life Foundation.

Strangers Room, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney

12noon for 12.30 pm

$110 per person *RSVP by 15 January 2024

Attire: Business / National Dress 

Contact: NCW NSW secretary@ncwnsw.org.au for a booking form



To be announced on the 22nd January 2024



 Get Involved in the 2025 National Council of Women NSW Celebrate Being an Australian Australia Day Awards.


  • Awardees should be free to attend the NCW NSW Australia Day Luncheon in January 2024 to receive the award in person.
  • Awardees should be Australian (citizens or permanent residents) women students of achievement, particularly in their postgraduate or late undergraduate years.
  • The Award is to assist and encourage the awardee in her chosen discipline in specific research in a Post-graduate course or in the honours year
  • The Award is to assist deserving students, not necessarily the top student in the course.
  • Preference should be given to a student who has achieved good grades throughout her course despite being disadvantaged by illness, physical disability, financial need, family circumstances or other hardship

The selection process will be undertaken by the faculty of the participating university or specific body but will be subject to final approval by the Sponsor and the NCW NSW Awards Committee.

Sponsors are encouraged to nominate a University, Department and Course but may just nominate a field of research.


    Photos from 2023 Celebrate Being an Australian Awards.