National Council of Women Victoria


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June 2017

Future Directions, Our Council Our Voice - Driving Cultural Change

There are only a few days left until for our national conference in Canberra on 15 - 16 June and the launch of the National Council of Young Women Australia.  There are still a few places available. Why not go to to see the full program, and make a last-minute booking!

Here in Victoria  …we are planning two ‘Future Directions’ events for members in the next few weeks. For those who prefer a weekday meeting, please join us on Thursday 6 July between 10 and 11.30 am at Ross House, Flinders Lane. This will be followed by the July Council meeting at 12 noon, with all the news from the Canberra Mid-Term Conference.

For YoungNCWVic members, and those who can’t get to weekday meetings, there will be an alternative meeting arranged for the last week June, venue, date and time to be confirmed.

It is time to … renew your membership of NCW Victoria.  

Membership means you can

Download 2017-18 Individual and Organisational Membership Form here

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to NCWV Executive member May Hu OAM 'For service to the broadcast media, to women, and to the multicultural community of Victoria'. Visit the NCWA Facebook page for more details.


Mission Statement

National Council of Women of Victoria, NCWV, is a non-party-political, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, umbrella organisation with broadly humanitarian and educational objectives. It seeks to raise the awareness of women as to their rights and responsibilities as citizens and encourages their participation in all aspects of community life.


Work for the empowerment of women and families and to promote equal status for women in law and fact.
Develop policies and responses on behalf of women on a state-wide basis.
Act as a voice on issues and concerns of women at state and regional levels.
Link with the women of Australia and the International Council of Women through the National Council of Women of Australia and contribute to the implementation of their plans of action and policies.


Our 2015 theme is 'Working together'

Who’s under our Umbrella?

National Council of Women of Victoria membership comprises organisations (affiliates), eligible organizations of women or men and women, and individual members approved by the Council.

>> List of organisations (affiliates)

NCWV Office Bearers and Committee 2016-17

(Sept.2016 - May 2017)

Janene Blanchfield Brown

Vice President A
(Interim President: 1 June 2017)

Elisabeth Newman

Vice President B

Guosheng Chen

Vice President C (Regional)

Mavis Lynch

Hon. Secretary / Public Officer

Gauri Kapoor

State Coordinator of Standing Committees

May Hu JP

Individual Members Group Convenor

Bronwyn Badham

Ordinary Members of Executive (5 places)

Sarah Morgan
Janet Park
Barbara Latham
Benjie Perryman
Yvette Wang

Immediate Past President 2015-16:

Sheila Byard OAM

Central Gippsland Branch President

Jan Baxter

Geelong Branch President

Janice Latham