National Council of Women Victoria


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September 2017

Young women speak - The Local Government Women’s Charter 20 years on:

Our schools program, ‘My Vote My Voice’ 2017 is at the Parliament of Victoria on Friday 1 September. The event begins with welcome, refreshments and photographs in the Queens Hall, from 9 am before speeches at 10 am in the Legislative Council.

Students will share their ideas on gender equality and the participation of women in the community, particularly local government past, present and future. Lead speaker is Michelle Richards, Moorabool Shire Fire Recovery Coordinator, winner of the 2017 Australia Local Government Women’s Association Bursary.

Panel members are the Hon. Samantha Dunn, Member of the Legislative Council for Eastern Province, Barbara Abley AM, Geelong's first female mayor and Cr Denise Massoud, Mayor Whitehorse City Council.

Student participants no charge.
Adult tickets are $35
Note - Bookings close Friday 18 August. We recommend you arrive at the entrance of Parliament before 9 am because the need to go through Security.

Our AGM will be held on Thursday 7 September 2017, 12 noon for 12:15 start.

The agenda includes presentation of the 2016-17 Annual Report, Election of Office Bearers and presentation of Awards.
Light shared lunch.
Venue Level 4, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
Enquiries: or Mob: 0447 351 234

As our contribution to Women’s Health Week, we are delighted to announce that Dr Rosalie Cooper, Victorian Medical Women’s Society, will be our guest speaker. Her topic is MABEL Medicine in Australia Balancing Employment and Life and the findings of the 2017 MABEL Research Forum held recently at the University of Melbourne. 

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