NSW Rural Women’s Gathering

About NSW Rural Women’s Gatherings

Gatherings are a well-established annual state-wide community hosted event targeting rural women.

Gatherings aim to:

  • Provide an opportunity for rural women to connect, share experiences and support each other through good and tough times. It is not a ‘conference’ but more a special event which brings women together.

  • Provide opportunities for rural women to have a direct voice to decision makers through Government, Ministers and other decision makers attending the event and through the distribution of a post event issues/ideas ‘Statement’.

  • Enable rural women to access information on existing services, resources, and assistance.

  • Provide an opportunity for rural women to learn from listening to inspiring and informative speakers, display stands and participating in a range of workshops.

  • Raise the profile of rural women and highlight important issues through wide media coverage; and

  • Be inclusive by involving women from Aboriginal and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and younger women as participants and on organising committees wherever possible.

Previous Years and Host Towns

Which ones can you tick off as attending? 29 Gatherings to date with the 30th scheduled for November! Don’t forget we are putting together a history of the Rural Women’s Gathering and the Rural Women’s Network and your memories are needed.

Past attendees, committee members and organisers are invited to contact us to schedule an interview to chat about your memories, or if you prefer you can send us your memories in an email – ruralwomensnetwork@dpc.nsw.gov.au.