About Us

The National Council of Women of QLD (Inc) is affiliated with National Council of Women of Australia Inc. Ltd. and the International Council of Women. Our patron is His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland.



The 2019 bursary applications have now closed!



The NCWQ is actively involved in many areas impacting the life of women. Our advisers produce reports on matters including Ageing, Arts, Family, Children, Economics, Environment and Health.


Partners and Affiliates

The NCWQ has an extensive network of partners and affiliates across the state. The network of these organisations enables the sharing of information, effective communication and better support across all segments of our community.

Recent Posts and News

Guest blog: Day of the Girl

Today is the #DayofTheGirl. Read a wonderful blog by Sarah Cowley – her thoughts on today and her experience being part of Soroptimist International. *Originally written for SI Moreton North Inc. Special thanks to Sarah and Chris Knight of Soroptimist International South West Pacific for sharing this blog with us. “The theme for this year’s [...]

Bursary Fund-raising Morning Tea and Fashion Parade

NCWQ held its annual bursary fund-raising morning tea and fashion parade last Thursday, 10 October. Leah Lever, previous recipient of the Elements Living bursary in 2018, charmed us with her beautiful singing. Ella Madigan, a recipient of last year’s Ipswich City Council bursary for a secondary student, spoke about her activity with NCWQ and the [...]

Announcing the 20 Queensland Voices Female Leaders

This was first published here. Two young NCWQ members have been announced as part of the 20 winners! They are Taylor and Madison Birtchnell. WITH SUPPORT FROM THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT’S OFFICE FOR WOMEN, FEMECONOMY IS SHOWCASING QUEENSLAND WOMEN WHO ARE STRIVING TO CREATE GENDER EQUALITY. Queensland is built by amazing Queenslanders. Every day women in [...]

NCWQ Arts and Letters Report November 2019

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser   A Reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…the person who never reads lives only one. George R.R. Martin Leslie HURTIG, Artistic Director for the 2019 Vancouver Writers’ Festival notes change and pleasure whilst perusing books being published by small and large presses across Canada, [...]

NCWQ Annual Christmas Luncheon 2019

Members and friends are invited to celebrate with the National Council of Women of Queensland at our Annual Christmas Luncheon Thursday 5 December, 2019 12 noon for a 12.30pm commencement The Women’s College, University of Queensland, Cnr College Road and Thynne Road, St Lucia Tickets: $45.00 per person includes buffet festive lunch with dessert, juice [...]

Arts and Letters Report October 2019

Friendship, Laughter, Hope, Humour, Memory, and Listening all help us to create a LANGUAGE RICH ENVIRONMENT in which CHILDREN are less vulnerable – in which we have immunised them against poor language and literacy. Friendship! Laughter! Hope! Humour! Memory! Listening! These essential ingredients furnish effective, wonderful COMMUNICATION.  “Books are a joyful thing,” communicates Cressida Cowl, [...]

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