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Welcome to NCWQ

The National Council of Women of Queensland Inc (NCWQ) 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 members as to their rights and responsibilities as citizens and encourages their participation in all aspects of community life.

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

The National Council of Women of Qld Inc has been working for women in Queensland since 1905.

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On behalf of the National Council of Women of Queensland (NCWQ), we would like to share an important update regarding the 2020 Bursary Program. We are happy to reassure you that our bursaries will continue as planned and will remain unaffected by the ongoing developments of COVID-19.

- Applications will open on Monday the 27th of April
- Applications close Monday the 1st of June

All of the information will be available online and any queries can be directed to NCWQ Bursary Coordinator, Kathy Cavanagh, via email at bursaries@ncwq.org.au. Details regarding the 2020 bursaries will be released in the coming weeks, so make sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook Page.

If you know of a deserving young woman who is pursuing higher education, make sure to tag them below and encourage them to nominate! We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well, and we look forward to recommencing our regular in-person NCWQ initiatives soon.

Warm wishes,
The 2020 NCWQ Bursary Team
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📸 PHOTOS ARE OUT! 📸
Thank you to all of our lovely guests for attending our QLD Women's Week event earlier this month.

We would like to thank our amazing sponsors, guest speakers, panellists and attendees for making this event an incredible celebration of inspiring women!

Here are some beautiful memories from the event 🥰

Photography: Our lovely girls; Noara, Ariane and Naadirah
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What We Do

Latest News & Events

IWD 2020: Olivia Hargroder, Bursary Recipient

To mark 2020 International Women’s Day (#EachforEqual), NCWQ is profiling an impressive women each day in and around the 8th March. These featured young women are past NCWQ Bursary Recipients,

IWD 2020: Beth Madsen, Bursary Recipient

To mark 2020 International Women’s Day (#EachforEqual), NCWQ is profiling an impressive women each day in and around the 8th March. These featured young women are past NCWQ Bursary Recipients,

IWD 2020: Morgan Lynch, Bursary Recipient

To mark 2020 International Women’s Day (#EachforEqual), NCWQ is profiling an impressive women each day in and around the 8th March. These featured young women are past NCWQ Bursary Recipients,

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.

See a list of NCWQ’s affiliates and partners across the state.

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What some of the bursary recipients say...

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"It was a great feeling to be recognised by the NCWQ. The recognition reaffirmed all of the hard work I had been putting into my studies. It was also inspiring to hear the stories of the other remarkable women who received awards."

Erin Condrin
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"Being a recipient of the 2018 NCWQ Senator Claire Moore bursary not only gave me financial support but also provided me a great networking opportunity and allowed me to return my confident, self-esteem to continue my journey."

Farhana Sharmin
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"Being a bursary recipient has given me the confidence to extend myself further. It has not only supported my academic studies, but it helped my work as performing artist."

Leah Lever

Frequently Asked Questions

We have two types of membershipsAffiliate and Associate.

Affiliate membership is open to any association of women, or men and women, whose constitution is consistent with that of The National Council of Women. Each such affiliated association may elect two voting delegates to the Council.

Associate Membership is open to an individual whose nomination is accepted by the Council. Associate members are represented on the Management Committee and have full voting rights at all General Meetings.

For more information on becoming a member, please visit here.

How can I get involved?

1. Become a member. 2. Nominate to be part of the Management Committee or the panel of Advisers. 3. Attend NCWQ events and those of our affiliate organisations. 4. Refer issues affecting women to NCWQ. 

Get Involved. Contact the NCWQ President.