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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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Today's bursary announcement - the Forum Communicators Bursary!

Know someone who might be eligible? Tag them below!
❗Applications close 1 June 2020❗

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Are you (or is someone you know!):

✅A female resident of Queensland enrolled in your first or second year of a tertiary course, such as university or TAFE 👩‍
✅Willing to address Forum members at one of their major functions 🎙
✅An Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia 🇦🇺

Then you are eligible for the Forum Communicators Bursary!

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What We Do

Latest News & Events

Arts and Letters Report, May 2020

By Jennifer Ann Davies, NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser Click here for a special book preview! Queensland is blessed with space, fresh air and sunshine; thusly offering little as Host

Child, Youth and Family NCWQ Report, February 2020

2019-20 Bushfire Events It has been a devasting start to 2020 for many Australians. From September 2019 fires heavily impacted various regions across Australia. In New South Wales more than 100 fires

NCWQ Environmental Report, February 2020

By Pat Pepper Update on impact of lack of reliable water on regional communities and industries and the environment.    The Problem: In my NCWQ Environment Adviser’s Report, November 2019, I drew attention

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.


What some of the bursary recipients say...


"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

"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

"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.