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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 Sallymatu Kuyateh, founder and President of the Wanwod Association of Queensland Inc., was acknowledged as a Local Legend by Dr Jim Chalmers MP, Federal Member for Rankin.

Members of Wanwod aim to give hope and new life to women. They focus on empowering rural women in Sierra Leone, supporting women in refugee camps and helping new arrivals settle into Australia.

Previous projects include collecting medical equipment and supplies for doctors and nurses treating Ebola patients in Africa and providing basic school supplies to the children in Sierra Leone. Sallymatu is also an active member of Soroptimist International of Logan Inc.

Congratulations Sallymatu. We know the difference you have made to your community and you deserve to be named a Local Legend.
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What We Do

Latest News & Events

NCWQ Arts and Letters Report January 2020

The latter days of 2019 folded and parcelled the year with gifts of joyful choral sounds, and traditional folk and classical music from many cultures. Along our coastline TENORI TIMELESS shared a classic

NCWQ Arts and Letters Report February 2020

Queensland’s extraordinary and prolific Poet and Author, Stefanie BENNETT haspublished over a dozen volumes of poetry, a libretto and a novel. She has tutored in The Institute of Modern Languages

Quota International Redcliffe Christmas Festival of Trees and Craft

You’re invited! Event details as follows: Webb Hall, Redcliffe Showgrounds Sat 30th Nov – Sun 1st Dec, 2019 (9am – 3pm each day). Adults $5 entry. Free refreshments available.

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.