Applications are open for up to 12 people to join the new NSW Women’s Advisory Council, with each member playing a key role in advancing gender equality by advising the NSW government on issues affecting women and girls across the state.
The Council aims to represent the diverse voices, experiences, and priorities of women in NSW, and promote equitable policy outcomes across the work of government. The Council replaces the former NSW Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity, with an expanded remit to consider the broad spectrum of issues affecting women and girls.
The Council will provide expert advice across the three priority areas identified in the NSW Women’s Strategy 2023 to 2026: economic opportunity and advancement; health and wellbeing; and participation and empowerment.
And it will also contribute to the implementation of the strategy and consult with community organisations.
Jodie Harrison, NSW’s Minister for Women, said Council members will meet up to four times a year to discuss issues affecting women and girls and provide advice to the NSW Government.
“The NSW Women’s Advisory Council will play a key role in advancing gender equality across the state. We’re looking for members with a strong connection to their communities who can demonstrate a genuine passion for improving outcomes for women and girls,” said Minister Harrison.
“The advice of Council members will directly impact decisions made by government, so it’s important we have a broad range of voices and lived experiences represented. I look forward to working with Council members to shape effective policy for the women and girls of NSW.”
Applications close on Wednesday July 12.
For full eligibility details, and to apply, visit: nsw.gov.au/women-nsw/join-nsw-womens-advisory-council