What is the NSW Women’s Advisory Council?
The NSW Women’s Advisory Council (the Council) plays a key role in advancing gender equality in NSW 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 scope to consider the broad range of issues affecting women and girls.
The objectives of the Council are to:
- provide specialist advice across the three key priority areas identified in the NSW Women’s Strategy 2023-2026 (the Strategy):
- economic opportunity and advancement
- health and wellbeing
- participation and empowerment,
- contribute to the implementation of the Strategy, and;
- facilitate consultation with individuals and community organisations as required.
Who is eligible to apply for the NSW Women’s Advisory Council?
The Council is committed to representing a diverse cross-section of NSW. We are seeking applications from people from diverse locations, backgrounds, and life experiences, with a demonstrated active interest in improving outcomes for women and girls. This may include involvement in areas such as:
- employment and industry
- health and wellbeing
- community engagement
- diversity and inclusion.
You must be a current NSW resident aged 18 and over to join the Council.
What is required of Council members?
Council members meet up to four times a year to discuss current issues affecting women and girls, and to provide advice to the NSW Government. Members have the option to attend meetings online. Additional out-of-session meetings may be organised as needed.
Council members are expected to:
- attend at least 75% of all Council and out-of-session meetings
- attend other Council functions and events as appropriate
- use their networks and other organisational memberships to gather information on current and relevant issues
- maintain open and effective communication with other Council members
- have a clear understanding of their public duty and legal responsibilities
- abide by the Terms of Reference, including maintaining confidentiality and disclosing any conflicts of interest
Members will be entitled to a daily sitting fee of $220.00 to cover all meetings and other official Council business. Members will also be reimbursed for expenses incurred while carrying out their duties such as travel, accommodation, and meals.
Members are appointed for one year terms, with a possible extension for a maximum of three years.
How to apply for the Council
Applications to join the Council have now closed.
If you have applied, Women NSW will contact you directly with the outcome of your application.
Help with completing your application
For questions about the Council, please contact Women NSW by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech impairment, you can contact us using the National Relay Service and ask for 02 9228 3963.
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