EQUIP women for Local Government elections in NSW | Workshop Series :: Multiple towns and cities across NSW

Join one of the FREE workshops Women for Election Australia are running, in partnership with the NSW Government, to INSPIRE + EQUIP women to run for the September 2021 NSW local government elections

Across NSW women support their communities in so many ways. From running school P&C’s, building and expanding local businesses, overseeing local sports competitions and community campaigns to co-ordinating drought and bushfire relief for neighbours and local businesses. These leadership skills are highly transferable to local government where your skills can help your entire community.

Have you ever considered running for public office? Local Council is a great place to start! Read the Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock’s, article on her journey into politics and why she wants to see more women Councillors across NSW.

Across the country, NSW is the state with the fewest number of female Councillors. We need more women at the table where decisions are being made.

That’s why Women for Election Australia is launching seven workshops across NSW; to provide women with the key knowledge, tools, and techniques to enable them to run for office, be the best candidate they can be or assist another woman with her political campaign. We look forward to helping you get elected!

Registration is essential!


Date: Saturday 24 April

Venue: Lismore Council Chambers, 43 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah

Time: 10 am – 4 pm


Date: Wednesday 28 April

Venue: Wentworth Point Community Centre, 10 Footbridge Blvrd, Wentworth Point

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Sydney CBD

Date: Thursday 29 April

Venue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney CBD

Time: 9 am – 3 pm



Date: Friday 30 April

Venue: Bathurst Council chambers, 158 Russell St, Bathurst

Time: 9 am – 3 pm


Date: Saturday 1 May

Venue: Dubbo Council chambers/Civic Administration Building, Corner Church & Darling streets, Dubbo

Time: 10 am – 4 pm


Date: Friday 7 May

Venue: Workspace Goulburn, 56 Clinton Street, Goulburn

Time: 9 am – 3 pm


Date: Saturday 8 May

Venue: Robert Brown Room, Albury Council Chambers, 553 Kiewa Street, Albury

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Secure your spot now…..each workshop is limited to 30 people.

Licia Heath

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Ruth McGowan
Author, Trainer & Coach

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Registration is essential. Register NOW!

Content includes:

  • Introductions, understand your obligations as a candidate, the role of councillor & know why you want to run.
  • Plan your campaign, Part 1: Understand the time & financial commitment, building your team & develop your Game Plan.
  • Plan your campaign, Part 2: Develop your communication plan, fundraising, media & using technology to reach voters.
  • The Pointy End – the last 6 weeks: Meeting deadlines, election publicity, election day and what comes next.

A partnership between the NSW Government & Women for Election Australia.

2000 by 2022

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