National Council of Women Victoria


From President, Ronniet Milliken:
Gender Equality NOT ‘covid normal’

Will gender equity be achieved by 2050? The media take on community sentiment is that we are hankering for ’covid normal’. At NCWV we look to our Purpose and continue to aspire for and advocate for gender equality – to be achieved in the short term. In 2021 we will consider known/likely topics requiring action during this year and beyond, building on past efforts, considering our resources, becoming more informed, advocating action where appropriate; and holding our leaders to account. 

The following newsletters are now available: July 2021, June 2021, May 2021

Briefing paper covering the following topics is now available.

Visit our BLOG/HOT TOPICS section to catch up on our latest news including:


Membership means you can

  • Meet others interested having a voice in women’s issues at local, state, federal and international levels

  • Build your leadership and community advancement skills by participating in the running of our incorporated association

  • Participate in the voting process at the Annual General Meeting

  • Share your knowledge, skills & experience as a volunteer, speaker or mentor

  • Enjoy member benefits, including newsletters, reports and special event rates  

  • Contribute financially to support our Civics and Citizenship program including the annual My Vote My Voice student event at the Parliament of Victoria

Mission Statement

National Council of Women of Victoria, NCWV, 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 women as to their rights and responsibilities as citizens and encourages their participation in all aspects of community life.


Work for the empowerment of women and families and to promote equal status for women in law and fact.
Develop policies and responses on behalf of women on a state-wide basis.
Act as a voice on issues and concerns of women at state and regional levels.
Link with the women of Australia and the International Council of Women through the National Council of Women of Australia and contribute to the implementation of their plans of action and policies.


NCWV has adopted the International Council of Women (ICW-CIF) Theme:“Transforming Society through the Empowerment of Women”

Who’s under our Umbrella?

National Council of Women of Victoria membership comprises organisations (affiliates), eligible organizations of women or men and women, and individual members approved by the Council.

>> List of organisations (affiliates)

NCWV Office Bearers and Committee 2020 - 2021

>> 2019-2020 NCWvic Annual Report

NCWV AGM was held on 3rd December with the following people elected to Committee


Ronniet Milliken

Vice President A

Elida Brereton

Vice President B


Hon. Secretary / Public Officer



Sheridan Ingram

State Coordinator of Standing Committees

Dr Deborah Towns OAM

Ordinary Members of Committee (5 places)

June Anderson
Pam Hammond
Hean Bee Wee AM

Individual Members Group Convenor

Beverley Kannegiesser

Regional Branch Representative

Alexandra Jeffrey, Geelong Branch President

Co-opted Committee member

Elisabeth Newman AM


Dr Deborah Towns OAM, Elida Brereton, Pam Hammond, Ronniet Milliken, Beverley Kannegiesser, Elisabeth Newman AM, Prof. Susan Sawyer, June Anderson. (missing Sheridan Ingram; Hean Bee Wee AM, Alexandra Jeffrey).