National Council of Women Victoria

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58th NCWV Australia Day Pioneer Women’s Ceremony:

This event will be held on Monday 21st January in the Women’s Peace Garden, Epsom Road Kensington, 10:00 for 10:30am start, finishing at around 11:30am.

The garden was designed with the ‘peace’ symbol and the ‘female’ symbol. This park was built on the old Newmarket saleyards which closed in the 1980s, after which they were developed into medium density housing. The heritage of the area has been remembered with many of the old peppercorn trees also the bluestone paths and post and rail fences. The garden was built in 1986 to commemorate the International Year of Peace. It was designed by a team of women with plants chosen to fit with the colours of the Women’s Movement and to symbolise remembrance. The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, the Right Honourable Sally Capp will be the speaker.

Melways 2T, G3. Street parking is available in Market St and Woodruff St. Nearby there is the Flemington Rd tramline and Newmarket train station. This is a free event, all are welcome, but to ensure we have sufficient chairs and water (BYO bottle), please reply to this invitation by email:

Membership means you can

Download 2018-19 Individual and Organisational Membership Form here

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 2018-19


Elisabeth Newman

Vice President A

Freda Kaufman

Vice President B

Janet Park

Hon. Secretary / Public Officer

Pam Hammond


Hean Bee Wee AM

State Coordinator of Standing Committees


Individual Members Group Convenor

Eleanor Holden

Ordinary Members of Executive (5 places)

Elida Brereton
Diya John

Geelong Branch President

Janice Latham