Rural Women's Network
The Rural Women's Network (RWN) is a state-wide government program within the Department of Primary Industries (part of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services).
The RWN works in innovative ways to share information and promote action on rural women's issues, often in partnership with individuals, groups and non-government and government agencies. More about us.
There are several ways you can stay in touch and find out the latest news. See our Updates section for details.
A pioneering pig farmer from Young and a natural resource management leader from Cumnock have been named finalists in the 2014 Award.
A voice for agriculture and women in farming, Fiona Simson has been named a finalists in this years Premier's Women of the Year Awards. Vote for Fiona and other finalists at Women NSW.
The Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is a unique way to formally acknowledge the efforts of rural, regional and remote women and celebrate volunteering as an important community value.
Our Number 59 issue has a special focus on women and celebrating the many roles they play in rural and regional Australia. It celebrates daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers.
IN THIS SECTION
- About RWN
Background and role of the NSW Rural Women's Network and staff profiles.
- Contacting RWN
- Calendar of events
Listing of RWN and other community events.
- Grants, funding and scholarships
Grant, funding and award opportunities.
- NSW Rural Women's Gathering
- Projects and activities
Current and past projects, including Hidden Treasures, Daring to Dream, SOFT and Time Out 4 Blokes courses.
- Publications and resources
Books, magazines, leaflets and more.
- RIRDC Rural Women's Award - NSW/ACT
Information on applying for the Award.
- Support services and help lines
Quick reference for support agencies and programs.
- The Country Web
A newsletter for rural women and their families.
Stay in touch and find out the latest. Join our free Rural Email List, Twitter and our Blog.
- Useful links
Large range of websites, grouped by topic.
- Rural Women Connect
Recent News Releases
- 07 Aug 2013Rural women's award nominations open [77.4 KB PDF]
- 18 Jul 2013Help uncover our 'hidden treasures' and say thank you!
- 13 May 2013Search for hidden treasures in rural NSW [212.9 KB PDF]
- 26 Mar 2013Succession planning specialist wins [157.4 KB PDF]
- 29 Oct 2012Local women revealed as Hidden Treasures
- 19 Sep 2012Nominations open for Rural Women's Award [126.2 KB PDF]