Rural Women's Network links
Agriculture and the environment
AgChatOz - a digital online community which brings together rural and urban Australian's to discuss topical issues affecting the industry.
AgLinks Australian Agriculture Directory - A directory of Australian website of interest to farmers, rural communities and agribusiness.
Farm Day - Aims to foster a greater understanding of farming among urban Australians through a farming family sharing their life with a city family for a day of 'fun, friendship and understanding'.
Farming's Future - a movement of people passionate about changing the perception of farming, our food and our fibre - driving a new positive perception.
Future Farmers Network - a not-for-profit organisation that works to increase the engagement, opportunities and networking options for young people aged 16 to 35 working in agriculture in Australia.
Landcare - NSW - Regional landcare activities and contacts
LandLearn NSW - a statewide schools education program about primary industries
Local Land Services - LLS bring together agricultural production advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management into a single organisation.
Caring for our Country - information, links and funding opportunities
Young people in primary industries - provides information for young people on how to get involved in primary industries and access to information about issues that may affect them.
Orange Migrant Support Service - Provides information, referral and support to newly-arrived and socially-isolated migrants living in Orange, with outreach services to Cabonne, Forbes and Parkes Shires.
The Shed Online - An online space for men to get together and talk about what's on their mind. Discuss interests and issues, share projects, showcase work and learn new skills.
Indigenous Advocacy Service - Provides individual advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability, their families and carers within NSW.
Information on Disability Education & Awareness Services (IDEAS) - A web portal for people with disability and people with age related disability, their families, carers and other supporters to access and search for information that promotes their independence.
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW - An organisation for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disability, their families and carers.
Physical Disability Australia - An advocacy service for people with disability.
LandLearn NSW - a statewide schools education program about primary industries.
My Future - Online career guidance site.
Partners in grain - A GRDC funded project which facilitates professional development activities for farming businesses.
Tenthousandgirl - Helps young women gain confidence, clarify their plans and learn the basic financial principles to support their goals.
UNE Partnerships - The Education and Training Company of the University of New England
Women in Adult and Vocational Education - A network for women in adult education and vocational training, WAVE works for the advancement and empowerment of women in adult education and vocational training through networking, lobbying and advocacy.
Health and Safety
Alive and well - a place for you to hear, see and share stories about staying alive and well on the farm.
Beyond Blue - beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
Friendly Faces Helping Hands - links rural communities to major hospitals, health facilities and resources within cities
Quad Bike Rider Guide - Accidents involving quad bikes are among the leading causes of injury on Australian farms. Read the latest information and safety advice.
SANE Australia - Youth website aimed at helping young people with family or friends affected by mental illness.
Indigenous Community Volunteers - An independent, not for profit organisation that assists Indigenous communities by supporting skills transfer projects.
Leadership & Decision Making
Australian Women's Mentoring Network - Provides women from any professional, personal or ethnic background, access to a mentor of their choice who can offer advice and support concerning career and work/life balance issues, based on their own professional and life experiences and skills.
It's An Honour - Australian women are still under represented on the Queens Birthday Honours List. Nominate a rural woman achiever.
Vincent Fairfax Fellowship - Assists Australians to develop an ethical approach to leadership. Individuals who aspire to lead in business, government, community services or other professions are encouraged to apply.
Women on Boards - A national program to improve the gender balance on Australian company boards through skills based selection. The program funds research as well as networking and mentoring events. The web site acts as a meeting place for current board directors and aspiring directors and contains a range of relevant articles and reports.
Doctors4theBush - Stay up-to-date, register your support and gain information on rural doctor shortages.
Murray Darlings: a multi-media documentary project about women living in the Murray Darling region.
Bale Out Ball - supports Australian agriculture and revitalises rural communities by bringing rural families and communities together, while supporting agricultural regions and raising money to assist with drought relief.
KidsCount - explores a number of important topics of interest for parents. Above all, it gives you a chance to think about children, parenting and how you can provide your children with the experiences you want for them as they grow up.
Parenting Hub - Family & Community Services - Tips, advice and guidelines for parents and carers.
Parent Line - A free 24-hr telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children aged o-18 living in NSW. Call 1300 1300 52
Community Connect - Offers organisations the opportunity to showcase community events on radio, TV and online for free.
Glossary of acronyms - A comprehensive glossary published by TAFE Queensland for areas of education and training.
Grant Seeker Manual - A starter kit to introduce you to the basics of grantseeking. Includes information on researching potential funders, planning your project, communicating with funders and writing a good grant application.
Succession Planning - Succession planning for farmers can be difficult and at times stressful, but it's important and must be addressed. It is best to get it all planned early so that everyone knows what to expect should you retire or be forced off the farm due to injury or other circumstances.
Commonwealth Government Online Directory - Regional Australia - programs and services available to people living in regional and rural Australia
Regional Entry Point - A directory of services available to people living in rural and regional areas.
State Government Women's Contacts
Federal - Office for Women
State - Women NSW
Bullying No Way - Ideas for children, young people and parents for handling bullying.
Dads In Distress - News, resources, information, stories, forums and a 24/7 Helpline (1300 853 437)
Energy Information Line - Details on a range of rebates available for people on low or fixed incomes.
Homelessness - Information. Support Services. Forums.
Life Line - Provides a 24-hour telephone counselling service as well as face-to-face counselling services in many Lifeline Centres.
Mensline Australia - A national telephone support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in the Australia for the cost of a local call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by paid professional counsellors, experienced in men's issues.
NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service - Northern Region - Talk to your local Rural Financial Counsellor for help with - Identifying business options, cash flow budgeting, financial analysis, facilitating meetings with lenders and financial institutions, referrals and information on government assistance
Relationships Australia - Provides free counselling for individuals, couples, families and community members whose lives have been affected by the drought.
National Rural Women's Coalition (NRWC) - Connects rural, regional and remote women around Australia to strengthen their communities, expand opportunities and build a better future.
Network of Immigrant & Refugee Women of Australia Inc - an independent body that seeks to advocate for immigrant and refugee women at the national level by working to achieve cultural, social, economic, education and gender equality for immigrant and refugee women living in Australia.
Women.gov.au - Federal Government website for women including information on training and education opportunities, grants and services to rural, regional and remote women.
Women in Dairy Australia - a dynamic group of women who are committed to supporting and networking dairy farming families across Australia. They aim to provide the facilities to bring people together, educate and generally provide assistance to all dairy families out there who need a helping hand.
Women Welcome Women World Wide: 5W is an international friendship organisation designed to enable women in different countries to travel and get to know each other.
Women in Business
Business Entry Point - a useful site with information on setting up a new business, managing a business, financial assistance, training, ABN's and a glossary of business acronyms.
Bite Back - This website is for 12-18 year olds to help them maintain their mental health and fitness by sharing real life personal stories. Features a blog, real stories section and mental fitness centre.
Future Farmers Network - People interested in finding out about the Future Farmers Network can now access information and news online. The new website features member profiles, information about support services, as well as news and stories of interest to those in the rural sector.
Heywire - ABC Radio gives regional youth a voice!
My Future - Online career guidance site
Youth NSW - information about youth-related issues.
Reachout - provides information on a range of mental health issues, stories about how other young people have got through tough times and a community forum to get support and understanding from peers facing similar issues.
SANE- A website for young people aged 13 to 17 years with a parent or friend affected by mental illness. The site provides information, advice and referral to support agencies.