The Country Web

A newsletter for rural women and their families

The Country Web newsletter is produced by the Department of Primary Industries Rural Women's Network. The newsletter is a source of information and support for women dealing with the many aspects of rural life. Through the newsletter women are able to share ideas, issues, inspiration, information, experiences and opportunities.

Each edition of The Country Web focuses on a particular issue, with past editions highlighting: women of influence, women in non-traditional roles, farming, droughts and floods, getting back to basics, celebrating creativity, perception verses reality, my heart-my country, family, health, education, work and employment, finance, value adding, women in decision making, the law, isolation, the environment and much more.

As well as issues based articles, the newsletter also provides regular columns including women's leadership, communities in focus, men's matters, parenting, health, grants and funding, resources and what's on and what's new.

Now in its 28th year of publication, The Country Web is well established and recognised by the wider community. It has become a valuable resource for government and non-government agencies to exchange information with the rural sector.

The Country Web is now published annually with 12,000 copies printed and distributed free to our readers.

Next issue

Contributions for our 2020 edition are required by 30 April for publication in August 2020. 

The theme for our 2020 annual issue is 'Think Well, Feel Well'. If you would like to share your story or you have items of interest, please email your contributions to or post to:

The Editor - The Country Web
Rural Women's Network
Locked Bag 21
Orange  NSW  2800


Advertising, sponsorship and insert options are available. Please email the Editor to request a copy of our Advertising Options & Guidelines and Booking Sheet.

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