Come experience a NSW rural women’s gathering…virtually!

The NSW Rural Women’s Gathering is an annual weekend event organised by local committees with support from the Rural Women’s Network.

The organising committee makes key decisions, develops a theme and the weekend program. Each Gathering reflects the unique culture, industry, tourism and environment of the host community.

Women’s Gatherings are for ALL rural women including: farming women; Aboriginal women; women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; mining women; women in the fishing industry; women who live in regional cities, towns and villages; and coastal women.

2012 Women’s Gathering

Parkes, 12-14 October 2012

Did you know that 2012 is the National Year of Reading?

Did you know that 2012 is also the National Year of the Farmer?

Of course you know that 2012 is the 20th anniversary of the NSW Rural Women’s Gatherings and that Parkes will be hosting that Gathering from October 12 to 14.

To capitalise on the two national celebrations, the Parkes Rural Women’s Gathering has chosen the themes reading and farming.

The annual gathering represents a wonderful opportunity to celebrate these themes.

Being the 20th anniversary of the gatherings, some 350 to 400 visitors are expected to come to Parkes and the gathering committee is very active in planning and pursuing some fabulous ideas for women.

Bookings are currently being confirmed for venues, entertainment, keynote speakers including Jessica Rowe, workshops, market stalls, exhibitions, and much more.

In the meantime, check out the Parkes Gathering’s blog.

For more information contact Lynn on 02 6863 4667 or Leigh on 02 6862 6000 or email

About nswrwn

NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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