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Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Women from across rural, regional and remote NSW can register now for the revamped 30th annual Rural Women’s Gathering.

The milestone event was moved from August to the weekend of the 25 and 26 November 2023 to take advantage of the warmer weather, as it returns to the home of the first Gathering in Orange. The theme of this year’s Gathering is “30 years, still going strong and getting stronger”, and provides rural women with support, information and skills to address the myriad challenges they face living in a rural location in Australia.

NSW Minister for Regional NSW and Agriculture Moriarty said she is looking forward to the event.

“Women in our rural communities are doing extraordinary things. The Rural Women’s Gathering is the perfect space to share their experiences, and in turn help other women to better support their communities.”

“Over the last 30 years the Gathering has brought women together to share experiences, learn and support one another and I urge women to register now to make sure they don’t miss out.”

The new-look event is set to bring women together to hear from and connect with inspirational women in sport, health and business.

It is also a valuable opportunity for women to share their insights and ideas for their communities with key decision makers in the NSW Government.

Opening the event will be NSW Minister for Women Jodie Harrison, who said she is excited to meet amazing women from across the regions and hear their stories and vision for the future.

“Our regional communities have seen more than their fair share of challenges over the past year, but they have never lost their spirit. Regional women continue to show resilience, strength and a sense of pride in where they come from.

“We are mindful of the increasing pressures of cost of living, so we have worked hard to keep ticket prices as low as possible. I think we have put together a great weekend of activities for regional women to enjoy.

Keynote speakers include Australian Rugby Union Player Grace Hamilton and ABC News rural reporter Sarah Hawke, who both hail from Orange. Joining them is Founder of The Rural Naturopath, Hayley Dawson.

The Gatherings are an annual state-wide community-run event and includes a diverse program of speakers, display stands, workshops, networking and a gala dinner.

The event is hosted by Australian National Field Days and organised by a committee of volunteers, with support from the NSW Government’s Rural Women’s Network.

Tickets are $80 and limited, so register now at: https://nswwomensgathering.com.au/.

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