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Welcome to the Women's Electoral Lobby, Australia!

In 2017 WEL celebrates 45 years.

Founded in 1972 WEL has been fighting for women's rights for four decades. We have a number of events planned to mark this special year. Here are some dates for the diary -

Sunday 19th February - Fair Day (Sydney)
Wednesday 8th March - International Women's Day
Saturday 11th March - International Women's Day March and Rally (Australia Wide)
Feminist Book Club (dates TBD)


WEL's Pussy Hat Project
Calling all knitters! For International Women’s Day 2017 WEL wants to sell Pussy Hats as a fundraiser. WEL is supplying fuschia coloured 8 ply wool to knitters. Please let Helen and Glenda know if you'd like to knit for WEL and how many hats you are willing to knit by emailing wel@welnsw.org.au by COB Friday 17th Feb. For more information and the pussy hat pattern click HERE. We're taking orders for pussyhats at this LINK.


In this term of Government, the Women's Electoral Lobby will keep demanding reforms that ensure financial security for women. We'll be continuing our advocacy and lobbying the Government to commit to funding the Women and Children's Safety Program. We're continuing our fight for women's reproductive rights - for every women's right to choose. We’re holding parties and politicians to their pre-election promises and continuing to examine how their policies really support women. We’re committed to doing all we can to make our Australian society a place where women are respected and their abilities are prized.


We are always on the look out for passionate feminists to join us. Now is a great time to show your commitment to our work by becoming a member of WEL. Learn more about volunteering with WEL or stay up to date by signing up to our enews. 


The Women's Electoral Lobby is dedicated to creating a society where women’s participation and their ability to fulfil their potential are unrestricted, acknowledged and respected and where women and men share equally in society’s responsibilities and rewards. Over the past four decades, the Women’s Electoral Lobby has been a force to be reckoned with in Australian politics and we intend to remain so for many years to come.


We’ve been instrumental in the introduction of equal pay legislation; the drafting and implementation of state anti-discrimination and federal sex discrimination legislation; and rape law reform.

Despite these significant wins, there is still work to do. If you would like to be involved in changing Australian women’s lives for the better (and creating a bit of history) join us!