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Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) has been a constant, prominent and relevant voice in the gender advocacy, policy and equality sector for over five decades. We advocate for equality and justice for all women. We carry out important research and campaign to knock down the barriers that hold women back from a life of dignity, safety and independence. 

WEL is committed to being an effective and representative voice for women. As a national organisation, we are well placed to continue the urgent push for rapid reform on issues such as childcare, domestic and family violence and sexual assault, pay equity, and recognition and wage justice for carework. 

We are building our focus and resources in the national organisation to strengthen WEL as a nationally representative women's advocacy organisation, with the flexibility and capacity to advocate for women at both national and state levels. 

Read the latest issue of WEL-Informed to hear the latest from our team.

WEL-Informed APR 2024


Read WEL's view on Working for Women: A Strategy for Gender Equality


Policy Priorities

You can be a part of our journey.

Please consider becoming a member, volunteering or making a donation today.

WEL is proudly reformist and always ambitious. Through passion, determination and strategic thinking, we have won many significant policy changes and law reforms to make life better for women everywhere. We are not for profit, non party political and independent. We are able to continue our work and campaigns for equality thanks to the generosity of people like you, our members and supporters.

Learn more about how WEL has been making women count over the past 45+ years in this short film. 

Making Women Count

Solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices

WEL continues to walk with Aboriginal people into a future where all people’s human rights are protected and racial, cultural, social, economic and educational equality is secure.

WEL recognises and acknowledges the profound injustices experienced by Indigenous Australians from invasion and colonisation and which continue today. Truth-telling means that we identify the full extent of these injustices and listen to Aboriginal people to understand their ongoing impact on the lives of Indigenous Australians.

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WEL acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders past and present across Australia, with particular acknowledgement to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands that the WEL Australia office is located. 

Join the Women's Electoral Lobby and help change the lives of Australian women for the better.
Join the Women's Electoral Lobby and help change the lives of Australian women for the better.