Participation in Political Life

We are committed to raising the voices of Australian women and fostering women's participation in political life.

Your Stories: Your Voices

In the lead up to the Federal Election and various State Elections (Victoria in November 2018, NSW in March 2019), we would like to hear from YOU! We are sharing the stories of women across the nation, hearing about the issues that concern you and your community, as well as what you'd like to hear from politicians ahead of the election. Read more HERE.

Democracy in Action

WEL is helping women make their vote count. We're holding voter education 'Think before you vote' table talk sessions in marginal seats for first time voters (those who have just turned 18, or new Australians who may not have voted before), and those who have voted before but want to know more about making their vote count at election time. Learn more

Check our latest EVENTS page for details.

We are also holding voter education forums and webinars to empower women to make their vote count at election time. If you'd like to hear more or request a forum or webinar in your area, please contact us on