Blacktown City Woman of the Year

International Women’s Day is celebrated globally each year on 8 March to commemorate women’s achievements and highlight women’s equality worldwide.

To highlight this event, we award Blacktown City's Woman of the Year at a special event in March. The award recognises the outstanding achievement of women within the local community through voluntary or paid work.

Blacktown City's Woman of the Year nominations open Monday, 27 November 2017 and close at 12 noon, Thursday 25 January 2018. For more information please contact Alison Peters on 9839 6244 or

Who can be nominated?

Women aged 16 years and over who currently live or work in the Blacktown local government area, and has:

  • made an outstanding contribution to their local community

  • inspired others to contribute to their local community

  • risen above adversity to reach their goals

  • consistently demonstrated exceptional and progressive leadership

  • mentored and inspired other women

  • demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity

NB: self nominations will not be considered. 

How to nominate? 

If you would like to nominate a woman whose achievements you admire - it might be your mum, teacher, colleague or neighbour - please complete the below nomination form. Nominations close at 12noon, Thursday 25 January 2018. 


A panel of women from the Women's Advisory Committee, including members of the community and local government representatives will consider nominations and select the Blacktown City Woman of the Year 2018.