Women in Community Life Awards

The Women in Community Life Awards recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of women across the Geelong region. 

They showcase local achievements that contribute to a thriving community and help women and girls realise their dreams and ideas.

The awards are an initiative of the City’s Women in Community Life Advisory Committee and are supported by the following organisations.


Award categories

Women's Health & Wellbeing logo

The Overall winner – Women in Community Life Award will be awarded by the selection panel. Proudly supported by Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West.

Nominations can be made in the following categories:

  1. Christine Couzins MPFirst Nations Woman in Community Life Award
    Proudly supported by Christine Couzens MP, Member for Geelong
  2. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence logoWomen in Community Life Award Human Rights and Gender Equality Award
    Proudly supported by The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre
  3. Barwon Health logoWomen in Community Life Award Living with a Disability Award
    Proudly supported by Barwon Health
  4. Leisure Networks logoWomen in Community Life Award Leading Gender Equality in Sport Award
    Proudly supported by the Leisure Networks
  5. Jean Hailes logoWomen in Community Life Leadership in Women’s Health Award
    Proudly supported by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

The winner of each category will be announced at the International Women’s Day event to be held on Friday 6 March 2020. Further details on the event will be available in early 2020.


Important information about the Awards

How to nominate

To nominate, please complete the nomination form.

Selection criteria for each general category is different. If you wish to nominate an exceptional woman for more than one category, you will need to complete a separate form for each.

Nominations have been extended to Thursday 20 February 2020 at 11:00pm.

No late nominations will be accepted.

If you are having any issues with the online forms, please contact Julie Spec on the details below.


Award eligibility requirements

Please note that nominees can be either a woman, or a community organisation/group led by a woman. The nominee must be either living, working or operating in the Greater Geelong region.

Previous winners are not eligible for nomination for the category in which they were awarded. To find out whether your nominee has been a previous winner, please visit our previous winners page.

Please read the nomination form carefully.


How winners are chosen

Award winners will be selected by a panel made up of Women in Community Life Advisory Committee members, as well as award sponsors. When assessing the nominations, the selection panel will look for qualities that reflect:

  • leadership within the award category
  • clever and creative projects and outcomes
  • community impact
  • challenging the status quo.

Each nominee will be contacted to confirm their willingness to progress to the selection stage.


Need to know more...

If you would like further information on the awards or the upcoming event, please contact our Gender Equity Officer - Julie Spec on 03 5272 5053 or jspec@geelongcity.vic.gov.au.





Page last updated: Monday, 17 February 2020

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