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National Conference

Blacktown City is proud to host the 2019 National Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALWGA) Conference from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 May 2019 at Novotel Sydney, West HQ.

We are excited to present a line-up of high quality, engaging speakers and unique social opportunities, where delegates can network with likeminded persons from all avenues of local government.

The conference theme 'Celebrating 100 Years of Women' will focus on how far women in local government have come in the last 100 years.


  • Jessica Rowe AM- Master of Ceremonies
  • Libby Lyons- Director, Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency
  • Deborah Thomas- former Councillor and Editor in Chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Victoria Weekes- Australian Gender Quality Council
  • Kate Jenkins- Sex Discrimination Commissioner
  • Glennys James-Assistant General Manager and Director Planning and Development

The full conference program and more information can be found at

Please also refer to the below documents for the National ALGWA Annual General Meeting (AGM):