Tickets now on sale for the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner and National Announcement


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The National Winner and Runner Up of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award will be announced at a Gala Dinner and National Announcement on Tuesday, 12 September 2023 at the Great Hall, Parliament House in Canberra. The highly anticipated event celebrates female-led ingenuity in rural and regional Australia and limited tickets are now on sale.

2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Winner, Stephanie Trethewey will be the event MC and the black-tie evening will be attended by alumni, government officials, industry and private sector representatives and media. The black-tie event is open to the public to purchase tickets here.

AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey says the prestigious Award acknowledges the committed network of community leaders who are dedicated to creating positive impact in rural and regional Australia.

“The event is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of the 2023 National Finalists, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of these remarkable women and inspiring the next generation of female leaders in rural and regional industries, businesses and communities,” said Mr Harvey.

To support significant professional development opportunities, all seven National Finalists will receive a $1,500 grant from Westpac. The National Runner Up will receive an additional $15,000, and the National Winner will receive an additional $20,000.

Westpac’s National General Manager, Regional & Agribusiness, Peta Ward said, “The Rural Women’s Awards celebrate the positive role women play in driving innovation and thought leadership in our regional communities.

“As Platinum Sponsors of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards we encourage you to attend the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner & National Announcement, to recognise those women across Australia who are making positive change for the local communities, industries and regions they support,” Ms Ward said.

The black tie Gala Dinner will be held on Tuesday, 12 September 2023 at the Great Hall, Parliament House in Canberra.

Background Information

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award has gained a significant profile, growing in prestige and popularity and is recognised as a program of influence among parliamentarians, industry, media and Award Alumni.

Each state and territory winner receives a $15,000 Westpac grant for their project, business or program, access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

AgriFutures Australia is committed to the future growth and advancement of the Award as a means of identifying, celebrating and empowering women. The Rural Women’s Award is one of many AgriFutures Australia initiatives ensuring our rural industries prosper now, and into the future.

For more information about the Awards, head to

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Platinum sponsor – Westpac
Media partners – ABC Rural, RM Williams OUTBACK Magazine and Australian Community Media – Agricultural Publishing & Events

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