Welcome to QRRRWN

The Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women’s Network Inc. is here to CONNECT, DEVELOP and INSPIRE the wonderful women in our Rural, Regional and Remote Queensland areas. Look at our 2020 Program here and see how we work to deliver the program to you in our 2020 Strategic Plan.

We are building a vibrant and strong community of women! Come join us.

Quick Links to Important Programs & Information

2020 Online Public Forum REPORT
We are excited to release the report from the Public Forum for RRR Women – Toward 2030. The report sets out the matters discussed and key action points for QRRRWN. Obtain a copy of the report here and a copy of our press release.

Read QRRRWN’s Covid Crisis & Rebuilding Response 2020

Click here to read the full statement.


2021 Board Members

We are delighted to announce our 2021 Board. We have two returning Board members and two new Board members:

  • Vice President, Juliette Wright OAM
  • Secretary, Priscilla Steven-Guiney
  • Board Member, Jo Best (Projects & Events)
  • Board Member, Erika Entz (IT, Data, Digital Transformation & Operations)

For more details click here.

Celebrating International Women’s Day 8 March 2021

During the week we are hosting 7 events, some with local partners. View our Media Release Rural & Regional Women Celebrate International Women’s Day at Seven Event Locations Across Queensland

For details about the events visit here. The page is under the Events tab, ‘International Women’s Day’.

Sponsorship Opportunities available! See the sponsorship proposals at the link above.

Important: Upon registration for our face to face events or obtaining / purchasing a ticket you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

Please take the time to consider these documents before registering or purchasing/obtaining a ticket.

What We Do

Our role is to validate and legitimise the myriad roles of rural, regional and remote women.

QRRRWN Inc. strategic objectives are to develop the capacity of RRR women through education to overcome adversity, develop leadership and participate in decision-making.

QRRRWN Inc. uses its networks to reach RRR women and builds their capacity through:

  • Connecting by creating inclusive safe environments and providing capacity building programs
  • Networking RRR women with individuals, businesses, government and organisations
  • Inspiring RRR women to realise their potential, be influential, contribute and share their stories
  • Fundamental to our purpose is building the capacity of RRR women.

2021 Inspiring Youth in Rural, Regional & Remote Queensland

With the generous support of the Office of Women and the Queensland Government, QRRRWN has been able to inspire and develop young women in rural, regional and remote Queensland for a number of years.  In 2021 QRRRWN will include a youth program within its annual conference again. It is an opportunity for young women attending the Youth Program to engage with mentors who provide:

  • career guidance; and
  • illuminate pathways for their role in rural, regional and remote communities.

2021 Sponsors, Funding & Volunteers

QRRRWN is a not-for-profit. It relies on grants, donations and sponsorship.

Our Youth Program & Mentoring scheduled for the annual conference in 2021 is made possible by the Office of Women and the Queensland Government.

In 2021 our Annual Conference and the Strong Women in Leadership Awards are supported by:

  • the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal;
  • Office of Women and the Queensland Government through their support of both the SWLA Awards and bursaries and the Youth Program which is conducted at the conference;


Our volunteers are what keeps QRRRWN going. Over many years hundreds of women have volunteered time to support QRRRWN and to lift up other rural, regional and remote women. The work is unpaid and at times it is extremely busy. We thank you for supporting QRRRWN and other rural, regional and remote women.

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Thank you to our key Sponsors & Funding Bodies

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Celebrate 🌷 International Women’s Day 🌷 this 8th of March with an exciting and informative FREE online event by Soroptimist International of Mackay!

The theme “How can we belong” will showcase extraordinary women from our region discussing how in the COVID-changed world we can all have our place on the inclusive team.

SI Mackay have partnered with Mackay Regional Council, QWRRRN, Balance Minder and Split Spaces to bring together a diverse speaker line up sure to entertain and enlighten your evening.

The event will start at 6pm and is perfect for kicking back solo at home or gather your friends and make an evening of it!

BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE 👉 www.trybooking.com/713417

For more information contact simackayconnect@gmail.com or find them on Facebook Soroptimist International Mackay.

The Speakers will be:
👉Maree Franettovich - Director/Owner Business Services Network Pty Ltd / Deputy Chair Community Bank Sarina Bendigo Bank / Regional Stakeholder Manager Mackay & Whitsundays CCIQ
👉Leanne Simpson - CEO/ Principal Trainer Balance Minder and Wonder Woman
👉Nicolette Frost - General Manager of the Neighbourhood Hub
👉Debbie Dreaver - Talent Specialist & HR Consultant, Principal of Debbie Dreaver HR
👉Nicky Carter - Therapeutic Team Leader of Phoenix House
👉Kirsty Mawer - President of SI Mackay
👉Bonnie Hull - Former Alderman of Mackay City Council
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Ticket prices for the International Women's Day Dulacca Long Lunch event have been reduced thanks to some exciting new sponsors coming on board with us this week!!

Don't miss out on this exciting event on March 6th, tickets are limited!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE 👉https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/140756403191
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We're not the only one's EXCITED for our IWD event in Dulacca, our guest speaker Julie Cross tells us below what we can expect at this event - check it out!

For more information on Julie Cross, visit her website www.juliecross.com.au/

If you would like to purchase tickets for the Dulacca event, visit www.eventbrite.com.au/e/140756403191
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