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.

Want to pivot during Covid-19 or simply need to sharpen your tools for life and business?

Join us in the Rising Beyond Now, webinar series starting:

7:30 pm Tuesday 23 June 2020

Full program details at our web page here.

This is a FREE program open to everyone – men, women, children, families and anyone in business. You can register for one, or all of the webinars.

Read QRRRWN’s Covid Crisis & Rebuilding Response 2020

Click here to read the full statement.


To date, the QRRRWN Covid-19 Crisis and Rebuilding Response has included:

  • Initiatives that provide funded education opportunities up to $18,000 this year, to ensure members can continue with development opportunities in difficult financial and economic times.
  • Free education sessions to further business management, business development and recovery strategies. Our Education Program is led by Lisa Duncan.
  • We will shortly launch an 8-part webinar series in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctors Services and Sisters of the North that focuses on wellbeing and ways to respond personally and professionally to current conditions.
  • QRRRWN is also working on launching a business directory for QRRRWN members and other interested businesses to facilitate business networking and support of local business – and of course, one another. This is being led by grazier, Julie Mayne, QRRRWN Board Member, and lead of the Membership portfolio.

We look forward to supporting our members and one another, in so many more ways.

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.

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.  To achieve this, QRRRWN includes a youth program within its annual conference. 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.

Sponsors, Funding & Volunteers

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

Our Youth Program & Mentoring is made possible by the Office of Women and the Queensland Government.

In 2019 and 2020 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;
  • Westpac who sponsors the Breakfast and attendance of its keynote speaker; and
  • Panda Pearls generously supports our Annual Conference and SWLA by donating gifts for speakers, prizes for awardees and raffles.

We are also fortunate to have received funding for our programs from a range of other sources including the Financial Planning Association and local sponsors where events are held


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.

Register here for our E-News Newsletter ->

Thank you to our key Sponsors & Funding Bodies

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A great webinar session Tuesday night with Tom Greer-Smith (Outback Futures) presenting The Psychology of Exercise and Jacob Spatuzzo (North and West Remote Health) speaking about The Physical Benefits of Exercise

We had attendees from Biloela, Brisbane, Driscoll, Cloncurry, Roma, Cairns, Emmaville, and many other locations.

Attendees enjoy walking, running, yoga, cycling, playing golf, wrecking or just simply walking the dog.

One of the biggest learnings was finding your WHY - your purpose to work out!

What was your take away from this session?

Check out the tip sheet on the website kindly provided by Tom and Jacob.

Many thanks to Outback Futures & North and West Remote Health (NWRH) for supporting this topic.

Rising Beyond Now is proudly brought to you through a collaboration of The Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network (QRRRWN), Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) and Sisters of the North.

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🌱 Rising Beyond Now Series - Upcoming Webinars 🌱

14 July - Nutrition in Everyday Life with Stephanie Bell

21 July - Staying Connected with Dr Tim Driscoll

28 July - Planning your next 90 days! Goal Setting Tips for You, You Family and Your Business with Lisa Duncan

4 August - Managing Yourself, Managing Your Time … You really can have your cake and eat it too with Rebecca Fing.

11 August - How do you use a good crisis? What are you doing in your down time? with Lisa Duncan

You can register for one, or all of the webinars by selecting individual dates. (If registering on your phone there is a dropdown menu for this above 'Name')

Register here: www.qrrrwn.org.au/rising-beyond-now/

Proudly brought to you through a collaboration of The Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women's Network (QRRRWN), Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) and Sisters of the North.

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Outback Futures - Western Queensland Primary Health Network - NWRH - Engage & Create Consulting - Future with Focus - House Paddock Training and Consulting
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In February, Minister Di Farmer said, “If we want to truly represent Queenslanders, we have to make sure we create opportunities for young people to actively contribute to shaping future laws and policies."

The 2020 SWLA Young Woman with Vision creates exactly such an opportunity for RRR women aged 16-25 to share their vision for the future and take a confident step in leadership towards influencing others to achieve it.

Invest in our future - consider the dynamic women in that age range, and nominate them, to celebrate and encourage their achievement to date, and into the future.

To Nominate or Learn more - www.qrrrwn.org.au/swla

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Di Farmer MP - PandaPearls Australia Pty Ltd
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