Victorian Honour Roll of Women Program

Celebrating the outstanding contributions made by Victorian women and acknowledging the many ways in which they have made a lasting contribution to our state.

Nominations for the 2024 Honour Roll are now open!

Do you know an extraordinary Victorian woman? Celebrate their contribution by nominating them for the 2024 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

About the Honour Roll

The Victorian Honour Roll of Women recognises women who show remarkable leadership and excellence in their:

  • field of expertise, interest, or endeavour
  • commitment to the community.

The Honour Roll elevates the incredible contributions of Victorian women. This includes trans women and gender diverse people.

The Honour Roll works to counter restrictive and harmful gender norms. We do this by increasing the visibility of women as role models and leaders.

The Honour Roll was established in 2001 as part of Victoria’s centenary celebrations. Close to 750 women have been inducted into the Honour Roll.

Key dates

Nominations open: Monday 18 March 2024

Nominations close: 11:59 pm Sunday 5 May 2024

Assessment period: June to August 2024

Notification of outcomes: August 2024

Ceremony: October 2024.

Nomination categories


Nominations are open to anyone who:

  • is a woman. We welcome nominations for or from trans women, sistergirls and gender diverse people
  • was born in, or have spent a considerable part of their life in Victoria
  • has made a significant and lasting contribution at a local, state, national or international level.

We strongly encourage nominations for diverse women including:

  • First Nations women
  • women living with disability
  • women of colour
  • women from culturally and racially marginalised backgrounds
  • women from the LGBTIQA+ community
  • women from regional and rural communities.

Before submitting a nomination, discuss your plans with the nominee and ask their permission to be assessed for the Honour Roll of Women.

Posthumous and self-nominations

Posthumous nominations and self-nominations are welcome.

For posthumous nominees, you may want to discuss the nomination with their family.

Make a nomination

Nominations close 11:59 pm Sunday 5 May 2024.

Start or continue a nomination

If you would prefer to submit your nomination in another format, please email

Offline nominations will not be considered by the assessment panel unless prior arrangements have been made with the Office for Women.

The sample nomination form - available below - to help you prepare your nomination before completing the online form.

Information you need to provide

You must be familiar with the nominee’s work and able to discuss their achievements in detail.

For ideas on what to include, explore previous inductees to the Honour Roll.

You will be asked to provide:

  • details of the nominee including their name and contact details
  • your contact details
  • a brief summary of the nominee (short biography) as it relates to their nomination and the category selected. You can upload a copy of their CV or provide a link to their LinkedIn profile. There’s no need to provide a detailed history of their professional or academic background.

You must address the following selection criteria:

  • Tell us why you think the nominee should be inducted.
  • Describe the nominee’s activities and achievements including how their activities and achievements have:
    • made a significant contribution to their community, field of work or endeavour
    • generated long-term benefits for the local, national or international community.
  • How does the nominee exemplify the description of the ideal inductee for the category you are nominating them under.

You will also need to provide:

  • details of 2 referees for the nominee and their written or verbal statements of support. Please note: nominators cannot provide a reference for the person they are nominating.
  • a high-quality recent photo of the nominee.

You can add up to 5 additional documents or materials to support your nomination. This could include news articles, published work, links to YouTube videos, awards or other items that provide a greater understanding of the nominee’s achievements.

The supporting documents provide context, confirm the nominee’s achievements and support the induction process. They are not compulsory and will not be assessed as part of the nomination.

Privacy and your personal information

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Tips for making a nomination

Victorian Honour Roll of Women inductees are recognised under one of 4 categories. Nominators must show how the nominee reflects their selected category.

Don't focus on all the nominee’s achievements. Highlight those that show how they are suitable to be inducted in your selected category.

Assessing nominations

An independent panel of women will assess all nominations. The panel members represent a diverse cross-section of the Victorian community. Several are Honour Roll inductees.

The panel will individually score nominations against the category criteria. The panel will then work together to determine a shortlist of nominees. The Minister for Women will consider the shortlist.

We may contact referees during the shortlisting process to verify or clarify information.

Promotional poster

Help spread the word by printing out and displaying the poster below.

Poster A4: 2024 Victorian Honour Roll of Women
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