New Ministerial Council on Women's Equality

Expressions of Interest for the Victorian Government’s new Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality have now closed.

We thank all those who submitted an application. We have received an extraordinary number of applications which is evidence of our community’s commitment to a gender equal Victoria.

The Council will provide expert advice to the Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, on the implementation of founding reforms and early actions outlined in Safe and Strong—Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy as well as future priorities for gender equality in Victoria.

It will also provide strategic and evidence-based advice on:

  • the development of an action plan to guide Victoria’s progress towards gender equality
  • a comprehensive outcomes framework to measure progress on the strategy, including the setting of additional gender equality targets for Victoria
  • development of strategies to build the capacity of the government, corporate, not-for-profit and community sectors to support gender equality
  • the need for broader consultation to enhance major policy initiatives in relation to gender equality.

For enquiries about the status of your application please contact the Office of Prevention and Women’s Equality at