Happy New Year!

Hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and New Years break!

Congratulations to all of the newly elected and re-elected women in Local Government across WA. We have finished processing the election results data and are proud to announce an increase in the number of women elected on Councils in WA now sitting at 39.3%.

We are also celebrating the huge increase of women elected as Mayors/Shire Presidents, and Deputy Mayors/Deputy Shire Presidents. There are now 18 Local Governments with an all female leadership team which is encouraging. Well done ladies!

Check out more amazing statistics from the 2021 elections including the top 10 Councils for Women, and the 4 dinosaurs on our website.


2022 WAWA Committee

The WAWAs held their AGM in November and are pleased to announce the committee for 2022:

President - Chontelle Stone
Vice President (Metro) - Catherine Ehrhardt
Vice President (Country) - vacant
Treasurer - Debbie Whyte
Secretary - vacant

Marion Blair OAM, Elizabeth Re, Laurene Bonza,
Brooke O’Donnell, Janelle Sewell, Sue Bilich

Expressions of Interest are still open for the vacant positions, if you are interested please email us at

Standing Up

During the WA Local Government elections, our WAWA committee members hosted a series of workshops with an array of inspirational guest speakers across WA designed to encourage and empower more women to nominate for Council. These workshops were championed by women from the hosting local Councils and well attended. The election results are a great indicator that this program was successful.

Check out our video below from the Standing Up Geraldton session:

Standing Up - Geraldton

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