- Alternative Names
- National Council of Women of New South Wales, Inc. (former name)
- National Council of Women of NSW (former name)
- NCW of New South Wales (former name)
- Basement Level 280 Pitt St Sydney NSW 2000
Founded in 1896 (the first such council in Australia) the National Council of Women of New South Wales is a non-party, non-sectarian, umbrella organisation for a large and diverse number of affiliated women's organisations. It functions as a political lobby group, particularly for the interests of women and children, attempting to influence local, state and federal government, and as a coordinating body to enable concerted effort on specific issues. The Council emerged as a largely middle-class women's organisation and, until the 1940s at least, was a major focal point for such women's activism. Although not overtly feminist, the Council has campaigned for a wide range of social and political reforms.