Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Do you know an exceptional woman in Gippsland? Nominations are now open for the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Minister for Women Fiona Richardson has called on Victorians to give an outstanding woman they know the recognition they deserve.

The Honour Roll is an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the extensive contributions of women in Victoria.

The women will join the more than 600 remarkable women named in the Honour Roll since it began in 2001, including the first woman to coach in the AFL, Peta Searle, late activist and comedian Stella Young and businesswoman and activist Hana Assafiri.

The awards are looking for nominations from women across all industries and fields of endeavour, including women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal communities, women with a disability and young, regional and rural women.

If you know an extraordinary woman in Gippsland who deserves recognition for her contribution, leadership and achievements, please nominate her for the 2018 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Nominations close 5pm Monday 17 July, 2017.

Further information can be found at

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

The Andrews Labor Government is proud to celebrate the remarkable achievements and hard work of Victorian women”

“The Victorian Honour Roll pays homage to women who have made a significant and lasting contribution to our communities.

 “More than 600 women have been recognised by this prestigious award. I urge all Gippslanders to help us honour more.”