The NFAW is a feminist* organisation working in partnership with other women’s organisations to advance and promote the interests of Australian women, record and make accessible their histories, and ensure their achievements are handed on to future generations. We are not affiliated to any political party and we’re independent of government funding.

Our funding comes from grants and donations made by individuals and organisations. We have tax-deductible status in our own right and, importantly, we can help like-minded organisations through our preferred donor arrangements. Volunteers who are committed to increasing support for women in Australia manage most of our research and public education.


*Feminism – advocating social, political, legal and economic rights for women equal to those of men. Historical achievements of feminism include Women’s suffrage; Gender neutrality in voting; Equal pay; Reproductive rights and the right to enter into contracts.