Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee

The aim of the Women's Charter Alliance Advisory Committee (WCAAC) is to support and promote women in leadership roles and all levels of decision-making, including business or workplace positions, community groups or boards of management.


A three-point action plan focusing on Diversity, Active Citizenship and Gender Equity guides the key strategic objectives of the committee.

Get involved - Memberships are now open!

Greater Shepparton City Council is calling for representatives from our entire community to express an interest to participate in the Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee.

Please download and complete the Application Form below and return to Council.

For women who want to stand for local government, the Gender Agenda booklet is a worthwhile read.

Women's Charter Alliance Advisory Committee Award

Each year the WCAAC encourages members of the community to nominate an individual or group who have made a positive difference to women in the community.

Local woman Tracey Sofra, was announced as the 2016 Greater Shepparton Women's Charter Alliance Advisory Committee's 2016 award recipient. Tracey was chosen as the award recipient due to her community work, particularly in the area of financial literacy for women.

This award is currently closed. Nominations for the 2018 Award will open in October 2017.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the WCAAC Support Person via email to: women@shepparton.vic.gov.au.

Women's Charter Alliance Events

Annual Reports

Women's Charter Terms of Reference

The Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee is bound by a Terms of Reference. The Terms of Reference are reviewed every two years.

Latest Women's Charter Alliance News

BE QUICK! Apply for the Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee
13 April, 2017
The Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee (GSWCAAC) is calling for nominations from Greater Shepparton residents to fill 14 vacant positions on the committee, with applications closing Friday 21 April 2017. Read more
Get your tickets for International Women’s Day
14 February, 2017
Tickets are now available for the 2017 Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee’s International Women’s Day Event, to be held on Wednesday 8 March. Read more
Last chance to nominate for Women’s Charter award
7 December, 2016
Nominations for the Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee’s (GSWCAAC) annual award are closing soon. Read more

Meeting schedule - 2016-17

Meetings are held monthly at Council Offices at 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton.

  • Friday 28 October 2016
  • Friday 25 November 2016
  • Friday 16 December 2016
  • Friday 20 January 2017
  • Friday 24 February 2017
  • Friday 24 March 2017
  • Friday 28 April 2017
  • Friday 26 May 2017
  • Friday 23 June 2016
  • Friday 28 July 2017
  • Friday 25 August 2017
  • Friday 22 September 2017
  • Friday 27 October 2017
  • Friday 24 November 2017
  • Friday 15 December 2017
  • 1800RESPECT
    National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7. Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? 1800RESPECT can help.
  • Family Violence Hume Region 
    The Integrated Family Violence system - dozens of organisations across the region - aims to significantly reduce the incidents of family violence which is why this website was created.
  • Victorian Local Governance Association
    The Coalition worked to achieve the three principles of the Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter: gender equity, diversity, and the active citizenship of women in Victorian Local Governments.
  • Our Watch 
    Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. 
  • Know The Line
    This website by the The Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Council of Trade Unions has been developed to support employers to take action on workplace sexual harassment because preventing sexual harassment is good for business.
  • Your Community, Country and Council – Aboriginal women run for election
    In 2014, the VLGA - along with support from funding partners - created a video resource to share stories and advice from women of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities about the why, how and when of standing as a local government candidate. The video features Senator Nova Peris OAM.
  • International Women's Day
    Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
  • My Blue Sky
    Australia’s first website dedicated to forced marriage prevention. This website offers vulnerable people the opportunity to access reliable information about marriage in Australia and direct access to legal advice and support through a simple email or text message.
  • The "Right to Refuse" Report
    Examining forced marriage in Australia, this report sets out the findings from "The Right to Refuse" forum, as well as the key issues that were raised in the literature on forced marriage
  • 10thousandgirl
    Financial thinking for women. Find out about this not-for-profit organisation providing women with the tools to educate themselves about financial matters.
  • AFL GM Domestic Violence Campaign
    Some of the region’s leading footballers have taken a stand against domestic violence in a powerful video message released as part of the GOTAFE GVFL White Ribbon themed round. The video, an initiative of AFL Goulburn Murray, sees players representing clubs from all four senior football leagues across the region creating a collective statement declaring domestic violence as unacceptable in our community.

For more information, contact Council on 03 5832 9700.

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