It’s simple, if we want more women in government, we have to vote for women.

In 2019 there are still more barriers faced by women than men when it comes to getting elected and being part of Australia’s political leadership or even becoming Prime Minister.

Sadly, one of the main barriers is getting voters to notice a woman’s name on the ballot paper.

Women for Election Australia [WFEA] exists to inspire and train women, of all ages and stages of life, to run for elected office.

Having more women in government creates a better world for us all. Independent research shows [1] that women in positions of authority tend to work more collaboratively across party political lines. Women are typically better listeners and advocate for policy issues that benefit not only their constituents but also the whole community.

Our experience is that people want to see gender equality in Australian politics.

You can help make this happen.

We ask you to consider voting for a female candidate in your electorate.

To make this easier we have created a list of women running in every Australian electorate. Scroll down and take a look and see who your local female candidates are.

Our crowdfunding campaign gives everyone the opportunity to help achieve a truly representative government.

With more funding, WFEA can inspire and equip more Australian women to enter politics and make our government more representative of the whole population.

By contributing to Women for Election Australia [WFEA] you will help us support more women to step up and successfully run for elected office in the future.

Vote for a woman in the 2019 Federal Election and support our crowdfunding campaign.

Female candidates running in the 18 May 2019 Federal Election

House of Representatives

Find your electorate… click here!

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Northern Territory (NT)

Queensland (QLD)

South Australia (SA)

Tasmania (TAS)

Victoria (VIC)

Western Australia (WA)

 

Every effort has been made to accurately list all the women who are candidates in the 2019 Federal Election.

If you spot an error or are aware of a candidate leaving or entering the race, please email the correct details to [email protected] with 2019 Candidate Information in the subject line. Thank you.

Senate

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Please note these are the women running in the 2019 Federal Election for the Senate. There are a number of Federal women Senators who are not up for election until 2022.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Northern Territory (NT)

Queensland (QLD)

South Australia (SA)

Tasmania (TAS)

Victoria (VIC)

Western Australia (WA)

 

Every effort has been made to accurately list all the women who are candidates in the 2019 Federal Election.

If you spot an error or are aware of a candidate leaving or entering the race, please email the correct details to [email protected] with 2019 Candidate Information in the subject line. Thank you.