AgriFutures NT Rural Women’s Award 2020

Nominations for the 2020 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award are now open.

The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

2019 NT Rural Women's Award Winner

Zoe Malone was the 2019 Rural Women’s Award winner for the Northern Territory (NT) and went on to represent the NT as a finalist on the national stage in Canberra.

Zoe is passionate about the role volunteers play in creating strong and vibrant communities.

As the NT winner, Zoe received a $10,000 Westpac bursary to bring to fruition a project working with grassroots organisations to provide tools and information that will empower volunteers and community groups to take charge of their governance.

Zoe Malone, the NT winner of the 2019 Rural Women's Award

Zoe Malone, the NT winner of the 2019 Rural Women's Award.


  • The award is open to all women involved in rural industries, rural and regional businesses and rural and regional communities.
  • Location is no barrier. If you want to create impact, innovate and make a difference and/or contribute to enhancing the prosperity of rural and regional Australia, then we want to hear from you.
  • Women must be over the age of 18, and Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • No formal qualifications are required.

A $10,000 Westpac bursary is awarded to each state/territory winner, providing the financial resources to bring to life a project or initiative that will benefit rural industries, businesses and/or communities.

The NT winner represents the NT as a finalist in the national award. The national winner will be awarded an additional $10,000 bursary and national runner-up, an additional $5,000.

Visit the AgriFutures™ Australia website for more information.

Samantha Nowland
Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Last updated: 16 October 2019


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