We gratefully acknowledge the support of our Vice Regal Patron, Her Excellency,The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC, KC, Governor of NSW

Application form: https://riwa.awardsplatform.com


In keeping with Rotary’s motto of ’Service Above Self’, these Awards acknowledge and celebrate community service performed by women through their various activities and endeavours. They recognise the work done by women, the “quiet achievers”, whose actions inspire others and make a difference to their communities.


The Rotary Inspirational Women’s Awards (RIWA) recognise service to the community across all sectors. They are directed at the non-Rotary community. It is about commitment, dedication, perseverance and proactivity in improving the lives of others.  The Awards are open to women across NSW. There are separate awards for city and rural nominations.
The awards are divided into two categories for 2023:
Inspirational women over the age of 30
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Healthcare worker
Young Inspirational women, 18 to 30 years of age on the date of the awards
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Healthcare worker
Follow this link to make your nomination  https://riwa.awardsplatform.com


  • Wednesday 17 April 2024 – launch & nominations open
  • Wednesday 30 June 2024 - nominations close
  • Wednesday 6 August 2024 – announcement of finalists
  • Sunday 29 September 2024- Awards event.


A panel of independent judges from Rotary Districts will assess nominees on three key criteria:
  • Community service which best exemplifies Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self
  • Achievements
  • Personal attributes.
Please note - finalists from the last three years are not eligible for nomination.
RIWA Flyer
Hosted by: Rotary District 9675