The State Government is developing a plan to address gender inequality in Western Australia.

While significant advances have been made to remove barriers to women’s full economic and social participation, there is still a long way to go to bring about lasting solutions.

This plan will provide a framework for coordinated action by government, businesses, organisations and individuals with practical steps to advance gender equality.

The plan will focus on four priority areas:

  • health and wellbeing
  • safety and justice
  • economic independence
  • leadership

The plan will be launched in 2020 and will set the agenda for achieving gender equality over the next 10 years.

How we will develop the plan

All Western Australians are encouraged to have a say to shape the plan through the consultation process, which will explore significant issues and ways to address them.

The following documents provide context and information about women’s issues:

How to have your say

To have your say about women’s issues in Western Australia, please complete the short online survey by 30 June 2019

If you would like a copy of the survey in an alternative format or language, please contact to request one.

If you prefer, you can submit some brief comments via the form below: 

You can type your comments in Word and upload them or upload a photo of handwritten comments.

All submissions will be kept confidential.

Women's Voices - Community Consultation Sessions

Community groups and organisations are encouraged to hold community consultation sessions, which will be held until June 2019. If your organisation is interested in hosting a consultation session, please register to receive a toolkit, which will help to inspire discussion about issues that matter most to women and help develop the plan.

To register your interest to receive the toolkit or for more information about the Women’s Voices consultation process, please contact the Department of Communities at

Keep an eye on this page and the Families WA Facebook page for more information about when and where the consultation sessions will be held as details become available.

Upcoming community consultation

Date: 12 June 2019
Time: 10am to 12 noon
Location: Millars Well Community Co-operative

The Karratha Women’s Place Inc will host a “Women’s Voices - Community Consultation Session – Chat Café”. Refreshments will be provided. It will be open to the community to drop in at any time from 10am to 12.00 noon. People from Karratha, Roebourne, Dampier and Wickham (i.e. City of Karratha area) who may be interested are encouraged to come along.