Ballarat's Great Women
Due to the COVID pandemic, recognition of Ballarat’s Great Women
has been deferred for a year. We hope to resume accepting Nominations
in October of 2022 for BGW 2023.
We are deeply disappointed to cancel the program for 2021-2022, but
are mindful of the safety and wellbeing of all involved.
Please stay safe and well, and watch this space!
In 2007 women of Ballarat were first nominated for recognition in a publication by Women's Health Grampians, supported by the Zonta Club of Ballarat.
Among Ballarat's Finest profiled 113 women who had made a significant contribution to our community, and was launched on International Women's Day 2008.
In succeeding years, further nominees have been added to the Honour Roll now known as Ballarat's Great Women. The program is organised by the Zonta Club of Ballarat.
On Thursday 25 March 2021, a new group of women were honoured -
A copy of the complete Honour Roll of Ballarat's Great Women can be obtained here.
Ballarat's Great Women 2019 Honourees
Leading Senior Constable Janine Walker, Geraldine Roberts, Heather Browning, Paula Nicholson, Janet Rundell, Dr Shantini Deutscher, Robyn Reeves,
Dr Joan Hunt (posthumous), Sheilagh Kentish.