2024 Australian Women Lawyers National Conference

Australian Women Lawyers cordially invite you to attend the AWL National Conference in Canberra from Friday, 18 October – Saturday, 19 October 2024.

The AWL National Conference is the premier conference for women lawyers, thought leaders, change champions, students, and professionals in the Australian legal profession. The AWL National Conference is held once every two years and covers substantive law topics (for which Continuing Professional Development points may be claimed) as well as highlighting inspiring new ways to think, work and live. As always, the AWL National Conference also provides exciting opportunities for change and career development for women lawyers.

The theme for the AWL National Conference 2024 is “Leading the way”.

2024 AWL Award

Nominations are now open for the 2024 AWL Award.

The AWL Award recognises women who have provided long term leadership and commitment in the support and advancement of women in the legal profession and recognises women that have made an outstanding contribution to the legal profession in Australia whether or not their career has led to the traditional route of partnership, taking silk or appointment to the bench.

Nominations for the AWL Award are open every two years and the recipient will be announced at AWL’s 2024 National Conference Gala Dinner on 18 October 2024.

Further details about the Award are available here: 2024 AWL AWARD DETAILS.

If you or your organisation would like to nominate a woman to receive this year’s AWL Award, please complete your nomination by completing the nomination form available here: 2024 AWARD NOMINATION FORM.

Nominations close 29 August 2024.

Partership Opportunities 

If you are interested in partnering with us to deliver this year’s conference, please contact us.

Sponsorships for the 2024 National Conference are strictly limited. To discuss how you can partner with AWL on this year’s National Conference, please email us at awl@australianwomenlawyers.com.au

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View our last conference, held in Brisbane in 2022, below.

Our 2022 Australian Women Lawyers Conference

Securing a safe, just, and equitable future for women



If you missed the conference, we have made the sessions and key links available here:

Susan Mary Kiefel AC
‘Much has been achieved towards equality’, but barriers remain: Kiefel CJ


Susan Mary Kiefel AC


Reforms target workplace misconduct in courts


Equitable briefing needs more solicitor support


Queensland to host 2022 Australian Women Lawyers conference


A-G’s video message for the Conference


Queensland to host 2022 Australian Women Lawyers conference


Australian Women Lawyers 2022 National Conference