Australian Women Lawyers Limited ACN 080 044 800 (AWL) was established on 9 September 1997, in Melbourne, Victoria. AWL is incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and is a company limited by guarantee.

For a consolidated version of AWL’s Constitution refer to the document attached below.

AWL is governed by a board of directors comprising representatives from each State and Territory women lawyers association. Click here for further details about AWL’s board members.

The objects of AWL are to:

1   achieve justice and equality for all women;

2   further understanding and support for the legal rights of all women;

3   identify, highlight and eradicate discrimination against women inherent in the legal system and in the community generally;

4   advance equality for women in the legal profession;

5   create and enhance awareness of women’s contribution to the practise and development of law; and

6   provide a professional and social network for women lawyers.

AWL’s Patron is the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Hon Susan Kiefel AC.