Welcome to ACWAP

The Australasian Council of Women and Policing Inc is working to improve policing for women.

It was established in August 1997 and is a growing group of women and men within police services, law enforcement agencies and the community who are working together to:

  • improve the policing services provided to women;
  • improve opportunities and outcomes for women within policing;
  • participate in the global network of women in policing.

We invite you to join the Australasian Council of Women and Policing.

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Griffith University Women in Policing Scholarship


The Griffith University Women in Policing Scholarship is now open. Please click here for more information or to download and submit the application.



The 2016 Excellence in Policing Awards are now open.  See the different award categories online here or contact the co-ordinator on ACWAP2016PolicingAwards@police.qld.gov.au


Melbourne Excellence 2016

Between the 11th and 13th September 2016, ACWAP will join with Victoria Police to host ‘Melbourne Excellence 2016’ incorporating the 18th Excellence in Policing Awards at the National Gallery in Melbourne.

Melbourne ‘Excellence 2016’ will include a two day police professional development seminar Leaders of Today – Leading for Tomorrow beginning with a welcome cocktail reception on the evening of Sunday 11th September.

‘Excellence 2016’ is an ideal opportunity for the profession to consider the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) review of Victoria Police and what this means for the industry– with a focus on safety, harm prevention and building inclusive and respectful work places.

Melbourne Excellence 2016 is also the springboard to the Cairns 2017 International Women & Law Enforcement Conference. Your input, your ideas and your voice will help shape how Australasian policing presents to the global policing community in September 2017.

Find more information in relation to Melbourne Excellence 2016 can be found on our Conference page. Alternatively click the button below to register:

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Cairns 2017

2017 will see ACWAP co host a conference and awards ceremony with the Queensland Police Service and the International Association of Women in Policing (IAWP).  This conference, titled the International Women and Law Enforcement Conference will be held in Cairns from 17 – 21 September 2017.  Register your interest for this event at 2017.IWLEC@police.qld.gov.au

See below for your personal invite from Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin.