Welcome to the Australasian Council of Women and Policing Website


Established in August 1997, ACWAP 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

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ACWAP Professional Development Seminar and Awards SYDNEY 19 October 2022

The Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP), supported by co-hosts the New South Wales Police Force, Australian Federal Police, and the Australian Border Force, are delighted to hosts the 2022 Professional Development Day and 23rd Excellence in Policing Awards at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on Wednesday, 19 October 2022.

International Women in Policing Conference 2023

ACWAP together with the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) and New Zealand Police are hosting the International Women in Policing Conference in Auckland, New Zealand from 17-21 Sept 2023.


By becoming a member you support the Council in its work, gain early access to conferences and events all whilst receiving exclusive access to the Journal of Women and Policing.

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