Membership of AWE is open to anyone who plays a role in emergencies, including those who work, study or volunteer in emergency services organisations, community and not-for-profit organisations, governments and agencies, universities and schools, private businesses and organisations, as well as volunteers and community members.


AWE has grown rapidly and demonstrates that women across our region see the value in being supported by this network. Your financial support will help take AWE to the next level and help us establish and deliver:

·        A  mentoring program to support members at different career stages

·        More scheduled events that bring us together to connect and learn

·        Ongoing updates of our website – to include a member directory, chapter pages, event and mentoring info, a resource library, blogs, news, forums and more.

Our progress so far wouldn’t have been possible without you. Thank you.

Your contribution today can help AWE grow. Donate now and let’s raise $10,000 to continue our AWEsome journey together.


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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Our Members Say…

“”What an amazing concept and opportunity!”

“Bloody good idea. Count me in!”

“Congratulations on this fabulous initiative. I take the opportunity to offer you my whole hearted support and endorsement!”

“I think that this is an exciting idea that will benefit many women in this industry.”

“A group like this has been long overdue and helps to bring together women who work in an environment that is generally dominated by men.”

“Been waiting for something like this!”

“Chance to promote opportunities for women in this amazing sector!”

“Great opportunity to be part of the change in thinking and empowerment of woman within EM.”

“I am a woman in the EM field. I am interested to learn from other women’s approach and perspective of how they approach their responsibility.”

“I believe that women are an important asset to EM, and that it is important that we support each other in what can be a male dominated industry.”

“I have worked in the emergency management sector for 12 years and it has always been a male dominated sector. It is great to see a network established for like-minded women.”

“I joined AWE as I recognise the power of networking, particularly in the emergency management field. Those working or volunteering in the EM share a common passion to minimise the impact of disasters / emergencies.”

“In acknowledgement of the skills, strength and experience that many of us women in emergencies bring to the table. We have already influenced the emergency management conversation and will continue to do so.”

“There are a lot of women entering emergency services/management and a network like this should provide great support.”

“There is little to nothing tangible that allows the formation of local state-based networks and partnerships between agencies, which I think is my angle. This idea comes from me being like ‘I want to join a network of women who work in EM’ … crickets… oh wait, there wasn’t one.”

“Fantastic initiative!”

“I am excited to be part of the network of like minded women.”

“Such a fabulous initiative – congratulations and thank you.”

Join the AWE Network

Membership of AWE Network is open to everyone who plays a role in emergencies, including emergency service agencies, communities, not for profit organisations, governments, universities, schools and private businesses, including volunteers and community members.
AWE currently has members across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, with each state and territory having its own chapter. Members come from all sectors that play a role in emergencies, no matter how big or small, including:
* Communities across Australia
* Community organisations
* Emergency service organisations
* Community, health and social service organisations
* Volunteer organisations
* Universities and schools
* Students and young people
* Private organisations and businesses
* Local, state and federal governments and agencies