Regional Leadership

What are the Regional Leadership Programs?

Regional Leadership is one of four partnered program providers in the Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program. Regional Leadership provides leadership programs in 10 regions of Victoria so rural and regional women can develop leadership knowledge, capacities and skills to make a positive difference in their communities.

The Victorian Rural Women’s Network aims to provide funded places on all 10 Regional Leadership programs over a period of three years to benefit rural women connected with agriculture across the state. In 2019, the first year of the Victoria Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program, funded places were offered on the following programs:

Funded places will be offered on the following programs for 2020:

Programs for 2021

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Candidates applying for funded places on Regional Leadership programs through the Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program must:
  • Apply within each program’s open dates. See individual program websites for details.
  • Be a Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscriber. Here is a link to the network’s subscriber page:
  • Be a rural or regional woman who permanently resides in Victoria
  • Be involved in agriculture or the agriculture supply chain
  • Be able to travel to and attend all activities and opportunities related to the funded place on the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program course
  • Candidates should apply for the program via the applicable program link below and read and agree to the relevant program’s terms and conditions
  • A limited out-of-pocket allowance is available on a case-by-case basis for travel, accommodation, child-minding and other potential costs that might prevent candidates from participating in this program
  • Selected candidates will be expected to participate in a range of communications activities connected to the Victorian Rural Women’s Network including: -Newsletter and magazine articles -Social media posts -Website stories -Potential media opportunities -Other opportunities related to the Victorian Rural Women’s Network.
For further information and to apply for 2020 funded places on Regional Leadership programs through the Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program, see the following websites and dates: Leadership Great South Coast
  • Opens: 22 July 2019. Closes: 25 September 2019.
 Leaders for Geelong
  • Opens: 21 August 2019. Closes: 7 November 2019.
Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program
  • Opens: 1 September 2019. Closes: 30 September 2019.
Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program
  • Opens: Early 2020. More details to come.
Please note the following: If your application is progressed to interview stage, you will be required to answer questions relating to your experience in agriculture and how you will take your learnings into the sector moving forward. If you have any further questions, please email the Victorian Rural Women’s Network at