AgriFutures NT Rural Women’s Award 2020

The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

2020 NT Rural Women's Award winner

Amy Kirke is the 2020 Rural Women’s Award winner for the Northern Territory (NT) and will go on to represent the NT as a finalist in the national award.

Amy is passionate about sustainable industries and education with emphasis on supporting and uplifting women in her community.

As the NT winner, Amy received a $10,000 Westpac bursary towards her project that will provide rural communities with much needed STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) engagement through science workshops.

Amy Kirke - Winner  Northern Territory 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

Amy Kirke, the NT winner of the 2020 Rural Women's Award.

View the 2018 NT Rural Women's Award winner
View the 2017 NT Rural Women's Award winner

Who can apply

  • Applications are now closed.
  • The award is open to all women involved in rural industries, rural and regional businesses and rural and regional communities.
  • Location is no barrier. If you want to create impact, innovate and make a difference and/or contribute to enhancing the prosperity of rural and regional Australia, then we want to hear from you.
  • Women must be over the age of 18, and Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  • No formal qualifications are required.

What does the winner receive

A $10,000 Westpac bursary is awarded to each state/territory winner, providing the financial resources to bring to life a project or initiative that will benefit rural industries, businesses and/or communities.

The NT winner represents the NT as a finalist in the national award. The national winner will be awarded an additional $10,000 bursary and national runner-up, an additional $5,000.

For more information, go to the AgriFutures™ Australia website.


Samantha Nowland
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Last updated: 02 July 2021

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