Note: applications for WELA 2018 are closed. Register your interest in a future WELA program by writing to

The application process

Complete the WELA 2018 online application form to apply by Wednesday 21st February 2018.

The application has two pages and asks why you would like to participate as well as your experience and needs from the program. We ask that you upload a current CV and provide two referees to support your application. We also ask you to tell us your preferred payment option. You can apply as an individual or as part of an organisation: the priority is that participants are actively engaged in environmental action and change (whether or not you define it as leadership).

Please note: if you struggle with working online, or aren’t able to upload a CV, don’t let that be a barrier to applying! Word document or hard copy application forms can be provided if required. We can also phone you to gather information.

We welcome a diversity of participants and will aim to include differences in age and cultural backgrounds; a national focus with representation from all states; and women engaged on campaigns on a range of environmental issues.

WELA aims to address the ways in which women’s crucial leadership in the environment movement is undervalued and often not reflected in formal leadership positions. We recognise that this dynamic is not limited to gender and we encourage women from other marginalised constituencies (such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women of colour, culturally and linguistically diverse women, working class and regional women) to apply.

Submit your application by Wednesday 21st February 2018. Applicants will be advised whether they are successful in early March.


Contact with any questions. If you would like to talk to someone email with your phone number and best times to contact you and someone from the WELA team will get in touch.