The Queensland Government has announced bursary grants of $9000 for women looking to develop their careers in Queensland’s local government sector.


Betty Kiernan, Member for Mount Isa and Women in Local Government Committee representative for Local Government Minister Paul Lucas, said women employed in local government had six weeks to apply for one of two $4500 bursaries to go towards their personal and professional development. 

“This is a golden opportunity for women to climb the career ladder and really take a hammer to the glass ceiling,” Mrs Kiernan said. 


Mr Lucas said that since the first bursary offering in 2008, the number of applications had increased each year demonstrating that women in local government were seeking out opportunities to boost their career. 

“This shows the bursary continues to be a very worthwhile initiative of the Women in Local Government Strategy and has my ongoing support,” he said. 

Applications will be open until January 17th, 2012. 

More information about the bursary is available on the Department of Local Government and Planning website at