Women's Suffrage

130 years


On 19 September 1893, women won the right to vote in elections in Aotearoa New Zealand.

As a result, we became the first self-governing country in the world to extend this right to all women. This year marks 130 years.


Suffrage Day acknowledges and celebrates this important milestone, and brings attention toward the ongoing issue of gender equality here and around the world. 

This year we are holding a number of events focused around Women's Suffrage...


A cash-and-carry style art exhibition at Refinery ArtSpace, with proceeds going to the Nelson Women's Centre. 

Nelson Women's Centre Open Day

An opportunity to join us at the centre, find out more about what we do, and partake in some wonderful wellbeing offerings and more...

'Being a woman in...'

A creative exhibition, shown at the Nelson Women's Centre on our Open Day, that will take us on a tour around the globe, from the female perspective. 

Contact us

Phone: 03 546 7986

Email: office@nelsonwc.org.nz

Visit us:

44 Trafalgar Street, The Wood

Nelson 7010, New Zealand

Centre opening hours:


Temporarily closed to drop-ins.

By appointment only.


 About us


We are an Incorporated Society since 2008.

NZBN number: 9429042921783

Charity registration number: CC25321