Welcome to the Forbes NSW Rural Women’s Gathering site.

We look forward to sharing more of the beautiful town of Forbes and the gorgeous Central West of NSW.



The NSW Rural Women’s Gathering is an annual weekend event organised by local committees with support from the Rural Women’s Network.

The committee makes key decisions, develops a theme and the weekend program. Each Gathering reflects the unique culture, industry, tourism and environment of the host community. The theme for Forbes Gathering is…..Forbes Rural Women’s Gathering 2022: AMAZING Women With Vision.

Women’s Gatherings are for ALL rural women including: farming women; Aboriginal women; women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; mining women; women in the fishing industry; women who live in regional cities, towns and villages; and coastal women.


Forbes is the heart of the Lachlan Valley and a popular stop off point on the Newell Highway (A39). Forbes is 5hr 30 min from Sydney, 1hr 20 min from Orange, 2hr 40 min from Wagga, 1hr 46 min from Dubbo.

Staying in Forbes

Forbes has a wide variety of accommodation available from luxury hideaway to camping. There is an array of motels & hotels, caravan parks, RV rest stop, BnB’s and self contained accommodation to suit everyone.

Dine & Shop

If you are headed to Forbes early, or planning to stay on for a few days, there are a selection of venues to choose from with cosy cafe’s, restaurants, pub meals and family friendly options.