Charities / Not-For-Profits

Organisations that do not distribute profits for personal benefit or the gain of shareholders, rather the operational costs and  achievement of organisational objectives. Gathered from the list of Australia's top not-for-profit organisations by revenue. 


The 140 NFP companies measured in the 2020 BGDI have 40% of their board comprised of female members. Only four, Baptist Community Services NSW & ACT, PresCare,  Royal District Nursing Service of SA Limited and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Western Australia Ltd, do not have a female board member. There are some notable companies, including Diabetes Australia, The Smith Family, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Leakaemia Foundation who have less than 25% female directors. 

Alphabetic by company 
By percentage of female directors


Of the 83 Not-for-profit organsations reviewed it was disappointing that information on board composition was not able to be found for 6 entities. However, this can be attributed to the organisational structure of these entities. Of the remainder, one entity failed to have at least one woman on their board, while 37 entities had 40% or more board positions held by women.

Alphabetic by entity
By percentage of female directors


Data detailing a random sample of 600 NSW based charities. Research and report conducted by economics students from the Australian National University completing an internship program at Women on Boards.

Alphabetic by name
​By percentage of female directors