Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced Mrs Jill Hepburn as the Local Woman of the Year for the electorate of Lismore as part of the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Mr George said the NSW Women of the Year Awards showcase inspirational stories of commitment, sacrifice and extraordinary achievement.

“These awards are important as there so are many wonderful women making an outstanding contribution to the NSW community. These include the local heroes and volunteers who deserve to be recognised,” Mr George said.

“Women such as Jill are fantastic role models within the community.”

Jill has been involved in community organisations in Lismore for over 50 years. Due to Jill's dedication and love of Lismore Richmond Rovers Football Club, in 1992 she was made a Life Member. In 2016 she was Football Far North Coast's Volunteer of the Month in May and later that year was named Northern NSW Football's Volunteer of the Year. Jill is currently the Secretary, Assistant Treasurer & Licencee of the Club. She is passionate and committed to driving grassroots football, which is seen in the countless hours she puts in each season to ensure everyone has a positive experience.

Jill also was a volunteer for the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre for 20+ years and currently helps at events held by Our Kids, an organisation which raises funds for the children's ward at Lismore Base Hospital.

“Jill is a quiet achiever, performing these services without the need for recognition from her own community, but today we acknowledge her dedication,” Mr George said.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.