The 2021 NSW Rural Women's Gathering will be held in Forbes. The township of Forbes is known for its historic buildings, agriculture and is situated on the picturesque Lachlan River. The NSW Rural Women's Gathering is an annual event bringing together 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. Gatherings are a well established annual statewide community event for all rural women. The Gathering also includes a partners program to encourage wider participation and the opportunity to spend time in a region beyond the initial weekend. Gatherings are an opportunity for women to learn, increase their skills and share time with each other. A local committee, assisted by the Rural Women's Network, works to highlight the unique culture, industry, tourism and environment of the host community.