• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4470

Dyer, Val

(1949 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1949
  • Occupation Community stalwart, Pastoralist, Political candidate


Val Dyer was the Northern Territory winner of the ABC Rural Woman of the Year Award in 1994.


At the time of her award, Val Dyer had been involved in primary production for over twenty years. In her two decades on ‘Hayfield Station’ Val has been responsible for business management as well as improving the productivity and quality of animal production and staff employment.

She has been involved in improving technological services to the School of the Air, and has been involved in the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association. Her industry association involvement includes membership of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, an organisation she was president of in 2002-2003.

Val was the Country Liberal Party’s candidate for the seat of Barkly in the 2005 N. T. Legislative Assembly elections.



  • 1994 - 1994

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Val Dyer interviewed by Ros Bowden in the Women of the land oral history project [sound recording]
    • Women of the land oral history project

Related entries

  • Awarded
    • ABC Radio Rural Woman of the Year Awards (1994 - 1997)
  • Related Concepts
    • Women in Politics: Liberal Party of Australia