Overview

A proud and active women’s organisation working to improve the welfare and wellbeing of people everywhere, especially in country areas. In CWA there will be an interest for all women. Our organisation provides community service, support networks, welfare in times of need, education opportunities, friendship, fun and a great deal more. There are benefits for you and your community through CWA.

CWA of WA encompasses the entire State with branches throughout Western Australia

Online

Contacts

Correspondence:

1174 Hay St, West Perth WA 6005
(08) 9321 6041

 

Publications

  • Country Women’s Association Cookbook
  • CWA Garden book ‘A Special Patch in the Dry’
  • CWA History ‘A Continuing Story’
  • The Countrywoman of Western Australia (the Association’s magazine)

Meetings

Contact your local WA branch (Ajana/Binnu, Albany, Aldersyde, Applecross/Mt Pleasant, Augusta, Badgebup/Rockwell, Badgingarra, Baldivis, Balingup, Bayswater, Bencubbin, Beverley, Bluff Point, Bolgart, Boyanup, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Brookton, Broomehill, Bunbury, Burracoppin, Burekup/Brunswick, Busselton, Capel, Carnarvon, Caversham, Cervantes, Champion Bay, Chittering/Bindoon, Claremont, Collie, Condingup, Coolup, Coorow, Cottesloe, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dalwallinu/Pithara, Darkan, Denmark, Derby/West Kimberley Air, Dongara Denison Dolphins, Donnybrook, Dowerin Evening, Dunsborough, Dwellingup, Eaton, Esperance, Frankland, Gibson, Gidgegannup, Grass Patch, Greenbushes, Hopetoun, Hyden, Jennacubbine, Joondalup & Districts, Jurien, Kalamunda, Kalannie, Kellerberrin, Kelmscott, Kings Park, Kojonup, Kondut, Konnongorring/Goomalling, Koorda, Koorunga, Korbelka, Kulin, Kwinana Districts, Lake Grace, Lake Varley, Lancelin, Leschenault/South Bunbury, Lower King, Mandurah, Manjimup, Margaret River, McCarthy Belles [in York], Melville, Merredin, Metropolitan, Midland, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mount Barker, Mt Helena/Parkerville, Mt Many Peaks, Mundaring, Munglinup, Murray Districts, Nannup, Narrogin, Newdegate, Nomans Lake, Northampton, Nukarni, Nungarin, Nyabing, Ord Valley, Pemberton, Perenjori, Perth Belles, Pingaring, Port Hedland, Postal, Pumphrey’s, Quairading, Quindanning/Boddington, Rocky Gully, Rosa Brook, Rosa Glen/Witchcliffe, Ruabon, Safety Bay, Safety Bay Belles, Salmon Gums, Serpentine & Districts, South Perth/Como, Southern Belles, Southern Cross, Tambellup, Tammin, Thornlie, Tom Price, Toodyay, Victoria Park, Wagin, Walkaway, Wandering, Wanneroo, Western Suburbs , Willetton/Leeming, Wongan Hills, Woodanilling, Yanchep & Districts, Yarloop, York, Yuna).

Background

The Country Women’s Association began in Western Australia in 1924 as a non party political, non sectarian and not for profit organization with the first branch being at Nungarin.

The aim of the Association then, and still, is to improve the wellbeing of all people, especially those in country areas by promoting courtesy, cooperation, community effort, ethical standards and the wise use of resources.

CWA was formed to meet the needs of the time – to help women in isolated rural communities and to provide a voice to Government to seek solutions to the difficulties facing families in such areas.

Projects:

  • International Fund and Pennies for Friendship
  • Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund
  • Training Programmes
  • Youth Leadership Programmes
  • CWA Young Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Country Women’s Association Rural Dental Scholarship
  • Country Women’s Association Rural Medical Scholarship
  • CWA Community Grant
  • Social Issues Fact Finding Team
  • Jubilee Fund (to assist with maintenance of CWA Centres)

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