YWCA Australia - One Entity

Thinking global, acting local

YWCA Australia is a strong, unified, national, feminist organisation of women, young women and girls, working to achieve gender equality.

YWCA Australia offers a diverse range of programs and critical services that develop young women's leadership and skills and support women and girls, their families and communities.

Many YWCA programs in Australia focus on early intervention and prevention work, working with people before they reach crisis points in their lives.

YWCAs also speak out on behalf of women in their local communities and contribute to national and international policy and advocacy work.

As of June 1, 2018, YWCAs across Australia are ONE. YWCA is now cemented as a leading national feminist organisation with a united voice to ensure all women, young women and girls are safe and respected, with equal access to power, opportunity and resources.

With the merger of YWCA Adelaide, Albury-Wodonga, Broken Hill, Darwin, NSW, Perth, Queensland and Victoria the YWCA is a prominent for purpose national organisation with more than 300 team members dedicated to supporting women to have greater opportunities across Australia.

This is a milestone for the YWCA movement, a movement that has a global reach and a rich history of more than 130 years in Australia.

The decision to merge was informed by the opportunity to create a sustainable organisation and to thrive in a changing sector.

We are proud to announce that our National Strategy was released at our first united Annual General Meeting on Saturday 24 November. 


YWCA Australia Strategic Plan.pdf148.83 KB