We aim to improve the conditions for women and children and make life better for families, especially those living in rural and remote Australia.

Welcome to the Website of The Country Women’s Association of Australia!


As you look through our website you will learn a lot about us and what our members are up to around Australia.

You will find us helping people in disaster areas such as those caused by drought, fire and flood; lobbying governments on many issues; teaching and learning cooking and crafts; entertaining; catering and making scones at agricultural shows.

We have accommodation available, for people supporting a family member in hospital, for students, or just for a holiday.

We have educational grants for students, from those still at school to those undertaking post graduate study.

Please have a browse through our website and feel free to contact us, or any state or territory, if you need any further information or think you may like to join us to continue working for families, especially in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.


To Members of CWAA

It is with great sadness that I write to inform members of the death on 1st October 2014 of National Treasurer Mrs Robyn Mott CPA, B.Bus.

Honorary Auditor for CWAA 2003 – 2006

National Treasurer 2012 – 2014

I knew Robyn for 30 years, and had worked with her in many areas of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc.

Robyn was involved as a volunteer in the CWA Catering facility at the Royal Melbourne Show for 39 years. This year was to have been the 40th consecutive Show that she had worked at, but unfortunately her illness put paid to this.

Her volunteer involvement in a management capacity in CWA of Victoria Inc. is a follows:-

In 1991 the Association received a grant from the Felton Bequest to conduct courses in the Rural and Urban areas in Basic Book Keeping, Farm Safety, Budgeting and Clothing and Food. Robyn used her expertise in conducting Basic Book Keeping, Budgeting and Clothing and Food Sessions in a volunteer capacity. She also conducted seminars around the state in Farm Succession Planning and other financial issues.

Catering Committee Chairman 1991 – 1993

Social Issues Committee Convenor 1993 – 1994; 1995 – 1996

State Vice President 1995 – 1997

Honorary Assistant Treasurer 1996 – 2000

State Treasurer 2001 – 2006

Honorary Accountant 2006 – 2012

While Robyn was working as a volunteer for CWA of Victoria Inc. she also held down a permanent job with Mogg Osborne in Finley NSW and raised a family of 2 boys and 1 girl. Robyn had also cared for her husband as he battled cancer for a number of years.

When I was State President from 2005 to 2007, Australia was in the grip of a horrendous drought. During this time I administered the Victorian drought funds from the Federal Government, Woolworths Australia, and many other companies. Robyn was of great assistance at this time, and I know that in her own area she went the extra mile to assist many local farmers through her advocacy work and monetary assistance from her own savings and wages.

When I was elected National President of CWAA in 2012 I was able to choose my own team to work with for the three year term of my presidency. I asked Robyn if she would be the National Treasurer as I respected her integrity and have worked with her in many capacities. I was very pleased when she accepted this position and it was a real pleasure to work with her, knowing that our finances were in expert hands.

Robyn was a caring and compassionate woman who worked quietly and sometimes anonymously in her community and the CWA of Victoria Inc.

Vale, good and faithful friend and member.

Noela MacLeod

National President

The Country Women’s Association of Australia

2nd October 2014


We are pleased to announce that Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove is delighted to accept the role of Patron of The Country Women’s Association of Australia


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The Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) is proud to announce the recipients of the CWAA Rural and Remote Area Primary Health Care Nursing Grants for 2014. The grants are of special importance as the nation’s health services struggle throughout Australia but more particularly in rural and remote communities where sometimes the nurse is the only health professional available. The 2014 recipients are:

Luella Barlow (QLD) studying Bachelor of Midwifery (Indigenous) at Australian Catholic University (Brisbane);

Tracey Booth (WA) studying Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice at Flinders University (Adelaide);

Annaliese Gilles (SA) studying Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing at University of South Australia (Adelaide);

Katie Michell (NT) attending Nurse’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinical Training at Family Planning Welfare Association of NT (Darwin);

Haunnah Rheault (QLD) attending 9th Conference of The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (Cardiology) (Sydney).


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