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.


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


The Country Women’s Association of Australia also has a blogspot! To view the blogspot please access:



For information about the 2015 National Conference please click on News and Events or go to the blogspot.


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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