Although operating independently, the QCWA is a member of an umbrella organisation called the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWA of A).

The CWA of A is the largest women’s organisation in Australia with a membership of over 20,000 in over 1,200 branches. Its mission is the same as the QCWA’s which is to improve the lives of women and children, especially those living in regional, rural and remote Australia.

You can find out about our sister organisations here

Country Women’s Association of New South Wales
Country Women’s Association of Victoria
Country Women’s Association of Tasmania
Country Women’s Association of Western Australia
Country Women’s Association of South Australia
Country Women’s Association of Northern Territory

Country Women’s Association of Australia


The QCWA is affiliated with the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), an international organisation that works in partnership with its members, offering mutual support, friendship and practical help to women and communities around the world. ACWW has over 460 member societies active in over 70 countries. With Consultative Status at the United Nations, ACWW gives women a voice at International level through its links with United Nations agencies. ACWW also funds small scale local development projects which are requested by local women to suit their needs. All applications for funding are assessed by the ACWW Projects Committee and projects are monitored throughout their life to ensure success. As a result of this association, the QCWA is able to provide financial and in-kind support to women and families across the world.

Associated Country Women of the World


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