Associated Country Women of the World

ACWW is the largest international organisation for rural women. It has a uniquely down-to-earth approach, offering mutual support, friendship and practical help to its members. The organisation has a membership of nine million through its 365 Member Societies in over 70 countries. The CWA of NSW is one of these Member Societies.

Individual members of CWA of NSW can join ACWW by sending their details and a payment A$50 for one year (or A$130 for three years) to CWA of NSW State Office. Download application form here.

Branches and Groups can apply to become Category IVa Societies by completing the form here. Supporting documentation is not required because CWA branches are well known to ACWW. Completed forms should be sent with a payment of A$70 for one year to State Office.

Please make cheques payable to "CWA of NSW". The ACWW membership year runs from January to December so it’s best to send payments in October to allow time for processing and transferring to London.

The ACWW provides finance for small projects which are having a big impact in needy communities around the world. These projects are varied but the end result is the improved lives of women and their families. Some projects include vegetable gardens to feed families, milking cows provided to give an income to women, health education and water projects.

Further information can be found on ACWW's project page:

ACWW Triennial Conference

ACWW holds a World Conference (the Triennial Conference) every three years. Each Member Society may be represented, and Individual Members can attend.

The 29th ACWW Triennial Conference was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 3-10 April, 2019. Hosted by the Country Women’s Association of Victoria.

ACWW South Pacific Area Conference

ACWW holds a South Pacific Area Conference (the Triennial Conference) every three years.

The 2021 South Pacific Area Conference will be an online forum held for a few hours over two days – 8th & 9th March 2021 – with other information and video clips on the ACWW website.