Canowindra CWA Branch won the ???? Volunteer Team of the Year 2023 for the Central West Region

Welcome to the Canowindra CWA Branch website

The Canowindra branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) is a very active group that helps the local community.and provides a place of friendship for a number of women of Canowindra.  Recipients of the Canowindra Community Group of the Year Award 2020, the group is going from strength to strength in over nine decades of operation.

For over 90 years Canowindra CWA has given service to our community. During the year of 2019, we have weathered one of the worst droughts on record, the effects of the bush fires and now COVID19. Throughout,our members have kept their resilience and helped the community, always with a happy smile. We have packed and distributed care packages from many sources,pamper packs for farmers wives and most recently fresh produce and dry goods donated by Cadia Valley Operations. One of these deliveries involved several members driving around the district only a few days before Christmas .It gives us immense pleasure to see the happy smiles and tears of joy.

Would you like to to meet up with other women in Canowindra? Are you concerned about improving the conditions of women and their families in the country? Then why not join the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales?

We meet once a month (and in lockdown time by Zoom) and participate in many different activities from fundraising, handicrafts and cultural activities to debating current social or environmental issues.

About Our Branch

Founded in 1924. The Canowindra CWA seek to improve conditions & welfare of women and to empower women in our community, through fellowship, transfer of new and traditional skills and community support.  The group meets every fourth Thursday in the month with the exception of December and January.  This group of women are a highly active – they are a group of all ages and welcome mothers, professional women, retirees and women from all cultures and walks of life

CWA Hall for Hire in Canowindra

Hall for Hire

The CWA Hall s available for hire for one off events/functions/workshops/gatherings and for regular hiring arrangements. An annex is available for hire to suitable health care professionals such as podiatry, massage etc. Both the hall and anne) are air-conditioned. The kitchen is a fully equipped commercial kitchen including a stove, dishwasher, freezer and fridge. The kitchen has a supply of glasses, crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment for your use.

Community Involvement

The Canowindra CWA are involved with the wider Canowindra community, raising funds and providing support for education, healthcare, scholarships, the sick, the elderly and the disadvantaged.

CWA supporting the environment

Read how the NSW Country Women’s Association supports the environment at both the State and local branch level.  Read More

Hand Made by CWA

Get crafty with CWA.  Through our Boomerang Bag Project and and Unfinished Objects Craft Days, our group is a great way to make friends and make handicraft items. Read More

Catering services

Canowindra CWA are happy to offer catering for all types of occasions. We have cooked and baked for small morning teas through to weddings and functions for over 100 guests. Find out More and Enquire

Become a Member - Join Now

If you’re thinking of joining us, do get in touch with our secretary at, message us on our Facebook page or just fill in the form below. Or you can come to a meeting as a guest. By joining the CWA, you will be part of a powerful organisation which will enable you to improve the world in which you live. Our branch members meet once a month and participate in many different activities, from fundraising, handicrafts and cultural activities to debating current social or environmental issues. Members receive our bi-monthly journal, The Country Woman and a regular e-news.

Contact Us

Canowindra Country Womens Association (CWA) Branch

Blatchford Street
PO Box 118

CWA Canowindra - Enquire Online

Canowindra Country Womens Association (CWA) Branch

Branch Hall:
14 Blatchford St,
Canowindra NSW 2804

Mail to:
PO Box 118 Canowindra NSW 2804