What we do 

Founded in 1924, CWA Canowindra is a branch of the Country Women’s Association of NSW. We share the aims of our parent, in particular:

  • To bring all women and families together and form a network of support.
  • To improve conditions and welfare of all women and families especially in country areas through fellowship, transfer of new and traditional skills and community support.
  • To support schemes which enhance the value of country living, especially health and educational facilities.

We seek to empower women within our community, through fellowship,  transfer of new and traditional skills, and active support within our community.

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

Meetings are held every fourth Thursday of the month with the exception of December and January. New members welcome.

This group of women in Canowindra 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.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.

Annually, in September, our branch holds a “Sunday Serenade Concert” to raise funds to provide music scholarships for local children.

Each year, we are involved in manning the rest station at Canowindra Showground for the Newcrest Bicycle Challenge, participate in the Canowindra Show and support the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge. We provide catering at many public events including the Baroquefest.

We provide volunteers and judges for the annual Central Western Group Schools Public Speaking Competition and the Australian National Field Days.


Find out more about CWA Canowindra


The Canowindra Country Women's Association Branch was started in May 1924 as there was a need in the town for a place where country women can get together to share in friendship and understanding.


The Canowindra CWA seeks to improve conditions & welfare of women and to empower women in our community, through fellowship, transfer of new and traditional skills and community support.  You are welcome to join.


Our impact our actions have upon agriculture and the environment. At Canowindra Branch we focus on recycling reusing resources as well as promoting power saving ideas which benefit the local community.


Canowindra Branch like other CWA Branches often get involved in craft and cooking activities.   Our talented ladies produce craft work that is presented to the CWA Group and State level.  Come join in the fun.

Country Women’s Association of NSW has been supporting women, children and their communities in NSW for almost a century

Membership is open to all women living in NSW and ACT. By joining the CWA, you will be part of a powerful organisation which will enable you to improve the world in which you live.

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. Each Branch is unique which allows it to meet the needs specific to its community.


The CWA was formed in 1922 when country women were fighting isolation and a lack of health facilities. Within the first year, the Association was a unified, resourceful group that was going from strength to strength. The members worked tirelessly to set up baby health care centres, fund bush nurses, build and staff maternity wards, hospitals, schools, rest homes, seaside and mountain holiday cottages – and much more. The women of the CWA have been initiators, fighters and lobbyists. They have made localities into communities by providing social activities and educational, recreational and medical facilities.

Women in NSW and ACT can join a local branch and have a voice in the nation’s affairs, socialise with others and assist the community.

The CWA is the largest women’s organisation in Australia and aims to improve conditions for country women and children. We reach that aim in various ways including lobbying for change, helping the local community, creating a network of support and meeting together in towns and cities.

CWA of NSW is a member of CWA of Australia and the international organisation Associated Country Women of the World.

Canowindra Country Womens Association (CWA) Branch

Branch Hall:
14 Blatchford St,
Canowindra NSW 2804

Mail to:
PO Box 118 Canowindra NSW 2804