• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0582

Children’s Welfare Association of Victoria

(From 1912 – 2003)
  • Occupation Welfare organisation


The Children’s Welfare Association of Victoria (CWAV), established in 1912, is the co-ordinating body of non government child welfare agencies in Victoria. It is the peak body for over eighty community organisations delivering child and family support and welfare services. It aims to promote and protect the needs and rights of children and their families; to represent the needs of children and the agencies that assist them, to governments and other organisations; provide co-ordination and communication between welfare agencies and promote high standards in welfare programs. It attempts to meet these aims through holding conferences, producing publications and conducting research projects.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of Victoria
    • Records, 1944-1987. [manuscript]