- Occupation Voluntary organisation, Welfare organisation
The Travellers’ Aid Society of New South Wales was officially founded in 1938. Its origins, however, reach back to the late 1880s when the Young Women’s Christian Association of New South Wales and the Salvation Army jointly formed a Travellers’ Aid Committee. It is a non-profit, independent organisation, providing a range of services and assistance for travellers, including those with special requirements or in emergency situation. Initially offering support and protection for women and girls arriving in the city from overseas, interstate or the country by the late 1960s they expanded their work to include men. The Society now assists travellers of either sex.