• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: IMP0212

YWCA of Australia

  • Occupation Community organisation


The vision of the YWCA of Australia is of a fully inclusive world where peace, justice, freedom, human dignity, reconciliation and diversity are promoted and sustained through women’s leadership.

The YWCA of Australia is a women’s membership organisation nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for growth, leadership and empowerment in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. In Australia, the YWCA is represented in over 45 locations in all States and Territories, and currently delivers services to more than a quarter of a million women, men and children each year, throughout rural, regional and metropolitan Australia. The YWCAs of Australia provide services in youth; childcare; health; housing; emergency accommodation and travel accommodation.

Published resources

  • Journal Article
    • Prowlers in the darkened cinema: Australian church women's associations and the arrival of the motion picture in Australia., Warne, Ellen, 2000
    • For the upholding of womanhood : Melbourne's interwar hostels for 'business girls', O'Hanlon, Seamus, 1999
  • Book
    • The Dauntless Bunch : The Story of the YWCA in Australia, Dunn, Margaret, 1991
  • Journal
    • The Association woman., 1917-1925
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • The University of Melbourne Archives
    • Young Women's Christian Association of Australia
    • Young Women's Christian Association of Australia
    • Young Women's Christian Association of Australia

Related entries

  • Related Events
    • Women's Constitutional Convention (1998 - 1998)
  • Subordinate
    • Young Women's Christian Association of Adelaide
    • Young Women's Christian Association Victoria (Y.W.C.A. Victoria) (1999 - )
  • Member
    • Stevenson, Jean (1881 - 1948)
    • Mitchell, Janet Charlotte (1896 - 1957)
  • President
    • Porter, Una Beatrice (1900 - 1996)
  • Affiliated
    • Young Women's Christian Association of Canberra (1929 - )
    • Young Women's Christian Association of Tasmania (1885 - 2000)
  • Membership
    • Miethke, Adelaide Laetitia (1881 - 1962)
    • Griffith, Mary Harriett (1849 -1930)
  • Related Women
    • Renwick, Elizabeth (1842 - 1918)