Welcome to the Southern Women's Action Network (SWAN) website.  

SWAN comprises over 200 members who live in the southern metropolitan suburbs of Melbourne and across the Mornington Peninsula. We advocate for social justice, promote women's active involvement in the community and provide a forum for the discussion of social justice issues through regular Sunday meetings in Mount Martha. 

Book launch

Of all the things that SWAN has given to the hundreds of women who have met together, learnt together and taken action together, perhaps the most important is discovering that with their heads and their heart they can bring about change, in which lies the power of HOPE. (Judith Couacaud Graley in "When Women Meet: the History of SWAN", 2023).

SWAN membership is informal and new members are always welcome. If you would like to come to a meeting or receive information, please email swanwomen@outlook.com

Protest against domestic violence

 SWAN acknowledges the Bunurong / Boon Wurrung people, the Traditional Custodians of these lands and waters where we meet. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present. In line with our commitment to social justice, SWAN unequivocally supports First Nations People in their campaigns for sovereignty, self-determination, treaties and truth-telling.