About us

We are a diverse group of women, who meet in Mornington, Victoria, Australia, for a few hours on a Sunday morning five times a year in March, May, July, September  and November. At SWAN meetings we share morning tea, listen to an interesting female guest speaker, and have an opportunity to share ideas and information with each other. Membership is informal and new members are always welcome.

SWAN's aims include: 

  • Provide a forum for women of all ages and backgrounds to gain knowledge of and discuss social justice issues.
  • Promote women’s active involvement in the community.
  • Support organisations which assist and empower women.
  • Advocate for social justice.

A core administrative committee of members elected at the AGM for a period of twelve months administers SWAN. Four office bearers are elected from within the committee which is considered non-hierarchical. Any SWAN members may become non-core committee members and/or attend committee meetings which are held bi-monthly.

A bi-monthly flyer or newsletter advises members of meeting times and other relevant matters.  At meetings we ask a donation to assist our social justice causes such as the SWAN Bursary, a $200 donation to a cause specified by each speaker and irregular donations to ASRC and similar charities.

If you would like to be added to our email mailing list, please email swanwomen@outlook.com

Please see the section on SWAN's history for more information