17th September 2023 9.30 am

Sunday, 17 September 2023 at Mt Martha House

Discussion on our experiences supporting the Yes campaign for the Referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament.


March 19th International Women's Day, Book Launch and Lunch

Sunday, 19 March 2023 at Mt Martha House

Speaker Jean Ker-Walsh, then the launch at 12 noon of "When Women Meet", a book currently being finalised which brings the history SWAN up to date and reflects on the impact of SWAN over more than 26 years,  followed by lunch to celebrate this important occasion. 


18 September 2022 AGM

Sunday, 18 September 2022 at Mt Martha House

Dr Diana Johns will address this meeting on "The criminalisation of children (how it happens and why it needs to stop)". 


17 July 2022 NAIDOC week

Sunday, 17 July 2022 at Zoom Link has been sent to members with emails. Please contact if you need the link and do not have it.

Stephanie Ross from the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria will address SWAN on negotiations for a Treaty or Treaties which are expected to be implemented in 2023 and other initiatives of this Assembly.


May 15th

Sunday, 15 May 2022 at Mt Martha House

Speakers from Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association


14th November 2021

Sunday, 14 November 2021 at Mt Eliza Community Hall, 90 - 100 Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza unless Covid restrictions change

Speaker Fiona York, from Housing for the Aged Action Group (HAAG)


14 March 2021 IWD

Sunday, 14 March 2021 at Zoom

International Women's DayOur speaker/s will be Pia Cerveri and  Jodi Peskett         Pia Cerveri is a social worker who has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom and specialised in working with children and their families, youth justice and with women in the Victorian prison system. Pia is a longtime Australian Services Union member and is committed to achieving gender equity via many means, including through the collective power of the union movement. Pia was, until recently, the co-lead of the Women’s and Equality team at Victorian Trades Hall Council.  


17th May 2020

Sunday, 17 May 2020 at Mt Martha House, 466 Esplanade, Mt Martha

Meeting Cancelled due to Covid-19


May Meeting 2017

Sunday, 21 May 2017 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

Please join us at 9.30 to meet new friends, chat,  share an interest in social justice and listen to an interesting talk  from our guest speaker Kathleen McInnes who will represent WAYSS.


SWAN September Meeting 2016

Sunday, 18 September 2016 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

This meeting will include the AGM and therefore will begin at the earlier time of 9.00am.  It would be appreciated if you could attend at this time as there are important issues for discussion and your input is essential to the continuation of SWAN.


SWAN meeting July 2016

Sunday, 17 July 2016 at Mornington Shire Chambers, Corner of Vancouver St, and entrance on Queen St. Mornington.

Do please join us as we celebrate NAIDOC with our guest speakers Lisa Waup, and Tracey Lea who will be representing Baluk Arts, a not-for-profit organisation based in Mornington. Baluk Artists originate from diverse Aboriginal backgrounds from all over Australia and their artworks reflect themes of identity in a contemporary cultural context.  Through their work Baluk Arts  has enabled  family groups and members of the stolen generation to reconnect with their culture. Meeting starts at 9.30 with the $8 entry fee including refreshments.  For more information check out the link to their website on our links page.


SWAN meeting March 20th 2016

Sunday, 20 March 2016 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Offices. Corner of Main and Queen Streets, Mornington

Do join us at 9.30 for our first meeting of 2016.  Our guest speaker will be Carmen Hawker, the manager of the Victorian branch of The Global Women's Project. This Australian based non-profit organisation endeavours to empower women and support grassroots organisations in Nepal and Cambodia.  Carmen will speak about their ongoing work including efforts to prevent violence against women. Registration $8 on the door.  Non members very welcome.  Light refreshments included.


November meeting 2015

Sunday, 15 November 2015 at Mornington Peninsula Shire Offices, Corner of Queen and Vancouver St. ( next to the library) Mornington



SWAN meeting May 17th 2015

Sunday, 17 May 2015 at Council chambers

Please join us for our meeting on Sunday 17th May, Our guest speaker will be Hannah Jay,  who will discuss Women and girls in the International Development Agenda. $8.00 on the door with refreshments.


March 15th 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Please join us for our first meeting of 2015.  Our speaker will be  Dr. Philomena Horsley.  A Research Fellow from the Australian Centre of Health Sex & Society.  She will  speak about issues regarding the Sexual Assault of Older Women in the context of family violence and institutional abuse.  Refreshments from 9.30 cost $8