Older Women’s Network NSW

Promoting the rights, dignity & wellbeing of older women

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Seeking radical change for women as they AGE



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Are you #ReadyToListen?

Watch our male star allies stand in solidarity with older women.

Your space can change a life. 

Contact us if you can help provide an affordable home to women aged 55+

OWN Blue Mountains is calling for expressions of interest from homeowners who have a spare bedroom, granny flat or other accommodation available for rent at an affordable price.

Special Projects

Projects designed to pursue our aim of empowering older women as they age. View all ›

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Planning for the unexpected

We don’t know when death comes knocking, but we can certainly put many things in place. Watch this new online series that will take you through what you need to organise.

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The Biscuit Tin

Calling out the ageist/sexist representations of older women in popular culture.

An older lady, kneeling next to a wall: You can give a homeless older woman shelter

Buy a brick

Give a homeless older woman shelter.

The Baby Boomers Guide To Life in the 21st Century Podcast Season 3


Listen to easy-to-understand financial advice in these uncertain times.

Useful Resources

Need help right now? Want information on housing, legal advice or finances?

Access our directory of services and organisations for older women here.


We’re working to understand & address the key issues affecting older women. You’ll find our focus areas below.



Wellbeing & Connectedness

Violence Against Older Women

Financial Security

Abuse of Older Women

Join our online classes

Want to keep connected and involved with older women from all over NSW without leaving the comfort of your own home?
Then join our online classes!

Upcoming Events

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood. View all ›

May 30
Join the Older Women's Network to check in on your financial health. It’s never too late to get on top of your personal finances. Join Us
May 31
You're invited to our online workshop with the Older Women's Network. Free Me! is a 2-hour workshop, where you will have the opportunity to express yourself freely in a safe and supportive environment. Join Us
Jun 4
Join OWN NSW for a free workshop which will focus on navigating the challenges of finding work after 50. Join Us

Latest News

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Women are traditional spinners - of tales, of cloth, or many fine things. May we in OWN continue to spin strong webs of support which create a safety net for older women's emotional and physical wellbeing; and create a sling from which to catapult into the wider community older women's aspirations for a better world. 

- Noreen Hewett -


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