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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Covid-19 info

The Covid19 virus is impacting all our lives. Find out the facts from reliable sources here. Be accurately informed.

Free Covid-19 Support Line

Senior Australians, their families and carers can now call a dedicated free call support line aimed at supporting the mental health of those impacted by the spread of COVID-19.

Online classes

You can’t come to our classes, so we’re bringing our classes to you! 

Online Resources

There’s no shortage of fun & fascinating resources online. 


We’re working to understand & address the key issues affecting older women. You’ll find our focus areas for 2019 -2022 below.



Wellbeing & Connectedness

Violence Against Older Women

Financial Security

Abuse of Older Women

Upcoming Events

Nov 25
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. OWN NSW will hold a special event. COVID-19 has impacted on women disproportionately. What does it take for the balance to tilt so women are not disadvantaged? We will also launch the new Edna Ryan awards and website! Join Us
Oct 15
A conversation on what older women have to say about the impact of COVID-19, and what we need to focus on as a country to deal with its fallout. Join Us
Jul 16 & Jul 30
What advice would you give your 16 year old self? Join Us

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“I had to break through barriers; I had to have courage and strength to be bigger than myself.”

Two asian women facing the camera. The woman on the left is wearing glasses and a blue floral shirt. The woman on the right is wearing a pink headband and a red top with a scarf.

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About Us

OWN NSW believes in, and promotes, a society rich in social capital.

We’re older, bolder, wiser and wittier! Watch the video to find out.

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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