About Us

The Older Women's Network was born out of a necessity to have the voiceS of older women heard

Who Are We?

The Older Women’s Network New South Wales (OWN NSW) was established in 2001 as the peak body for OWN Groups across NSW.

As a peak body we are recognised and consulted at all government levels on such issues as violence and abuse, homelessness, transport, health and housing, as well as home, community and residential care.

The aim of each OWN Group is to promote the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women.

There are currently 17 groups operating across NSW, including 7 wellness centres. 

Groups organise a wide range of activities and advocate on issues of concern to older women according to the aims and objectives defined by the members.

Learn more about our mission and structure, and find out what we do by following the links below.

Our History

Our Supporters & Partners

Our guiding principles


Meet our team

Contact US

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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