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OWN NSW exists as a network of member groups within the state, some of which operate as Wellness Centres.

OWN groups are self-determining and vary according to their member’s needs and wants, and are reflective of their location.

Groups meet on a regular basis (whether it be weekly, fortnightly or monthly) to gather socially or to offer members a range of activities, such as guest speakers, discussions, outings, film and book groups, and facilitated classes.

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Scroll through the groups below and find a group of interest to you. Or you can always start a new group!


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The theatre group
OWN Theatre Group leapt into being in 1988 on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra where a small band of feisty older women made a lively presentation of original skits and songs. Read More
The Older Women’s Network New South Wales (OWN NSW) was established in 2001 as the peak body for OWN Groups across NSW. We promote the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women. Read More
A large group of older women holding cups, posing for the camera
We maintain our wellbeing through our programs, and we advocate for our rights and dignity by ensuring that we have good access to community facilities and resources, and that we are well represented in community forums. Read More
Join the conversion with other like-minded older women in the Southern Highlands. Meeting monthly for companionship with many activities planned including bookclubs, walking groups and community involvement. Read More
When Noreen Hewett and Barbara Burnham came to the Sutherland Shire they researched the needs of older women, aged 55 years and over, and found that social isolation of older women was a priority that needed to be addressed. Read More
OWN Sydney group at Government House
The Older Women’s Network Sydney was formed in 2001, providing a supportive environment in which the social, political and friendship needs of older women are met. Read More
A group of older women enjoying a picnic
Our group was formed in 2002 welcoming all women, from all cultures, beliefs and backgrounds, who identify as older women. We conduct Gentle Exercise classes, Tai Chi, Craft, monthly Bus and Train trips etc. Read More
Wyong OWN endeavours to provide an opportunity for older women to voice concerns and opinions and be heard. We pass on local community news and raise awareness of worldwide women’s issues. Friendship and acceptance of women are important. Read More


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