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RUN LIKE A GIRL! Register for Run Melbourne!

Join our team to raise much-needed funds for women and girls in Victoria! 

Update on National Merger...

As some of our members will know, YWCAs across Australia are working together to explore the possibility of becoming a single united entity, focusing on national scale but retaining a local focus to ensure Australia’s diverse communities of women continue to be well-served.

In November 2016 we signed a statement of intent, and since then merger discussions are progressing to plan...

Bow Wow WOW! Dog Parade Fundraiser! Registrations Now Open!

Harking (barking?) back to our events in the 30's and 40's, we bring you the YWCA Dog Parade Fundraiser!

 

PRESS RELEASE- YWCA Welcomes Housing Growth Fund

Today, the Victorian Government announced a new Affordable Housing Strategy which includes a fund to assist the growth of community housing, a move that has been welcomed by YWCA Housing and YWCA Victoria

YWCA Performs Its History: A Journey Into the Archive!

Our Historical Programs Coordinator, Jennifer, writes "Although the YWCA have been primarily concerned with making a difference in the lives of women, a necessary complement to that goal is fundraising. One of the most popular forms of fundraising until the latter half of the twentieth century (when the form dropped off quite quickly in popularity) was the Pageant. Not of the beauty variety, these pageants featured YWCA members in elaborate costumes who would perform historical scenes of interest to the community."

RACK OFF! is BACK...

Rack Off! YWCA Victoria’s annual music festival returns to the Tote for a two day spectacular on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of March.

Pet Memberships Now Available!

There's now a new and fun way for you to give that little bit of extra support to the YWCA- PET MEMBERSHIP!

Winkara Club- A Snippet from the YWCA History Archive

Our Historical Coordinator, Jennifer writes- "I’m not sure I have too much to say about this club programme from 1932. But its just the kind of document I love finding in the YWCA Archive. Its so personal and carefully done."