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War Widows NSW provides understanding, contact and friendship with other war widows as well as a range of benefits and services to its members.


The organisation offers a wide range of services to its members including Advocacy, Support and Advice, Guild & Social Clubs, the Friendship Line, Transport, the Digest, Digital Training, Events and a Ready Reference Guide.


The organisation has achieved significant improvements to the assistance provided to war widows through its advocacy over the years. A wide range of benefits and concessions have been achieved.

Did you miss our Field of Remembrance livestream?

Click the link to watch the replay of our special commemorative service.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the day and tuned in to our ANZAC & Field of Remembrance livestream.

Our distinguished guests, speakers, school children, community and War Widows made it a very moving and unique service, and one we are very proud to share with you.

Thank you again to Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway for joining with us this year to share the spirit of ANZAC and our legacy.


Established for women, by women, the Australian War Widows NSW Ltd is a not-for-profit membership-based organisation whose mission is to promote and protect the interests of war widows in NSW. The organisation was founded in 1946 by Mrs Jessie Vasey, widow of Major-General George Alan Vasey. Originating as a craft guild for war widows to supplement below-basic-wage-level pensions, the organisation has been relentless in working to improve the lives of war widows. Entitlements include the War Widows’ Pension, tax-free and indexed to the CPI; the Domestic Allowance; Income Support Supplement and health and medical entitlements. Other successes have come in the form of concessions for transport, water and council rates, free car registration and drivers licences. The organisation provides a range of services to war widows and operates with significant volunteer input from its thousands of members and its small staff.


War Widows in NSW

Age of Youngest Member

Age of Oldest Member



Gwen Cherne is a contemporary widow who is advocating for widows and service people with PTS.

Meg Green


Meg Green joined the organisation in 2008, shortly after her husband Gordon, a Vietnam Veteran, died.

Niki Alldritt


Niki Alldritt is one of the few remaining World War 1 widows and is the widow of Private Robert Gregory Alldritt.

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