Australian War Widows NSW Ltd

“The story of the Guild is a story of women helping women and holding governments accountable.” – Roslyn Burge, No Peacetime Cinderellas

JOIN US

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

OUR SERVICES

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.

SUCCESS STORIES

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.

ABOUT US

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 WIDOW SNAPSHOT

War Widows in NSW

Age of Youngest Member

Age of Oldest Member

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

THURS 27 AUGUST 2020

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The Annual General Meeting of the
War Widows NSW Ltd will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing on Thursday, 27 August.

MEET OUR MEMBERS

MEET GWEN


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

MEET MEG


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

MEET NIKI


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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