War Widows NSW provides understanding, contact and friendship with other members as well as a range of benefits and services to its members.
We offer a wide range of services to its members including Advocacy, Support and Advice, Guild & Social Clubs, the Friendship Line, Transport, the Digest, Digital Training and events.
We have 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.
Office Arrangements and Social Clubs
Here at AWWNSW, the health and wellbeing of our members and staff remains the utmost importance to us.
In line with government policy, the Chatswood office will remain closed and staff will be working from home until further notice.
It has also been decided, out of precaution, that Social Clubs and members getting together will be placed on hold until end of February.
As always, we thank you for your continued support and patience.
Stay safe and take care.
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 members and operates with significant volunteer input from its thousands of members and its small staff.
WAR WIDOW SNAPSHOT
MEET OUR MEMBERS
Gwen Cherne is a contemporary widow who is advocating for widows and service people with PTS.
Meg Green joined the organisation in 2008, shortly after her husband Gordon, a Vietnam Veteran, died.