Muslim Women’s Association
About: MWA is a non-profit service that offers non institutional, non-judgmental programs and activities. They operate a 24 hour crisis/supported accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence or in crisis. The philosophy of the centre is to provide a quality service where women and children can feel safe, secure and be encouraged to gain information and access to resources that allow them to feel empowered to make decisions to take control of their lives.
Where: 47 Wangee Rd, Lakemba, NSW, 2196.
Contact: 9750 6916.
House of Sakinah
About: House of Sakinah provides a safe and secure environment for women to get together in recreational or educational activities, as well as encouraging them to reach out if they require advice, referral or counselling. They provide crisis accommodation, legal information and personal support to women and children in need.
Where: 3 Carew Street, Mount Druitt, NSW, 2770.
Contact: 8664 6866
Australian Muslim Women’s Association
About: AMWA provides support for Muslim women living in Australia in interpreting the practice of Islam through an Australian cultural perspective, helping them to tackle everyday decision making and engage in active citizenship. They also offer referral services for women experiencing domestic and family violence.
Where: Level 2, Suite 3, 90 Phillip St, Parramatta, NSW, 2150.
Contact: 9649 3330
Islamic Women’s Welfare Association
About: IWWA runs programs and services that cater for approximately 150 women and 300 children each week. Some of these activities include offering playgroups, pre kindy classes, programs for teenage girls, Arabic language classes, Qur’aan memorisation and tajweed classes, welfare and referral services for women and refugees, information sessions as well as social events and school holiday activities.
Where: 181 Haldon St, Lakemba, NSW, 2195.
Contact: 9759 1675 / 0451 394 408
CCK Community Kitchen
About: CC Community Kitchen was created to help those in those community who are doing it tough. They work to connect members of the community who are in personal or financial difficulties with volunteers who are willing to help out by providing them with a meal or two.
Contact: CC Community Kitchen FaceBook Page.
Al-Zahra Muslim Women’s Association
About: The Al Zahra Muslim Women’s Association operates with an access and equity framework, providing education, support and information to Muslim Women, youth and families to help facilitate their integration through access to the social and economic opportunities in the wider Australian Community.
Where: Arncliffe Community Centre at 35 Forest Rd, Arncliffe, NSW, 2205.
Contact: 0415 923 824.
Islamophobia Register Australia
About: Islamophobia Register Australia seeks to provide a means for incidents of Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim sentiments to be reported, recorded and analysed. They offer a secure and reliable service that allows people from across Australia to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse.
Contact: [email protected]
Muslim Women’s Support Centre
About: MWSC works towards fostering positive relationships and understanding between Muslims, the wider community and various service providers. They provide information and referrals to Muslim women of all backgrounds aiming to link them with appropriate service providers to address issues such as accommodation, finances, family and relationship (including family violence), parenting skills and more.
Where: 1127 Albany Highway (Corner Coolgardie Street), Bentley, 6102, Western Australia.
Contact: (08) 9451 5696
Muslim Women’s Welfare of Australia
About: Muslim Women’s Welfare of Australia (MWWA) is a non-profit community-based organization committed to enhance empowerment of Muslim women through assisting effective participation within the community. By means of education, religion and social interaction, MWWA caters to the needs of Muslim women from diverse backgrounds. An emphasis is placed on implementing the values of Islam to help Muslim women progress towards being successful in all areas of life.
Visit: MWWA Website
Contact: 9601 3645 / [email protected].
Wire Women’s Information
About: WIRE Women’s Information is the only statewide free, confidential information & referral service for Victorian women. The organisation aims to be inclusive of women from all backgrounds and experiences by creating an environment which is free of exploitation and discrimination. WIRE offers a range of gender-specific training programs, also engaging in research and advocacy for women’s issues. They provide women with assistance regarding housing, financial advice, relationships, employment and issues of violence.
Where: 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne, VIC, 3003.
Contact: 1300 134 130 / [email protected]