There is a wide range of organisations in the ACT catering for the needs of women.
You can find a listing of these in the ACT Citizens Advice Bureau’s community information handbook Contact. You can purchase this handbook from the Bureau. Their contact details are: Griffin Centre, Genge Street, off Bunda Street, Canberra City ACT 2601 GPO Box 669, Canberra City, ACT 2601 Ph: 02 6257 1687 http://www.citizensadvice.org.au
Some key community organisations for women in Canberra:
Women’s Information & Referral Centre
Provides information, referral to specialist agencies, a library, and a women’s community calendar.
Women’s Centre for Health Matters
Women’s Legal Centre
Women With Disabilities ACT
Ph 02 6291 6842
The Older Women’s Network (Action)
Ph 02 6295 9740
YWCA of Canberra
Australian Breastfeeding Association
The Australian Government through the Office for Women produces a publication called Australian Women Working Together (AWWT). The 2003 edition of AWWT outlines the aims and contact details of 4 of the women's secretariats and 92 of Australia's national women's NGOs. www.ofw.facsia.gov.au/networks/womens_ngos/index.htm