Nominations Open for State President

Nominations for State President of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. for the year June 2021-May 2022 open on Monday 7 December 2020 and close at 5pm on Thursday 31 December 2020. Receipt will be acknowledged.

Before completing a nomination form, prospective nominees must obtain a Role Description document and a copy of the Election of Board Members and State Council Members: Policy and Procedures by telephoning Member Services Administrator Robyn Smith on 9827 8971 or emailing her at, or downloading from the website. Nominations must be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a photo of the nominee. Without a CV and a photo, the nomination will not be accepted. Further requirements are listed in the documents.

Details of other positions will be advertised in the January/February magazine.

Nominations for Group Officers for 2021-2022 Open

Nominations for Group Officers of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. for the year June 2021-May 2022 open on 1 December 2020 and close on 31 December 2020. Group Officer positions are: Group President, Group Secretary, Group Treasurer.

All nominees should be familiar with the Constitution, which is available here or upon request from Head Office. Details of the election procedures (including the nomination form) are in the document Election of Group Officers: Policy and Procedures which can be downloaded below.

Download the document Election of Group Officers: Policy and Procedures here

The CWA of Victoria 2020 Show Bag & 2021 Calendar

The CWA of Victoria 2020 Show Bag & 2021 Calendar are now available on the Woolworths website.
They will only be available to purchase online from some selected Melbourne Metro stores and there is limited stock available. We apologise if the Woolworths distribution is not available in your area.
You will need to have a Woolworths account to order. Just click on “Log in/Sign Up” at the top right of the page to create an account if you do not have one.
Here is a list of the postcodes which will be able to order them.

Please use the links below to view the items.

Please read below for more information.

The 2020 CWA of Victoria Show Bag

The CWA Showbag for 2020 is a yellow zipped insulated  bag with two handles for easy carry. The emphasis this year is on sustainable living and the contents of our great showbag include:

  • ‘Slow Down and Grow Something: Urban Grower’s Recipe for the Good Life’ book by Byron Smith and Tess Robinson. Retails at $39.99
  • A set 3 of vegie bags in a coloured cotton cover bag handmade by one of our CWA members, Great to take shopping with your shopping bag!
  • The pattern for the vegie bags is also included so you can make more!
  • A jar of CWA recipe Apricot Jam which shows our famous RMS scone recipe on the label
  • 250gm of Dark Muscovado CSR Sugar to use in your great cooking
  • The CSR Women’s Weekly Baking Favourites recipe book
  • A box of 20 Madura Premium Teabags
  • Copies of the CWA of Victoria magazine
  • A postcard of our famous Cup Cake recipe
  • Great information about The CWA of Victoria and how you can join us!

Total value $105.00, yours for only $30.00!

All proceeds from the sale of the CWA Showbags go towards enabling us to continue our support of the vulnerable women, children and families in our community.

Thanks to Woolworths for their generosity and assistance in distributing our show bags online!

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc.

The perfect Christmas gift for friends and family!

featuring award-winning photos from the 2020 State Photography Competition

The Calendar is A3 size (approx. 42 x 30 cm), wirebound with a hanger, printed in Melbourne by a 100% Australian owned company, CalendarPrint.

Thirteen months are included, January 2021 – January 2022, and there is plenty of room on each day to write in your own special dates. Victorian and national public holidays are included.

Our winning photographers come from all over Victoria, from Ashburton and Essendon in the city, to the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Phillip Island, Bendigo, Avoca and Mooroopna, to name a few. The front cover features a photograph by Jessica Hodder from Marnoo Branch in the East Wimmera Group, which won both the ‘For the Front Cover’ category and the Paula Pither Mills Perpetual Plaque for Photography for the most outstanding photograph in the competition. The judge commented: “there is a real social message here also, with the concept of water being essential for life, the absence of water a symbol of the drought and the washing of hands being a symbol of the pandemic of 2020. Congratulations on a powerful, symbolic, and technically excellent image.”

Our calendar is a celebration of our members talents! Enjoy

The calendar is on sale for $20.00.

Thanks to Woolworths for their generosity and assistance in distributing our calendars online!

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (CWA of Victoria) was formed 12 March 1928 and today has over 4,500 members across rural, regional and metropolitan areas. We are an organisation open to all women and our purpose is to  support vulnerable women, children and families throughout Victoria.

Each member belongs to one of 300 branches across Victoria, that maintains its own program and is empowered to meet community needs. We have day, night and weekend branches across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of the state.

We are a vibrant, self-funded, volunteer organisation which also focuses on friendship, personal development and advocacy. We encourage members to support each other, make a difference in their communities and advocate on community issues, sustainable development, the protection of the environment, and social issues.

The CWA of Victoria awards educations grants and scholarships. We provide learning, training and leadership opportunities.

Members of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria are also part of a global network of women via the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), which has non-government organisation status with several United Nations agencies.

CWA Drought Relief


CWA of Victoria is very pleased to be able to support those affected by drought by assisting with household expenses such as groceries, school, electricity, rates, telephone and emergency dental and medical bills. The CWA Drought Relief grants are designed to help people living in areas of drought with the household needs and expenses they have right now.

Grant payments from the CWA of Victoria Drought Relief program are up to a maximum of $3000 per individual applicant and/or household and are available for farming families, farm workers and contractors that are drought-affected and reliant on farming as their primary source of income.

This program is being funded through the Victorian Government’s Household Financial Relief program in addition to those funds and donations provided by Coles, other organisations, members of CWA Victoria and members of the public.

CWA of Victoria thanks all those who have provided financial support to our Drought Relief program.

To download information about the 2020 Drought Relief eligibility criteria and application form CLICK HERE.

To download the FAQs CLICK HERE

To download the Victorian Government’s Household Financial Relief guidelines, CLICK HERE.

People can donate to the CWA of Victoria Emergency Relief Fund / Drought Relief Program. Please go to SUPPORT US on our home page for information about donating.

Marion Dewar
State President
July 2020