Illawarra Wellness

Christms party with Fiona Vilma Dancing

Illawarra Wellness Centre was opened in September 2009 and commenced with classes in Tai Chi, Gentle Exercise and Drumming. Within a year two extra classes were added so that we now operate every Monday and Tuesday during school terms, at the Coniston Community Hall, 2/36 Bridge Street, Coniston; adjacent to Coniston Railway station. Local buses also will drop you at the railway station, and through the generosity of the owners, there is free parking available in nearby Coniston Hotel Car Park.  Our program of activities, include:

  • Tai Chi
  • Extra Gentle Exercise
  • Fitness For Seniors
  • Drumming
  • Folk Dancing
  • Thai Yoga
  • Ukulele

Culturally we have a great amount of diversity amongst our members,  most of whom are Aussies with lots of women from the U.K, and others from Turkey, Malaysia, Scotland, UK, the Netherlands, Indonesia, China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Argentina, Czech Republic, Malta, USA, Macedonia, Poland and Estonia.  We also cover a wide span of ages 45 to 90, and for this reason, our exercise classes also cover a range of abilities.

All our trainers are highly trained to work with older women and our costs are kept as low as possible. (Please find them listed on our “Program Of Activities,” also shown on this page.)

If you also have hidden talents in the performing arts, or perhaps you’d like to discover talents you never knew you had, then maybe consider joining one of our brilliant performance groups.  We have Folk Dancers, Drummers and Ukulele players who are in demand to perform at community events.

We’re a friendly group of women, between the ages of 50 and 80 plus.

As we age a lot of our bits don’t work as well as they used to. At Illawarra Wellness we strive to maintain those bits that continue to serve us well by using  a holistic approach to achieve good health and wellbeing in mind and body.

Why not try a Wellness Experience?

OWN Illawarra Wellness Program of Activities Term 3 2019


What’s On August and September 2019

August Workshops -Sponsored by BlueScope Win Community Partners Program.
Held at Coniston Community Centre
All workshops are FREE, and include morning tea, registration form on wellness desk


Art for beginners: Thursday 16th August 10am -12noon.


Shop and Eat Right: Friday 24th August 11am-1pm.


Laughter: Thursday 30th August 10am- 12noon.


Spring into Spring Plant Sale: Monday 16th September Download the flyer here.


Gala Luncheon: 23rd September


Finding Our Inner Peace: Thursday 26th September. Download the flyer here.

There is a registration book at the Wellness Centre or you can Call or Text Lynne on mobile 0434070017.


Click here to download flyer: Heartbeats Handouts


The Illawarra Wellness Centre is celebrating a decade of providing wellbeing activities for our members. To celebrate there will be a GALA luncheon on the 23rd of September at Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow level 1 function room. A flyer of menu and program will be out soon, As from the commencement of term 3 (Monday, July 22). We will commence collecting names and payment for lunch, from interested members.         


Our Contact Details

Coordinator: Barbara Malcolm –  Phone: 4229 9504
Email: malcolmba@msn.com

Sheila Hall –  Phone: 4228 7840
Email: sheila_hall@bigpond.com


Sponsors – Illawarra Wellness would like to acknowledge the following Sponsors