The Older Women’s Network Sydney was formed in November 2001 following the establishment of the Older Women’s Network NSW as the peak body for groups in NSW.

We are managed by a Working Group which meets bi-monthly to develop and support an environment in which the social, political and friendship needs of older women are met.

Our goals, as a self-help group run by volunteers, are to promote enrichment, mutual support and companionship/friendship amongst older women; challenge negative attitudes about ageing; promote healthy ageing which includes social intellectual, physical and emotional factors and influence the outcome of policy decisions affecting our lives.

We offer a wide range of interest groups and activities designed by and for older women, including:

  • Workshops, seminars and training
  • Interest groups
  • Discussion groups
  • Social events
  • Physical activities

Through our energy, competence and wisdom – and our readiness for fun – OWN Sydney can make a difference socially, politically and in our OWN lives!

Membership and Information about OWN Sydney activities is published each month in OWN Matters, the newsletter of OWN NSW. The annual subscription rate to OWN Matters is $35 and membership of OWN Sydney is $10.

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Guidelines: OWN Sydney Organizational Guidelines 2010

For more information, please contact the OWN Sydney Coordinator:

Contact: Anne-Marie Kestle on 02 9622 0717

Film Discussion Group

Sick of going to the movies on your own? – well why not go with OWN?

We get together on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to check out a film that has received some rave reviews and is showing at a cinema and price we like!

Contact Yetty on 9665 2050

Bondi Junction Coffee and Gossip Group

Starts at 11am – on the last Friday of each month, and meanders through lunch, at Eastern

Suburbs Leagues Club.  Call Yetty, and let her know you will be coming if it’s your first time, so we can keep an eye out for you!  You enter the club from 93-98 Spring St., and like all clubs you’ll need to sign in.

Contact Yetty on 9665 2050

Book Club

Held on the Third Monday of each month – from 12.30pm at 8-10 Victoria Street, Newtown.

New books are chosen each session for the following month.  Contact Anne-Marie to find out what we’re reading now!

Bring your lunch at 12pm, and be prepared to have fun.

Guest Speaker Events and Summer Solstice Party Dates for 2019

April 11, July 11, September 12 and December 12 10am – 2:30pm  

Contact Anne-Marie Kestle on 02 9622 0717