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Welcome to the July edition of the WAWA news. We are so excited that we can now start holding networking events and connecting with members again! We are kicking off with the 100 years of Women in Local Government in WA event in Cottesloe, with more events being finalised shorty.

WAWA Membership renewals for 2020/21 are now due. Invoices were sent to existing members on the 1st July 2020 and new members can sign up onine via the link below. Check with your Local Government who may help to cover the cost of your WAWA membership.

Changes to the WAWA Constitution need members approval, the meeting details are outlined further in the newsletter. 
WAWA 100 year Celebration
With restrictions now eased, the planned event celebrating 100 years of Women in Local Government in WA can now go ahead.

Please join us to celebrate this milestone achievement that paved the way for women to become elected to Local Government in Western Australia.

Event details

TIME:    6pm - 8pm
DATE:   Friday, 28th August 2020

War Memorial Hall
109 Broome Street
Cottesloe, WA 6011

WAWA Members $10
Non-members $20

RSVPs essential as numbers limited
by 15th August 2020


Cottesloe Beach Chalets 

We have partnered with Cottesloe Beach Chalets who are offering WAWA members a discounted rate for accommodation. All chalets sleep 4 (Queen and 2 singles).

Standard Chalet - $135 per night
Beachfront Chalet - $159 per night
Groundfloor Chalet - $174 per night 

Please call and book direct on 9383 5000 quoting WAWAs

Event Tickets
Renew your WAWA Membership
WAWA Membership is open to all people professionally involved in Local Government and includes Councillors, Local Government Officers and executive staff, former councillors and prospective councillors. Men are also welcome to become members of the WAWAs.

Becoming a member of the WAWAs gives you access to discounted tickets for our networking events, plus access to our growing member benefits which can be accessed via our website. You will be supported by a friendly, collaborate group of women.

To become a member, please complete the online membership form via the button below.

Join the WAWAs
WA Constitution Updates
The WAWA committee has undertaken an extensive review and update of the Association's constitution, and has called a special meeting to adopt these changes. A copy of the draft constitution has been emailed to members for review prior to the meeting.


TIME:    7:30pm
DATE:   Monday 20th July 2020

Held via Zoom

Please see email sent 24th June for the meeting details, or email
"Representing as a Woman"

We are thrilled to bring to you the Australian Local Government Women's Association WA branch's new exciting video series- 'Representing as a Woman'.

The series aims to encourage more women to run for Local Government by hearing from current female Elected Members about their experiences as sitting member for the Councils/ Shires.

We will bring you views from young and old, metro and regional councils and would love to hear your thoughts on the series and if there are any other questions you would like answered about being a Councillor in general, or serving as a female Councillor specifically.

If you would like to be interviewed, please email us 

Check it out below:

Domestic Violence Toolkit
Almost one in 10 Australian women in a relationship have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus crisis, with two-thirds saying the attacks started or became worse during the pandemic.

OurWatch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia.They have developed a toolkit for Local Government which is supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Its clear is that gender inequality is the core of the problem, so gender equality must be the heart of the solution. There are roles for all of us to play in preventing violence against women – governments, communities, organisations and individuals.

Check out the toolkit here:
Family and Domestic Violence toolkit for Local Government
Other important info:


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