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Women’s Resource Centre

Please note

The Women’s Resource Centre is not a crisis service. For crisis support, please call 000, or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

About the Women's Resource Centre

The Bega Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) was established by Southern Women’s Group in 1985 as a space for women to meet, share resources & skills and provide support to each other in a rural area where no services for women or children were available.

The WRC provides a range of services for women within the Bega Valley. These include:

  • Assisting women in living safely and making informed choices
  • Support, information, advocacy and referrals to women.
  • Workshops for skill development, self-esteem enhancement, and promoting social inclusion for marginalized and vulnerable women.
  • Food, sanitary and personal hygiene items, as well as free clothing and blankets to women and families in need.
  • Direct practical assistance, including creating safety plans, applying for benefits or housing, and making victims support applications.
  • Interim support for women who are on waitlists for services like homelessness or mental health support to prevent their situation from escalating to crisis while they wait for other services to become available

The WRC is funded through the NSW Department of Communities and Justice – Targeted Earlier Intervention program. 

Women's Resource Centre


Learn new skills, work on existing skills and gain confidence from being with like minded women.


Access to information, equipment, resources and services to help support women in our region.


Our fantastic partners supply much needed material assistance for women in need.

Objectives of the Women's Resource Centre

Provide support

WRC staff provide information, advocacy and referral assistance to enable women to make informed choices about their needs and their safety.

On-site resources

The WRC has a range of facilities available for women to use including computers, scanner/copier, washing machine, phone re-charge station, kitchen and shower. Learn more

Material assistance

The WRC provides some material assistance to vulnerable women and families experiencing hardship. This is made possible through community donations of goods such as food, clothing and blankets as well as assistance from the following charity partners. Learn more

Provide a safe & friendly space

To relax and network with other women. WRC is place where women can simply walk in knowing that they will be free to express their concerns or worries to workers who will respect their dignity and confidentiality.

Network with groups in the community

Including agencies and organisations to identify and resolve issues of concern to women in the community, with a focus on prevention and early intervention.

Provide workshops

Including forums and community development workshops for and in support of women. Learn more

Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) Animated Explainer Video 

We are excited to share our new Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) animated explainer video. 

The animation aims to raise awareness of TEI and serve as a resource TEI service providers can use to engage with families and other organisations who would benefit from understanding the important services TEI can offer. 

The animation is a clear and visually engaging resource that demonstrates the strength-based approach of TEI and the benefits that children, young people, families and communities can experience when they receive the support they need earlier, before their issues escalate. The animation ends with a link people can follow to find out more about TEI, or connect with local TEI services. 

Visit Spotlight on Targeted Earlier Intervention to watch the animation in full and feel free to share with your networks. 

Organisations who deliver TEI services are welcome to add a link to the animation to their websites. If you would like to use images from the animation on any promotional materials for TEI, please email us at TEI@facs.nsw.gov.au and we can send you vector files. 

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As a volunteer run organisation, we’re always in need of volunteers from the community to help us offer services and support to local women. 

If you’re interested in volunteering with Southern Women’s Group, please submit your details and we’ll get in touch with some more information.

Enquire about becoming a volunteer

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