Branch – South Australia

The South Australia Branch, with over 1,800 members, is supported by a voluntary Branch Management Committee elected by the Branch membership. 

The Branch’s key role is to provide local support for AASW members through a range of activities that enable members to network, develop practice skills and organise around social justice issues. 

World Social Work Day 2024

Join us for World Social Work Day 2024 Breakfast. This year’s theme is “Buen Vivir: Shared Future for Transformative Change”. We are delighted to have Professor Sarah Wendt as our guest presenter.

Professor Sarah Wendt is the inaugural Director of the South Australian Social Worker Registration Scheme. Sarah will talk to the WSWD24 theme in the context of her professional interests. Additionally, Sarah will provide an overview of the Social Work Registration Scheme and the progress toward implementation.

When: 19 March 2024

Time: 7.00 am – 9.00 am (ACDT)

Venue: Function Room, U City, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Registration: Event Information (

Seeking Practice and Networking Group convenors

If you have 2-3 hours a month to spare and are passionate about social work in your community of practice (eg Mental Health, Private Practice) or state/territory perhaps you would like to consider starting a Practice or Networking Group. Not only will you be able to give back to your fellow social workers and your profession, but you could also help shape activities providing peer support and networking (Practice and Networking Groups) and category 3 professional development both online and in person (Practice Groups only).


For more information, please contact Branch Services at [email protected]

SA Social Worker of the Year Awards 2023

Congratulations to our recent 2023 SA Social Worker of the Year Awards, announced on 15 June at a presentation dinner:

Rising Star – Tara Forbes-Godfrey

Student of the Year – Anabelle Stephenson

Rural & Remote Impact – Tracey Wanganeen

Supervision in the Workplace – Shaun Bott

Head Heart & Hands – Deborah Pickering

Agent of Change – Kerry Beck

And also a congratulations to our shortlisted nominees for being recognised and nominated!

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SA Branch Services Coordinator

Phone: 03 9320 1000 or 1800 630 124 (toll free alternative)
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