Branch – Western Australian

The Western Australia Branch, with over 1,300 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. 

Demistifying Men's Behaviour Change Panel

On 28 February the WA Branch ran a panel discussion on the Demistifying Men’s Behaviour Change program.  It was well attended and provided locals with an opportunity to learn and network.  The panel included representatives from:

  • Stronger Families Foundation Ltd
  • Relationships Australia
  • Anglicare

Panel and Networking Event

We were delighted to host the Panel and Networking Session held on 14 February at the Margaret Fairweather Education Space, UWA Crawley Campus, A wonderful evening with conversations around current emerging themes and challenges in the social work sector, including issues including sustainability, social prescribing, attracting higher social work student numbers, and promoting the regional workforce. 

 Thank you to our esteemed panel (L-R) Dr Stephan Lund, (Chair) Associate Professor and Head of Social Work & Social Policy at UWA, Emma Jarvis, CEO of Palmerston Association, Mary Joyce, Head of Department at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Health Care Group, Cindy Smith, CEO of AASW.

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]

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