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NSW Branch

Branch Overview

The New South Wales Branch, with approximately 3,000 members, is managed 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. The Branch Management Committee provides the conduit for communications between members in NSW and the broader National Association.

The New South Wales Branch delivers value to members via several channels:

  • Advocating for social justice issues relevant to social workers and their service users
  • Collaborating with members to build a stronger voice for the profession in NSW
  • Focusing on issues and priorities identified by our members
  • Monitoring the news and potential impacts on the profession
  • Developing and promoting Continuing Professional Development opportunities
  • Supporting members to organise around common interests through Practice Groups.

The voluntary Branch Management Committee members have a wealth of knowledge and experience, working within varying sectors of the community, and offer support and representation for Social Worker members within the region.

Please contact the NSW Branch if you would like to get involved or bring any issues to the attention of the Branch Management Committee at

New South Wales Branch


Branch Spotlight


The NSW Branch Management Committee (BMC) is holding its annual Planning Forum in February 2021 and this year we are giving an opportunity to our branch members to voice how we move forward into 2021.

Your contribution is very important to us as this will lay the foundations for our ongoing success.

We would like you to tell us what you would like the branch to focus its activities on in 2021.

It may be events, networking opportunities, partnerships with other organisations, activities to implement our reconciliation action plan - anything you would like us to consider exploring at our planning day. 

Please email your suggestions and ideas to the Branch Management Committee before Friday 22 January 2021.



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Contact us

NSW Branch

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

For information or support please contact the NSW branch office on the above number or by email at


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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers