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Illawarra Women Health Centre

Please remember, we remain open during lockdown.

We are an essential service and it is 100% legal to come to the Centre if you are experiencing violence or abuse, are in any sort of crisis including homelessness, need mental health support or urgent sexual or reproductive support.

If you have an appointment this coming week, we will be contacting you to see if you’d prefer a telephone or Telehealth consultation.

All group activities are cancelled until further notice.

Please call us if you need us, or would like clarification about the operations of the Centre ph 4255 6800.

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Women’s Health Clinics

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Women’s Health clinics now providing:

  • Breast checks
  • Cervical screening
  • Contraception advice
  • Pregnancy testing and information
  • Screening for Sexually Transmissible Infections(STIs)

By Clinical Nurse Specialist Women’s Health Lizz Gerlowska

To make an appointment clients can self-refer by:

Calling 0401991684

OR email Lizz on Bogumila.Gerlowska@health.nsw.gov.au

At the following locations:

ServiceWhenLocation
Health One Ulladulla3rd Thursday of every monthCorner South Street & Princes Highway Ulladulla
St Georges Basin Community Health Centre3rd Monday of every month21 Meriton St, St Georges Basin  
East Nowra Hub1st Monday of every second month 117 Douglas St, Nowra  
Shoalhaven Women’s Health Centre  2nd and 4th Monday of every month5 McGrath Ave, Nowra
Wollongong Community Health Centre2nd Tuesday of every month341 Crown St, Wollongong


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Win $100 by sharing your experience at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre!

The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre is conducting a survey on how well our services meet our client’s needs, particularly during COVID-19.  The information collected on this survey will assist us to make improvements with the Centre’s services and activities. This information will also support us to apply for future funding.

This month we are inviting clients to complete our 2021 IWHC Client Survey (takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete). Clients will be able to complete this survey online by accessing via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GTCH3MC  

CLOSING DATE: Friday the 12th February 11:59pm

As a token of thanks all participants will have the chance to go into the draw to win $100!
We highly value the needs of all our clients and would to hear from you about your experience.


Career Preparation West Wollognong TAFE

The Certificate II in Career Preparation, course 10584NAT, at West Wollongong TAFE will help women who are seeking to re-enter the workforce or training. Students will learn communication skills, work skills, word-processing, Microsoft Excel, career planning, general education, Barista and First Aid.

This course will be taught in a classroom, by women for women.

Enrol today and gain confidence in yourself and your abilities. This course is fully subsidised. Learn more and enrol at https://www.tafensw.edu.au/offering/-/o/o/10584NAT-01V02-21WLG-015/Certificate-II-in-Career-Preparation or call 131601.



Womxn and Girls

We want to hear from women and non-binary people over the age of 18 to participate in the we YWCA Speak Survey

We want to hear from YOU! We are inviting women and non-binary people in all their diversity over the age of 18 to participate in YWCA’s first We Speak survey, a collaboration with Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology(BEST)at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

We Speak explores women’s lived experiences of leadership, civic engagement, housing and economic security and health, to inform postgraduate research, policy and advocacy, and programs and services for women.  

We know that leadership isn’t just about CEO positions or being on a board or in politics. It’s also about values, behaviours, communities and the leadership you live.

Economic security isn’t just about having a job. It’s also about underemployment, income support and whether the money you do earn allows you to keep up with rising costs of living.

We know that housing security isn’t just about having a roof over your head. It’s also about whether your home is safe, secure, affordable and appropriate for your needs.

We need to hear from you, to help shape policy, advocacy and programs that value the experiences of women and non-binary people in all their diversity.

This short but important online survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. When you fill in the survey you will also have the chance to share in a $1000 total prize pool (10 x $100 vouchers) by opting in and providing contact details prior to 5 September 2020.

Click HERE or copy and paste the URL https://www.ywca.org.au/wespeak2020/ to start the survey.

Open to all States in Australia.


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Older Womens Network Online

As we’re unable to continue with classes, we’re taking some of our classes online and created a chat group to ensure that we remain connected, active and informed.

We know that these online sessions are never as good as a face to face interaction, but it is the next best thing for the moment while we wait for the days when our lives can return to ‘normal’ again.

You can be based anywhere and you don’t have to be a member to sign up for any of these activities which will be carried out through Zoom. However, if the events are oversubscribed, preference will be given to OWN members

Just write to us at info@ownnsw.org.au if you need instructions of how to set Zoom up on your smartphone or laptop. It’s easy and free to join. All the activities are also free to join.


Illawarra Womens Health Centre