Illawarra Women’s Health Centre

New @ the Women’s Health Centre

Tobacco Free | An 8 week support program for women who would like to quit or cut down smoking. NO COST  – A free 6 week supply of Nicotine replacement therapy is available

When:   Thursday’s 10.30am—12.30pm  Starting 25th February
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
2/10 Belfast Ave Warilla
Cost:      FREE

To register please call 4255 6800 or email

International Women’s Day – Don’t make me laugh, sneeze, cough, run or jump.
Join us for a fun day with activities and while you here learn how to improve your pelvic floor. Information sessions, entertainment and lunch provided.

When: Thursday 17th March
Where: Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Time:   10am – 2pm
Cost:    Free
Please call to register on 4255 6800

Dementia and Our Mob | Would you like to learn more about what’s happening when someone has dementia? Would you like to know what to do to reduce risk of getting dementia? Come and hear a talk about Dementia and Our Mob.
Ask questions. Have a cuppa and a chat. Learn about being Brain Healthy.

When:    Tuesday 23rd February 10.00am
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:      FREE

Gear Up Girl | Join us on the Gear Up Girl Bike ride. We will be participating in the 40km Classic Ride.The 40km Classic Ride: Grab your friends, grab your bike and grab a new adventure. This is a comfortable, leisurely ride, ideal for all ages and abilities, the novice & experienced rider. Your adventure starts at Sydney Olympic Park. You will head South along the Cooks River cycleway and make your way to the beautiful beaches and a festival finish at Cronulla.

Start Time: 7:30am Sunday 13th March
Start Location: Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park
Finish Location: Cronulla

For more info and for registration details please call Gabi on  42 556 800 or email

Social Group – Morning Tea | Why stay at home when you can venture out for all kinds of activities and events? Why go alone or be the third wheel feeling out of place when you can join others? Our women’s social group is on the move to have fun, enjoy all life can offer while making meaningful friendships.

Please join us for a morning tea to discuss and plan the events and activities for the year.

When:  Tuesday 16th February at 10.00am
Where: Illawarra Women’s Health Centre

Please call to register on 4255 6800
Food For Your Health Course | Join our fun and friendly Dietitian, Catriona, for 4 weeks of expert tips. Kicking off during Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, this is an evening group designed to help you eat well and take control of your health in 2016.

When:   Wednesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm February 17th, 24th, March 2nd and 9th
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:      Only $40 for all 4 weeks

To register please call 4255 6800 or email
Please pay in advance to reserve your place.

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week | During Healthy Weight Week (February 15th – 19th) Catriona our Dietitian will be having a stall in the waiting area at the centre. Please come and visit her to have a chat and find out about eating for health.

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week – Lunch
Join our fun and friendly Dietitian for a Healthy Lunch Cooking Demonstration
When:  Wednesday 17th February  12.30pm
Where: Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:    Free
To register contact 4255 6800

Illawarra Koori Women’s Group – National Apology Day | The Illawarra Koori Women’s group would like to invite you to a FREE event for all on Thursday 25th March 2016 for National Apology Day. Learn how to weave with natural materials while listening to women’s stories.

Where:  Killalea State Park (near the Kiosk)
When:  10.30am Thursday 25th March

Please contact Agnes Donovan 0466 933 202  or Denika Thomas 0459 028 972 for more information

Mothers and Daughters – Puberty Matters | Join our three week course to help mothers and daughters understand and deal with changes that take place during puberty and adolescence. By learning together, young women (10-12 years) and their mothers can strengthen their relationship.

When:   Thursday’s 17th March, 24th March and 31st March 2016
Time:     6pm – 8pm (A light supper is provided)
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre
Cost:      $10 per family to cover costs.

To register please call 4255 6800 or email
This course is very popular. Enrolment and payment is required before bookings can be confirmed.

New Beauty Services | A fabulous new beauty service will be starting at the Centre. The service will include threading, waxing, facial and head and neck massage. Prices are very reasonable! And results are fantastic!  (we all had a test run..) Available Wednesdays from February 10th. Please call for an appointment. 4255 6800

Girls Getting It Together – Young Women’s Health Forum
Come along and learn how to look after your physical and mental health.

  • Meet some great local female leaders
  • Circus Wow
  • Massage
  • Try meditation
  • Henna tattoos

When: Wednesday 3rd March 2016
Time:   10am – 2pm
Where: Illawarra Women’s Health Centre

RSVP to or phone 4255 6800

Arthritis Workshop | Come to our one day course to learn tip and strategies to manage pain and stiffness.

When:  Friday 8th April
Time:   9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost:    FREE

Places are limited. Please call to book your spot on 4255 6800 or email

Self Massage and Stretch Class | Learn stretch and self-massage techniques that can improve your flexibility, posture and circulation, reduce your risk of injury and relieve muscular tension.

When:  Friday 19th February 2016
Time:   9.30am – 12.30pm
Cost:    FREE (Morning tea provided)

Places are limited. Please call to book your spot 4255 6800

Bringing Up Great Kids  – 6 week program | This program promotes positive, respectful parent and child relationships. Limited FREE child minding is also available.

When:   Friday 26th February to 8th April 2016
Time:    10am – 12pm
Where:  Illawarra Women’s Health Centre

To register please call Family Services Illawarra on 4256 7333 or email

Shine Women | The 9 Week Shine program aims to develop your understanding of your own personal Worth, Strength and Purpose. Throughout the course you will identify personal strengths and desires, find motivation to set and achieve personal goals and realise the potential within.

When:    Wednesday 17th February
Time:       12.30 – 2.30pm
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre

Please call 4255 6800 to book

Shine Girl – Girls aged 12-17 | The 9 Week Shine program aims to develop your understanding of your own personal Worth, Strength and Purpose. Throughout the course you will identify personal strengths and desires, find motivation to set and achieve personal goals and realise the potential within.

When:    Wednesday 17th February
Time:    4.00 – 5.30pm
Where:   Illawarra Women’s Health Centre

Please call 4255 6800 to book

Single Mothers Support Group | This is a group in the Illawarra community which advocates for and supports single women and their children, in a non-formal way. This community inspired group brings single mothers together to share ideas, provide social support and create community that goes beyond that of a 9-5pm service.

There will be tea and coffee provided.
Children welcome and morning tea and activity will be provided.
When: Monday 10am – 12pm Contact: Denika 0459 028 972

Date Time Location/ Activity Is child minding available?
1 February 2016 10-12pm IWHC- debrief on holidays yes
8 February 2016 10-12pm Shellharbour beach play- Shellharbour village marina no
15 February 2016 10-12pm IWHC- craft session TBA yes
22 February 2016 10-12pm Picnic in Wollongong Botanic gardens no
29 February 2016 NO Group on
7 March 2016 10-12pm IWHC- cooking session- TBA yes
14 March 2016 10-11am Hang time- $10 session no
21 march 2016 10-12pm IWHC- craft session- TBA yes
28 March 2016 Public holiday
4 April 2016 10-12pm Park play and picnic- TBA no

New Time for Boxing | Boxing has moved to 9.30am on Wednesdays. $7 a class.

New Price for Massage
Our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday massage ladies have increased their prices.

  • Sharon’s relaxation massage on Monday will now be $40 concession/$50 non concession per hour.
  • Hot Stone Massage on Tuesday and Wednesday will now be $40 concession/ $50 non concession per hour.

Massage on a Thursday and Friday with Linda will remain the same at $30 concession/ $40 non concession per hour.

Whats on @ IWHC | August 2014

Bling a Bra for October

Bling a Bra for October is a creative bra competition held annually throughout the South Eastern Sydney, Illawarra and Shoalhaven areas to raise awareness of Breast Cancer throughout the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

Proudly coordinated by South Eastern Sydney Illawarra BreastScreen Service and supported by local partner organisations, including the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre, the Bling A Bra Competition aims to increase the awareness of breast cancer and highlight the importance of breast screening every two years for all women between the age of 50 – 74 years.

The competition further helps to foster the creativity of our local community and provide an opportunity for the issue of breast cancer to be creatively, thoughtfully and personally expressed.

The competition is largely supported by local businesses who donate their services, entertainment, materials and prizes and local volunteers who generously give their time and expertise as judges.

There is no entry fee to take part in the Bling A Bra for October Competition and anyone can enter.

Entrants are encouraged to decorate or create a bra that communicates and reflects their chosen theme or inspiration.

All entries will be exhibited at the Bling a Bra Showcase on the 24 October 2014, where guests are able to vote for their favourite bra and winners will be announced by the judges. The bra with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award.

For more information and to download the workshop kit please go to and don’t forget to like the Facebook page.


Feeling a bit run down over winter? Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a massage. Increase your sense of well being and improve mobility.

$40 for an hour or $30 concession.

Thursdays and Fridays.

Gift vouchers available.

Call 4255 6800 to book


Self Massage and Stretch Class

Learn stretch and self-massage techniques that can improve your flexibility, posture, circulation, reduce your risk of injury and relieve muscular tension.

Morning Tea provided

Please call to register your interest. Limited spaces

Cost | Gold coin donation.

Healthy Eating Talk

Join us for a talk on healthy eating by our Dietitian/Nutritionist Catriona Robinson.

9am, Thursday 21st August

Cost | $5

Then stay on and join our GET HEALTHY WHILE HAVING FUN exercise class
at 10am $7 a class

Please call 42556800 to book your spot.

Free Elder Law Legal Seminar

Elder law is the type of legal issues that don’t generally surface until we start to get older.
This session will be presented in plain English and is structured to inform people of their rights. Some of the topics we will be discussing are inheritance impatience, planning ahead (the importance of having a Will, Enduring Guardianship and Power of Attorney), how to protect your assets if you want to help your family financially or build a granny flat on someone else property, what to do if a family member has moved into your home and you want them to leave, grandparents rights in family law issues, and the pitfalls of reverse mortgages.

If you would like to attend seminar please call 0488 717 173

Women’s Football Fitness Fun – NEW DATE

We are partnering with Football South Coast to help women get fit and strong! These sessions have been designed to suit all fitness levels. Keep up your fitness, meet new friends and play football. Stay after the game for coffee and talks on women’s health at the Fraternity Club.

$12 per session.

The sessions will run in Term 4 (October 2014)

Venue | Futsal Courts at the Fraternity Club 11 Bourke Street Fairy

Register your interest NOW! Call Nicole on 42856929 or email admin@footballssouthcoast.

Keen to play but worried about your pelvic floor? Call us on 4255 6800 and we can assist you.

My Kids and Me

A group for parents who have had their children removed from their care.

The aim of this program, run by Catholic Care, is to challenge the myths of parents who have children removed from their care.

Starting Thursday mornings from 14th August between 10am – 12.30pm the course will run for 7 weeks here at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre.

Workshop fee is $10 per session (morning tea provided).

Bookings (essential) on 4227 1122 or for more info go to

Women’s Healthy Relationship Group – NEW DATE

This group is run by Family Services Illawarra Inc. and is for women to come together and support each other about the relationships in their lives. The group is run during the school term on Friday mornings between 10am and 12pm for 8 weeks commencing 31st October.

It is being held here at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre and there will be limited free child minding provided.

As there are limited numbers available, please contact Gai or Lisa to join the group, phone 4255 5333

Women Helping Women

Women helping women is a study investigating the breast characteristics of Australian women, to improve bra fit and breast support for all women, regardless of age of breast size.

Correct bra fit is important to ensure your breasts are sufficiently supported. However research shows that 85% of Australian women are wearing the wrong size bra. This research aims to improve breast support for all women enabling them to feel comfortable and supported in their bras so they can be active and healthy.

The study is being conducted by Breast Research Australia and the University of Wollongong. You can you be part of this study which will be conducted at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre starting on the 12th August for 6 weeks.

To book your spot please call Celeste on 4221 4480 or 0432 510 431 or email

Community Cooking

Want to learn about nutrition, get better at cooking and have fun? Come to our 4 week cooking program.

Dates Friday 1st August – 22nd August at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre between 10.30am to 12.30pm.

For more info call Amy Wilson on 42320116 or email

New Exercise Classes!!

Boxing for Fitness | $7 a class Wednesdays 11am – 12pm.
Myofascial release classes | $7 a class Mondays 3pm – 4pm. (Starting Monday 21st July) Myofascial release is important for anyone undertaking any type of exercises or those who have repetitive strain from work and work conditions ie. sitting at desk or heavy lifting. Classes will involve bringing you own roller.