About us

YWCA Adelaide is a not for profit young women’s leadership organisation which has been providing a voice for young women and girls in South Australia since 1880.  The organisation is well respected for its work in advocating for greater gender equality and efforts to build strong and equitable communities through the development of women’s leadership . YWCA Adelaide engages an early intervention and primary prevention approach to its policy and program priorities of advancing women’s leadership, preventing and eliminating violence against women, and promoting positive self-image.

YWCA Adelaide is a member association of YWCA Australia which is the national association of YWCAs in Australia and is part of the World YWCA movement – the world’s largest women-led membership movement with a global outreach of 25 million women and girls. This global network of women leads social and economic change in over 120 countries worldwide.


YWCA’s around Australia have recently merged to become one unified organisation.

YWCA Adelaide is now YWCA Australia.