Indonesian Welfare Association Inc.

Indonesian Welfare Association Inc. (IWA) is a not-for-profit community based organisation. Supporting the Indonesian Community in Sydney - Australia since 1997.

IWA works “from the community to the community”

IWA responds to the growing welfare needs of the Indonesian community in Sydney – Australia by providing services that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. IWA also participates in promoting awareness of multiculturalism, to make Australia a better place for all who call Australia, home.

Good Fun For A Good Cause

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Perayaan Natal Lansia 2015

Hari Sabtu di pekan terakhir bulan lalu, tepatnya 28 November 2015, sebuah perayaan digelar khusus bagi para lansia Indonesia di Ryde Civic Hall untuk ke 11 kalinya. Perayaan tahunan ini...

Perayaan Natal Lansia 2017

  Sejak tahun 2005, setiap hari Sabtu terakhir pada bulan November, sebuah acara tahunan digelar khusus bagi para lansia Indonesia di Sydney, yaitu Perayaan Natal Lansia. Tujuan dari perayaan...

Halal Bil Halal IWA Punchbowl

Pada tanggal 11 Juni yang lalu, Indonesian Welfare Association (IWA) mengadakan acara Halal Bil Halal sekaligus bersilaturahmi. Acara santai ini diselenggarakan oleh ibu-ibu dari IWA Punchbowl dan...

Our Mission Statement

The Indonesian Welfare Association is founded with heartfelt conviction, with the aim of helping Indonesian people in Sydney, Australia to lighten the load of their anguish, by providing important facilities and services that make life worth living.

IWA assist and deliver the highest quality welfare services to people of Indonesian speaking background and strive to be responsive to their needs with professionalism and efficiency

That values of love, care, respect, justice, honesty and openness, form the basis of our growth as people and our involvement in society.


The Indonesian Welfare Association (IWA) established its first support group in 2002 in Marrickville. The aim was to provide support for the newly arrived members of the Indonesian community to come together, empower and build social network, as well as to provide information and assisting in their orientation to all aspects of life in Australia

At present, the Indonesian Welfare Association has managed to establish 5 other groups for the Indonesian community in Sydney. They are located around the Sydney metropolitan areas, i.e. in Alexandria, Maroubra, Punchbowl, Rouse Hill and West Ryde.

The groups offer a wide range of programs and activities, include:

programs and activities
Promoting healthy & active lifestyle
Providing women support, education & information
Encouraged participation, social & recreational activities
Promoting positive ageing program
Promoting increased participation with other communities

IWA Punchbowl Group

Women’s Support Group, Cooking Demo, Seminar, Picnic, Exercise, Lunch

Punchbowl Community Centre 44 Rossmore Avenue, Punchbowl Supported by Canterbury Council

IWA Maroubra Group

Karaoke, Line Dance, Seminar, Picnic, Lunch

Maroubra Senior Citizens Hall 6 Alma Road, Maroubra Supported by Randwick City Council

IWA Senior Group

Seminar, Gentle Exercise, Picnic, Morning tea/Lunch

West Ryde Community Hall 3-5 Anthony Road, West Ryde Supported by City of Ryde Council

IWA City Group

English Conversation, Line Dancing, Craft, Lunch

Tote Building 100 Joynton Ave, Zetland

IWA Rouse Hill Group

Cooking Demo, Arts & Craft, Exercise, Line Dance, Seminar, Lunch

Vinegar Hill Memorial Library (Rex Money Room) 29 Main St, Rouse Hill Town Centre Supported by Hills Shire Council


Duta Nusantara @2TripleO on 98.5 FM

On air every Monday & Tuesday 7-8 pm DN is a community radio broadcasting in Indonesia language in Sydney . DN is a community radio broadcasting in Indonesia language in Sydney


Indonesian Welfare Association Inc - IWA


Indonesian Welfare Association Inc - IWA



How your donations help?

Currently we are a small association with insufficient funds even for one part time worker thus we have numerous unpaid volunteers, and a Management committee who give of their time freely for no reward.


By being involved as a volunteer you get :

  • Volunteers are essential for our community.
  • You can make a difference please give a few hours of your time, skill/experience and commitment on a regular basis and want to make a difference in the community
  • Be a member or join the team of dedicated volunteers and contribute to the community.