Our vision is to bring together a genuinely diverse range of voices, expertise and experiences to inform and guide national policy on women’s safety.

Membership of the NWSA is open to people with lived experience, subject matter experts in gender-based violence and organisations committed to ending gender-based violence. To apply for membership, please complete the Membership Form below. We welcome membership applications at any time.

To find out about our governance structure, please click here.

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Please note, membership is subject to approval by the NWSA CEO and agreeing to abide by our Code of Conduct, which you can read here.

The purpose of collecting information from you, including sensitive information, is to ensure diversity among NWSA members. All information provided by you will be kept strictly private and confidential in accordance with the YWCA Canberra Privacy Policy. You can also request a copy of the Privacy Policy from a YWCA Canberra Privacy Officer at