Drought Assistance Donations

Donations from individual members, friends, supporters or businesses:

Please help farmers affected by the drought either in Queensland or New South Wales, by donating to our Deductible Gift Recipient Fund (tax deductible) which is set up for this purpose.  We can then transfer the money to the appropriate CWA State Offices which will distribute the funds directly to help families suffering from what has been stated as the worst drought in history.

Our Community Fund details are:
BSB: 066 130
Account number: 10414153

Reference: (Surname) (State for direction of funds)

**Please email our Accounts Team on with your full name and address so that we can either post or email your tax deductible receipt.  If you have a preference for a State, please also make this known.

Donations from CWA Branches: 

If you are a CWA Branch wanting to donate to the drought, please forward your donation to the State Office bank account for the Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Drought Fund.

BSB:  306-051
Account No:  0494507
Reference: (Branch Name) Drought

**Please email our Accounts Team on with the name of your branch for the receipt.  If you have a preference for a State, please also make this known.

A Background of Giving

The Country Women’s Association of Western Australia (Inc) has always raised its money through the efforts of our passionate and hardworking volunteers through the many branches of the Association.

The Association does not receive any Government funding except for the occasional Lotterywest WA grant to assist with the upgrade of our ageing buildings, some of which are heritage listed or to assist with the costs of organising large community events.

Fundraising is achieved by branches at the community level by focusing on local issues and providing projects and activities to involve the citizens of the area.  Statewide Fundraising is held every two years and all branches vote on the charity of their choice at State Conference.

Recent Statewide Fundraising efforts included:

  • In 2019:  Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation in which $50,000 was raised.
  • In 2016:  Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA and the Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia in which over $90,000 was raised.
  • In 2014:  Royal Flying Doctor Service WA in which $75,000 was raised.

General Donations to the CWA of WA

If you are considering a general donation to the Association, please contact our In-House Accountant by phoning 08 9321 6041 or email: Accounts

These donations are most welcomed and unless specified, will be deposited into our Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund.  These funds assist families and individuals in the rural, regional and metropolitan areas of Western Australia who are battling life’s hardships and need a helping hand.  All applications are confidential and considered by a specially selected panel of State Management Committee members.  (Please note that an official receipt will be issued on request but donations are not tax deductible).

Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Donations

The Association has introduced two Deductible Gift Recipient funds.  They are:

  1. The Country Women’s Association of Western Australia (Inc) Scholarship Fund:  For scholarships that will be advised in the near future.
  2. The Country Women’s Association of Western Australia (Inc) Community Fund:  For assistance to those in necessitous circumstances, especially those affected by natural disasters.

We encourage individuals and businesses to contact our General Secretary for more information on 08 9321 6041 or email: Chief Executive Officer or download this form:  Tax Deductible Donations Form