Celebrating our Centenary in 2024 

Join us in celebrating the amazing achievements of the CWA of WA.  

State hosted events shown in BLACK; Branch hosted events shown in BLUE

This calendar is regularly updated so please refer to it for the most current event schedule.

DATE 

 DAY

 TYPE

CONTACT 

EVENT

May 3 to June 28 Commencing Friday and finishing on a Friday  Public  Contact Kalamunda Branch Kalamunda CWA Branch - Public Library Displays - CWA of WA Centenary History - High Wycombe, Forrestfield, Lesmurdie, Kalamunda
June 3 - 30  Daily  Public Gidgegannup CWA Branch Gidgegannup CWA Branch -  CWA of WA Historical Display at City of Swan
June 3 - 30  Daily  Public Midland CWA Branch  Midland CWA Branch - CWA of WA Historical Display at Midland Town Hall
June 25 Tuesday CWA Members and Invited Community Members Contact Collie Branch Collie CWA Branch - 100th Anniversary of CWA .
June 27 Thursday CWA Members Contact Bayswater Branch

Bayswater CWA Branch - Centenary Morning Tea with guest speaker from Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre. Location:  Drill Hall, Cnr Murray & Crowther Street, Bayswater, 10 am for 10.15 am at $10.00 per person.  RSVP by 16 June to Mary at 0411 113 976. 

June 29 Saturday CWA Members Contact Albany Branch

Albany CWA Branch - Retro Morning Tea.  Remember things on sticks and pigs in blankets?  Come to our rock'n'roll morning tea, put on your blue suede shoes and let's have a party with food from the 50's and 60's.  Time:  10 am to 12 noon.  Where:  CWA Hall, 94 Serpentine Road, Albany.  Tickets are $10 per person.  Tickets available at the door or telephone 0412 937 641 for tickets or further information.

July  TBA CWA Members  Contact Coordinator - Melissa Taylor Melivlle / Fremantle CWA Branch - Open Day Morning Tea.  Date and details to be advised. 
July 6 Saturday CWA Members Contact Nungarin Branch Nungarin CWA Branch - Our small town with a big heart invites you to join us in celebrating the centenary of the first CWA Branch established in Western Australia.  Arrive from 10.00 am for fellowship before a delicious free lunch is served at noon.  Tickets are limited  Visit Trybooking:  Book here
July 6  Saturday  Public  Contact Cowaramup Branch

Cowaramup CWA Branch - High Tea with CWA - De Ja Moo Festival

July 7

Sunday

Public 

Contact State Office

Perth:  Happy Birthday Today! 100th Birthday of the Association!

Sunday, 7 July 2024 marks the 100th Birthday of the CWA of WA.  Here is a list of cost-free birthday activities you may wish to attend throughout the day.  Numbers are limited at some events so register early!

 

10.00 am to 10.45 am:  CWA Times and Traditions:  Celebrate the lifting of the quarter-century time capsule at the CWA birthplace in Nungarin.  Location:  Alice Williams Memorial Hall, Railway Avenue, Nungarin;  RSVP:  Nungarin Branch - Kathy Savage on 0417 965 923  Note:  Enjoy a full morning of activity by wandering through the Nungarin Wheatbelt Markets also located on Railway Avenue, between 8.00 am to 12 noon.

 

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm:  CWA Plaques and Pageantry:  Celebrate CWA's continuous presence in the City of Perth since 1924 and Hay Street since 1946, with the unveiling of a commemorative bronze pavement plaque.  Location:  CWA State Office, 1176 Hay Street, West Perth;  RSVP: [email protected] or 08 9321 6041  Note:  Limited to 60 guests (space availablity).  Early registration is essential.  A 48-seater coach will be available to take members to the Bell Tower at 3.40 pm.

 

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm:  CWA Bells and Bubbles:  Celebrate CWA's 100th birthday with a commemorative ringing of the bells and toasting the special day with canapes and champagne.  Location: Perth Bell Tower (Indoors), Barrack Square, Riverside Drive, Perth   RSVP: [email protected] or 08 9321 6041  Note:  Limited to 90 guests (space availablity).  Early registration is essential.  A 48-seater coach will be available to take members from the Bell Tower at 5.30 pm to take a short tour around the central business district to see some of the blue lights and return to CWA House at approximately 6.15 pm.

 

6.00 pm to 11.00 pm:  CWA Lights and Legacy:  Celebrate the significance of CWA in the community with self-drive viewing of prominent landmarks lit in blue.  Locations:  Bell Tower, Council House, Elizabeth Quay, Matagurup Bridge, RAC Arena, Yagan Square and many more metropolitan and regional landmarks. Note:  Find the full list of rural and city landmarks lit in blue via the CWA webage:Click here for more landmarks

 

July 9 to 11 

Tuesday to Thursday

CWA Members 

Contact State Office

Joondalup:  100th State Conference, Joondalup Resort / Launch of Centenary Cookbook.  

Please click this link for full details:  State Conference Agenda and Papers

July 10

Wednesday

CWA Members & Supporters 

Contact State Office

Joondalup:  100th State Conference Gala Dinner, Joondalup Resort. 

Theme:  "Dressing through the Decades"

This is your chance to kick up your heels and enjoy a very special evening with your CWA friends. To make it even more fun, choose your outfit according to your favourite decade.  There will be a prize for the best outfit!   All this whilst savouring a delicious main course and dessert with music to dance through the ages! 

1920’s:  Roaring 20s
1930’s:  Screen Sirens
1940’s:  War Women
1950’s:  Rock & Roll
1960’s:  Swinging 60s
1970’s:  Flower Power 
1980’s:  Power Dressing 
1990’s:  The Noughties
2000’S:  Y2K, Crochet Clothes, Maxi Skirts
2010’s:  Hipsters and Grunge
2020’s:  COVID Isolation Wear or as you are!

July 15 for 30 days Monday  Public Contact Coordinator - Maureen Barker Midland CWA Branch:  Midland Library (Midland Town Hall) - CWA of WA Historical Display - 312 Great Eastern Highway, Midland.
July 22 Monday Public Contact Coordinator - Marlene Kean Eaton CWA Branch:  CWA Centenary Open Day - Activites and refreshments 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

July 26 

Friday

CWA Members 

Contact Bolgart Branch

Bolgart CWA Branch 100th Birthday

August 2  Friday CWA Members Contact CWA Northampton  Northampton - 94th Branch Birthday morning tea
August 3   Saturday  Public Contact CWA Kalannie  Kalannie - Old Time Cabaret at the Kalannie Hall to celebrate the CWA of WA Centenary - Click link  to Download Flyer

August 8 & 9 

Thursday & Friday

Public 

Contact State Office

Mingenew Field Day CWA of WA History Display Stall 

August 14-17

Wednesday to Saturday

Public Contact Bedfordale Branch Bedfordale CWA Branch - History of the CWA at the History House Museum, Minnawarra Historic Precinct, 7 Orchard Ave, Armadale WA
August 17 Saturday Public Contact Nannup Branch Nannup CWA Branch:  CWA Centenary High Tea Afternoon

August 24 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Nannup Branch

Nannup CWA Branch at the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival

August 25 Sunday Public Contact Chittering Bindoon Branch

Chittering Bindoon CWA Branch Stand - Taste of Chittering Festival. 

 

August 27 Tuesday CWA Members and Invited Guests Contact Bunbury Branch Bunbury CWA Branch - 95th Birthday & Centenary Celebration Morning Tea with The Hon. Nola Marino MP as Master of Ceremonies.

August 28 & 29 

Wednesday & Thursday

Public 

Contact State Office 

Dowerin Field Day CWA of WA History Display Stall 

August 30 Friday General Public CWA Members and invited members Contact Busselton Belles Branch Busselton Belles CWA Branch - Special Centenary Event
September 16  Monday  Public Contact Walkaway CWA Branch Walkaway CWA BranchCentenary display at Walkaway Station Museum
September   TBA Public & CWA Members and Invited Guests Contact Coordinator - Patricia Crocker  Dwellingup CWA Branch - A Day at the Hotham Valley Railway - A ride on the Hotham Vlley Steam Train followed by morning tea or lunch.  Date and details to be advised.

September 4 & 5

Wednesday & Thursday

Public

Contact State Office

Newdegate Field Day CWA of WA History Display Stall 

September 6 Friday CWA Members Contact Nukarni Branch  Nukarni Branch 90th Birthday Luncheon
September 7 Saturday Public  Contact Bindoon Belles Bindoon Belles CWA Branch - Centenary Gatsby Ball.  More details to come.
September 7 Saturday Public Contact the Cordinator - Heather Meiklem Northam Farmers Show organised by the Northam Agricultural Society.  Theme of the Show:  "100 years of CWA Western Australia"  This year, the cookery section display will celebrate the Association's 100th Birthday with a cake baking competition.  The recipe will be chosen from the iconic CWA Cookery Book and Household Hints. 
 September 12 Wednesday Public Contact Wongan Hills Branch Wongan Hills CWA Branch - Morning Tea Centenary Celebration
September 14 Saturday Public  Contact Augusta Branch

Augusta CWA Branch Open Day, 1pm to 5pm - Craft Demonstrations, activities and afternoon tea.

 

September 14 Saturday Public Contact Jennacubbine Branch Jennacubbine CWA Branch - Northam Farmers Show 
 September 14 Saturday Public Contact Koorda Branch Koorda CWA Branch - Heritage, Memoribilia and Promotion Stall at the Koorda & Districts Agricultural Show.

September 14 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Moora Branch

Moora CWA Branch at the Moora Show  

September 14 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Northampton Branch

Northampton CWA Branch at the Northampton Show 

September 14 Saturday Public Contact Southern Cross Branch

Southern Cross CWA Branch - Yilgarn Ladies Long Lunch

Venue: Town Hall, Southern Cross WA 6426 
Times: Commencing at 10:30am with official proceedings and lunch finished by around 2:30pm.

September 15  Sunday  Public Contact State Office

Guildford - CWA Centenary Markets - Stirling Square, Guildford.  Branches are encouraged to register and participate in this event that has been especially themed for our Centenary Year.  It is held from  9.00 am to 2.00 pm.  

September 14 and 15 Saturday and Sunday Public  Contact Chittering Bindoon Branch Chittering Bindoon CWA Branch Stand - Chittering Spring Festival.

September 21 to 28 

Saturday to Saturday

Public 

Contact State Office

Perth:  Perth Royal Show CWA of WA History Display Stall, Time for Tea Stall and in the evening, a CWA Centenary Drone Show & Video.  More details to follow.

September 22 Sunday Public

Contact Dwellingup Branch

Contact Rockingham Branch

Dwellingup and Rockingham CWA Branches: CWA Centenary StreamTrain Picnic on the Hotham Valley Railway in DwellingupJourney through the beautiful Dwellingup forest aboard a charming historic steam train and finish with a delicious lunch at the CWA Dwellingup Rooms. 

It will be a 9.45am arrival for 10:30am train departure on the Steam Ranger (standard seating). Tickets are $40 per adult and can be purchased directly from the Hotham Valley Railway by clicking this link:  https://www.hothamvalleyrailway.com.au/steam-ranger.  Please dress up in yesteryear clothing to mark the historic 100th birthday of CWA!

September 29 

Sunday

Invitation Only 

Contact State Office

Perth:  100th Birthday Party High Tea at Government House to celebrate Centenary and acknowledge International Day of Rural Women (October 15)  More details to follow.

October 12 Saturday Public  Contact Chittering Bindoon Branch Chittering Bindoon CWA Branch - Bindoon Show

October 18 & 19

Friday & Saturday

CWA Members

Contact Kulin Branch

Kulin CWA Branch 95th Birthday 

 October 18 Friday Public  Contact Busselton Branch Busselton Branch $70 tix Underwater Observatory Tour at Busselton Jetty with train ride, grazing box, drink & gelato
October 26 Saturday Public Contact Cockburn Branch

Cockburn CWA Branch - Centenary High Tea

 

October 26 

Saturday

Public 

Contact Gidgegannup Branch

Gidgegannup CWA Branch at the Gidgegannup Show

 October 31 Thursday CWA Members Contact Mandurah Branch Mandurah CWA Branch:  CWA Centenary Afternoon Tea. Join Mayor Rhys Williams and Councillors in the Tuckey Rooms of the City of Mandurah's Administration Building. 
November 1 Friday CWA Members Contact York Branch York CWA Branch - Sundowner - Shire Lesser Hall - 5pm to 8pm 
November 15 Friday CWA Members  Contact Ruabon Branch

Ruabon CWA Branch - Annual South-West CWA Christmas Party and CWA of WA 100th Birthday Celebration

November 23 Saturday Public Contact Bridgetown Branch Bridgetown, Balingup, Nannup and Greenbushes CWA Branches - CWA Centenary Promotion at the Bridgetown Agricultural Show