Grow relationships. Meet new women. Make new friends. SWIC has been supporting women new to Sydney for over two decades.
Welcoming women from all over the world
Whether you are coming to Sydney to live for the first time, or returning after an absence, relocating can be a lonely and challenging time. At Sydney Women’s International Club we would like to extend a warm welcome to new members, with the offer of friendship, support, cultural exchange and activities encompassing the very best of what Sydney has to offer.
SWIC is affiliated with other international women’s associations and is non-political, non-religious, non-commercial and welcomes women of all nationalities, including Australians.
We acknowledge and respect the cultures represented among our SWIC membership and within the greater community.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and recognise their connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
What members say about SWIC
“SWIC opens doors for friendship”
Immigrating to Australia was challenging and just having your clothes and kid next to you can be lonely. Meeting so many wonderful members, I now believe there is hope, that my dream can come true to own a forever home in Sydney.
SWIC opened doors for friendship, sharing homes for events has formed a meaningful connection and encourages generosity.
SWIC offers warm support and cultural exchange, by creating opportunities to meet people and to feel connected to the community through attending various events and activities.
I am so happy a very kind friend led me to SWIC, I made the right decision to join SWIC.
“I’m very happy to have found SWIC”
“For me, it is a great chance to learn about Sydney and explore different parts of the city, to find friends, to see how people live here. The women at SWIC are open minded, warm-hearted and interested in ‘newcomers’. That’s what I need, when I’m 15,000 kms from home and do not know anyone. It has been a great chance, too, to enlarge my knowledge of the English language.”
“It’s not easy to return to your homeland after 25 years overseas as an expat”
“It’s actually more challenging than starting again in a completely new country! When my husband and I returned to Sydney to retire in 2005 we found the usual fuss made on our short vacations was missing. Then I was introduced to SWIC and it was like stepping into a warm bath. I met friendly women of many nationalities, both expats and immigrants, returned expats like myself and Sydney women who were interested in more than which school you went to. I have made lifelong friendships through SWIC and have rediscovered Sydney.”
“SWIC has a real sense of community”
The camaraderie in our club is truly exceptional, and it’s a testament to the strong bonds that are formed. The support from the committee has been instrumental in fostering this sense of unity and teamwork. With great leadership from our community and our President, SWIC is an excellent opportunity in bringing together a diverse community of women.
Our club’s sense of community is like no other. It’s a place where members genuinely care about each other’s well-being, where we come together not just for our shared interests but to support one another as well.
With 21 different activities and interest groups getting together weekly or monthly, there is always something to do and people to connect with.
Attend special events. SWIC organises trips to the theatre, art exhibitions, shows and more, enabling a diverse and rich life with like-minded people.