The Sydney Women’s International Club (SWIC) was founded in January 1997 by a group of women who sought to welcome other women new to Sydney by promoting social contact. By initiating contact between newcomers and local women, opportunities arose to explore Sydney and form new friendships.

We are part of the ‘Open Door to Associations of International Women’, and pride ourselves on being a truly international club with members from many countries around the world.

“SWIC provides a fabulous opportunity to make contact with like-minded individuals whilst enjoying the best of Sydney. We offer a range of activities for members and you will receive a warm welcome and friendly support.

The club turned 27 in February 2024,, and is still welcoming new members; many of our members who have joined in the last three or four years come from countries around the world. Currently we have 342 members representing 32 countries.

SWIC aims to make Sydney feel smaller, more welcoming to our members, and help make it feel more like home. We organise many activities for members, the majority of which occur during the day. We do offer some evening activities for members who may work or have daytime commitments, some weekend activities, and several events each year to which members can invite friends and partners.”

Christine Giles

SWIC President






Years established

Monthly Morning Teas

A morning tea is held on the second Tuesday of each month, providing an opportunity to meet new friends. This year our morning teas have an international flavour.

Monthly Activity

Each month our activities team organises an outing to a place of special interest, open to all members.

Special Events

In February we hold our Annual General Meeting and Birthday Lunch, and in December we hold our Christmas Lunch. Two or three times a year our committee also organises a special event which partners or friends are welcome to attend.