The Women’s Community Centre is one of the oldest Community Centres in South Australia and the only “women’s only” community centre in the metropolitan area. We provide a wide range of services to the women of Adelaide and surrounding communities.

Our story

We began as the result of goodwill and tenacity of the St Peter’s Women’s Group, who wanted to make a difference to the lives of other women to mark the first International Women’s Year in 1975.

Born out of an understanding that women from all walks of life were looking for a place to meet as a community outside of their home, the proposal for a meeting place was well responded with generosity and wisdom by the St. Peter’s Council who offered the space, free of rent in the beginning.

In 1977, WCCSA received funding from the Government of the late Premier, the Honourable Don Dunstan through the lobbying of Ms Deborah McCulloch and the Women’s Electoral Lobby. Being the birthplace of the first Women’s Shelter, Rape Crisis Centre and Women’s Information Service in SA, the Women’s Community Centre’s history has been interwoven into the history of the Women’s advancement in South Australia.

It soon evolved to a state-wide service which is now called the Women’s Community Centre SA Inc, supporting women from every corner of the state who origins are from Australia and every part of the world!

Today, the Centre is self funded and run  by volunteers.  All services are run by Women for Women!


A Community of Women Creating Greater Good!

64 Nelson Street, Stepney, SA, 5069
Contact No. : (08) 83626571
      Email : reception@wccsa.asn.au