Brisbane Women's Club

A positive force for change for the Women of Brisbane


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Our purpose

The Brisbane Women’s Club (“BWC”) is a centre for Brisbane and Queensland women to exercise progressive leadership around issues of public importance for women, to support projects and organisations aimed at improving the lives of women, and to mentor and guide younger women to achieve equal participation in the social, cultural, political and economic arenas of Australian life.

The BWC aims to bring together a diverse group of professional women in Brisbane and South East Queensland. Being a part of BWC provides an opportunity to actively get involved in activities and events which have benefits for women and which are of great interest to BWC members, to extend professional and personal networks with like-minded women, and to be part of an organisation that speaks out on behalf of women.

We are a not for profit. All proceeds from our events go to charities operating in this space in Brisbane and Queensland, or as part of our ongoing grants program.

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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”



 The Brisbane Women’s Club was founded in 1908 by Margaret Ogg, an extraordinary women with a passion to improve the lives of Queensland women. Operating continuously for more than 107 years, from its inception the BWC has had a strong social justice purpose. The BWC was a key fundraiser and driver of the establishment of Women’s College at UQ, actively campaigned for the pension and support for single mothers and today, and financially supports a range of organisations, projects and activities that empower, educate and enable women to achieve their potential.

Our Board

Our board is made up of a group of professional, hard-working and exceptional women who give freely of their time and energies to contribute their skills to the organisation.

Charitable Grants Program

The Brisbane Women’s Club Charitable Grants Program was designed to support and advance the role of women in our community and the wider world, supporting women’s initiatives surrounding education, social issues and health. The Charitable Grants Program was set up in 2008 following the sale of BWC property and the decision to focus on operating a system of Charitable grants to local Brisbane and Queensland charities.

Today, the Charitable Grants Program remains central to our fundraising program and our ability to distribute proceeds from our events and other activities.

2019 Grants Applications Closed

Applications will re-open in 2020. Stay tuned!

27/09/2019 in News, Uncategorized

Mentors Needed | WOW Australia Event

We are so thrilled to be apart of the upcoming WOW Australia Brisbane event as part of International Day of the Girl Child. We will be helping to put together…

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23/08/2019 in Articles, News

Calling for Volunteers! Movie Fundraiser Sub-Committee

We are seeking 2 enthusiastic BWC members to work with our Board, to form a Movie Fundraiser Sub-Committee. The Movie Fundraiser Sub-Committee is responsible for taking the lead in planning,... Read More
01/08/2019 in Articles, News

BWC 2019 Grant Recipient Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the successful BWC Grant recipient for 2019 is A Brave Life, an organisation that is passionate about equipping, empowering and encouraging young mums to dream big... Read More
08/08/2018 in Articles, News

BWC grant well suited to Brisbane charity

Brisbane charity Suited to Success which helps people one woman’s outfit at a time to overcome barriers to employment has received a grant for $10,000 from the Brisbane Women’s Club... Read More

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