Due to the recent unprecedented developments with COVID-19 that affects us all and the restrictions imposed by the Australian, state and local government as safeguard for the community, we have had to scale down and CLOSE most of our community support services as well as eliminate the access to and use of Port Kembla Senior Citizens Centre by community members and groups until further notice. Our social and aged care support groups had to stop meeting and we had to think outside the box in order to continue supporting our most vulnerable members in the community during these unpredictable times. WHILE OUR DOORS ARE CLOSED, WE ARE STILL HERE, accessible and contactable on 4275 2266 or via email on mwa@mwainc.org We are committed to supporting our community. The range of the services we offer include: freshly cooked traditional meals - delivered to your door, transport to necessary appointments, shopping, banking, welfare checks and individual social support. So if you yourself need an assistance, or your family members, neighbours of friends need assistance, give us a call and we are happy to help. We are looking forward to all of us together getting through on the other side of this difficult situation and continue full steam ahead in supporting the community.


Macedonian Welfare Association of NSW Inc is a community based non-profit organisation, established in 1984 with the aim of assisting the Macedonian and other communities of Illawarra. The organisation receives funding from the Federal and the NSW State Governments on annual basis for running of the Association, its programs and activities.

What’s Happening

Seniors Week celebration 2019

Every year organised is celebration that promotes National Seniors Week and the contributions made by the senior citizens in Australian society. This year this celebration will be held on the 21 February 2019 at Port Kembla Senior Citizens centre commencing at 10am to 2pm. come and join us to celebrate in Macedonian style with Macedonian music, food and dance. Tickets cost $20pp. To RSVP and reserve you spot call us on 42752266 by 18/02/2019.

Winners of MACTEL Macedonian Sun business award for 2017

At the MACTEL Macedonian Business Awards night held on 28/09/2018, the Macedonian Welfare Association of NSW Inc was awarded the prestigious Macedonian Sun award for the contributions and the achievements in 2017 year in the field of community services. We are humbled by the honour bestowed upon us.

End of Year Celebration

Each year in mid December, the management staff and members of the community that work with and support the MWANSW come together to celebrate a successful year and maintain the linkage and collaboration for the following year.

Management Training

MWANSW organises management training for board members of local Macedonian organisations on subjects such as meeting procedures, roles and responsibilities and governance. This service is in continuation of the MWANSW community development program.

Annual General Meeting

MWANSW holds its Annual General Meeting during the month of November. This meeting is usually held in the rooms of Port Kembla Senior Citizens centre at Port Kembla. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting to hear the achievements over the last financial year and learn about future direction of the MWANSW.

Dementia Information Session

More then 80 people attended our Dementia Information Session on the 22nd of October at Port Kembla Senior Citizens Centre. Information was provided by Multicultural Health Services, Dementia Advisory Services, Illawarra Commonwealth Respite Carelink Centre and a Personal Carer’s Story was shared by Ilo. The high number of attendeds and the fact that we are an aging community indacates that there is a big interest about dementia and a need for dementia specific daycare for the Macedonian Community.