VIEW Clubs of Australia

Many voices, one VIEW, making a difference

VIEW is a leading women’s volunteer organisation and support network with over 16,000 members, across Australia.

VIEW provides women with the opportunity to meet regularly with other women from all walks of life, establish lasting friendships and help disadvantaged Australian children through supporting the work of children’s charity The Smith Family. It also empowers women to have their voices heard on issues of importance for the future well being of Australian society.

VIEW continues to hold a unique place in society as the only national women’s organisation solely focused on supporting and advocating for the education of young disadvantaged Australians.

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VIEW club national executive

VIEW club national executive

VIEW members contribute in a number of ways by:

  • Reading with local children to advance their literacy skills

  • Helping students with school work at our after school Learning Clubs

  • Mentoring students taking part in our mentoring programs

  • Making library bags and donating school stationery packs to disadvantaged students

VIEW is proud to be The Smith Family’s single largest sponsor of disadvantaged Australian students on the Learning for Life program

About VIEW

  • With more than 16,000 members representing over 330 clubs in metropolitan, regional and rural communities across Australia, VIEW offers a friendship network for its members, providing women with the opportunity to enjoy social activities, develop new skills, participate in leadership opportunities and experience the satisfaction of making a difference in their community.
  • A priority for VIEW is to effect positive change within the Australian community, by helping disadvantaged children succeed at school which has a lasting impact on their lives and potential for generations to come.
  • VIEW’s ability to raise awareness and build networks in local communities helps to promote the cause and work of The Smith Family.

For more information on VIEW clubs visit the VIEW Clubs website or call 1800 805 366. To find your nearest VIEW club contact your local VIEW National Councillor.

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Join VIEW

Satisfaction and friendship through helping others.

I was seeking a new circle of friendship on retirement, hoping for the company of like-minded women and desiring to give back to the community. VIEW membership has certainly given me all of this and I feel very privileged to be part of this organisation supporting the work of The Smith Family.

Lorraine Montgomery, Past VIEW National President

Satisfaction and friendship through helping others.

Every week, VIEW Club members across Australia come together as friends to hear from a guest speaker, exchange interesting ideas and socialise with like-minded women, while also raising important funds to help support The Smith Family

Enrich your life by joining your local VIEW Club to help support Australian children in need to get the most from their education.

As a valued member you will benefit from:

  • The satisfaction which comes through providing essential support to disadvantaged Australia children, enabling them to make the most of their educational and learning opportunities.

  • Participating in volunteering and fundraising activities in support of The Smith Family.

  • Taking part in regular events, including galas, theatre nights, travel tours, social gatherings, conferences and the biennial VIEW Convention, where members hear inspiring guest speakers, receive updates from The Smith Family; learn more about the changing world and network with other members.

  • Developing skills such as leadership, public speaking, digital literacy and event management.

  • Regular newsletters to keep you up-to-date on community issues, topical matters affecting women and program outcomes from VIEW and The Smith Family.

Find a VIEW Club

To find your nearest VIEW club location please contact the VIEW National Councillor in your local area below.
For more information visit the VIEW clubs website or contact VIEW clubs on 1800 805 366.

ACT

Area AA - Canberra and surrounding areas
Jan Roberts: 02 6296 4806

NSW

Area NB - Macarthur, Southern Highlands and Illawarra region including Wollongong
Yvonne White: 02 4285 4400

Area NC - Sydney North Shore and Northern Beaches
Jeanette Cassidy: 02 9144 6108

Area ND - Central and Southern Sydney
Ellen Gray: 02 9580 2991

Area NF – NSW Central Coast, North to Lake Macquarie
Lise Smith: 02 4333 6711

Area NG - NSW South Coast Berry to Eden
Patricia McRae: 02 6494 1124

Area NI - New England and North Central NSW
Barbara Hyslop: 02 6762 6651

Area NJ - NSW Northern Rivers
Kathie Diskin: 07 5523 1009

Area NK - Lower Mid North Coast of NSW and Inland
Elizabeth Doorey: 02 6555 9109

Area NL - Riverina, MIA, Snowy Mountain Foothills and south to the Victorian border
Barbara Gullotta: 04 2855 7314

Area NM - Upper Mid North Coast of NSW and Inland
Cecilia Bayliss: 04 2570 0884

QLD

Area QA - Brisbane
Lynette Masters: 07 3806 6860

Area QB - The Sunshine and Fraser Coasts
Barbara Cameron: 07 5481 1942

Area QC - Gold Coast and Darling Downs
Annette Thiedeke: 07 5594 1235

SA

Area SA - Metropolitan Adelaide and Surrounds including Sunraysia
Eila Harding: 08 8353 1396

VIC

Area VA - Central and Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne
Annette Schlafrig: 03 9763 0651

Area VB – South Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsular & Gippsland
Patricia Brooks: 03 5956 8593

Area VC – North and Western Metropolitan Melbourne & North and Western Country
Sunnie Watts: 03 5446 9709