The Ten Best Australian Charities Led By Women

We are paying homage to these top ten women-led charities supporting women across Australia.

Bondi Beauty is all for supporting women and creating a space they feel comfortable with. And these 10 women-led charities do just that.

It is always the time to celebrate and support women, and there is no need to wait for a particular day like International Women’s Day to do this.

From fighting gender inequality to supporting women’s health, here at Bondi Beauty, we are honouring the amazing work these charities have done to help women.

Here is a small portion of female-led charities to support:

National Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Foundation City 2 Surf collage. Charity story

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is Australia’s leading national body funding breast cancer research. The Australian public entirely raises the money raised towards NBCF. Their vision is to stop deaths from breast cancer by identifying, funding, and championing world-class research that will save lives by 2030. There have been life-changing achievements within NBCF, including supporters helping to raise around $200m for nearly 600 research projects in prevention and risk. By going Pink in June, shaving, cutting, or colouring your hair, or organising a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, you are supporting and donating to this cause.

National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA)

National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA)

Representing over 180 women’s organisations across Australia, the National Women’s Alliances, including NATSIWA, bring forward the voices and issues of Australian women from marginalised groups.

Their main objective is to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to have a stronger voice in the domestic and international policy advocacy progress. You can help them empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women bydirectly donating to their website.

White Ribbon Australia

White Ribbon Australia March with sign saying "Making Women's safety a man's issue too"

With the mission of working towards eliminating gendered violence, White Ribbon strives for a society where all women and children are safe.

They are the world’s most significant movement engaging men and boys to end men’s violence against women, promoting gender equality and creating an opportunity for men to build positive and healthy relationships.

White Ribbon Australia works through prevention approaches in communities, schools, and workplaces across Australia. You can show your support by donating to their website or holding a fundraiser with your workplace, sports team, or other community.

The Global Women’s Project

The Global Women’s Project Charities

With every woman having the potential to make a significant change, only some of them have the opportunity to. The Global Women’s Project gives women worldwide the resources they need to build better lives for their families, communities and, of course, themselves.

The access to information, skills, and resources they provide allows women to know their rights and how to access them or grow their businesses and find jobs.

They have provided over 2500 women in Cambodia and Nepal with tools like these since 2013, with the ambitious goal of reaching another 10,000 in the next five years. You can become a regular donor to the Global Women’s project by signing up for their monthly giving.

Women’s Legal Services

Women’s Legal Services logo

Women’s Legal Services provides new ways of helping women access the law. For over 30 years, this independent non-profit organisation has provided a voice for women in NSW, promoting access to justice, particularly for disadvantaged women.

WLS fosters legal and social change through legal advice, casework, community and legal education, and law and policy reform. They offer volunteer placements, and for more information about how to get involved, visit Volunteer with WLS NSW.

YWCA Australia

YWCA Australia

A proudly feminist organisation, YWCA works towards a future where gender equality is a reality.

Their priority is young women’s leadership and women’s housing in Australia. They provide 150,000 nights of accommodation for struggling women in Australia each year and programs for women experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

If you’re interested in being involved, they have an online flash mob, Cyber Feminists, leading change on gender equality.

There are various ways to donate towards YWCA, including hosting a fundraiser, becoming a regular giver, donating in memory of a loved one and joining ‘Trek for Women: Bay of Fires’, a five-day walk along Tasmania’s Bay.


Sister works fundraisinG. Photo with people joined together

SisterWorks supports women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental well-being, and sense of belonging. Based in Melbourne, it allows these women to become economically empowered.

They offer Empowerment Hubs, which are workspaces and training centres, providing an opportunity to women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to develop pathways of education, employment, entrepreneurship, and leadership. 

Their labs also provide elements of support, design, cooking, business, and courses.

Women’s Community Shelters

Women’s Community Shelters establishes new shelters, providing short-term emergency accommodation and support in a safe environment. Working with other communities, they help homeless women rebuild self-esteem and achieve control and fulfilment of their lives.

With a new ground-breaking ‘tri-partite’ funding model, they provide access to counselling, health care, assistance to navigate government bureaucracy, legal help, and further education.

They have a choice of one-off, monthly and annual donations on their website and opportunities to hold a fundraiser and volunteer with them.

1 million Women

Launched in 2009, 1 million Women is a movement involving over 1,000,000 women and girls across their social media channels.

Founder Natalie Isaacs was previously a cosmetics manager and had an epiphany, moving towards building a global movement to empower women everywhere to act on climate change through everything we do.

They encourage women and girls to use their voice, vote and influence, mainly through digital platforms, campaigns, and events. 1 Million invites women and girls to join the movement and become involved in creating a better future and saving the planet. One-off, weekly, and monthly donations are available here.

Dress for Success Sydney

Dress for Success Sydney charity

The Australian charity Dress for Success helps improve the employability of disadvantaged women in Australia.

This is through providing professional clothing, a network of support, coaching and career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency.

They offer a safe space for transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse people comfortable in women’s areas.

Not only do they provide styling & clothing, but they offer a career support program that targets resume writing skills, interview skills, workshops to improve employability and workshops to improve confidence. You can get involved by donating clothes, donation drives and volunteering.

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