Australian ywca encore programs

General information about ywca encore

For information about ywca encore please call 1800 305 150 (a free call from most fixed phones in Australia) or email

Currently programs are offered in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.


ywca encore in New South Wales

ywca encore programs in NSW run in over 40 locations across the state from Central Sydney all the way to Broken Hill. 

Culturally specific programs for Chinese, Arabic and Vietnamese women are offered.

ywca encore in NSW is coordinated by YWCA NSW and funded by South East Sydney Local Health District

» Find out about ywca encore programs in NSW in 2019



ywca encore in Queensland

All ywca encore activities here are run by the YWCA Queensland, programs are offered in Cairns, Maryborough, Townsville and Toowoomba.

» See a list of the ywca encore programs in Queensland in 2019


ywca encore in South Australia

ywca encore in South Australia is coordinated by the YWCA of Adelaide.

  » See a list of the South Australian ywca encore programs for 2019


ywca encore Tasmania

ywca encore in Tasmania is coordinated by the Hobart Women's Health Centre. 

For more information please contact the Hobart Women's Health Centre on 03 6231 3212.

» See a list of the ywca encore programs in Tasmania in 2019


ywca encore in Western Australia

ywca encore in Western Australia is coordinated by the YWCA of Perth and funded by Government of Western Australia, Department fo Health.

  » See a list of the Western Australian ywca encore programs for 2019


ywca encore in the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra)

ywca encore in the ACT is coordinated by the YWCA of Canberra. 

There are currently no programs running in Canberra.

For more information please contact the YWCA of Canberra on (02) 6175 9900 or


YWCA Encore around the World

The ywca encore program is a YWCA of Australia program, licensed to international YWCA Associations around the world.

Find out more about international ywca encore programs:

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In the past 30 years approximately 10,000 women around Australia have completed the ywca encore program.

History of YWCA Encore


ywca encore was originally developed in the USA in the 1970s by a ballet teacher who had experienced breast cancer and saw the need to help other women with similar experiences to rebuild their physical and emotional strength. The program was set up and expanded through YWCA USA.

ywca encore came to Australia in 1983 and 2013 sees ywca encore celebrate 30 years in Australia. The ywca encore program also operates in New Zealand, Canada and Japan.






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