How do I join?

Joining ywca encore is easy

How to enrol

For medical reasons, you will need to be enrolled to participate in ywca encore.

To enrol please please email or freecall 1800 305 150 (a free call from most fixed lines in Australia).

We will send you an enrolment pack before you attend your first session of ywca encore.

Medical consent

You will need consent from your medical practitioner (GP, surgeon or oncologist) to enrol in ywca encore.

The ywca encore enrolment pack will give you information about getting your medical practitioner's consent.

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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.