Creative Womyn Down Under 


The websites below are provided as additional resources for creative womyn. They are websites about womyn, for womyn and by womyn covering international and local information on a range of feminist, political, social, economic, networking, media and sites of interest. Email gabrielle(at) if you have a link you would like to add.

1. Australian Links

National Foundation for Australian Women

The NFAW aims to advance and protect the interests of Australian women and to ensure the aims, ideals and the collective wisdom of the women's movement are handed on to new generations of women. Includes links to Australian government women’s agencies & resources. 

Australian Women's Register

A rich and growing source of information about Australian women and their organisations. An initiative of the National Foundation for Australian Women and the University of Melbourne.

Australian Women's Mentoring Network

The Australian Women's Mentoring Network (AWMN) was founded in 2004 and provides women from any professional, personal or ethnic background access to a mentor of their choice who can offer advice and support concerning career and work/life balance issues, based on their own professional and life experiences, and skills

Australian Business Women’s Network

The Australian Businesswomen's Network provides business education for women across Australia and facilitates opportunities for them to network, learn and be inspired by role models and by each other.

The Women’s Library

Books, journals, ephemera, and art, by, for and about women. Located in Sydney Australia. Home of regular events such as book clubs, writers groups, exhibition art space and Sydney Lesbian Open House.

Feminism and Women's Studies

One of the earliest women's studies web sites on the Internet, it is currently one of the most popular women's studies web sites in the world, publishing documents to approximately 25,000 readers per month. It contains documents and links to quality information on women's studies.

Reclaim the Night 

Annual global march protesting violence against women on the last Friday in October each year. Reclaim The Night encourages grass roots participation in the organisation of events by as many women as possible.  In this way it is able to draw together women from diverse backgrounds and experiences to work together in addressing issues of sexual violence against women and children.

1 Million Women Campaign

An Australian campaign of daughters, mothers, sisters and grandmothers - Committed to protecting our climate, our communities and our future, leading change for the better. Our goal is to inspire 1 million Australian women to take practical action on climate change by cutting 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse pollutant causing global warming. Every woman who joins has a personal goal to cut 1 tonne of CO2 from their daily lives within a year of joining the campaign.

2. International Links

UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women)

UN Women (previously UNIFEM) was established in 1976, to provide financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women's empowerment and gender equality. UNIFEM Australia was incorporated in 1990.

Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW)

Founded by a group of women religious and spiritual leaders to provide a global platform through which women and men, working in partnership, can foster the spiritual values of global unity, peacebuilding and the development of all the peoples of the world.  GPIW is an international  network of women and men who come together to tap our collective spiritual wisdom to stimulate reconciliation and healing in areas of conflict and post-conflict, and to deepen understanding of oneness, compassion and principles of ahimsa (non-harm) as central tenets of life.

Gather the Women Global Matrix™ (GTW)

A global network of women and women's organizations who share a belief that the time is now to activate the incredible power of women's wisdom on a planetary scale. We are part of an exciting, fast-growing movement—a new wave of energy—to joyfully reclaim feminine principles for creating a world of peace, balance, and well-being for all.

3. Lesbian Links

Lesbians Incorporated (LInc)

Lesbians Incorporated provides financial backing to lesbians and lesbian friendly organisations in Australia through its community grants scheme. Since 2000, they have distributed over $100,000 for a range of activities of benefit to the lesbian community. Lesbians and lesbian friendly organisations may apply for grants. LInc is a not for profit community organisation managed entirely by volunteers.

Lesbian Connection Magazine
The free worldwide forum of news & ideas for, by, and about lesbians

Elsie Publishing Institute seeks to encourage a worldwide lesbian community.  Our mission is to provide a free member-driven forum of news, events, and ideas for, by, and about lesbians.   We strive to facilitate all types of grassroots lesbian organizing worldwide through our various publications. 

Sydney Lesbian Open House

Sydney Lesbian Open House is a free, informal discussion group open to all who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual or just don’t know. We meet every Tuesday at 7pm at the Women’s Library at 10 Brown Street, Newtown (just behind the City of Sydney library). The meeting lasts an hour then we head off for coffee or a drink.  For more information phone 9699 3027, email google us on the net or look for our facebook page.


LOTL is Australia's Lesbian Lifestyle magazine, which covers lesbian related topics including travel, health, business, entertainment, family and community. LOTL was the Major Media Partner for the Creative Womyn Down Under 2011 Lesbians in the House Concert and Weekender.

Dykes on Bikes

Dykes On Bikes membership gives you more than fun, laughs and good times. You will also gain membership discounts at selected stores and be able to ride in events such as 'Pink Ribbon Ride' and.... 'Mardi Gras Parade'

The Pink Sofa 

Pink Sofa is Australia 's biggest lesbian meeting place. Make new friends, interact with community, find dates – instant chat. Forums and business and community directories.

Dancing, Martial Arts & Self Protection, Sydney Inner West

Same Sex Salsa courses;  GLMA Martial Arts Kickboxing courses; and Self Protection Consultancy Self defence courses for women. In-house for groups and organisations on request. New courses run regularly. Bookings contact Penny Gulliver on 0411 808 451 or email

The Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham Street, Marrickville, Sydney NSW

Run and staffed by unpaid artists and activists, The Red Rattler is a creative playground for performers, musicians, artists, designers, multi-media makers, experimentalists, film-makers, theorists, activists, collective organisers, and local punters, fitted with a full PA, stage, LED lighting rig, projector and screen, licensed bar, two non-residential artist studios, and a rooftop garden. View the website for information on dances, film screenings and a wide range of special events. The Red Rattler can be booked for your own event.

Lesbian Herstory Archives 

The Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, New York, USA is home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities worldwide.

55 Upitty

This project is about challenging people’s ideas about older LGBTI women; it’s about our feisty over-55 upitty women. We want to pull apart the clichés about women and aging; about the diminishing of sexuality and the relaxation of passions; about what older dykes and queers and lezzos wear and think and believe.

This project aims to record the history of women who have been, and the women who still are, involved in lesbian, feminist, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer activism and culture, but also to represent that we are still here. 





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