Macedonian Australian Welfare Association

Welcome to the Macedonian Australian Welfare Association (MAWA) website, the only specific welfare service for the Macedonian community in Sydney for over 35 years.

MAWA is a leading no-profit organisation providing education, support and information to the Macedonian community, & other European background migrants, in Sydney and NSW.

MAWA is a registered charity whose main goals are:

  • to provide welfare and wellbeing support to Macedonian, and other European background communities, in Sydney and NSW, to assist people to overcome illness and disability, distress, poverty and misfortune.  We can support anyone, but especially have specific services for older people, people with disabilities and their carers, newly arrived migrants, young people, families.

  • to provide other community support work for Macedonian, and other European background communities

This website outlines the services available including:

  • Macedonian Senior’s Well-Being Projects

  • Macedonian Carers Support Project

  • Community Information & Support Service (including South West Sydney Project in partnership with The Multicultural Network, Bankstown)

  • Harm Prevention Projects- Alcohol & Other Drugs and Gambling


COVID-19 UPDATE: During the pandemic, we have been providing essential welfare and well-being support to the community. To ensure the safety of community members and staff, operations have been modified in the way they are being delivered and are Covid-safe.