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 welfare and wellbeing 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. We also provide specific services for older people, people with disabilities and their carers, newly arrived migrants, young people, families
This website outlines the services provided by the organisation including:
Macedonian Senior’s Well-Being Projects, including Community Visitors Scheme to visit seniors in residential care to provide cultural support and social networking, Groups for seniors such as outings and social/information groups, Individual and family support, and Seniors IT Literacy 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.
For Coronavirus information in Macedonian language: SBS Radio Language Services
Macedonian Australian Welfare Association also provides a diverse range of information and resources through this website, both as part of the above projects and also in a separate resources section, including the following:
Links to supports and assistance for aged care needs, carer support, alcohol and other drugs (including smoking cessation), gambling, and other personal and family needs.
Resources for Macedonian cultural identity, including Macedonian recipes-originally produced for aged care facilities so that Macedonian older residents could have access to their traditional cultural foods, but now accessible and relevant for anyone with an interest in recipes for Macedonian traditional food. There are also other resources we have made available here, such as Macedonian language assistance resource, including Macedonian key words, and Macedonian folk tales.