Women's Groups 2013 - Fremantle Women’s Health Centre (FWHC)

Fremantle Women’s Health Centre (FWHC)

Purpose of the group

To improve women’s health and wellbeing in the south west metropolitan region by providing high quality, holistic and tailored prevention and primary health care, prioritising the needs of women with the highest risk of poor health. FWHC is an incorporated, not-for-profit, charitable, community health facility governed by a voluntary community-based board and managed by a salaried director.

Services are based on a social model of health, acknowledging health is determined by a broad range of social, environmental, economic and biological factors. The centre recognises differences in health status and outcomes are linked to gender, age, socio-economic status, ethnicity, disability and location.

FWHC is dedicated to women-centred care that aims to provide a safe environment where women can access a variety of health care and health education options. The centre respects individuality and encourages women to become equal and active partners in their health care.

FWHC is committed to providing high quality, professional, friendly, affordable and accessible health services to women living and working in the south west metropolitan region. The centre aims to ensure services and facilities are inclusive of all women regardless of age, ability, religion, culture, sexuality or socio-economic circumstances. It helps with community needs and provides clinical, preventive and health promotional responses.

Time period

Originally established as the Multicultural Women’s Health Centre in September 1985. The name was changed in 1995 to Fremantle Women’s Health Centre in 1995 and operations continue to the current day.

Key achievements

FWHC provides a range of diverse clinical, preventive and health promotion services in the area of women’s health. These include medical, nursing, physiotherapy, counselling, health education and group activities with a crèche facility for some appointments and groups.

Key people and positions in the group

As of 2012, Diane Snooks was current director and Deirdre Timms current chairperson.


  • Website: www.fwhc.org.au.
  • Information provided by Diane Snooks.

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Women's Groups 2013
Abortion Law Repeal Association/Association for the Legal Right to Abortion (ALRA)
American Women's Club of Perth (AWC)
Association of Civilian Widows of WA Inc
Australian College of Midwives WA Branch (ACM)
Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA)
Beta Sigma Phi
Business and Professional Women Western Australia (BPW)
Catholic Women’s League of Western Australia (Inc)
Chrysalis House Women's Refuge
Cine-Matrix: Women in Film and Television WA
Cockburn Women’s Peace Camp
Combined Equal Pay Committee/WA Council for Equal Pay and Opportunity
Community Midwifery WA
Country Women’s Association (CWA)
Domestic Violence Action Group (Geraldton)
Emily’s List
Equal Opportunity Law Reform Coalition
Fremantle Women’s Health Centre (FWHC)
Girl Guides WA
Graduate Women Western Australia (GWWA)/Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW) Western Australia
Grapevine/Perth Wimmin’s Collective
Gretel Club of Perth (Inc)
Harvest Guild
Incest Survivors Association (Inc.)
Inner Wheel Australia
Inside Out Project
Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre
Kalgoorlie Auxiliary of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Karrakatta Club
Labor Women’s Association
Lespar Library
Living Child Inc.—Safe Village Births
Lutheran Women WA
Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre
Mining Mums
Modern Women's Club
Mothers’ Union Australia
Movement for the Ordination of Women
Muslim Women’s Support Centre of WA (Inc)
National Council of Women of Western Australia (previously known as West Australian National Council of Women and Western Australian National Council of Women)
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia—WA section (NCJWA)
Nintirri Centre
Older Women’s Network (OWN WA)
Penguin Club
Perth Ionian Club
Polyhymnia Reading Group
Rape Crisis Line
Rural Remote Regional Women’s Network (RRR)
Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)
Sibyl/University of Western Australia Student Guild Women’s Collective
Society of Women Writers WA
Soroptimist International of Western Australia
Starick Services Inc
Status of Women Committee WA—Australian Labor Party
Tradeswomen on the Move
UN Women Australia (formerly UNIFEM Australia)—Perth Chapter Young UN Women Perth Chapter
Union of Australian Women—WA Branch
V.I.E.W. Western Australia
West Australian Women’s Society of Fine Arts and Crafts
War Widows’ Guild
Warrawee Women’s Refuge
Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL)
West Australian Housewives’ Association (Inc)
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Women in Media
Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE)
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Western Australia
Women in Education Coalition
Women in Mining WA (WIMWA)
Women in Sailing (WIS)
Women in Sport Committee of the Western Australian Sports Council
Women in Technology WA (Inc) (WiTWA)
Women Lawyers of Western Australia (Inc) (WLWA)
Women with Disabilities WA Inc (WWDWA)
Women’s Action Alliance (WAA)
Women’s Advisory Council (WAC)
Women’s Broadcasting Cooperative
Women’s Committee of State School Teachers’ Union WA Executive
Women's Committee of the Waterside Workers Federation
Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA)/Women’s Refuge Group of WA (WRG)
Women’s Health and Family Services/Women’s Health Care House/Perth Women’s Centre/Women’s Health Service
Women’s Information Service (WIS)
Women’s Interest Network
Women in Engineering WA (WIE WA)
Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO)
Women’s Liberation
Women’s Service Guilds
Women’s Studies Group
Yanay Yanma
YWCA of Perth
Zonta International
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