Past and Present Servicewomen of Bundaberg,

Bundaberg District Women Veterans

Friendship, Camaraderie, Commemorations and Support for Women Veterans living in the Bundaberg District

We welcome current and former servicewomen of all ages, and are proud to have a small group of WW II ladies as members. We welcome women and men as Associate members who share our association values and Objects
Newsletters
Read all about our past, current and future activities. We publish a newsletter most months and it contains plenty of useful infomation for both members and visitors to our website. Please enjoy reading.
Events
We have an Annual Calendar of Events which include monthly cuppa chats, meetings, lunches and commemorative services and events. We also have regular day bus trips outings plus overnight bus trips each year.
Membership
We have two classes of membership. Ordinary or Service membership for current and former servicewomen or
Associate membership for
others.
Our Calendar

Calendar of events for the year

60th Reunion in 2027

Celebrate the Association’s 60th ‘Diamond’ Anniversary over the weekend of 16th – 18th July 2027. 

Details TBA

Commemorations
We are committed to commemorating and preserving the history of women’s service in the Australian Defence Force and Allied Forces. We conduct the Anzac Day Service at War Nurses Memorial Park for the Bundaberg community and hold an annual wreath laying service at The Servicewomen’s Memorial, Lions Remembrance Park each July. The association also marks significant commemorative anniversaries and special occasions.

Our Events

Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Line Dancing
Outback n Ocean Coach Tour
General Meeting
Bus Trip- Sunny Coast
Picnic in the Park
Picnic in the Park
Picnic in the Park
General Meeting
Cuppa Chats
Tom Quinn Cuppa & Chat

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

Beginners Line Dancing . Join In for the fun and fitness.

11 Day Coach Tour - possible opportunity to join tour. Contact Jenny W

Management Committee meet at 1230- all welcome

Overnight bus trip to Sunshine Coast's luncheon. Costs TBA Coord: Jenny W.

BYO picnic and meet at local park- Burnett Heads.

BYO picnic at Jenny and Sharons - Bungadoo Country Cottage

BYO picnic and meet at local park - Botanic Gardens.

General meeting at 2pm. Management Committee meet at 1230- all welcome

Monthly get together, arrive and leave as you wish

Monthly get together, arrive and leave as you wish. BYO refreshments.

Wellbeing & Social Connections

We have a small team of trained Wellbeing Support Officers to assist and support members in all aspects of their wellbeing. The Wellbeing Support Team work with other ESOs and agencies in the Bundaberg area and can refer members to appropriate services or to qualified ATDP practioners when required

Wellbeing Program

COORDINATOR: LEONE WILSON
The aim of the Wellbeing Program is to provide members with support and friendship to improve and enhance their general wellbeing.
A chat over coffee, catchup by email or phone; hospital and home visits; representation at funerals – are some of the ways we support our members. Women veterans supporting each other.

Wellbeing Activites

CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT ACTIVITIES

We hold Monthly Cuppa Chats, conduct regular 10 Pin Bowling Mornings, Bus Trips, Luncheons and the occasional special ‘craft’ focused activity.

There is always an opportunity after our meetings to enjoy the unquie camaraderie that is only shared between women who have served; regardless of age or type of service.

All women veterans welcome at Cuppa Chats; you do not need to be a member. New activites coming soon.

Wellbeing Support Officers

WELLBEING SUPPORT OFFICERS

Leone, Shirley W, Lynne, Ethel, Dot and Jenny W are all authorized and trained Wellbeing Support Officers.

Special Events, Projects and Achievements

Remembering Our War Nurses

24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Major Enhancement of War Nurses Memorial Park and Commemorative Service on the 100th Anniversary of when the first four Queensland Army nurses departed for service abroad. The Governor of Queensland officially unveiled the new memorial wall and the enhancements to the memorial park. Centenary of ANZAC Luncheon with Colonel Wendy Taylor (Rtd), Colonel Bronwyn Wheeler among special guests including serving nursing officers who attended.
Salute to Servicewomen

7 TO 15 JULY 2017

Two weekends of commemoration and celebration of the contribution of servicewomen for over 100 years. An art and photographic exhibition was held in conjunction with the local Areo Club’s Open Day. We had a special high tea when commemorative tributes were unveiled and Mothers, Daughters Wives (stories of the Bundaderg & District Ex Servicewomen’s Associaiton) was officially launched by Air Commodore
Sue McGready CSC.
50th Anniversary

13 TO 15 JULY 2017

Our Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a special showing of the Salute to Servicewomen portrait and memoribilia exhibition at the special luncheon held at the Waves Sports Club where Judith Munday OAM was guest speaker. The celebrations also included welcome dinner on Friday and a commemorative service on Sunday, held in conjunction
with the Salute to
Servicewomen events.
War Nurses Centenary of Armistice Mural

11 NOVEMBER 2018

Is a six panel mural depicting military nurses from World War One to current day and features women and men from our region. The mural is located on the large grey water tank at the southern end of War Nurses Memorial Park and will be visual reminder to the community of the sacrifices made to secure the Peace we now enjoy
75th Anniversary Victory in the Pacific

14 AND 15 AUGUST 2020

Two commemorative services and a special Victory Dinner were our Association’s contribution to Bundaberg commemorating the end of the Second World War. World War Two veterans
were our special guests
at all events.