About the activist network

We’re building a people-powered movement here in Australia to hold government and corporations to account, and to stand in solidarity with women around the world who are demanding a fairer and more equitable world.

ActionAid Australia’s Activist Network is driven by a dedicated group of volunteers who organise events and campaign actions, bring new people into the movement, and build their leadership skills along the way. We know that to create the gender equality and justice that women are fighting for around the world we need everyday people to get involved and take action. 

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Ways to get involved

Sign up to volunteer with the activist network, browse upcoming events and trainings near you, or explore the resources available to help you on your way.

Why join the activist network?

Join your local group!

Our Activist Network is made up of local ActionAid groups around the country. Local groups meet regularly to organise events and campaign actions.

Everyone is welcome to join and have access to these supportive, feminist spaces that offer ongoing trainings and leadership opportunities. Email [email protected] to be put in touch with your local group, or fill out the sign-up form. There may not be a local group in your area yet, but we are constantly expanding across the country – so we’d love to hear from you!

 

Find your local group below…

Inner-West Sydney ActionAid Group

The Inner-West group has active members across Central Sydney and the Inner-West. They have previously held market stalls at Newtown Festival, meet ups at various restaurants and pubs in Newtown and are growing in size to hold more events across the area. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

UNSW ActionAid Campus Group

The UNSW group was launched in 2017 and has since held university panels, had a stall at o-week and are planning how they can work within the university to spread the word on women’s rights. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

South-West Sydney ActionAid Group

The South-West Sydney group is a large and diverse group the holds community events across Western Sydney. They have worked in partnership with other local community groups to talk about climate justice and hold regular group meetups to plan activities. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

Parramatta ActionAid Group

The Parramatta group is a new team working to spread the word about women’s rights in Western Sydney. They work very closely with the South West Sydney group to deliver events and outreach activities such as market stalls and discussion groups. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

University of Wollongong ActionAid Campus Group

The University of Wollongong group is an affiliated club on campus that runs o-week stalls and events on campus. The group meets regularly on campus to plan and discuss future activities. If you’re an UOW student join this group by emailing [email protected]

Newcastle University ActionAid Campus Group

The Newcastle University group holds regular events on campus and is an affiliated club with NUSA the student union. Their recent focus has been on women’s self-defense and boxing classes that are available for all Newcastle University students. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

Canberra ActionAid Group

The Canberra group is one of ActionAid’s first local groups. They meet monthly to discuss and plan events and activities in Canberra. In the past the group has met with their local MPs, hold panel events, hold information nights and many market stalls. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

Australian National University ActionAid Campus Group

The ANU group is a new team on campus looking at becoming affiliated with the university. They meet regularly and are looking for new members to join. If you’re an ANU student join this group by emailing [email protected]

Adelaide ActionAid Group

The Adelaide group is a relatively new team that is working to build a presence within the area. Previously they have been very active meeting local MPs and Senators and hold regular meet ups to welcome new members and plan for the future. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

South-East Melbourne ActionAid Group

The South-East Melbourne group works in collaboration with the other Melbourne groups to organise events and outreach opportunities. They have previously organised information nights, met with MPs and hold regular meet ups for new group members in local restaurants and pubs. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

West Melbourne ActionAid Group

The West Melbourne group is seeking new members to build a local group. The group has held a successful band night and is looking to plan more events and outreach activities in the future. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

North Melbourne ActionAid Group

The North Melbourne group works in collaboration with the other Melbourne groups to coordinate events and activities in the area. They are looking for new members to plan for the future. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

Gold Coast ActionAid Group

The Gold Coast group is looking for new members to help add capacity to the existing team. The group has previously held market stalls and engaged their local MP. If you are interested in getting involved on the Gold Coast then email [email protected]

University of Queensland ActionAid Campus Group

The UQ campus group is an affiliated club on campus. They are working to engage students in women’s rights issues through on campus events and activities. If you’re a UQ student then join this group by emailing [email protected]

Brisbane ActionAid Group

The Brisbane group meets regularly to organise events and outreach activities. Previously they have met with their local MP, held market stalls and meet ups. They work alongside the UQ campus group to campaign for women’s rights in Brisbane. Join this group by emailing [email protected]

Perth ActionAid Group

We are currently building an activist group in Perth that will work to hold events and speak to local MPs and Senators about women’s rights. If you are interested in being part of this new group then email [email protected]

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