Burwood Community Welfare Services Inc.

 Strengthening and supporting the Inner West

Our response to COVID-19

Find out how our services have been impacted by COVID-19, and the support our team can offer to those who have been affected.


News & events

Read the latest news and updates from the BCWS team, including upcoming programs and services. 


Get in touch

Need help? Contact our team to find out how we can help.

Young people and gambling

Having a conversation with your child or teenager about gambling may not be easy but it’s an important conversation. You have a lot of influence, and you’re in the best position to encourage your young ones to think critically about gambling and to make informed...

After the Storm

After the Storm. Our 6-week self-empowerment program to support women who have left an abusive relationship. This group program usually operates once a week for six weeks (sessions run for three hours a week), and brings women together in a group with our qualified...

Let’s Sign Together: Introduction to Auslan at BCWS

A fun learning experience for you! Learn how to communicate visually using Auslan (Australian sign language), the native language of the Australian Deaf community.Starts Monday 8th February and runs for two hours each Monday for seven weeks. This activity is supported...

Make the most of your money course.

Join us for this FREE 6-week course starting in February. Learn how to make the most of your money, from personal budgeting, to financial goals setting, tax obligations, borrowing money and more. Course starts 23rd Feb 2021 and runs in school hours (10am-12pm...

Storytelling through… YouTube Videos!

Do you have a lot to say about certain topics? Over a 2-hour free workshop led by Story Factory, Students will devise everything they need to start their own YouTube channel (minus the actual videoing). You'll brainstorm topics, review new innovations, come up with...

We’re collecting pantry donations

Can you help? We are seeking donations of non-perishable food and essential living items. Items collected are distributed to families and individuals in the community who are in need of emergency assistance. Items we need include: rice, pasta, oasta sauce, UHT milk,...

Mini Garden project | Update

Our Mini Community Garden project is off to a great start and we are so excited! Brenden from Community Greening Royal Botanical Gardens paid a visit to our garden site and now, thanks to his advice - and the input of volunteers and community members - we...

BCWS eNews February 2021

Welcome to our quarterly eNews, where we share the latest news and events with our wonderful community! We also encourage you to keep in touch and explore our services at bcw.org.au or on social media at the links below.  Click here to discover the latest news from...

Thanks to Ecstra

Ecstra’s Response and Recovery grant came at the right time and has bolstered our remote capabilities so we can continue to positively impact vulnerable communities during restrictions brought on by COVID-19.

Freebies for volunteers

We would like to acknowledge all the wonderful work that volunteers do. Our team has prepared some simple eLearning courses which can be completed in your own time and are designed to help you improve your skills and knowledge. There are three courses to...

Our services

BCWS is an established community organisation which has been supporting and strengthening Sydney’s Inner West since 1968.

We offer a variety of integrated and complementary services that provide practical and emotional support to the disadvantaged, vulnerable and at-risk members of our community.

Women’s Domestic Violence Advocacy

Inner West Meals
on Wheels

Family Support

Inner West
Counselling Service

Welfare Relief Assistance Programs


Skead House Neighbourhood Centre

Community Hall:
“The Barn”


How you can help


Choose BCWS when you’re holding your next fundraiser.

You can help us by choosing to support BCWS though workplace, school or other fundraising.


We rely on donations in order to provide our services.

Please donate today and help us to strengthen and support the Inner West community.


Volunteers are crucial to the running of daily services at BCWS.

If you’re seeking a rewarding and challenging opportunity, contact us about volunteering your time and skills.

The services provided by BCWS are proudly funded by:

We'd love to hear from you

Please contact our team at any time:

Address: 2 Wyatt Avenue Burwood NSW 2134

Phone: (02) 9744 1866
Fax: (02) 9744 0886

Email: info@bcw.org.au

We acknowledge and pay respects to the First Nations People of Australia, the land in which we live and work. We recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal people and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. 

Hours of operation


Neighbourhood Centre
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Family Support Service
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Meals on Wheels
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm 

Domestic Violence Service
Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm