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.

BCWS eNews September 2020

Welcome to our first quarterly eNews. We look forward to sharing news and events with our wonderful community on a more regular basis. We also encourage you to keep in touch, and explore our services on our website or on social media.Click here to read the newsletter,...

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...

Let’s Sign Together: Introduction to Auslan at BCWS

Sessions and times to be confirmed. This activity is supported through Club Grants Burwood. Please register your interest by emailing info@bcw.org.au and we will be in touch with details. In the meantime, you can check out this video about Auslan from the ABC.

Work Opportunities for Women (WOW)

This free course will be starting in mid-October 2020 at the Neighbourhood Centre. A mini course by TAFE NSW tailored exclusively for women to help them build new skills and confidence to get back to work or start a business. To learn more, please...

Get Online Week

This year's theme is ‘Now's the time to get online and BCWS will be hosting a Morning Tea on Wednesday 21st October for anyone over 50 years old who needs help to understand how to get online. To find out more, please call 02 9744 1866 or email info@bcw.org.au. If you...

Tax help

Available until the end of October on Fridays between 11:00am and 4:00pm at the Neighbourhood Centre. To book an appointment, please call 02 9744 1866 or email info@bcw.org.au

School holiday workshops by the Story Factory. 

Over two, 2-hour workshops led by Story Factory,  students will investigate the challenges, the unexpected joys, the boredom, worries and hopes of these unusual times. "We’re Writing to Say - An Anthology of Young Voices" will be held over two consecutive Thursdays,...

Mini Garden project

Spring is here and we are starting a Mini Garden project at the Neighbourhood Centre. We are currently seeking volunteers to help bring the project to life. If you can help, please contact our team on info@bcw.org.au.   In the meantime, enjoy this...

After the Storm

After the Storm is a 6 week self-empowerment program for women who have left an abusive relationship. The next program commences October 2020. Please contact Cheryl on 02 9744 1866 or email cheryl@bcw.org.au Connection in a safe and supportive environment...

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