Australian War Widows Queensland

Australian War Widows Queensland  empowers, supports, inspires and celebrates war widows, carers and families affected by defence services. 

Our organisation was established in 1947 to protect the interests of war widows and to provide friendship, comfort and support to its members throughout Queensland.  AWWQ is a not-for-profit public benevolent institution with deductible gift recipient status.

AWWQ has 26 Sub Branches and Social Groups throughout Queensland. Click on the map to find your nearest social group or sub branch.

Upcoming Events


The Australian War Widows Queensland (AWWQ) Annual General Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 21 August 2024, at the United Service Club, commencing at 10:15am


War Widows' Day is celebrated each year on October 19th, the birthday of Jessie Vasey. Various events across Queensland will be held


The annual Christmas Lunch will be held on Monday 25th of November 2024, at Brisbane City Hall. Please contact Head Office on (07) 3846 7706 for further details

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An Inspiring Leader – Jessie Vasey CBE OBE, Founder of the War Widows’ Guild of Australia

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