ISWA is 2024 OMI WA Multicultural award winner – CaLD Community Association award for Community Service and Support

ISWA Peak Body Functions

Indian Society of WA is peak body of 117 Indian origin associations in Western Australia. ISWA functions to celebrate, support, advocate and promote the aspirations of Indian origin peoples within the multicultural fabric of WA.

ISWA celebrates multicultural India in collaboration with ISWA member associations. All festivals and functions are smoke and alcohol free family events. These are important in showcasing the rich cultural traditions of India to the next generation and to the wider WA community.

• Naari
• Holi
• Sangam
• Indian Independence Day Parade
• Diwali

Supports Indian Origin peoples in WA in a variety of ways:

• Skill Capacity development – digital & financial workshops; swimming classes
• Health promotion
• International student support
• Family and domestic violence education and support
• Bereavement/crises support
• Volunteering opportunities for our community for all ages and ability.
• Support fundraising for local and state disasters

Advocates for Indian origin people in WA

• Senior citizens requirements
• International student needs with settlement support and migration help.
• Direct flights to India support with a survey
• Engagement with federal foreign affairs with respect to migration.
• Family & domestic violence support pathways sensitive to Indian culture
• Engagement with local, state, and federal government agencies to highlight the needs of Indian origin people in WA.

ISWA celebrates multicultural India in collaboration with ISWA member associations, showcasing the rich cultural traditions of India and promoting Indian heritage to future generations and the wider WA community.

• Promotes member associations and their activities
• Promotes WA public health messages and access to government services within the Indian community in Perth
• Indian Community Centre 12 Whyalla St Willetton and ISWA Centre on Burrendah Boulevard Willetton provide a hub for the community associations and their events.