Category: Anouncements

“The Elephant Girl” by Chittaranjan Pathak

Mr Chitta Ranjan’s debut novel “The Elephant Girl” was launched on Jan 14th in Perth.

A book full of mystery and charm with a plot from 1930’s British India time set up in NorthEast India.

Mr Chitta Ranjan (Pathak) is a very active member of the Indian community in WA.

We are proud of you Mr Chitta Ranjan and our heartiest congratulations to him.

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Hindi and Tamil included in WA school curriculum

On 21 January 2021, Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the development of three new languages for WA schools.

  • ​Development of curriculum for Hindi, Korean and Tamil will commence in July
  • Syllabuses to be developed for Pre-primary to Year 12

The full media release below:

The initiative led by Hindi Samaj of WA in last one year to include Hindi in state curriculum received wholehearted support from Consul General of India, Madam Dantu Charandasi ji and Mr. Yaz Mubarakai, MLA for Jandakot. This is a dream come true moment:

Our heartiest congatulations to Tamil Association of WA and the entire Tamil community in the diaspora.

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Student Connect 2 – at the University of WA

The Student Wing of Indian Society of Western Australia (ISWA) invites all students of Indian origin in WA across all universities and colleges to join us for a Free networking & meet-up session – Student Connect and Covid Assistance.

Register yourself to ISWA’s Student Wing using the link: If you have registered earlier, you do not have to register again. Student benefits will only be available to those who’ve registered.

On 15th August, 2020, Hon Minister Paul Papalia presented a check of $188,000 to ISWA for extending the support to Indian students during COVID19 time. This event, among other agenda items, will explain the procedures, and selection criteria for disbursing this relief fund to the students. The tentative agenda is outlined below:

1. ISWA Covid19 Relief fund disbursement – procedure and selection criteria

2. Registering interest / application from students seeking help from this relief fund, at the venue.

3. Know more about ISWA’s Mentoring program focusing on the Indian diaspora to identify, develop, connect, integrate, and help excel Indian students in Western Australian industry / market.

. Various other upcoming initiatives of ISWA Student Wing

This is a free entry event.Due to Covid restrictions, entry will be strictly based on registration to ISWA’s Student Wing.

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$1.5M State govt funding for ICC

On 5th December 2020 Premier Mark McGowan announced a $1.5M funding for our beloved ICC project. Detailed media release can be found here:

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Men’s time Free breakfast Networking

A Men’s Time – Free Breakfast was organised on 29th November 2020 with Masala Tea, Coffee & Breakfast. It was a time for men to connect with new friends and share information.

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EoY Family Welfare and Community Connect Lunch

ISWA organised an end of the year family welfare and community connect social networking/gathering on 19th of December 11 AM – 3 PM at John McGrath Pavilion (behind city of South Perth, Civic Centre).

It was a family day of fun with recreational activities for all age groups in the spirit of the festive season of Xmas and new year. Light lunch was served.

ISWA also acknowledged all our volunteers and presented certificate of appreciation.



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Women’s time Free breakfast Networking – 13 December 2020

A Women’s Time – Free Breakfast was organised to connect and network on 13 December 2020. It was a time for ladies to connect with new friends and share information with a cup of Masala Tea, Coffee & Breakfast. About 150 ladies joined the breakfast networking.

A range of talks and presentations on health, career, and current social issues such as domestic violence were presented by esteemed speakers. A workshop with Bollywood dance music brightened the day with ladies from all age groups having fun dancing to the beats.

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Diwali Mela 2020

Diwali Mela, the Festival of India is one of the biggest multicultural events in Western Australia. This year with over 25,000 visitors were at Claremont Showground on 7th & 8th November 2020 from 3.00 pm to 9:30 pm to enjoy this wonderful event.

Hon. Mark McGowan, Premier of WA, Hon. Paul Papalia, Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, Hon. Sue M Ellery, Minister for Education and Training, Hon. Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services, Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, Mr Antonio (Tony) Krsticevic MLA, Shadow Minister for Community Services; Youth; Special Shadow Minister for Homelessness; Cost of Living; Housing; Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader in Citizenship & Multicultural Affairs (representing leader of opposition), Hon. Catherine (Kate) Esther Doust MLC, MS Dantu Charandasi, Consul General of India and members of the all political parties, and many other dignitaries joined the event. ISWA is thankful to all the guests who joined in the celebration. The event was highly appreciated by the community members.

There were a variety of food and market stalls, kids’ rides, art exhibition, Rangoli competition, Diya decorations for kids, heritage and language stalls, cultural performances throughout the evening and culminating in spectacular fireworks at 8:30 pm on each day.

The celebrations include cultural presentations by local artists, which will have performances by the members of the Indian community and the wider Western Australian community.

Messages and wishes

Diwali Picture Links are available below and being uploaded to our Facebook page.

Diwali Mela Videos will be uploaded soon, please keep an eye in the post for more updates

Photos from Day 1 Diwali Mela 2020


More pictures coming soon…..

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Promotions from Medibank

See the offers from our sponsor Medibank

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Promotions from Perth GP

See the offers from our sponsor Perth GP

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