About Us

Girl Guides Western Australia is a member organisation of Girl Guides Australia, and of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). With a membership of over 10 million girls and women in 150 countries, WAGGGS is the largest all-female organisation in the world!

Guiding in Western Australia was established in 1915. Since then, we've grown into one of the largest youth organisation for girls and young women in Western Australia, with over 2000 youth members and over 500 volunteer Leaders and adult members. 
Girl Guides Western Australia is made up of 15 Regions throughout both metropolitan and rural areas. Regions usually include a number of multi-aged Units, with youth members aged 5 to 17, Leaders (18+) and Junior Leaders (14-17) in various roles.


Girl Guides Western Australia is an organisation that creates safe and friendly environments for children and young people where they: 

  • have fun and make friends
  • can feel safe and are protected from harm
  • can have a say in planning activities and other decisions affecting them
  • are listened to
  • are respected
  • try new challenges
  • have their best interests considered and upheld 

We are an organisation that welcomes and actively seeks members from all racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic groups. Girl Guides Western Australia is a not-for-profit organisation. Find out what Girl Guides do.

We are also a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Mission

Our mission is to empower girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members.

Vision

Girl Guides Western Australia continues to meet our Vision to be the leading organisation for girls and young women that:

  • Is relevant and attractive
  • Develops confident, capable and responsible generations for the future
  • Is recognised and acknowledged by the community
  • Is actively involved in society

Girl Guides Australia

Girl Guides Western Australia is a member organisation of Girl Guides Australia, and in turn a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Girl Guides Australia is comprised of seven member organisations, one in each of the six States and the Northern Territory. Over 30,000 girls and women in Australia are Girl Guides. Girl Guides Australia’s responsibilities as a member of WAGGGS are to: 

  • be involved in the policy-making of WAGGGS
  • provide girls and young women with quality Guiding
  • give young women the opportunity to take a decision-making role in Girl Guides Australia
  • fulfill WAGGGS goals and strategic plan
  • ensure efficiency and effective management of Girl Guides Australia, with a suitable structure to meet needs
  • take an active role in the Asia Pacific Region, attending events and communicating with the World Bureau
  • fulfill the conditions of membership as set out in the WAGGGS Constitution  

Visit the Girl Guides Australia website for more details.

WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)

Girl Guides Australia is one of the Founding Members of WAGGGS which is the largest organisation for girls and women in the world with ten million members in over 146 countries. The WAGGGS World map is made up of five regions Africa Region, Arab Region, Asia Pacific Region, Europe Region and the Western Hemisphere Region. Girl Guides Australia is a member of the Asia Pacific WAGGGS Region. WAGGGS was formed in 1928 and provides a platform for discussion, debate and decision making about issues that affect girls and young women.

Visit the WAGGGS website for more details.