Providing an essential support network for the Muslim community

Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia (MWASA) is a diverse group of individuals based in Adelaide who are committed enriching the lives of the Muslim women community in South Australia. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, MWASA has diligently served for the social, educational, religious and recreational needs of Muslim women and their families in South Australia for over 25 years. Our services and programs aim to bring together communities and build on their strength.

With a membership of over 300 women and their families, MWASA thrives to provide an essential support network to the South Australian Muslim community.

Our services and programs at a glance:

  • Settlement, Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) tailored for newly arrived Muslim refugees and their families including casework services and referrals to mainstream agencies
  • Commonwealth and Home Support Program (CHSP) for seniors aged 65 and above 
  • Adult community Education (ACE) offering English for Work, Numeracy and Digital Literacy classes
  • Cross-cultural training for individuals, service providers, schools and community groups
  • Study circles, support groups and Quran classes to nuture spiritual growth and fostering communal bonds.
MWASA remains steadfast in its mission to empower, educate and uplift the South Australian Muslim community, striving to foster a more inclusive and resilient society for all.



Dora Abbas

Vice Chairperson

Noor Azidah Abdul Aziz


Ramila Chanisheff


Mandy Zhou

Assistant Secretary

Yayan Rahayani

management committee member

Miriam Silva


project manager

Sitiurika Ahmad

Foundation skills Manager

Lily Sulastri Yahya

account officer

Athirah Khalid

sets officer

Maria Rohany & Khadija Alhaj

CHSp Officer

Malikazat Ghayrat & Maria Rohany

Cross Culture Education Officer

Flora Chanisheff

foundation skills tutors

Banafsha Alkhalili & Bushra Bassam

EALD Tutor

Susan Brunner

Social media & marketing assistant

Siti Sarah Nabilah Rozali

Finance assistant

Puteri Nadzirah