ISWA: Who We Are

Indian Society of Western Australia (ISWA) is a non-profit incorporated in 1972, a long history and single organisation representing all Indians reaching out to more than 80,000 people of Indian origin living in Western Australia.

ISWA organises various regular functions, activities and events like Diwali Mela with thousands of visitors and truly represents the pan India.

Diwali Mela (the festival of lights) one of the biggest multicultural event in Western Australia with over 30,000 visitors expected this year over two days. In the past single day, event day attracted over 15,000 footfalls. There are a variety of food and market stalls, kids rides, cultural performances throughout the day, spectacular fireworks and much more. Being held this year at Claremont Showground, the premium outdoor venue of Perth with trains stopping at the venue.

Holi, the festival of colours, a free event enjoyed by all the age groups attended by mostly youths with over 6,000 visitors.

Primarily ladies event, Naari (Aussie Indian Women’s Expo) attended by over 600 this year.

Medical, financial and other socially relevant seminars for the community with no cost to the community.

Sangam, the spirit of India, one of the biggest theatrical performance as the showcase of Indian traditional and folk dance/music with Bollywood, hosted at premium venues like Perth Convention Centre and Crown Theatre in August every year attended by over 2,200 people.

ISWA Cricket League, an opportunity for the community to participate in competitive sports played by different Associations.

Golf and Badminton training at highly subsidised rates. Free Footy training for kids.

Free Yoga classes. Free use of ISWA seminar rooms to not for profit ISWA affiliated organisations and Seniors for language schools, dance training, meetings, etc.

The Indian Society of WA’s objectives is to foster the participation of Indian ethnic communities in the development of a cohesive, culturally pluralistic society bearing in mind their historical evolution and contribution to the same.  To stimulate and promote interest and appreciation of Indian culture in its widest sense.

To assist, encourage, participate and initiate those activities, which promote the welfare, social, cultural and educational aspects of Australian Indians. To promote joint action and cooperation between Indian ethnic communities on issues of common concern. To cooperate and/or affiliated with any other association in Australia or elsewhere sharing the principals enshrined in these objects. To undertake such other activities as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.

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