The Nelson Women's Centre - Te Whare Āwhina mō ngā wāhine puawai is a resource and support centre for all women/wāhine, their children/tamariki and family and whānau in the Nelson Tasman region.


Our mission is to create a place where women can connect, celebrate, and participate in a safe and supportive environment.



We provide social work services and advocacy to women, complemented by our low-cost counselling services, workshops, meeting and drop-in spaces, and an Op Shop. We also have rooms available to rent at low cost.

All women and non-binary people are welcome to drop-in, phone or email us for free referral, information, and advice.  We are a friendly, accessible place open to women of all gender identities, ethnicities, incomes, cultures, sexual orientation, age, and ability.

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Contact us

Phone: 03 546 7986


Visit us:

44 Trafalgar Street, The Wood

Nelson 7010, New Zealand

Centre opening hours:

Monday - Thursday 9am - 2pm

Fridays 9am - 1pm


Closed on public holidays

 About us


We are an Incorporated Society since 2008.

NZBN number: 9429042921783

Charity registration number: CC25321