Women support Women


With the opening of the Women's House Te Whare Āwhina Mō Ngā Wāhine Puawai at 44 Trafalgar Street in December 1996, the foundation for the current Women's Centre was laid. The Nelson Women's Centre today continues to be the "dynamic, safe and caring women's house where all women may flourish" that was intended to be set up when our current facility was purchased.


At the Nelson Women's Centre, we help women in change who look for support and connection  to adjust to their new situation.


We listen. We care. We engage.

We help women from all walks of life through practical support and by providing a homely environment where they can create new bonds in a judgement free environment. Women of all ethnicities, incomes, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and abilities are welcome at NWC.


Our practical support includes general advice, social work, counselling, group events, workshops and food. We are open to the public from Monday to Friday to drop-in and offer appointments for more lengthy enquiries. Our Centre is also available to be booked for individuals and group meetings. 




The Nelson Women's Centre has many supporters who help us so we can help others. Our free and low-cost services are made possible by the generous support from:


Lone Star Farms, Kai Rescue Nelson, Fresh As Bakery, Good Bitches Baking, Library Knitters Nelson, Kmart Richmond, The Mountain Warehouse Nelson, The Warehouse Nelson, The MenzShed Nelson, Nelson Tasman Methodist Church 

Contact us

Phone: 03 546 7986

Email: office@nelsonwc.org.nz

Visit us:

44 Trafalgar Street, The Wood

Nelson 7010, New Zealand

Centre opening hours:


Temporarily closed to drop-ins.

By appointment only.


 About us


We are an Incorporated Society since 2008.

NZBN number: 9429042921783

Charity registration number: CC25321