We offer services such as social worker support, advocacy, information on women's rights, counselling, a library, children's toys and games, an Op Shop, and a programme of workshops.

We are happy to assist with food, clothing, toileteries and other items that are needed when times get difficult. 

Make yourself at home during our opening hours - Children are welcome too! We have a children's corner with games and toys. Come-in for a cup of tea, coffee, a chat and/or to meet other women from all walks of life.

We also host regular and occasional groups and have rooms available to rent at low cost.


Social Work and Counselling

We are one of the few places in Nelson where women can access very low-cost counselling without referral. Our Social Worker can help with advocacy, information, support with accessing help from other organisations, and general advice. They will also be your first port of call to refer you on to our Counsellors if you need the extra support.


Drop-In Space


Come in for a cuppa (watch out for soup days in fall or winter). We have a welcoming kitchen/lounge area, a cozy log burner in the winter, and a sunny deck out the back. Come meet other women or enjoy a safe quiet space on your own. Kai rescue provides us with fresh fruit, veggies and other pantry staples (Mondays and Wednesdays) which anyone is welcome to access.


Op Shop

We have an Op Shop. Come find (or donate) women's and children's clothes and small household goods. All proceeds from the Op Shop go right back into the operation of the Nelson Women's Centre.



We offer quality Art and Discovery workshops for all women. Please check the WORKSHOPS & COURSES tab to download our latest offerings for the term.


Women's Library and Book Club

We have books and magazines in the lounge. Come have a browse, sign out books for a month, bring them back when you're done.

Our Book Club meets monthly at the Centre. Check out NEWS & EVENTS for the latest schedule.

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:

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