About Us

Since 1913 we have been offering adults the chance to meet like-minded people and to study what they want, how they want and when they want. Based in the Sydney CBD, we are a not for profit organisation, so you can be sure that your needs come first. Whether you are interested in History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, or Art, you too can be part of the WEA community.


Mission Statement

WEA Sydney is a voluntary, independent, not-for-profit adult education organisation. Our mission is to provide adults with stimulating and varied educational activities which develop their knowledge, understanding and skills. Within our program we place special emphasis on providing opportunities for the serious and objective study of the arts, humanities and sciences. We are committed to:

  • Maintaining excellence in all aspects of our work
  • Encouraging students to participate in their own education and in WEA’s democratic management structure
  • Facilitating access for all who seek to take part in our activities

We believe that WEA activities are of value both to individuals both in their personal life and in their role as citizens in a democratic society.