Get Involved | WEA Sydney

Get Involved

Since our foundation in 1913, many thousands of Sydneysiders have been a part of the WEA Sydney story – and you can be a part of it too, by simply becoming a member, making a donation, joining our council or even teaching at WEA.

Become a Member

WEA Sydney has a growing membership, consisting of students, WEA club members, and individuals just keen to support what WEA does – provide the best short courses in Sydney. Membership only costs $25 for a 1 Year Membership or $60 for a 3 Year Membership and comes with many benefits:

  • A Member discount of 12.5% on all courses & events that applies to all courses and events except for VET / Discussion Group courses, or courses held by external organisations
  • Free enrolment into one of our two special annual free Members Lectures presented by leading tutors on entertaining and enthralling topics
  • An invitation to our end-of-year Christmas drinks party for WEA Sydney tutors and staff
  • The chance to win a $250 voucher in the Members’ Draw every term
  • The WEA Sydney Newsletter either priority mailed or emailed to you quarterly, so you can keep up to date with all our events and activities, and have an insider's view on how WEA works
  • Priority mailing of term course catalogues
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Join our Council

Since its foundation in 1913, the WEA has been governed democratically by its students and members through the WEA Board and Council. Why not become an active participant in this unique educational institution? Our Council welcomes new members to its monthly meetings. Members of the Council & Board work closely with staff in ensuring the smooth organisation of the WEA, and in promoting its work as well as vital input into the courses that WEA offers. Any student enrolled in a current WEA class may nominate themselves at any time during the year as a student representative on the Council. If you would like to join the WEA Sydney Council, please contact us.

Join the WEA Ramblers

WEA Ramblers Sydney provides walks for up to 500 members, with a varied program every weekend and on weekdays. Our leaders plan walks in the national parks accessible from Sydney, as well as in Sydney’s suburbs. All walks are graded for difficulty and planned around public transport. New walks are added regularly.

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