Council & Membership

WEA Sydney Council

The democratic and voluntary traditions of the WEA have created an approach that is unique in adult education. The WEA believes that education can contribute to the creation of a more democratic and just society.

WEA’s ability to involve students in their own learning has long been admired as has our willingness to contribute to educational debates. Whilst WEA Sydney offers a whole range of educational and training activities it has maintained its unique identity as a provider of courses in the humanities, arts and social sciences.

Any student enrolling in a current WEA class may nominate themselves at any time during the year as a student representative on the Council of WEA Sydney. Council meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at 5.30pm in WEA House.

Download our Student Representative Form


We urge you to become a WEA Sydney member. In an era of declining government support for adult & community education, your membership provides tangible support for the association and entitles you to stand as a Representative of Individual Members on the WEA Sydney Council, the association’s monthly democratic forum.

Membership only costs $20 a year and includes two free members' lectures with refreshments, and priority mailing of course catalogues.