- 23 June 1855
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
- Philanthropic organisation
- Alternative Names
- Geelong & Western District Female Benevolent Association (Previous name)
The Geelong and Western District Ladies Benevolent Association is a non-sectarian philanthropic organisation, whose aims on formation were to provide emergency relief to the poor, in particular to women, and homes for 'aged helpless females'.
The demands on their services rose and fell with economic circumstances such as the collapse of the land boom. The advent of the aged pension, and later the extension of Government welfare, reduced the call on their services in the early - mid-twentieth century. The Association is still in existence, providing assistance during illness and other misfortunes.