Silver Wattle is a Retreat and Conference Centre in the Canberra region, owned and managed by an Australian Quaker not-for-profit company.
The Centre is 40 minutes by road out of Canberra, close to Bungendore NSW, and overlooking the spectacular landscape of Weereewa (Lake George).
Please go to ‘About Us’ for more information.
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Our Principles and Practice
We welcome serious seekers of all faith traditions and none.
Individually and corporately, we practice the Quaker testimonies to Equality, Truth/Integrity, Simplicity, Peace and Community. We are committed to care of the Earth, to environmentally-responsible practices and to truthful, ethical business methods.
Venue Hire: We warmly welcome small conferences, adult learning, corporate training and residential community gatherings. Your own event can be comfortably accommodated in this quiet and spacious Centre. Please go to Venue Hire for more information, and contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss your needs.
Silver Wattle’s Annual Learning Program offers short courses, workshops and directed retreats:
- spiritual formation and prayer
- Quaker heritage and processes in decision-making and reconciliation
- preparing for active witness in nonviolent social change
- training in sustainable living
- a meeting space within the setting of a Spirit-led Quaker community.
View the 2014 Learning Program or search our calendar in the next column →
Meeting for Worship in the Quaker manner is held on 2nd and 4th Sundays each month, at 11am – 12 noon (except when closed for summer and winter breaks). You are welcome to join us. Please check the calendar.
All photographs on this webpage were taken on-site, by Silver Wattle staff. We do not use photos from other sources. We acknowledge and express our thanks for the skilled landscape, wildlife and venue photos taken by Susan Clarke, resident Cook and Compassionate Communication Course leader.
We are seeking further support to sustain the Centre in the long-term. The SWQC Board recognises the work done and financial support given over the last five years, by many individuals and Quaker meetings. There is much yet to be done and we are confident Way will continue to open in the future. If you can help – by donation or voluntary work - please email us and we will arrange a conversation with you.
You can learn more about Silver Wattle by watching this video (in two parts) which launched our original appeal in 2009 and can also be found on YouTube. If you would like your own copy of this DVD, please contact us.