Quaker Centre


Silver Wattle is a Retreat and Conference Centre in the Canberra region, owned and managed by a not-for-profit Quaker company.

We promote social and religious education, witness and service, especially in the areas of peace/nonviolence, earthcare/sustainability, justice/equality, Aboriginal and interfaith wisdom.

We welcome serious seekers in all spiritual traditions and none.

Tracy Bourne and her family have been warmly welcomed as they settle into living at Silver Wattle.  Tracy is the Centre Director for 2015

Where is Silver Wattle?

Our Learning Program 2015 –  short courses, workshops and retreats

PLEASE NOTE:  Maranaha Giriya – Understanding Aboriginal Spirituality has been unavoidably postponed to Fri-Sun 22-24 May.  There are places available at the new date.

Would you like to offer a course or workshop yourself?

Or make suggestions for inclusion in our Learning Program?

Or get involved –  by being a volunteer?

Are you looking for a Venue Hire ?  Take a look at our facilities, accommodation and services

Quakers Australia –  more information about Quakers in Australia or find interesting websites

Meeting for Worship is held in the Quaker manner on 2nd and 4th Sundays each month, at 11am – 12 noon, except when the Centre is closed.  Please check on our calendar and phone beforehand.

Our Photographs

All photographs on this webpage were taken on-site, by Silver Wattle staff and helpers.  We do not use photos from other sources. We acknowledge and express our thanks for the many skilled photos taken by Susan Clarke.

Can you help sustain and develop Silver Wattle’s work?

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. If you would like your own copy of this DVD, please contact us.