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.

Where is Silver Wattle?

Our Learning Program 2017 –  short courses, workshops and retreats

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.

Recent News

Susan Clarke has been reappointed as Director 2017-2018 – Read more here.

Our new Business Manager is Mariann Bremner, who will start work at the Centre on Monday, 9th January.  Her hours will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 am to 3 pm.

Shirin Richards, our new Farm Manager will join our community from Monday, 9th January and will be developing our food gardens.



Silver Wattle Quaker Centre holds All-age Meetings for Worship in the manner of Friends on every 2nd Sunday at 11.00am. Please phone us beforehand if you are interested in joining us.

You can learn more about the beginnings of 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.