A message from CEO Kelda Oppermannimg_1546

Zonta House is committed to recognition and equality of all Culturally and Linguistic Diverse people. We work from a place of respect, tolerance and fairness where we aim to provide access to high quality and equitable services free of bias and constriction. As an organisation we stand against any oppression or discrimination and promote only equality, fairness and justice. 

Zonta House Refuge Association also acknowledges the traditional owners/custodians of the land on which we operate. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and emerging in respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their memories, traditions and culture.

We are committed to working collaboratively with individuals, groups and communities to enhance the safety and wellbeing of all women and children.

Zonta House clientele

Our clients are as varied in age, race and culture as the nation we live in. In the 2017/2018 financial year, 24% of women that presented to our crisis refuge identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and a further 27% of clients identified as culturally and linguistically diverse.


Zonta House Refuge Association work closely with the following organisations:

Jacaranda Community Centre: A not for profit, grass roots incorporated community organisation that provides support to people on low-incomes living in the City of Belmont and surrounding areas which is 80% Aboriginal. They provide an advocacy service to assist clients with housing and finance concerns and family support and counselling. 

We currently receive support from Jacaranda in the form of a financial counsellor once a week for the support of our clients.