A PWC consists of regional or State representatives from welfare providers, industry, government and unions, with a common goal of providing quality onshore seafarer welfare facilities in their port.  

While there are many similarities, each port is different in the way it operates and caters for the welfare of international seafarers. The PWC will work together to discuss and resolve seafarer welfare issues at the respective ports. 
ASWC organises a joint PWC forum on an annual basis, providing all PWCs and ASWC members the opportunity to share experiences and provide advice on seafarer welfare matters. 

Port Welfare Committees by State

Currently there are 18 PWCs located at various Australian ports.  

Interested in setting up a Port Welfare Committee?  

Establishing a PWC comes down to finding the right representatives — it is essential to find those who support and understand seafarers needs and have knowledge of and connections in local ports. 

Contact us to express your interest.