At IWAA, we aim to lead and deliver quality services to empower and support individuals and communities. IWAA’s focus is on delivering services that respond to community needs.

Our Motto

Our Mission

IWAA’s mission is to spread inclusion across Australia.

Our Vision

We aim to lead and deliver quality services to empower and support individual and communities.

Our Values

Our values embody the commitment of how we consistently provide quality service to our clients and colleagues. At IWAA we demonstrate: 


by ensuring confidential, accountable and ethical practice.


by providing a welcoming service where everyone is treated with fairness, respect and justice.


by being creative and imaginative when it comes to achieving best outcomes for communities.


by ensuring all our services are accessible to all, irrespective of race, gender, culture or faith.


by making a commitment to deliver quality services and ensuring continuous improvement.


by assisting individuals to make positive changes in their lives.

Message from Our CEO
Galila Abdelsalam OAM

For over twenty-five years, IWAA has been delivering Aged Care Support, Disability Support, Settlement Support, and Community Development Services across Queensland. In 2017, we responded to the demand from communities in Sydney for culturally-appropriate Aged Care and Disability Services in this region and officially launched our Sydney service in July 2017. The 8th of July, 2018 saw the official launch of our Melbourne office.

Moving forward, we will strive to:

  • Continue to identify and address community needs.
  • Ensure that continuous improvement remains at the cornerstone of all of our practices and service deliveries.
  • Effectively market and promote our services, so that both internal and external stakeholders have a clear understanding of our vision, goals, and practices.
  • Upskill and develop our human resources through the establishment of a performance-based culture that delivers through teamwork.

Our History

August 1991: first gathering of Muslim women to discuss forming their own organisation. 

February 1992: First official meeting of Islamic Women’s Association of Queensland. 

July 1992: IWAQ became incorporated 

November 1992: First AGM 

1995 – 1996: First recurrent Settlements grants, literacy grant 

1997 – 1999: First Aged Care & Disabilities funding 

1999: IWAQ officially launched aged care program at IWAQ 

2000: IWAQ hosts its first Iftar 

2001: IWAQ purchases its first property – located in Sunnybank. 

2005: IWAQ received funding for its first respite cottage. 

2006: IWAQ purchases its second property – located in Sunnybank. 

2008: IWAQ purchases its third property – located n Runcorn. 

2010: IWAQ purchases property in Springwood. 

2012: IWAQ celebrates 20 years’ birthday. 

Management Team

Beengul Ali
Beengul Ali
SETS and CAMS Manager
Galila Abdelsalam OAM
Galila Abdelsalam OAM
Chief Executive Officer
Muna Ibrahim
Muna Ibrahim
Chief Operations Officer
Naima Estrada
Naima Estrada
Operations Manager
Sue Hamdoush
Sue Hamdoush
Manager, NSW, VIC & SA
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