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GFS Australia Incorporated


GFS Australia

GFS Australia used to be known as the Girls’ Friendly Society. GFS Australia began as a local branch of the Girls’ Friendly Society. GFS was founded in England in 1875 by Mary Townsend.

Welcome to the website of GFS Australia.  We hope this is a place for our members and all interested people. You will find things to help you in your GFS Journey and to keep in touch (or reconnect) with friends.

GFS Australia, like many organisations that began over 125 years ago, strives to keep relevant and maintain our identity in today’s society.

The theme for this 3 year term is:

  Many Parts – One Body.

Gail Orchard our Chairman for 2015-2018 is based in Newcastle, New South Wales. A short profile on our current Executive can be found at the National Executive page.

We hope you find our website useful. If we can help more or if you have any suggestions for content please contact us.

GFS Australia National Council 7-13 January 2018

GFS Australia

GFS Motto ~ Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfil the Law of Christ. Galatians 6:2