Our management committee is a group of compassionate and persistent leaders, from both the business and community sectors in Toowoomba, who are determined to effect change in our region.


Connecting vulnerable women so they believe they matter.



Toowoomba Women’s Collective is a local charity, established in late 2018 to help the most vulnerable women in our region.

CEO, Amanda Dalton has worked in the social services sector for more than 20 years and when she identified that services simply weren’t available for vulnerable women in our region, she decided to do something about it. Amanda gathered together a group of passionate and persistent leaders from the Toowoomba community and in September 2018, we were launched by Minister for Women, Di Farmer. We are thrilled to have opened the doors of Protea Place just a short twelve months later with an incredible amount of support from the Toowoomba Community.

Toowoomba Women’s Collective is a charity with deductible gift recipient status, which makes any donations to our work tax-deductible.

A Little Of Our Story


The Toowoomba Women’s Collective is a group of passionate and caring women who have joined forces to advocate and action change for vulnerable women in the Toowoomba Region.

Our goal has been to create a safe day space for women experiencing housing crisis to access showers, laundry facilities, meals, case management, emotional and practical support, friendship, phone charging, access to internet and computers along with direct referral to a range of health and housing options.

This initiative, Protea Place, came to fruition on September 24th, 2019 with our official launch.


Protea Place Toowoomba

Protea Place will provide a safe day space for women to connect to practical supports, where women can receive holistic care under one roof.

Everyone deserves to have their basic needs met – a shower, a hot meal, a place to wash your clothes and the ability to access necessities like clothes, toiletries and hygiene products. And importantly – the basic human need of connection. To talk to someone who cares. There is currently no place in Toowoomba for women to access these services.