Women in Agriculture and Business of SA Inc.

Women in Agriculture and Business of SA Inc. (WAB) is a South Australian state-wide support and communication network for rural women, especially those interested or involved in primary industries. WAB has a network of branches from the west coast, lower and mid north, riverland and south east. Branches usually meet monthly to work on community projects, discuss wider issues or attend guest presentations and workshops.

Friendship is an important part of WAB meetings.

WAB was formed at Riverton in 1917 to meet the needs of women who were isolated and who were working with their families to establish farms and homes in rural districts. From those early days WAB has had close links with the Agricultural Bureau and various government agencies.

WAB is also affiliated with Associated Country Women of the World which has links with the United Nations and with the National Council of Women South Australia.

State Conference and Regional Gatherings

The State Conference is hosted in turn by WAB Regions by a branch from that region. Regional meetings are also held.


Every year WAB chooses a theme.  Branches are encouraged to promote the theme through speakers, activities and events. The Theme for 2023/2024 is Rural Women Together.

Country of Study

Each year WAB chooses a country of study. Members will learn about the history, culture and the environment of these countries. In 2023/2024 the WAB Country of Study will be Iceland.


WAB chooses an organisation from within Australia or overseas to support annually.  Branches learn about the organisation and raises funds to donate to the project. The 2023/24 project is Food Bank

Branches use the chosen theme, country of study and project in planning guest speakers and activities for the year.