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Western Australia - Organisation

Agencies for South West Accommodation (1997 - 2011)

Care Provider and Youth Welfare Service
Alternative Names
  • ASWA (also known as)

Agencies for South West Accommodation (ASWA) was the new name given to Bunyap Inc. ASWA continued to provide supported accommodation services to young people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness throughout the south west of Western Australia. In 2011, ASWA became known as Accordwest.


Agencies for South West Accommodation (ASWA) was new name given to Bunyap Inc. on 13 February 1997.

ASWA was funded through the Youth Supported Accommodation Program (YSAAP) from 1997 to 2009, when it then received funding through the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). Some young people may have been referred by child welfare authorities, but self-referrals were possible under this funding program. In the early 2000s, ASWA was reported (Signposts, 2004 p.595) as being able to accommodate up to 15 young people in emergency, medium and long term accommodation.

In 2011, ASWA changed its name to Accordwest.


1997 - 2011
Location - Agencies for South West Accommodation operated at Bunbury. Location: Bunbury


 1983 - 1993 Bunbury Youth Accommodation Project
       1993 - 1997 Bunyap Inc.
             1997 - 2011 Agencies for South West Accommodation
                   2011 - AccordWest


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'About us: Annual Report 2012-2013', accordwest, Accordwest, 2012,; Department of Commerce, 'Agencies for South West Accommodation Inc Association Number A0823157X', AssociationsOnline, Government of Western Australia, 2012,; Information Services, Department for Community Development, 'p. 595', Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004,; Department for Child Protection and Family Support, internal document 'Country Family Group Homes - All Items' received 7 March 2014.

Prepared by: Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser