Quick Exit

Our History

Luma is a not-for-profit organisation which has been providing services for Western Australian women since 1977.

Over the years, Luma has grown from a small medical and counselling clinic for women in the 70’s, to a holistic, integrated, one-stop shop for women of all ages, stages, cultures and identities.

Today, we are a dynamic team of 85 women: therapists, support workers, doctors, nurses, counsellors, corporate officers, receptionists, dietitians, executives, board members, specialists and peer workers.

Together, we support and empower women.

Two of Luma's staff members chat in an office while holding cups of tea

Our History

  • 1977
    Opening of Women’s Health Care House in Glendower Street, Highgate, offering medical and counselling services for women.
  • 1988
    English classes for migrant women commence.
  • 1989
    Whitfords Women’s Health Centre commences.
  • 1991
    Domestic Violence Support Group commences.
  • 1992
    Perth Women’s Centre opens on Aberdeen Street.
  • 1994
    Counselling for Abuse by Health Professionals program commences.
  • 1996
    Award winning Mental Health Community Outreach Project, now known as ‘Be Well’ commences.
  • 1998
    Women’s Healthworks opens in Joondalup.
  • 2001
    Award winning Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Service commences.
  • 2005
    Women’s Healthcare House and Perth Women’s Centre merge under name Women’s Health Services.
  • 2006
    Physical activity program commences, including exercise classes for migrant women.
  • 2007
    Volunteer Program commences.
  • 2008
    Building commences on purpose built service in Newcastle Street.
  • 2009
    Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Services now in six different locations – Perth, Northbridge, Mirrabooka, Gosnells, Fremantle, Mandurah.
  • 2010
    Women’s Health Services renamed as Women’s Health & Family Services.
  • 2012
    Rural in Reach program commences, the first of its kind in Western Australia, delivering services to regional community centres.
  • 2014
    Joondalup Healthworks merges with Women’s Health and Family Services.
  • 2016
    Training and Education program commences, providing gender specific training and education.
  • 2017
    Workplace Wellbeing Survey developed to help workplaces access psychological risk factors within the workplace.
  • 2018
    Children’s Therapy Room renovation completed.
  • 2023
    Our programs for eating disorders underwent an expansion to cater to youth and all genders, through 6 programs.
  • 2023
    Rebrand project: Womens Health & Family Services becomes Luma.