The Cranbrook WIFE branch was formed in 2014 and has continuously increased in number. We currently attract our members from the Great Southern Region including Cranbrook, Tambellup, Kendenup, Frankland, Plantagenet and Gnowangerup.

Our branch meetings are held every second month and in 2017 it was decided to trial holding our meetings at a different winery within the region. This will hopefully allow us to hold our meetings first with either a general discussion or guest speaker, followed by lunch and a chance to socialise with other members.

Great discussion has come out of our meetings and we have enjoyed having a number of guest speakers travel to address our group. We have covered topics such as basic accounting with a local lawyer and accountant, a fire readiness course, tie down laws, CBH tour (both Cranbrook and Albany sites) landcare discussion, setting up solar power, using drop box, hiring overseas workers and many more.

We have also worked with Partners in Grain to present two workshops - Farm Office Efficiencies and Being a Better Boss. These workshops were open to the wider community and were well supported.

Our branch is lucky enough to have the services of the local day care open to accommodate those children that are in need of care during our meetings, allowing a number of mums to attend. 

Committee for 2018:
President – Kate Pollard
Secretary – Anika Watterson
Treasurer – Wendy Chant

We welcome new members and are open to women of all ages.  

For more information, please contact us at cranbrook@wife.org.au or via WIFE Contact page and state Cranbrook Branch.