Membership Benefits


When you become a member of JCI Illawarra, you have access to an array of exciting opportunities to enrich your personal and professional experience:
  • Network with like-minded people
  • Access professional development courses
  • Explore leadership opportunities
  • Practice public speaking in a safe environment
  • Participant in the JCI ‘Mentor Me’ program
  • Volunteer at fundraising initiatives
  • Join JCI Illawarra committees and the Board
  • Receive the JCI e-newsletter
  • Option to attend JCI Conferences around the world

The Illawarra is nestled between the sapphire Tasman sea and the lush green escarpment. We are a region that was born of steel, but today driven by innovation, brilliant ideas and a motivated community.

Junior Chamber International, Illawarra branch is made up of an empowered group of people who believe that by coming together we can make a difference in our beautiful and diverse region. Here at JCI Illawarra, we provide opportunities for our members to work with their community, through volunteering, networking and learning opportunities that expand both their personal and professional capacity.

The connections you make at JCI Illawarra are powerful. We have the ability to leverage the influence of a global network of JCI branches, which is made up of more than 200,000 young people from over 100 countries. As a united JCI community, we know that we can make a significant change, locally and globally.

The Face of JCI Illawarra

2024 Board of Directors

Marie Russo
Local President
Bianca Hunt
Immediate Past Local President
Julia Najjar
Local Vice President
Melannie Thomas
Executive Officer