Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is an international nonprofit educational organisation dedicated to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. With its headquarters in southern California, the Toastmasters International organisation is governed by a Board of Directors representing various clubs and regions around the globe.

Toastmasters District 17

District 17 (Western Australia) of Toastmasters International is the organisation that represents Toastmasters clubs in all of Western Australia.

Toastmasters Clubs in WA

There are over 80 clubs in Perth and regional Western Australia. You can visit a club for free to find out what it is like. Choose to join and participate when you are ready.

Find out what happens in a typical club meeting.


How Toastmasters is Structured

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International

District 17 Toastmasters is a part of this organisation, as summarised by the hierarchy listed below:


The participants - and benefactors - of the entire organisation. There are currently over 365,000 members worldwide with about 1,700 residing in District 17. (updated Jan 2017)


A core unit of the Toastmasters organisation typically made up of 20 to 30 members. There are 82 Clubs in District 17. (Jan 2017)
The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.


A group of 4 to 6 clubs supported by an area director and area council made up of club officers. There are 19 Areas in District 17. (Jan 2017)

The mission of the Area is to provide district contact, support and services to the club so that the club may in turn fulfill its responsibilities to its members.


A group of 4 to 6 Areas supported by a Division Director and Division council made up of Area Directors. There are 4 Divisions in District 17.

The mission of the Division is to serve the clubs assigned to it by providing district support and resources through the Area Directors.


A geographic area established by the Board of Directors of Toastmasters International. There are 102 Districts worldwide.
District 17's geographic area covers all of Western Australia.
The Mission of the District is to enhance the performance and extend the network of clubs, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program.


A geographic grouping of Districts. There are 14 Regions worldwide with an elected International Director and an appointed Region Advisor, each supporting their Districts.

District 17 is in Region 12, which includes Queensland, the Northern Territory, some parts of Papua New Guinea, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and New Zealand.

Every group within this structure exists solely to improve the activities offered by the Toastmasters program. Each of the larger groups is dedicated to helping the more local groups and individual clubs realise the ...

Toastmaster Vision - Effective Oral Communication

District 17 WA