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Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA., the organization's membership exceeds 364,000 in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.


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 60 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

The mission of Toastmasters International is:

"We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders."

Toastmasters International Envisioned Future

To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.

Toastmasters International Values:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Excellence


A region is 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:

  • District 17 (Western Australia)
  • District 69 (Queensland, Northern Territory & Papua New Guinea)
  • District 70 (NSW & ACT)
  • District 72 (New Zealand)
  • District 73 (Victoria, South Australia & Tasmania)
  • District 87 (Indonesia, Brunei and Southern Malaysia)
  • District 90 (NSW)
  • District 112 (New Zealand North Island)


A District is a geographic area established by the Board of Directors of Toastmasters International. There are 124 Districts worldwide.

District 17's geographic area covers all of Western Australia.

The Mission of the District is:

"We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence."


A core unit of the Toastmasters organisation is the club, typically made up of 20 to 30 members. There are over 16,200 clubs in 145 countries. (as at July 2021)

The mission of a Toastmasters club is:

"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth."


The participants - and benefactors - of the entire organisation.

There are currently over 364,000 members worldwide with about 1,000 residing in District 17. (July 2021)

District 17 WA