The Trust was established under the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust Act 1994 to govern the Centre, which acts as a statutory authority consistent with the meaning of ‘public body’ in section 3 of the Financial Management Act 1994.
The Trust comprises up to 12 members, appointed by the Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Women’s Affairs, to fulfil the following obligations as prescribed by the establishing Act:
- Manage the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust land and use it for the purposes of a facility known as the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
- Provide on the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust land, services and facilities for women including health information services, rest and meeting rooms, and other services and facilities
- Provide information in relation to the services and facilities provided by the QVWC
- Provide for the management, operation, use and promotion of the Centre
- Provide for the efficient financial management of the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust land and Centre and seek funding for the Centre; and
- Undertake any other functions that are conferred on the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust by the Act
The Trust is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. Members of the Trust meet on a monthly basis to fulfil the Centre’s strategic directions, policies and philosophy.
The Trust Members are: