About Us

The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre is an iconic Melbourne landmark that testifies to the enduring contribution of women’s enterprise to Victoria’s  social, economic and cultural heritage.


Queen Victoria Women's Centre - Lonsdale Street


Built in 1848 as the original Melbourne Hospital, from 1946 the building now known as the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre was the premises of the Queen Victoria Hospital, which was one of three hospitals in the world founded, managed and staffed by women.  read more

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust

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.  read more

Our Resident Organisations

The Centre works with like-minded organisations – particularly the Centre’s residents – to build a community of interest and expertise in the promotion and facilitation of women’s enterprise and economic participation. These organisations with complementary goals and functions are collaborating to advocate for women’s financial health.  read more


The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre offers four convenient, cost effective venue spaces in the beautiful setting of a heritage building.  This beautiful historical locale offers the perfect setting for functions of all sizes.  Our venues can hold celebratory events, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, board meetings and smaller gatherings.  read more