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The   2-2.5 hours Women’s  Tour visits key heritage and architectural sites in Melbourne. It commences from Parliament House. We visit historic  places linked to significant women identities from all walks of Melbourne life and times, milestone events and important contributions to justice, the arts, political reform, business and civic progress. Also suitable for secondary and primary students learning how communities evolve and change.


Significant women’s places in Melbourne include:

1. Tasma Terrace

2. The Great Petition

3. Caroline Chisholm Cairn

4. Womens Underground Toilet

5. Parliament House

6. Green Latrine

7. Princess Theatre

8. Windsor Hotel

9 . The Lyceum

10. Grosvenor Chambers

11. WCTU Rooms

12. The Melbourne Club

13 Harley House

14 Alexandra Club

15 Le Louvre

16 Nauru House, 80 Collins St, is visible through the open space next to Le Louvre.

17. St Michael’s Uniting Church

18. Scots Church

19. Flinders Lane

21. Assembly Hall

22. Theosophical Society

23. The Atheneaum

24. Former Underground Women’s Toilet

25. Chinatown

26. Queen Victoria Hospital

27. State Library

29. City Watch House

30. Old Melbourne Gaol

31. Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy

32. Storey Hall

33. Women’s Liberation Office

34. Welsh Church

35. YWCA’s Jasper Hotel

36. WCTU Drinking Fountain

32. Storey Hall

33. Women’s Liberation Office

34. Mary McKillop Providence

35. YWCA’s Jasper Hotel

36. WCTU Drinking Fountain

37. Hope Hall, Exhibition Street


The guide book on on Melbourne women sites by Celestina Sagazio is an excellent reference. See also an alternative walk route.  Another great reference is Radical Melbourne 1 and 2 by Jeff and  Jill Sparrow – see our Radical Melbourne Tour.

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