Melbourne: Women’s Information WIRE

in 13 other languages, from Amharic to Vietnamese

  • WIRE – Women’s Information provides free information, support and referrals to women across Victoria.
  • Women contact WIRE to talk things through with a sensitive, supportive and skilled woman.
  • At WIRE, we’ll take on anything. No problem is too big or too small.
  • WIRE services include a phone support service, a walk-in centre, and this comprehensive, searchable website.
  • … (Homepage).

Who; Where; Phone support; Training; Events; Research; Media Center; Contribute; Jobs;
Address/Walk In Centre: 10:30am to 5pm Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Ground Floor 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia;

About: … Thanks to a $2,500 grant from the City of Melbourne, we have been able to translate some basic information about WIRE’s service into 13 languages… //  

… WIRE History:

  • WIRE – Women’s Information was formed in 1984 by the combined efforts of many organisations such as the Women’s Electoral Lobby, Lifeline, the Victorian Police and the YWCA. Women had many questions concerning major life choices and their basic human rights and were seeking complex support and information to help find solutions. Twenty plus years on WIRE has evolved into a comprehensive information, support and referral service.
  • WIRE has a multi-faceted role in the community, with a volunteer staff of around 100 women. In the 1990s WIRE – Women’s Information established online services, providing information through the Internet and email enquiries. WIRE’s Women’s Information Centre (WIC) commenced operation in December 1999, enabling women to access information at a central city location. Today, WIRE services include a phone support service, the walk-in centre, training, education, and this comprehensive, searchable website.


  • Across all its services, WIRE aspires to be recognised for quality and consistency in informing, supporting, knowing and voicing the concerns of Victorian women.


  • WIRE believes that women have a right to accurate and timely information to make informed decisions and choices in their lives.
  • WIRE makes a difference in women’s everyday lives by enabling them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to increase control and decision making in their lives.
  • WIRE respects and acknowledges the diversity of women’s experiences.
  • WIRE values robust debate focused on issues.
  • WIRE values collaborative processes.
  • WIRE in working to influence structural change and overcome structural inequalities for women.
  • WIRE understands the need for dialogue and action to effect change.

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