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We are an independent advocate for women and girls. Since 1985, we have been promoting true gender equality through annual grants, targeted research, education, policy submissions, events and more.

We have a thirty year tradition of progressive philanthropy and are one of the oldest women’s funds in the world.

Everything we do is about creating an equal future for all. We advocate for violence prevention, fair wages for equal work, and the equal representation of women and men in the decision making processes that shape our lives.

We firmly believe in the power of the collective — by joining together today, we know that we can make a better tomorrow.

The Mother Load

The Mother Load

Is the question of economic security for women – waged and unwaged – simply too vexed for our nation to handle?

Mary Crooks AO
Our Grants

Our Grants

Would you like to make a lasting impact in your community? Are you passionate about strategic, gender-wise philanthropy? Establishing a Sub-Fund within the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust...

Policy + Advocacy

Policy + Advocacy

so that in this lifetime we will be: equally paid for the same work safe on the streets and in our homes equally represented in our parliament and...


Breakthrough: "the biggest gender equality conference in the nation's history."

Breakthrough (hosted by the Victorian Women’s Trust on Nov 25-26) was a giant coming together of all kinds of people and 100+ speakers to talk about the most important opportunity of our times; gender equality.

Ally Oliver-Perham

Be part of the future

Become a Trust donor today, so that in this lifetime we can be:

  • equally paid for the same work
  • safe on the streets and in our homes
  • equally represented in our parliament and leadership positions
  • in charge of our own bodies

Donate now