The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks.
The Wheeler Centre exists to support writers, readers and thinkers. Through live and digital conversations, debates, readings, performances and discussions, it deepens public engagement with the most pressing topics of the day, without fear or favour. It is dedicated to creative collaboration, community engagement, diversity, and innovation.
Founded in 2009, the Wheeler Centre is firmly established at the heart of Victoria’s rich cultural life and Melbourne’s status as a vibrant UNESCO City of Literature. Based in the Melbourne CBD on Little Lonsdale St, the Centre is also a hub and home for writers and key literary organisations, including the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Writers’ Victoria, Express Media, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Australian Poetry and Small Press Network.
The Wheeler Centre supports and amplifies the many voices that make sense of the world through books, writing and storytelling. The Centre is committed to the discussion of ideas to enhance and strengthen the creative connections we share.
Our vision is to inspire curiosity, connection and engagement through the transformative power of storytelling.
The Conversations to Create Change 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan represents an exciting next chapter for Melbourne’s iconic Wheeler Centre. Casting our eyes wider to be more outwardly focused, we pledge to be more expansive, collaborative, and innovative.
The new strategy is framed around guiding principles that:
- Focus on people
- Build a culture that listens
- Welcome innovative storytelling
- Expand the reach of the Centre’s activities to suburban, regional, interstate and international audiences across both live and digital platforms
- Create engaging conversations to inspire all people
- Excite diverse audiences
- Provide a framework for bold, collaborative, and inclusive activities
To read the Conversations to Create Change 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan click here.
You can download the Wheeler Centre’s annual reports (PDF format) via the links below.