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What is The Wheeler Centre? 

The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks.  

We support writers, readers and thinkers. Through live and digital conversations, debates, readings, performances and discussions, our goal is to deepen public engagement with the most pressing topics of the day. We are dedicated to creative collaboration, community engagement, diversity, and innovation. For more information about our history, purpose, vision and principles, please visit About Us 


Is The Wheeler Centre open to the public during business hours? 

Outside of our public events, our reception hours are by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact For information on how to access the Writers Victoria Library, visit their website. 


Can you offer advice on publishing or help me get published? 

The Wheeler Centre cannot offer you publishing advice. However, our resident organisation Writers Victoria can provide resources via their website and membership services.  


What fellowships and programs does The Wheeler Centre provide to writers? 

While we cannot provide direct referrals for writers to publishers or agents, we do offer opportunities for writers through the Hot Desk Fellowship and The Next Chapter program.  


Can The Wheeler Centre help connect me to book clubs, editors, illustrators and writers? 

We cannot provide support in referring you to book clubs, editors, illustrators and writers. However, for editing questions, please contact the Melbourne branch of the Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd).


Can you please connect me with a previous guest presenter? 

While The Wheeler Centre does not provide any contact information from past presenters, you can find out more about them by searching our website.  


Does The Wheeler Centre offer internship and work experience opportunities?  

We are not offering internship or work experience opportunities at this point in time.


Can I provide suggestions to your Programming team? 

The Wheeler Centre appreciates all feedback and suggestions relating to its programming. You can get in touch with us here.


Who are the Resident Organisations located within The Wheeler Centre? 

A list of all Resident Organisations can be found here. 


Where can I find information regarding ticketing and events? 

All ticketing information can be found here. 


Are The Wheeler Centre events recorded?

Yes, The Wheeler Centre aims to record and release as many of its events digitally for free after the event, either via our YouTube channel or our podcast. This is dependent on a number of factors and not always guaranteed. If you have any questions regarding access to digital events, please contact our ticketing team here. For all interviews, articles, videos and podcasts released by The Wheeler Centre, please check our Watch, Listen, Read page on our website.


Does The Wheeler Centre have venues for hire?

Yes, you can find information regarding venue hire here. For further information, please get in touch with our team at

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Centre stands. We acknowledge and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their Elders, past and present, as the custodians of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.