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When Melbourne was designated a City of Literature by UNESCO, recognising the city’s international leadership in books, writing and ideas, the Wheeler Centre was born. And in just six years, the Wheeler Centre has established itself as one of Australia’s leading arts organisations, dedicated to the transformative power of public conversation.

Without the vision and generosity of the State Government of Victoria, we wouldn’t exist. Without the vision and generosity of Tony and Maureen Wheeler, our patrons after which the Centre is named, we couldn’t create and maintain our extraordinary programme of activity.

But now, critically – without your contribution – we won’t be able to build on our early successes, and ensure that the Wheeler Centre remains the best and most ambitious organisation it can be. That’s where you can play a vital role.

Whether as an organisation or as an individual, your vision and generosity will help us to build upon our successes and ensure that the Wheeler Centre becomes the world-leading cultural institution it is designed to be.

Corporate Partnerships

Find out about how a partnership can help your business play a key role in Melbourne’s cultural and intellectual life. Or start a conversation today about Sponsorship.


Capturing our ideas, memories and reality through stories helps us make sense of ourselves, our lives and our world. Become a part of what we do. You can Adopt a Word or join our group of major donors, Conversation Starters. Every contribution counts.

Our Partners

Meet our partners – the individuals, organisations, trusts and foundations whose vision and generosity are helping us to grow and thrive.