A place to write

Need a place to write? Writers Victoria has options available for our individual members and for writing groups who have taken out a writing group membership.

Writing groups and organisations

Writers Victoria has an annual allocation of room booking places within the Wheeler Centre, which is a space we share with several other literary organisations.

If you would like to book a meeting room for your writers group, your group will need to become a Writers Victoria member in our writing group / not-for-profit organisation category ($145 for one year or $260 for two years).

Currently, this includes the ability to book up to 12 two-hour meetings per year. This works out at $6.04/hour for an inner-city meeting room space, or $5.42/hour if your group takes out a two-year writing group membership. Plus your group's representative will receive the usual member benefits of course discounts, one copy of each edition of The Victorian writer magazine and our weekly enews.

Meeting room space is subject to availability and is regulated to one membership category, one room and a set number of meeting room hours per year. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee that your booking will be in a specific room. Unused bookings cannot be rolled over into the following year’s membership.

If your meeting takes place out of standard office hours, a representative from your group will need to undertake a security induction with staff from the Wheeler Centre in order to collect a swipe access card for each meeting.

Room bookings can be used for writing meetings or for internal organisation events only. For bookings for a particular room or for events that involve the general public, tickets (even for free activities), commercial activities or reception duties, you are welcome to book directly through the Wheeler Centre on 9094 7809 or by emailing the Wheeler Centre.

Individual members

Individual members who need a space to write are able to make use of the Writers Victoria library during business hours. There is no need to book or alert us that you are intending the make use of the table.

Or if you need dedicated space and time to work on your writing, you could think about booking one of our heritage writing studios.  These spaces are discounted for our members. As these are quiet writing spaces they are not available for writing groups.