for women, by women.

The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Shop is a feminist design concept store in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, showcasing locally sourced and designed products by women (cis, trans) and non-binary artists, designers and makers form across Victoria.

*When we say women, that word always includes trans and
gender diverse women and sistergirls.


On International Women's Day 2020 we opened our feminist makers store QVWC SHOP on the ground floor of the historic Queen Victoria Women's Centre,  in the heart of Melbourne’s QV shopping precinct.

We saw an opportunity to bring our creative community together and celebrate some of Victoria's finest women and gender diverse artists, designers and makers.


Fast forward three years and one global pandemic later, and we feel very lucky to be able to continue our mission to support women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and to share their stories.

values-led gifting

QVWC SHOP showcases products by more than 100 local women-owned and run small businesses, with an aim to represent a diverse section of the creative community.

We are a destination for values-led gifting and offer a curated selection of unique and one-of-a-kind, locally sourced and ethically made gifts, fashion, art, homewares, books, treats and more!


QVWC SHOP is a not for profit organisation and a social enterprise certified with Social Traders.

queen victoria women's centre

The Queen Victoria Women's Centre's vision is that all women* and gender diverse people have a place where they are welcomed, valued and celebrated and have the power to determine their present and future.⁠

Our purpose is to hold and create space for Victorian women and gender diverse people to thrive.⁠

Our values spring from our motto ‘for women by women’, the same motto used by the founding mothers of the original Queen Victoria Hospital for Women and Children established in 1896, led by Dr Constance Stone, Australia’s first registered woman doctor.


In the 12 months from Feb 2023 - Feb 2024 QVWC SHOP have generated $215k revenue to 168 women and gender diverse makers across Victoria.

* When we say ‘women’ it always includes trans and gender diverse women and sistergirls.