The Wheeler Centre: Performance Space

176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia




The Wheeler Centre provides Auslan interpreting on request. Please contact them two weeks prior to your event.
Hearing Loop

The Wheeler Centre operates a hearing loop in our Performance Space, which allows patrons who are wearing a hearing aid to tune in to the frequency of the venue.Physical Access

Every effort has been made to ensure that the Wheeler Centre’s events are accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Wheeler Centre events have unallocated seating – please contact us if you require reserved seating to accommodate your access needs.

The Wheeler Centre building is accessible by a ramp located to the right of the entrance on Little Lonsdale Street, approximately 25m along. We are happy for patrons to stay in their chair or to transfer to a seat. Please let them know when you book.

State Library Victoria works, September 2018

If you’re a frequent visitor to the Wheeler Centre, you may have noticed that our neighbours, State Library Victoria, are undergoing a major redevelopment. The Library will remain open throughout construction, with some changes to accessing the building.

As a result of the works, pedestrian traffic on Little Lonsdale Street may be intermittently redirected (with marked crossings) before 5pm on weekdays. Additionally, accessible parking spaces on Little Lonsdale Street may be affected.

If you require assistance in reaching the Wheeler Centre (or The Moat), please phone them on 9094 7800.


There are disability metered street-side parking spaces (x 2) available on the left-hand side of Little Lonsdale Street – accessible from the Swanston Street end – roughly 25 metres from the Wheeler Centre’s wheelchair access ramp.

There are three additional spaces on LaTrobe Street, outside Mr Tulk.

Events at this venue:


Change the date? A Hypothetical **BOOKED OUT**

Blaktivists vs Blakademics argue the toss. Should Australia Day happen on 26 January – or not – and why? It’s a serious topic but we’ve thrown in a dollop of Blak humour. With Nayuka Gorrie, Yvette Holt, Liza-Mare Syron and Jason Tamiru. Moderator Gregory Phillips. Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival and the Wheeler…

September 5, 2019

Official Opening: Read a Blak Book lately?

We welcome you to the Blak & Bright 2019 Official Opening, including a Welcome to Country, ceremonial song with James Henry, and speeches. This will be followed by our opening event, in which hosts Daniel Browning and Evelyn Araluen discuss and review some of the latest, and some of the greatest, Blak books. Hear excerpts…

September 6, 2019

Treaty, Yeah **BOOKED OUT**

Victoria is embarking on a Treaty process – the first State to do so. How do writers from other states respond – in a creative way – to the idea of a Treaty? We’ve asked some of our most lyrical and expressive poets and writers to pen their responses. With Ali Cobby Eckermann, Uncle Jim…

September 7, 2019

Keynote: Smoke Whispers Sorrow

The master of precise and poetic storytelling shares a recent and very personal story: ‘As a means of connecting to Country while dealing with personal grief, I decided that the only way to engage with both was first to walk, second to think, and third to write about the experience before losing sense of what…

September 5, 2019