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

Across 230+ events each year, and a unique collection of videos, podcasts and original writing, you’ll find some of our finest local and international writers and thinkers sharing their expertise, their imaginations and their ideas – on topics as diverse as literature, art, social responsibility, politics, ethics, copyright, urban planning, sports, Indigenous storytelling and public affairs.

The Wheeler Centre attracts leading writers and thinkers: over 2000 speakers have participated in more than 1400 public conversations since 2010.

By supporting the health and vitality of the writing and ideas ecosystem, the Wheeler Centre continues to contribute to a deeper thinking society – enabling the story-telling and story-making that builds communities around the sharing of ideas and conversations.


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