About

For over 150 years Victorian Trades Hall, rising grandly from the northern edge of the Melbourne CBD, has given form to dreams of a better life for working people and their families.

8 hour day postcard

It is not only the birthplace of organised labour in Australia, but also of Victorian Labor and the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

The Victorian Trades Hall Council is seeking community donations towards an ambitious program of restoration and historical conservation, culminating in the creation of a workers’ museum at Trades Hall.