The City of Melbourne is committed to ensuring our city is an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone. To feel included, it is important that we see ourselves represented in the life of the city.

At present, of the 580 statues in Melbourne’s public spaces, fewer than 2 per cent represent women. Only five of the 25 statues on City of Melbourne land depict women.

We are taking action to start addressing this significant under-representation by commissioning three new statues of remarkable Victorian women, and we need your help.

There have been so many women who have shaped our great city and we want to hear from you on which women you would like to see publicly recognised and celebrated for generations to come. We are looking for women who had a lasting contribution to Melbourne and Victoria, and reflect the strong values, diversity and inclusive nature of our city

Consultation closed 19 April 2023. Follow this page to receive further project updates.



  • Timeline item 1 - incomplete

    Fundraising and artist selection for the first statue

    Scheduled for 2024

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Statues Advisory Panel deliberation on nominated women

    October and November 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Statues Advisory Panel recommendations presented to Council for endorsement

    12 December 2023

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Community consultation

    7 March to 19 April 2023

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