• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0522

Women Justices’ Association of Victoria

(From 1938 – )
  • Occupation Membership organisation


The Women Justices’ Association of Victoria was formed in Melbourne on 30 June 1938 with the aim of uniting women justices, women special magistrates and women commissioners for the taking of affidavits throughout Victoria, all honorary appointments, ‘in a bond of mutual help and support’. It worked to increase the number of appointments of women and to encourage those women to exercise their privileges. It remained active until 1971 when declining numbers, the result of fewer women available for voluntary work, forced it reconsider its role. In 1972 it reformed to become the Australian branch of the International Association of Youth Magistrates.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of Victoria
    • Papers, 1939-1974. [manuscript].

Related entries

  • Membership
    • Skene, Lillias Margaret (1867 - 1957)
  • President
    • Wedgwood, Ivy Evelyn Annie (1896 - 1975)