• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0152

Women’s Action Committee

(From 1970 – 1972)
  • Occupation Social action organisation


The Women’s Action Committee grew out of initial meetings held by Dr Zelda D’Aprano, Alva Geikie and Thelma Solomon in 1970. WAC’s campaigns highlighted the inequality of women’s pay scales by paying only 75% of the fares when riding on public transport. WAC incorporated itself into the growing Melbourne women’s liberation movement in mid 1972.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • The University of Melbourne Archives
    • D'Aprano, Zelda

Related entries

  • Founder
    • D'Aprano, Zelda Fay (1928 - 2018)
  • Foundation Member
    • D'Aprano, Zelda Fay (1928 - 2018)