Our History

Women’s Health Queensland has a long history of almost 40 years in operation. Founded in 1982 the idea for Women’s Health Queensland came out of a consciousness-raising group for women, the group were concerned about the lack of services specifically catering for the health needs of women. The founders wanted to see high quality, free and accessible healthcare and information for women in the state of Queensland. They believed accessible health information was necessary to destigmatise women’s healthcare, and that this would enable Queensland women to make informed decisions about their own life.

Since our establishment as a Women’s Health Centre in 1983 the service has evolved to keep up with the demands and healthcare needs of Queensland women. We are run by women’s health specialists, midwifes and social workers. We remain an independent non-profit organisation, we are a registered charity and our work is funded by the Queensland Government Department of Child Safety Youth and Women.