Our Work

Through the work that we do, we asim to improve the health and welfare of all persons, especially women and children in the Australian community and to promote the professional development of medical women locally, nationally and internationally.

The Work We Do

The Victorian Medical Women’s Society (VMWS) offers our members, colleagues and the community access to the collective knowledge and experiences of medical women. VMWS aims to represent the interests of medical women and advocate for the health of all, especially women and children. Topics include Climate emergency, Women’s and children’s health: reproductive and sexual health options/support, Gender-specific medicine, Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery, Equitable Pay, Parental Support, Violence Against Women and more.

VMWS participates in and coordinates a range of projects, resources and initiatives, including a Job Sharing Initiative, the VMWS Archiving Project, Happy Healthy Women, Not Just Survivors, and opportunities to attend UN and WHO events internationally

Humanitarian initiatives have included Scholarships, equipment and training for medical women in low income countries, and Global women’s health initiatives.

VMWS offers our members, colleagues and the community access to the collective knowledge and experiences of medical women. VMWS seeks to ensure equity and equality for women doctors to achieve their potential throughout all stages of their professional and personal lives. 

With a VMWS membership, experience:

Career Development

Enjoy leadership development, networking & mentoring opportunities. Plus join the AFMW leadership skills database.

Professional Contribution

Become actively involved in key issues surrounding the health and wellbeing of women and children, in Australia and globally.

AFMW Membership

Automatic membership of the Australian Federation of Medical Women, a voice for medical women.

Special Event Access

Receive invitations to access and attend educational and social events.

Member Only Resources

Access to our members only discussion forum, directory, special updates and e-newsletters.

Interested in being involved?

We welcome new members and participation in VMWS activities.