Contact Sheilas editor

  • Victorian Women’s Trust
  • 9th Floor
  • 313 La Trobe Street
  • Melbourne
  • Victoria 3000

(03) 9642 0422

About Us

Sheilas is a national, monthly e-publication brought to you by the Victorian Women’s Trust.

Sheilas provides high quality commentary on the hottest issues of the day, with a focus on those which matter most to women, and that mainstream media outlets often ignore. Free from the constraints of a knee-jerk 24 hour news cycle, Sheilas digs deeper, bravely going where others fear to tread.

We pledge to inform, inspire, engage and spark debate… as well as throw in some light relief along the way.

Each edition includes two lead articles – the type of bold, fresh and thoughtful pieces our 3,000+ readers have come to expect. Along with news and analysis of contemporary social issues, each month expect to see:

Horacek! a commissioned new work by renowned cartoonist and author Judy Horacek.

A Bonza Sheila: a Q and A piece showcasing a woman to whom we betroth this heady title.

Culture Club: an arts, culture and entertainment ‘corner’ combining reviews, clips, feature articles and sometimes, really good freebies.

Keeping it Reel: a regular Sheilas image section celebrating ‘Pictures of You’ – the lived experiences of real women and the smile lines they generate. Keeping it Reel is a proudly Photoshop-free zone.

How does it work?

Sheilas is published online and sent to subscribers once a month. While Sheilas is subscriber based, it’s also FREE! Please help us spread the word by forwarding Sheilas to your friends, family and colleagues – bonza sheilas and bonza blokes – and encouraging them to subscribe via the website or email


Why ‘Sheilas’?

We wanted to choose a word that was synonymous with ‘Australian women’ and complemented other online independent media in their nod to a colloquialism.


Writers, Contributors and Photographers Please Note:

We welcome contributions and can offer payment for some pieces. If you have an idea for an article, please send us an email

Photographers of all persuasions should check out the Keeping it Reel section celebrating ‘Pictures of You’ – the lived experience of women. If you wish to submit a photo for publication, please email us at


Feedback welcome!

Any feedback on Sheilas articles and content is always welcome. Please direct all feedback to



We aim to publish a variety of views on important social issues.  Please note, the views published on Sheilas are the author’s and not necessarily those of the Victorian Women’s Trust.  For more information contact Trish or Beth at the Victorian Women’s Trust by phone (03 9642 0422) or email at