- 30 June 1938
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Membership organisation
- Alternative Names
- International Association for Youth Magistrates (1972 - )
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.
Sources used to compile this entry: Women Justices' Association of Victoria papers [manuscript], 1939 - 1974, MS 10773; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection.