Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Meeting Place
- Alternative Names
- Hibernian Hall (former name)
- RMIT Building 16 342 Swanston Street Melbourne
Built by the Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society as a meeting hall in 1887, the building now known as Storey Hall, located on the Swanston Street campus of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Victoria, has a long, colourful history that includes its importance as a site for women's social and political protest. Notably, during World War I, the venue was leased to the Women's Political Association, who scheduled public meetings and rallies. The organisation's purple, white and green flag was hoisted on the roof of the building 'as a symbol of the sisterhood of women.' Various International Women's Day Functions have been held at the venue subsequently.
In honour of the building's importance to Victorian feminist activism, The Ashton Raggatt McDougall renovation in the 1990s made a feature of the feminist colours.