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To mark the 150th anniversary of the Eight Hour Day in 2006, Arts Victoria in partnership with Museum Victoria, Victorian Trades Hall Council, University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Melbourne Workers Theatre, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the State Library of Victoria are funding a series of events throughout the year.

The Eight Hour Day project team is based at Trades Hall in Melbourne. Their job is to coordinate all the events in the commemorative program and organise the production of supporting material.

The team's ability to deliver a comprehensive program of events is greatly enhanced by the involvement of our program partners.

If you'd like to become involved in the Eight Hour Day project or would like more information, contact the project coordinator Leanne Shingles by email to or telephone Leanne on 9659 3583.

Program Partners

Arts Victoria Community Support Fund
Museum Victoria Victorian Trades Hall Council Melbourne Workers Theatre
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Australia Council for the Arts

Principal Sponsors

State Library of Victoria ACMI City of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne RMIT University Robert Salzer Foundation
VicHealth Publicity Works

Major Sponsors

CFMEU Victoria CPSU AMWU Australian Workers' Union
Members Equity Bank STA Cambridge Integrated Services Incolink
Australia Post Foster's Group R E Ross Trust CityWide Heritage Council Victoria

Supporting Sponsors

Holding Redlich AFL Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Centre for Contemporary Photography MIESF
MU Student Union AMIEU Slater & Gordon

The Eight Hour Day 150th Anniversary Committee gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Museum Victoria staff who produced this website, in particular Sarah Drechsler (design), Cerise Howard (html and design), Sandy Kirby (content), Luisa Laino (design), Patrick Worsley (management), Jane Black (research).