We are offering free period products in some of our public facilities to help ensure everyone can manage the normal process of menstruation without embarrassment or stigma.
When people aren’t able to access these products, this can be a significant obstacle to emotional and physical health, comfort, and engagement with school and community activities.
‘Period poverty’ is experienced in Australia and all over the world by people who menstruate.
Council has unanimously endorsed a 12-month pilot of free menstrual care products, an initiative that addresses a number of priorities in our Council Plan.
When lockdown restrictions ease, free pads and tampons will be available at:
- Library at The Dock
- City Library
- Carlton Baths
- Melbourne Town Hall public toilets on Collins Street
- North Melbourne Community Centre
- Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre.