The Sisterhood of St Vincent's 

Supporting and celebrating women in health

About The Sisterhood of St Vincent’s 

The Sisterhood of St Vincent’s is a network of dedicated women supporting women’s health issues and women in health, science and engineering.

This group of dedicated and driven women inspire each other and those around them to raise funds for St Vincent’s hospitals and research programs.

As well as supporting women in health, The Sisterhood of St Vincent’s is committed to helping to shape the future of medicine through their interest and support and by inspiring and nurturing future leaders.

The Sisterhood also advocates for women’s health, mental health and women as carers, with a focus on palliative care.

Funds raised go towards nursing research, scholarships, care giving and women’s health.

The Sisterhood of St Vincent’s over 10 years ago with a small group of women who were passionate about continuing the mission of The Sisters of Charity, by raising awareness and funds for the hospital.

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The 2023 Sisterhood Gala lunch 

The 10th anniversary Sisterhood of St Vincent’s Lunchtime Gala at Zinc, Fed Square was simply the best!

The guests laughed and danced the afternoon away while guided by our fabulous MC Amber Petty. DJ Jess Brookes, artist Brad Blaze and Harpist Emily Rosner entertained and created memories that we will never forget.

Thank you to all those who attended once again and for those for the first time. Our annual event will be back in 2024 and we can’t wait to see you.

Please enjoy this video which captures the highlights from the day.

Thanks to our loyal supporters at our recent Sisterhood of St Vincent’s Lunchtime Gala, we raised $50,000 for the Sisterhood Support Fund through the sale of raffle tickets and the live auction.  This is a wonderful outcome and we thank all those who made this possible. 

Our target is $80,000 and you can still donate and make a difference.  Please click the button below to support our patients and the critical work of the Mental Health and Addiction Medicine team

The Sisterhood of St Vincent's Gala gallery

The Sisterhood of St Vincent’s Events

We invite you to join us at the Annual Fundraising luncheon.

The Sisterhood of St Vincent’s began as an annual fundraising luncheon. The success of this event inspired the group to develop The Sisterhood community and expand to incorporate additional events and networking opportunities. 

We’re calling on supporters to help build The Sisterhood network through philanthropy, engagement and sponsorship.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about ways your organisation, community group or school can get involved, please contact the Foundation on T: 03 9231 3365 or email

Creating awareness and support for key areas of health 

Held over the past ten years, the Sisterhood of St Vincent’s luncheons are a signature event for St Vincent’s Hospital.

The Sisterhood committee work tirelessly to bring together a network of inspiring women. Event attendees enjoyed an afternoon indulging in delicious food and great entertainment. Their generosity also enabled thousands of dollars to be raised for a variety of key areas of the Hospital, including Cardiology, Dermatology and Mental Health.

Genazzano Institute - Engaging future generations

The Genazzano Institute of Learning & Brain Sciences is an educational initiative to promote knowledge and practice in the evolving fields of learning and brain sciences for students, educators and the wider community. For more information visit

The partnership between Genazzano Institute, The Sisterhood of St Vincent's and St Vincent’s Foundation was established to aim to:

  • Foster the shared values of justice, compassion, companionship and excellence through education and action in the areas of philanthropy and medical advancement.
  • Provide exceptional opportunities for students to develop knowledge and skill in areas of medicine and technology, through engaging with the world class work and research of Australia’s first collaborative, hospital-based biomedical engineering research centre, ACMD.
  • Promote education and skills in the field of philanthropy. Students may earn a microcredential in the Foundations in Philanthropy.
  • Engage with The Sisterhood of St Vincent’s to support the work of St Vincent’s Hospitals and research.

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“I am incredibly proud of the amazing group of women who gave their time, their resources and themselves to form what we call ‘The Sisterhood’. Our group was established to help carry out the ongoing mission of our founders, The Sisters of Charity, and we feel privileged to have supported critical areas of need, such as Cardiology, Dermatology and Mental Health at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.” 

- Sarah Kennedy, The Sisterhood of St Vincent’s

“This is our 10th event; covid stopped a few.We had our first event in 2011 in a first event in a boatshed with about 50 women and now we have this huge room in this amazing vent Mcgrath quoted  (Sisterhood commitee member)

"We have always raised money for mental health and women and that was really hard to talk about and now we have come from the other side of panademic and we all know each of us in this room and in thre sisterhood, also how important it is." Amber Petty. (Sisterhood commitee member)

- Fiona Byrne, The Sunday Herald Sun,28 May 2023

2023 The Sisterhood of St Vincent's Sponsors

"We need more women leaders in research and medicine to provide diversity in leadership and inclusivity. Women tend to be good communicators, make measured decisions, and encourage collaborations. These are all great qualities to facilitate successful medical research projects. We also need more role models for the next generation of girls in STEM."

- Cynthia Wong, Manager, BioFab3D, a division of ACMD

“There’s something magical about women coming together for the Sisterhood. The activation of two innate female powers – networking and nurturing - and the direct impact that it can have in creating awareness and funds for St Vincent’s Hospital, is something I’m very proud to be part of.”

- Amber Petty, Sisterhood Committee Member


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