History

Women's Health in the South East (WHISE) was established in 1992 out of a need identified by a group of women’s health workers. They identified common problems in the delivery of health services to women in the southern region.

These women’s health workers formed the basis of the Southern Women's Health Action Group (SWHAG) who led the way in advocating for the establishment of a regional women’s health service.

In early 1992 funding was granted for the establishment of WHISE which opened its doors in Frankston in September 1992; thanks to the fruitful efforts of SWHAG members, community members and consumers.

WHISE was located in Frankston until its move to Dandenong in late 2007 where the work of many committed women continues today.