Edward Millen site

Consultation has concluded


The Edward Millen site has long been a part of the Victoria Park identity. Built in 1911, the original Edward Millen House and its surrounds has a rich and colourful history providing health services for the Perth community (midwifery, repatriation of soldiers, psychiatric care, a centre for autistic children) and is now a State Heritage listed building.

In 2006, the Town of Victoria Park was gifted the Edward Millen Site from the State Government. The Town has since undertaken maintenance works and hosted a small number of community events on the site. The Town is now looking to find the right use for site while also meeting the many heritage requirements for its much needed restoration.

What's happening now?

Community consultation is closed for this phase of the project. The Community Engagement Report can be viewed in the document library and contains a summary of all feedback received from the Open House event and collation of Your Thoughts comments.

To assist in the submission to the Department of Lands to change the current limitations on the use of the site, the Town will be using this feedback.

How can you be involved or find out more?

  • Ask a question and we will respond.
  • Read the information in the document library or FAQ.


The Edward Millen site has long been a part of the Victoria Park identity. Built in 1911, the original Edward Millen House and its surrounds has a rich and colourful history providing health services for the Perth community (midwifery, repatriation of soldiers, psychiatric care, a centre for autistic children) and is now a State Heritage listed building.

In 2006, the Town of Victoria Park was gifted the Edward Millen Site from the State Government. The Town has since undertaken maintenance works and hosted a small number of community events on the site. The Town is now looking to find the right use for site while also meeting the many heritage requirements for its much needed restoration.

What's happening now?

Community consultation is closed for this phase of the project. The Community Engagement Report can be viewed in the document library and contains a summary of all feedback received from the Open House event and collation of Your Thoughts comments.

To assist in the submission to the Department of Lands to change the current limitations on the use of the site, the Town will be using this feedback.

How can you be involved or find out more?

  • Ask a question and we will respond.
  • Read the information in the document library or FAQ.
Consultation has concluded
  • Hundreds visit Town’s 106 year old building

    over 2 years ago

    Nearly 600 people took advantage of the opportunity to peek inside the state heritage listed Edward Millen House as part of Open House Perth on Sunday 12 November.

    Visitors got the chance to experience the history of the building, satisfy their curiosity and share their own connection to the site.

    At the same time, people were asked to help the Town of Victoria Park build their submission to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to relax the current limitations on how the site can be used.

    Deputy Mayor Vicki Potter said...

    Nearly 600 people took advantage of the opportunity to peek inside the state heritage listed Edward Millen House as part of Open House Perth on Sunday 12 November.

    Visitors got the chance to experience the history of the building, satisfy their curiosity and share their own connection to the site.

    At the same time, people were asked to help the Town of Victoria Park build their submission to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to relax the current limitations on how the site can be used.

    Deputy Mayor Vicki Potter said the Town was trying to change the conditions so people have more opportunities to experience this significant part of the Town’s identity.

    “Edward Millen House and its surrounds has a rich and colourful history providing health services for the Perth community, but it has been sitting sadly empty for many years,” said Deputy Mayor Potter.

    “The Town will now put forward a submission to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to have the conditions of the site changed, and if successful, a large focus will be placed on involving the community in determining the future of the site.”

    At the open house, guests were asked what they thought the future of the site could hold. Art centre, community space, pub, café and museum were some of the most common ideas that featured.

    Built in 1911, Edward Millen House was gifted to the Town of Victoria Park for $1 in 2006 on a conditional freehold basis. The Town’s commitment was to fund the conservation of the heritage buildings and to assume responsibility for ongoing management of the site.



  • Join us for the open house

    over 2 years ago

    Open House was founded by a number of Architects in the UK who were trying to promote the value of good design. What started with a small architectural event is now a world-wide phenomenon that includes over 30 cities.

    Open House Perth began in 2011. Whether it is a home, office, tower, church or religious space Open House has been there opening the doors to some of the most exciting designs around; and some of our best historical sites too.This year Open House is featuring Edward Millen!

    Edward Millen building will be opening it's door to the public on the...

    Open House was founded by a number of Architects in the UK who were trying to promote the value of good design. What started with a small architectural event is now a world-wide phenomenon that includes over 30 cities.

    Open House Perth began in 2011. Whether it is a home, office, tower, church or religious space Open House has been there opening the doors to some of the most exciting designs around; and some of our best historical sites too.This year Open House is featuring Edward Millen!

    Edward Millen building will be opening it's door to the public on the 12 November 2017 1-4pm.