A Centre for Young Writers

100 Story Building is a centre for young writers in Footscray, Melbourne. We use storytelling as a tool to promote creativity and imagination. Here young storytellers write, draw, tell, share, record, craft and design their own stories, inspired by the strange creatures and peculiar happenings on the 99 levels below.

The centre is open to all children but we especially focus on children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Melbourne’s west.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide opportunities for the most marginalised children and young people in our community to build the literacy skills, confidence and sense of belonging that are fundamental to future success. Learn more about our programs and initiatives at 100storybuilding.org.au


Each level owes its origin to a young writer in the Building. These courageous young minds travelled down to the depths of our Building (and the edges of their creative minds) to document these wild and wonderful worlds, characters and creatures.
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We’ll send the Owner’s Deed and a genuine artefact from your level to you in the mail within 5-7 Business Days.
Your donation will support 100 Story Building to expand its program offerings for young writers in Melbourne and potentially Victoria-wide.
100 Story Building has an ambitious vision to bring creativity and imagination to children all over the state. We're doing so through our pilot of Story Hubs, which introduces 100 Story Building-type creative spaces into schools and community hubs around Melbourne. We also run in-school and after-school workshops for primary and secondary students, as well as a book club, writing club and longer-term writing, editing and publishing projects.
We rely on donations to bring our work to the children and young people who need it most. Every dollar donated helps us bring literacy, confidence and a sense of belonging to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Yes! All donations are tax deductible. No negative gearing needed here!
We have our own resident firefighter on the Frozen Dragon Level. He can put out any fire with his unique dragon breath, which is actually water.
All building noise complaints should be sent to The Bandaid-Dreams Level, they promise a quick-fix.

Still got questions?

We'd love to hear from you, please email us here.