St Kilda Gatehouse is a charity registered with the ACNC, operating in Victoria. Its main activity is in the economic, social and community development sector, working with women reliant on street based sex work or young women and girls affected by sexual exploitation. St Kilda Gatehouse provides women with access to the space, support and connections they need to respond to challenges and to cultivate personal strengths aiding recovery and empowerment. Service categories include:

  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Other health service delivery
  • Social services
  • Emergency and relief
  • Income support and maintenance
  • Advocacy and civic activities

Our Board

Dianne Azoor Hughes


Dianne is a consultant in governance, risk and audit with more than 35 years of experience in business, including 20 years in senior executive and board roles. In the past 5 years Dianne has worked primarily with not-for-profit entities, using her commercial experience to promote good governance and effective, efficient internal processes for strategy implementation.

Nickie Gyomber


Nickie has been appointed as the CEO of St Kilda Gatehouse and commences 15/1/2024. We are delighted to welcome Nickie on board.

Andrew North


Andrew recently finished up at the Baptist Union of Victoria after four years as Financial Consultant to the Baptist Churches in Victoria and a further six years on their Audit and Risk Committee. Previously he has worked as the Business Manager in Christian Schools and the Church administrator at Scots’ Church Melbourne, as well as a number of years with Youth With A Mission working in the High Rise flats in Collingwood and Fitzroy. He attends Frankston Community Baptist Church.

John Sutherland


John has been a practising lawyer for 30 years.  He also teaches law at RMIT. He is involved in pastoral leadership roles, most recently at Compass Church. Finally, he is a bit of a sports fanatic -running/cycling.

Simon de Bell

Board Member

Simon has 34 years experience in blue-chip international organisations including 20 years in senior management roles, and is now  a management consultant on energy and technology policy. Simon is a warden at Ormond Anglican Church, volunteers in the Not-For-Profit sector and is an accredited spiritual carer (ASPEA inc).

Rosalie Camilleri

Board Member

Rosie has both senior practitioner and management experience for over 20 years across a broad range of platforms. She has worked in the alcohol and other drugs field; homelessness and is currently working in the family violence sector. Rosie comes from a framework that incorporates social justice, harm minimisation, person centred care and trauma informed practice. Rosie’s passion is to see people realise their worth.

Beth Pocklington

Board Member

Beth has nearly 20 years of experience in business operations across the retail, fitness, allied health, and early childhood sectors.  She loves the diverse and dynamic nature of operations and believes in leading teams of individuals committed to achieving commercial and cultural success.  Beth is passionate about using her professional skills to serve and support the community, where she can hopefully add value to other people’s lives.


St Kilda Gatehouse 2023 Annual Report


View the St Kilda Gatehouse 2022 Annual Report here.

View the St Kilda Gatehouse 2021 Annual Report here.

View the St Kilda Gatehouse 2020 Annual Report here.


St Kilda Gatehouse adheres to the ACNC Governance Standards. The St Kilda Gatehouse website provides information in support of the ACNC Governance Standards about our mission and purpose, processes, activities, relationships, financial reports and responsible persons.

All responsible persons of St Kilda Gatehouse act in accordance with the duties of responsible persons as required by the ACNC and set out below:

  1. Act with reasonable care and diligence
  2. Act honestly in the best interests of St Kilda Gatehouse and for its purposes
  3. Not misuse the position of responsible person
  4. Not to misuse information obtained in performing duties
  5. Disclose any actual or perceived conflict of interest


We recognise the importance of privacy protection. Our policy for dealing with any personal information that you might disclose to us while visiting this website is explained below.

The type of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you use our website. You can be certain that the information we receive about you will be treated as strictly confidential.

The personal information that we collect on you when you use our public site
We do not collect or use any personal information on visitors to our website, through the use of “cookies” or other software or hardware techniques.

We look at the number of hits the site receives and keep track of the domains from which this site is accessed.

The names of persons who request information from or St Kilda Gatehouse by emailing us are added to our database. On request this information can be removed from our database. Only those persons who request information and newsletters are sent information.

Our commitment to child safety

St Kilda Gatehouse is committed to child safety.

  • We want children to be safe, happy and empowered.
  • We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
  • We are committed to the safety, participation, and empowerment of all children.
  • We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.
  • We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
  • St Kilda Gatehouse is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.
  • St Kilda Gatehouse has robust human resources and recruitment practices to reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing board members, staff and volunteers.
  • St Kilda Gatehouse is committed to regularly training and educating our board members, staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
  • We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
  • We have specific policies and procedures in place that support our board members, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

If you believe a child is at immediate risk, phone 000.