We pride ourselves on being welcoming and sensitive to the needs of people who are LGBTIQA+, and provide a range of services and advice to assist the LGBTIQA+ community.
Council works hard to ensure our community is inclusive and we are committed to promoting a fair, just, tolerant and inclusive community.
A Statement of Commitment sprang from a long-standing awareness by Council of the LGBTIQA+ community and it recognises the contribution it makes to the social development in the area.
LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee
To ensure our City continues to be a safe, welcoming and inclusive place, where people of all backgrounds and ages can thrive, an LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee has been established.
Council endorsed the establishment of LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee in May 2021 as part of its ongoing commitment to members of City of Port Phillip 's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual communities (LGBTIQA+).
The Committee is made up of two Councillors and eleven community members. The eleven members of the Committee reflect a balance between individuals and organisations and both the community and business sectors.
The Committee provides advice to Council on issues impacting LGBTIQA+ residents, visitors, businesses and will help steer the development and implementation of the Port Phillip LGBTIQA+ Action Plan See the Terms of Reference for the LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee (PDF 120 KB).
LGBTIQA+ Action Plan
Council’s LGBTQIA+ Action Plan, steered by Council’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee, will identify opportunities for Council to recognise the needs and aspirations for LGBTQIA+ people in our municipality and guide Council decisions about its role in embedding LGBTQIA+ inclusion. The City of Port Phillip’s new LGBTQIA+ Action Plan is Council’s first and focuses on responding to the specific needs, diversity and vulnerabilities of LGBTQIA+ people.
Council’s draft LGBTQIA+ Action Plan will be open for community consultation in early 2023.
Pride Program 2023
Older LGBTI people
Our Aged Care Services have been Rainbow Tick accredited since 2013. The Rainbow Tick is a national quality framework and accreditation program.
This accreditation show’s our commitment to safe, inclusive practice and service delivery for LGBTI people. It is a sign of our commitment to ensuring that our services are inclusive and friendly and you feel confident to be open in your communication with our City of Port Phillip staff.
For more information about our services, please visit Aged Care and Disability Services.
Victorian Pride Centre
A purpose-built centre located in St Kilda that that is home to community and health services, information, advocacy for LGBTIQA+ people.