LGBTIQ community

Midsumma Festival

We're a proud supporter of the Midsumma Festival celebrating our LGBTIQ communities.

Join us to mark the 25th Midsumma Pride March and Midsumma Festival with the raising of the Pride Flag at St Kilda Town Hall at 11.30 am Tuesday 28 January.

The Midsumma Pride March will travel along Fitzroy Street, St Kilda on Sunday 2 February.

To find out about more events happening in Port Phillip during the Midsumma Festival, visit

Supporting marriage equality

The electorate of Melbourne Ports, which includes all of our municipality, voted 82 per cent Yes in the marriage equality survey. This was the third highest Yes vote of any electorate in Australia. The Councillors unanimously voted to support the Yes vote at their 16 August meeting.

Rainbow banners are installed at St Kilda Town Hall to signal our continuing support for marriage equality. The town hall was also lit up in rainbow colours while the survey was open.

St Kilda Town Hall lit up at night with rainbow floodlights to mark support for marriage equality

Supporting the LGBTIQ Community

We provide a range of services and advice to assist the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community.

Council works hard to ensure our community is inclusive and we are committed to promoting a fair, just, tolerant and inclusive community.

Statement of Commitment sprang from a long standing awareness by Council of the LGBTIQ community and it recognises the contribution it makes to the social development in the area.

The Rainbox flag flying in front of and top of the St Kilda Town Hall on a sunny day

More information

Contact Us or use eServices to ask us a question, request information or give us feedback online. Ask for the Health Equity & Social Justice Unit.

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