Victoria's Pride Regional Activations

Photography by Lisa White. Produced by ChillOut Daylesford Inc.

2022-23 events coming soon!

To ensure statewide representation of the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexulaity in Victoria. Melbourne Pride commissioned artists in regional Victoria to facilitate involvement in Melbourne Pride event activities, either in the lead-up to or on the day of the Melbourne Pride one-day street party in Melbourne’s inner north.

Previous Years

These events have now passed, but we wanted you to know what you missed!

Queers on the Catwalk

Queers on the Catwalk is a project that supports LGBTIQA+ community members of all ages to express and celebrate identity through clothing and fashion. Selected clothing was chosen from an October workshop delivered by The Story Costumer and the TGD Clothing Swap.

Date: 19 November, 2021 
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Macedon Ranges
Tickets: FREE event (strict numbers)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

Produced by Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health



Sculptural work “PIRNBIAL” (Rainbow in Woiwurrung language) examines the dual correlation between traditional culture and identity from Vince Partington's lived point of view. Vince is a proud Nguri-Illum Wurrung / Dja Dja Wurrung/ Wurundjeri / Wemba Wamba artist.

Date: 21 November, 2021 - Late January, 2022; 13 February 2022
Time: Gallery Opening times: Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm. Melbourne Pride
Where: Hearth Gallery, 208 Maroondah Highway, Healesville; Crumpler Shop Window, Melbourne Pride, Fitzroy
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

By Part One Props



LaNCE TV Ballarat presents a live panel discussion with 5 rainbow representatives from across regional Victoria. Through the intersecting standpoints of culture, gender, disability and ethnicity, our panellists will reflect upon historical, social and legislative issues which still affect LGBTIQA+ Victorians after 40 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria.

Date: 3 December, 2021
Time: 8:30pm
Where: C31 Melbourne & Geelong, LaNCE TV Facebook page and supporting social media pages
Tickets: FREE event



Ballarat Pride Weekend

The Ballarat Pride Weekend is a collection of events spaced out over two days. It's run by queer youth for queer youth, with a LGBT+ themed trivia on the Saturday, and a movie night featuring State of Pride, and a short film about LGBT+ Ballarat residents and groups on the Sunday.

Date: 3 December (Trivia Night), 4 December (Movie Night)
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Trivia: Pot of Courage, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly St, Ballarat East
Movie: Regent Cinema, 49 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central
Tickets: Free (booking required): Trivia Night tix hereMovie night tix here
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

By The Rainbow Alliance


Pop-Up Pride Bendigo

A Pop-Up Pride day in Bendigo to celebrate 40 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria. Includes drag performances, live music, stalls, Trans Clothing Swap at the Town Hall, short films from Bendigo Queer Film Festival, exhibitions and more.

Date: 3 December (Preparty), 4 December (Pop-Up Pride) 
Time: 12pm-5pm (Sat)
Where: Preparty: The Piano Bar
Pop Up Pride: Bendigo Library Gardens, Bendigo Town Hall, Bendigo Library
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

By Bendigo Pride 


I Do Take Pride - Gippsland LGBTQI+ Icons & Activists

Artist PollyannaR is celebrating the LGBTQI+ icons and activists of Gippsland. The exhibition features watercolour portraits, documentaries, Ido photobooth & the Ido Support LGBTQI+ in Gippsland archives.

Date: 4 December 2021 - 12 February 2022
Time: Exhibition opening 11am. Open by appointment all other times.
Where: PollyannaR Gallery Studio, 211 Commercial Road, Morwell
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibilty: Wheelchair Accessible | Audio Described

By PollyannaR & I Do Support LGBTQI+ Rights Gippsland


Queer Country Pride - Our Time to Shine

An online exhibition that documents Queer community stories from older rural and regional Victorians. Award winning photographer Lisa White captures the essence of her subjects as they share recollections of changes over the past 40 years.

Date: 9 December 2021 - late 2022
Time: Online 24/7
Where: Online 
Tickets: FREE event

Photography by Lisa White. Produced by ChillOut Daylesford Inc.


‘Pride Across the Ages’ Podcast

A podcast series covering the lived experiences of 10 LGBTIQA+ people who call Mount Alexander Shire home. Each podcast discusses experiences of growing up and coming out, with a focus on the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria 40 years ago, pride now and into the future.

Date: From 17 Dec 
Time: 24/7
Where: Online (podcast streaming apps)
Tickets: FREE
Transcribed copies of each podcast can be requested by emailing [email protected]

By Mount Alexander LGBTIQA+ Steering Group


Rainbow Signpost

A documentary produced in Bendigo by local community members, following the unique journey of two trans people. The film explores the difference between trans experiences across a 40 year generational gap, impact on community, social change and their significant others, while navigating the experiences of transitioning.

Date: 29 Jan, 2022
Time: 3pm (screening), 4pm (Q&A with director and film participants 
Where: The Engine Room, 58 View St, Bendigo
Tickets: $20
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible 

By Trans and Gender Diverse Bendigo and Beyond. See the trailer here.


Country Roads to Pride

Photographic exhibition by artist and regional transgender Victorian, James Mepham. Twenty portraits with accompanying narratives celebrate extraordinary trans, gender diverse and non-binary regional Victorians. The theme speaks to the unique journeys or ‘roads’ trans, gender diverse and non-binary people travel in life.

Date: From 29 Jan
Time: 11am
Where: Online Exhibition
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Online

By Ballarat Community Health and Transgender Victoria


Wangaratta Road to Pride

A collaborative artwork by artist Lisa Bishop and local LGBTQIA+ community members depicting the individual stories along the road to Pride. The artwork and a behind the scenes documentary will be launched via an activation at the Melbourne Pride street festival, along with a blank canvas that will act as an interactive art piece for attendees to contribute their own story.

Date: 2 Feb (Wangaratta activation), 13 February 2022 (Melbourne Pride activation)
Time: 3-7pm
Where: Lisa Bishop Art Studio: SHOP 4/47 Conness St, Chiltern; Melbourne Pride 
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

By Lisa Bishop & April Huggins

For more info contact Project Manager April Huggins: [email protected]

Pride and intergenerational connection to socially isolated older people. In person events have been replaced with partnered activities and care packages being sent to participants of Switchboard’s Out and About program across Victoria.

Date: 6 Feb 
Where: Across Victoria
Tickets: FREE. Please note this is a private project for Out & About members to access Melbourne Pride Activities - not open to the general public

By Switchboard Victoria



A five-channel video work celebrating LGBTQIA+ led expressions of PRIDE and visibility in the Central Goldfields region.

Date: 1-9 Feb, 2022 (Tues/Wed/Thurs only, Maryborough); 10-16 Feb, 2022 (Bendigo, 13 Feb Opening Night)
Time: 10am-3pm (Maryborough), 10am-5pm (Bendigo)
Where: The Atrium, Go Goldfields Centre, 1 Nolan Street, Maryborough; Dudley House, 60 View Street, Bendigo

Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

By Martin John Lee


Queer Histories

An exhibition celebrating the lives of queer people from the past.

Date: 11-16 Feb, 2022 (Opening function 13 Feb, 2pm)
Time: 11am-5pm 
Where: Dudley House, 60 View St Bendigo
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

By Denis Chapman


Pride and Diversity Wings

Launch of the Warrnambool Pride and Diversity Wings mural. Southwest Victoria Pride and SWTafe welcome you to the launch of this mural, and invite you to take photos and share your pride.

Date: 11 Feb, 2022
Time: 12pm
Where: SWTafe, 197 Timor St, Warrnambool
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible 

By Southwest Victoria Pride, SWTafe, James Cody-Davis



Camp Photography Series celebrates the lived experiences of 30 LGBTQIA+ artists who are living and working throughout regional Victoria. Make your mark and add yourself in to the giant map of Victoria, which will act as an artistic representation of an LGBTQIA+ census of Victorians.

Date: 13 February 2022
Time: 11am
Where: Peel Street ParkMelbourne Pride, Collingwood
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

By Scratch Arts


Goldfields Pride

A podcast and report sharing LGBTQIA+ stories from the Goldfields region reflecting on the ‘Road to Pride’. The stories will then be presented to local councils and service-providers to say “we’re here, we’re queer, include us”, with recommendations on what local councils and service-providers can do to improve LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

Date: 13 February, 2022 (report and podcast released)
Time: N/A
Where: Online
Tickets: FREE event

By Sean Mulcahy


Think About It? Did It!

A portrait exhibit/installation of regional Victorian LGBTIQA+ elders sharing their stories and history as we celebrate and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. A series of podcasts will compliment the portraits, capturing the joys and sorrows of being LGBTIQA+ over the last 100yrs in regional Victoria.

Date: 18 March - 3 April, 2022 during Shepparton Festival*
Time: 8pm (opening) 
Where: GOTAFE Common Ground Café, 152-200 Fryers Street, Shepparton (Exhibit); One FM 98.5 (Podcast)
Tickets: FREE event
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible 

By Goulburn Valley Pride Inc

*Podcast originally played during OUTintheOPEN Festival 2021 on One FM 98.5 ‘Pride in Diversity’ Radio Show.

Melbourne Pride Info

Melbourne Pride 2022 commemorated the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria, featuring a series of activities across regional Victoria and a one-day street party event in Melbourne’s inner north on 13 Feb 2022.

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