Victoria's Pride Street Party and Regional Events

Artwork by Elwyn Murray

A landmark program of pride

Victoria’s Pride (previously Melbourne Pride) is being held across the state from December to February, including events in regional and rural areas. The tour of state-wide events will culminate into a full-day and night street party in Melbourne’s iconic Gertrude and Smith Street precinct on Sunday 12 February 2023.

Midsumma is again delivering Victoria’s Pride in partnership with the Victorian State Government. 

#Travelling Touch Tour (for blind and low vision attendees): 10:45am to 2:30pm: see Touch Tour details.

*Locals: If you are a Trader or Resident in the City of Yarra, please visit our Victoria's Pride information page.

Victoria's Pride is in Ngár-go/Fitzroy, a highly significant area for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Rights Movement. Familiarise yourself with the history and stories by visiting Yalinguth.



The iconic Gertrude and Smith Streets will once again be transformed into a free, all-day, jam-packed, block party for all ages, with multiple live music stages and performances from local and international musicians and artists to celebrate Victoria’s diverse LGBTIQ+ communities.

Australian/Nigerian triple threat performer, and queer advocate Keiynan Lonsdale (aka Rainbow Boy) will headline Victoria’s Pride!!!!! Proving to be both an influential force within his generation and a powerful advocate and representative of the queer community, Keiynan has been recognised as GQ Australia’s Actor of the Year, a recipient of the NYC LGBT Centre for the Youth Advocacy Award and for his debut album ‘Rainbow Boy’, was nominated for a GLAAD award which is designed to honour musicians who use their musical repertoire to highlight LGBTIQA+ acceptance. 

Touted as the leader of ‘the list of Aussie LGBTQ+ acts to watch’ by Rolling Stone Australia, Keiynan (pictured right) will be treating Melbourne audiences with an impressive range of original music and dance, ahead of his role co-hosting and performing at the closing concert of World Pride (Sydney) in March. 

Multi-award-winning musician and proud Gumbaynggir and Dunghutti woman, Casey Donovan (pictured left) will beperforming ahead of her co-hosting gig at WorldPride in Sydney, will grace the line-up alongside Banoffee, the artist pioneering the future of pop; and Filipino/Australian artist, musician, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker, Chela, who has achieved international acclaim with her adventurous synth-pop musical style, and Alter Boy, a community collective fronted by trans/hard-of-hearing vocalist, Molly Priest, that works between sound and silence, voice and Auslan to express music and storytelling.

Cry ClubFellow performers will include the transformative, multi-disciplinary artist and advocate, Jaguar Jonze; Melbourne-based queer bubblegum punk band Cry Club (pictured right); DJ drag queen duo Kali Fornikate and Sabrina Babyslut, also known as Jawbreakers; and hot 80s all-women supergroup, The Lost Girls.

Local businesses all down Gertrude and Smith Street will benefit from the party – serving food and drink to the thousands of people expected to attend across the day, while some will be incorporated into the party with shopfront activations and performances in venues. Visit Vicky P's Perks to find out what's happening, and what's on offer from local businesses.

Victoria's Pride is an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ Victorians and the wider community to come together as one to celebrate the remarkable journey of equality through inspirational arts, community involvement, food, and culture.

Melbourne Pride is situated on Smith Street, Gertrude Street and Peel Park, with road closures affecting tram route 86. The area is well serviced by other public transport options with many points delivering you right to the entrance of the event precinct.


  • Smith St/Victoria Pde, tram route 109 stop 15. Low-floor trams available with level access stop.
  • Smith St/Victoria Pde, tram route 12 stop 15. This route is not currently serviced by low-floor trams.
  • Brunswick St/Gertrude St, tram route 11 stop 13.
    Nicholson St/Gertrude St, tram route 96 stop 11 at Melbourne Museum. Low-floor trams available with level access stop.


  • Smith St/Johnston Street routes 207, 202 and 200.
  • Smith St/Victoria Pde routes 908, 906, 305, 907, 905, 304, 302, 303, 309, 318 and 350.

Make plans by downloading the TramTRACKER application or by using the Public Transport Victoria journey planner.


There is bicycle parking in many locations on Napier Street, especially in the vicinity of Fitzroy Town Hall.
Please refrain from locking your bicycle to event infrastructure. Bicycles found attached to temporary fencing will be removed.


Several streets will be affected by road closures and traffic changes. The safest point to direct your rideshare pick up or drop off is:

  • Intersection of Langridge and Oxford St, Collingwood
  • Intersection of Derby St and Oxford St, Collingwood

There is a lit, grassed public park situated here with bench seating. From this point, it is a 2 minute walk to the heart of the event.


Both paid and non-paid parking in Yarra is in limited supply. We recommend taking public transport, cycling or using a rideshare service.

See Victoria's Pride Artists for photos and information about our fabulous Vicky P performers. The street party has two main stages (Smith Street Stage and Gertrude Street Stage) plus a host of activations all around the precinct. All programming on both the Smith Street Stage and the Gertrude Street Stage will be Auslan interpreted.



11:00am: – 3:30pm: Brihony Dawson and Frankie Mazzone (Victoria’s Pride Youth Ambassador)

3:30pm: – 9:15pm: Kween Kong


11:30am: The Lost Girls

1:00pm:   Casey Donovan

2:00pm:   shOUT Youth Chorus

2:15pm:   Formal Proceedings

2:45pm:   Grumble Boogie

3:45pm:   Open Seen, ft. DJ Mon Franco, JULAI, Robert Baxter, Joyce Liu and Chantal Bala

4:15pm:   Jaguar Jonze

5:30pm:   Reuben Kaye, ft. special guests Michelle Brasier, Siala, Bettie Bombshell, Milo Hartill, Leo Pentland, Betty Grumble and Tarsha Jago

7:15pm:   Keiynan Lonsdale

8:15pm:   Jawbreakers, ft. Simone Page Jones and The Huxleys



11:00am: – 11:30pm: Aunty Denise McGuinness

11:30am: – 3:30pm: Cerulean Uwu and 2Joocee

3:30pm: – 9:15pm: Aysha Buffet


11:00am: Welcome To Country – Uncle Colin Hunter

11:30am: Tribute - Uncle Jack Charles

11:45am: Blak Block Party

1:00pm: Kokonutz, ft Lilikoi Kaos, Hope One, Alinta McGrady

2:00pm: Siala

3:15pm: Banoffee

4:14pm: Alter Boy

5:15pm: Kaiit

6:15pm: Chela, as part of Cool 2B Queer Tour

7:15pm: Cry Club

8:30pm: HONŌUR, ft Samuel Gaskin, Cerulean, Suri and more


12:30pm: DJ K-Baby
2:00pm: DJ Mystic Pixi
3:30pm: DJ Lillith
4:30pm: DJ Gaydad
5:30pm: DJ Alex Morris
6:30pm: DJ Goat Spokesperson

CARAVAN SOUNDS DJs – Peel St and Oxford St

1:00pm: DJ Bec Bartlett, rep. Social Disco
2:00pm: DJ Sugar Plump Fairy, rep. UBQ
3:00pm: DJ OMG Becky, rep. The Fox & Beers for Queers
4:00pm: DJ Tali, rep. Unicorns
5:00pm: DJ Dan, rep. Vau de Vile
6:00pm: DJ TXanthraxx (Luke Agius), rep. The 86
7:00pm: DJ Cherumbimbaby, rep. ThursGay
8:00pm: DJ Lip Service, rep. Closet/Gaytimes


11:15am: Q-Lit Open Mic and Poetry
12:15pm: Grumble Boogie – Interactive dance session for kids and families
2:00pm: Spot Performance – Scarlett So Hung Son, rep. UBQ
3:00pm: Spot Performance – Randy Roy, rep. The Fox
4:00pm: Spot Performance – Ruby Slippers
5:00pm: Spot Performance – Jemima Handful, rep. Vau de Vile
6:00pm: Spot Performance – Cerulean
7:00pm: Spot Performance – Bettie Rosé, rep. ThursGay
8:00pm: Spot Performance – Nerfertiti La Negra, rep.Closet/Gaytimes


1:00pm/2:00pm/3:00pm/4:00pm/5:00pm: Rose Chong’s Costumes, ft. Rosie Roulette
1:15pm/2:15pm/3:15pm/4:15pm/5:15pm: Crumpler, ft. D Flowers/Themme Fatale
1:30pm/2:30pm/3:30pm/4:30pm/5:30pm: Oigall Projects, ft. Moxie Delite
1:45pm/2:45pm/3:45pm/4:45pm/5:45pm: Grouse Bar, ft. Ruby Slippers/Betty Grumble

Pop Up Performances: Smart Alec Hatters


12:00pm–3:00pm: Punk Emu’s - PoPoMoCo
12:30pm–3:30pm: Drag King Boi Band - BEEF
1:00pm–2:45pm: Moist
2:00–5:00pm: Skate Odyssey
2:45–5:45pm: Love Heart Dancers – PoPoMoCo

3CR OPEN BROADCAST – Smith St and Mason St

12:00pm: Out of the Pan with Sally Goldner
1:00pm: In Ya Face with James McKenzie
2:00pm: PX Whanau with Marqy Kitione and Sonja Hammer
3:00pm: Queering The Air with Jacob Gamble and Sasja Sÿdek


Matto Lucas displayed at Crumpler, 87 Smith St
Matto Lucas
displayed at Sandpit, 118 Gertrude St
Marce King
displayed at Gabrielle deVietri, 188-196 Gertrude St
LCI Students
displayed at Bailey and Nelson, 161 Gertrude St
displayed at Rollie Nation, 225-227 Gertrude St
displayed at Peel St Projection Wall, 8:30pm–1:30am
Queer-ways; Retracing Queer Footsteps,
displayed at 82 Smith St

GUEST PERFORMERS – Various Locations

Ruby Slippers
Jess Love
Adam Malone
Lilikoi Kaos
and more

Victoria's Pride is a celebration of queer arts and cultures taking place at the iconic Gertrude and Smith Streets in Fitzroy. This event has been designed with the varied needs of our diverse communities in mind.

There is clear directional signage across the site indicating facilities and services. The site is also staffed by our friendly crew and volunteers if you have any questions or need more information.

Getting There

Accessible Drop-Off Bay for Vehicles: Centrally located on Smith Street. Travelling south, enter Smith St from Johnston St. Drop off and exit is near the intersection of Charles St. This drop-off point has wheelchair access to curb. 

There is no accessible parking onsite. The closest accessible parking is on surrounding streets or in the Collingwood Coles Carpark.

Access Champions

Victoria’s Pride will have Access Champions on site. If you or someone you are with requires one-on-one support navigating the Victoria’s Pride precinct, or guidance to finding and using the available provisions, they are there to help! They can be contacted by:

  • Asking one of the friendly volunteers at the entrances
  • Asking at the Info Tent

Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Access within the Precinct

The Victoria’s Pride precinct is a street-based celebration, allowing wheelchair access across the site. Care has been taken to avoid blocking regular pathways and ramps. Infrastructure and volunteers will be in place to assist in areas of possible congestion.

Specific facilities provided for users of wheelchairs include:

  1. Charging Facility: at the main Information Tent on Gertrude Street.
  2. Wheelchair Lift: available at the Gertrude Street stage.
  3. Accessible Toilets: all temporary toilet stations set up for the event include an accessible toilet. There are 3 across the site, plus a permanent facility installed by the intersection of Peel St and Smith St.

Designated Viewing Areas

Positioned close to the front of each stage for people with varying requirements.

Auslan Interpretation

  • Smith Street Stage: All programming on the Smith Street Stage will be interpreted by a team comprising Deaf and hearing interpreters, coordinated by Break a Finger.
  • Gertrude Street Stage: All programming on the Gertrude Street Stage will be interpreted by a team comprising Deaf and hearing interpreters, coordinated by Auslan Stage Left.
  • Stallholders Precincts: Three Roving Interpreters will be available in the Stallholders Precinct. Roving Interpreters are provided by Expression Australia. To access this service, please see the Expression Australia Stall on Gertrude St near George St.

Audio Description & Travelling Touch Tour

  • Travelling Touch Tour (for blind and low vision attendees) will be delivered by Vitae Veritas from 10:45am to 2:30pm: more Touch Tour details available here.
  • NOTE: this service is now booked out for 2023.

*Locals: If you are a Trader or Resident in the City of Yarra, please visit our Victoria's Pride information page.

Elders Retreat and Low Sensory Space

  • Victoria's Pride and VAHS (Victorian Aboriginal Health Service) are working together to provide an Elders Retreat and Low Sensory Space at Charcoal Lane.
  • This space will be available from 11am-3pm.
  • The space is indoors and air-conditioned.
  • The space is wheelchair accessible.
  • This is an alcohol and drug-free environment.
  • The space will contain beanbags, custom-made fidget spinners and materials for colouring in.
    There will be a speaker there playing low key music that is different to the music being played at the event.
  • There will be water available and tea and coffee-making facilities.
  • First Aid facilities are directly opposite this space.
  • This is an Elders retreat and Victoria’s Pride has been given special permission to make this space available to those who need to access a low sensory environment during the event.

Social Story

  • Download a social story here for a visual map with images from the Victoria's Pride site to guide people through the event site ahead of time.
  • The social story will be posted to our social media accounts prior to the event.

Children & Families

  • The entire Victoria's Pride precinct is pram accessible. The majority of permanent bitumen pathways remain free of infrastructure to maximise accessible routes across the site. Please keep in mind there is likely to be large crowds on the site later in the day.
  • There is a Parent Pod located on Gertrude Street that is air conditioned and has space for breast/chest-feeding as well as baby change facilities.

There is a range of family friendly programming on offer at Victoria’s Pride including:

  • 12:15pm Grumble Boogie at Peel Street Park
  • 1pm Kokonutz will be performing a circus and beatboxing act on the Gertrude Stage (Auslan Interpreted).
  • 2pm ShOUT Youth Choir on the Smith Street Stage (Auslan Interpreted).
  • 2:45pm Grumble Boogie on the Smith Street Stage (Auslan Interpreted).
  • Additionally, keep an eye out for roving performances across the site:
    The Punk Emus by Po Po Mo Co
    The Drag King Boi Band by Beef
    Skate Odyssey
    The Love Heart Dancers by Po Po Mo Co


There are 3 x locations of gender-neutral portable toilets across the site and every one of these locations has an accessible toilet. Locations of toilets are:

  • Little Oxford Street
  • George Street
  • Young Street

All back of house areas have accessible toilets for our artists and staff.

Baby Change

There is a Parent Pod located on Gertrude Street that is air conditioned and has space for breast/chest-feeding as well as baby change facilities.

Commitment to Ongoing Improvement

  • Vitae Veritas will be conducting an audit at Victoria's Pride 2023 and providing feedback to Midsumma so that we can continue to improve our offering of accessible and inclusive services at future events.
  • Midsumma has a range of ways that you can provide feedback to us. A feedback form will be linked here in the coming days. For Auslan-users, Expression Australia will provide a bilingual feedback form in Auslan and English. You can also contact us after the event at [email protected].

Additional accessibility services and features will be listed here as arrangements are finalised.

See Victoria’s Pride Precinct Map >>

For information about accessibility facilities across the festival, see Access Information.

See what STALLS and FOOD VANS will be participating in the Victoria's Pride Street Party.

Local businesses all down Gertrude and Smith Street will benefit from the party – serving food and drink to the thousands of people expected to attend across the day, while some will be incorporated into the party with shopfront activations and performances in venues. Visit Vicky P's Perks to find out what's happening, and what's on offer from local businesses.

3CR Victoria's Pride Street Party Broadcast is a 4-hour special event happening on Sunday 12 February, 12-4pm broadcasting out of the studios and onto the streets and featuring the voices of 3CR’s queer programmers and guests. Tune in and hear interviews, commentary, and stories from Out Of The Pan, In Ya Face, PX Whanau, and Queering The Air on topics that focus on queer pride, representation, decriminalisation of homosexuality, and ongoing advocacy for LGBTIQA+ people.

Guests include:

Alison Thorne, Azlan, Dahyna Heena and her mother, Frankie Mazzone, Heather Riley, Ingrid Makláry, Kween Kong, Kikki Temple, DJ Mon Franco, Paul Kidd, Stev Zar, Tongan Cheek, and Zara Jones.

Listen to the broadcast via or live from the corner of Smith and Mason Sts, Fitzroy. For more details head to This broadcast is presented in partnership with Midsumma Festival.


Sunday 12 February, 12- 4pm, live from the corner of Smith and Mason Sts, Fitzroy.

  • 12 - 1 pm: Out Of The Pan with Sally Goldner (this program airs every Sunday 12-1pm, covering pansexual issues, pansexual meaning "knowing no boundaries of sex or gender", including transgender, bisexual and polyamorous issues)
  • 1 - 2pm: In Ya Face with James Mckenzie (this program normally airs on Fridays 4-5pm, exploring LGBTIQA+ issues with interviews, music and commentary)
  • 2 - 3pm: PX Whanau with Marqy Kitione and Sonja Hammer (this program normally airs on Saturdays 1:30-2pm, covering news and views from our queer Pasifika community including the arts and culture and the events that build and nourish our people)
  • 3 - 4pm: Queering The Air with Jacob Gamble and Sasja Sÿdek (this program airs every Sunday 3-4pm, with critically engaged queer commentary)

We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people on whose land this event will take place. We pay respect to the Elders past and present, and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded.



Victoria’s Pride street party occurs on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung People of the Eastern Kulin Nations, in Ngár-go/Fitzroy and Yálla-birr-ang/Collingwood. 

Download the Yalinguth app to journey through an immersive audio experience to learn about First Nations history and stories focused around Gertrude Street.

Check out the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to support First Nations communities in the area and learn more about the local history.

The location and event style of Victoria's Pride is an initiative of the State Government of Victoria and was announced by the Premier and relevant Minister.    

Midsumma recognises the strong historical and significant part that LGBTQIA+ operated and aligned businesses and events in the Yarra area must play in the broader scope of Melbourne’s queer histories.

Victoria's Pride has the capacity to not only support and celebrate our artists, creative industries, and diverse communities, but also generate significant economic benefits to the Yarra area and its local businesses, particularly relevant after the hardships experienced through lengthy pauses in trade.

The live street party event is part of a broader Statewide group of events commemorating the significance of the year.

Absolutely! Victoria’s Pride is a multi-generational, family friendly celebration. The program offers an abundance of diverse options with some activities and performances for our younger attendees focused in the earlier part of the day.

The entire Victoria's Pride precinct is pram accessible. The majority of permanent bitumen pathways remain free of infrastructure to maximise accessible routes across the site. Please keep in mind there is likely to be large crowds on the site later in the day.

There is a Parent Pod located on Gertrude Street that is air conditioned and has space for breast/chest-feeding as well as baby change facilities.

There is a range of family friendly programming on offer at Victoria’s Pride including:

  • 12:15pm Grumble Boogie at Peel Street Park

  • 1pm Kokonutz will be performing a circus and beatboxing act on the Gertrude Stage (Auslan Interpreted).

  • 2pm ShOUT Youth Choir on the Smith Street Stage (Auslan Interpreted).

  • 2:45pm Grumble Boogie on the Smith Street Stage (Auslan Interpreted).

  • Additionally, keep an eye out for roving performances across the site:

    The Punk Emus by Po Po Mo Co

    The Drag King Boi Band by Beef


    Skate Odyssey

    The Love Heart Dancers by Po Po Mo Co

The inner North event precinct is in a renowned mecca for fabulous food and dining options. A diverse selection of fare is on offer from local traders in the area, supported by mobile food vans and stalls selling non-alcoholic beverages designed to keep you cool at Victoria’s Pride. Whether you feel like a sweet treat or savoury platter, meatlovers, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, guilt-free and sugar-free, diners will be able to find something appetising to delight in. Thanks to the fabulous offerings of Gertrude St, Smith St and Peel St, Victoria’s Pride will have it all.

Specific Victoria’s Pride deals can be located on Vicky P’s Perks.

No. To minimise the risk of injury, Victoria’s Pride has a strict no glass policy across the site. Beverages purchased across the site will be served in sustainable, non-glass vessels or cans. Please ensure personal water bottles are also non-breakable.

Midsumma will provide umbrellas around the event precinct for the public to use. There is a strict permit and approval process that informs what can and cannot be on site. Please do not bring your own tent or structure to the event as event staff will be required to remove it.

Check out Victoria’s Pride: ACCESSIBILITY for a comprehensive description of services available at Melbourne Pride.

Victoria's Pride a statewide event and official programming on the event outdoor stages is committed to highlighting a majority of Victorian-based talent.    

Midsumma encourages all the fabulous LGBTQIA+ venues in the Yarra precinct to be involved and mark this momentous occasion. There is no need to officially register to participate or run an aligned event, but conversation about how support can best be provided is welcome and Midsumma will assist with promoting aligned venues and activities.              

The event itself will be alcohol-free and temporary food services will be kept to a minimum. Attendees will be encouraged to explore local food and beverage traders throughout the day.

Pets are welcome at Victoria’s Pride provided they are on a lead at all times, however it is important to consider the comfort levels of your furry friend in a highly populated, outdoor space during the heat of Summer. Before deciding to bring them along, we highly recommend taking the necessary precautions to ensure your pet feels happy, is protected from the heat and stays hydrated. Please ensure you clean up after your pet and that care is taken around event infrastructure to avoid unwanted ‘watering’!

Midsumma will have weather monitoring equipment and a dedicated professional risk assessor present at Victoria’s Pride. Our first priority is you and our community's safety at all times. If severe rain or smoke is forecast and detected on the day we will pause the activities on the stages until it is safe to resume. For weather and air updates in Melbourne visit the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology and for pollen sensitivity check Melbourne Pollen​​. Make sure you have a contingency plan, stay safe in all weather, and look after each other.

Victoria’s Pride will be held outdoors, in the middle of Summer. It is important to remember to:

  • Slip on a shirt - Consider a fabric that offers maximum UV protection.
  • Slop on sunscreen - Apply multiple times throughout the day. Free sunscreen will be available at the centrally located Information Tent.
  • Slap on a hat - or work a snazzy parasol into your party kit.
  • Hydrate regularly - there are 2 free water hydration stations onsite.

It’s important to remember that the event is a street-based party and shade is limited. Umbrellas will be placed around the site where possible as part of temporary event seating, however these will be in high demand.

Check the SunSmart website for the current UV rating and advice on how to minimise sunburn and heat related illnesses, the Bureau of Meteorology website for weather forecasts and warnings or the EPA Victoria website for information about air quality ratings.

If you are working for a media organisation and intend to use film, photography or interviews of participants or performing artists for content, please get in touch with Felicity McIntosh, Midsumma's Marketing Manager, at [email protected] to request media accreditation.

If you are capturing memories for personal use, we ask you to please be respectful and ask for people’s permission before doing so.

Victoria Police have a presence at Victoria's Pride, as with all Victoria's large-scale events, organised protests and parades, police officers are present as part of the event permit. The event permit requires Vic Pol to be present to monitor external threats or any situation that may become unsafe for event attendees.

Midsumma works with Vic Pol to encourage officers at these events to be LLO LGBTIQ+ Liaison Officers.

Victoria Police has over 450 LGBITQ+ liaison officers (LLOs), serving as contact points for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community.

Find out what LLO responsibilities are.

To get in contact with an LLO, speak to a police officer at your local police station.

Midsumma have engaged a professional Cleaning and Waste Management Company. Waste management staff will ensure that facilities are regularly cleaned and sanitized, waste is promptly removed and garden areas are kept tidy.

Additional rubbish bins, toilets and hand washing facilities will be on site for operations and removed once the event has concluded. 

Temporary food services and single-use items will be kept to a minimum, as attendees will be encouraged to explore and support local food and beverage traders throughout the day.

Road closures will be in place for Victoria's Pride Street Party to prioritise pedestrian traffic and safety.

Midsumma’s professional risk management consultants and traffic management team have designed a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan that has been reviewed and approved by the Yarra City Council.    

Traffic Controllers will be positioned in key areas of the precinct to allow for smooth flow of local traffic and to provide information at road closures.

The below roads will be closed between 3am Sunday 12 until 3am Monday 13:

Gertrude Street, between Brunswick Street and Oxford Street

Smith Street, between Victoria Parade and Charles Street

Peel Street, between Smith Street and Cambridge Street

Check signage for parking changes.

Midsumma have contracted public event security specialists to oversee and manage crowd behaviour at Victoria's Pride Street Party. Event personnel, including staff, volunteers and First Aid professionals will assist in monitoring.

In addition to this, a dedicated and central Event Operations Centre with representatives from Midsumma, Yarra City Council, Emergency Services, Public Transport Victoria, First Aid, Traffic management controllers and Victoria Police will be in place, and will maintain constant radio contact with all event staff on the ground.

Midsumma respects the Yarra City Council’s commitment to provide a liveable, supportive
environment for all of its residents. The event will comply with policies regulating all noise affecting public places, either by its nature or volume. The site plan has been curated to ensure that generated noise is funnelled towards the audience and away from residencies. Stage announcements will request attendees to leave in a quiet and orderly manner.

Victoria’s Pride is a large event involving a lot of people and Midsumma apply great care when planning to ensue measures are in place to help reduce the impact on our environment:

  • Dedicated recycling and food waste bins are located across site, encouraging attendees to recycle where possible.
  • Hydration stations and bubblers are provided not only to encourage participants to keep well hydrated, but also to promote the use of refillable water bottles and avoid single use plastic heading to landfill.
  • No balloons, streamers or glitter are allowed on site. Eco-glitter is allowable.
  • Electricity is provided via mains power or bio-diesel generators.
  • Food traders are encouraged to use only biodegradable products.
  • Volunteers and staff members are provided with refillable water bottles to be refilled at the hydration stations.
  • Signage has been created with longevity in mind where possible. Recyclable corflute is used for dated and single event marketing.

Only registered stallholders are able to sell merchandise.

Midsumma are in close communication with the relevant Victorian Government authorities and will follow all public event guidelines provided by the government.

Any changes made to Victoria’s Pride will be communicated through multiple channels as soon as possible.

Victoria's Pride Regional Events

To ensure statewide representation of LGBTQIA+ arts and cultures. Victoria's Pride commissioned community groups, organisations and artists in regional Victoria to facilitate involvement in Victoria's Pride event activities, either in the lead-up to or on the day of the Victoria's Pride one-day street party in Melbourne’s inner north.

View Victoria's Pride Regional Activations

Event & ticketing details


Auslan Interpreted
Audio Described

Dates & Times

WHEN Sun 12 Feb 11am-9pm


FREE No ticket required


Gertrude Street and Smith Street

Gertrude St / Smith St, Fitzroy

Get directions


11 to stop 13 | tram 12, 109 to stop 15 | tram 86, 96 to stop 11

Event notes


Route 86 trams will experience service changes from 3am to last tram on Sunday 12 February, due to road closures associated with the Victoria's Pride Street Party in Gertrude and Smith Streets.

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