About

The Victorian Pride Centre is a unique initiative that celebrates, bolsters and protects equality, diversity and inclusion. It is set to forge a new chapter in the narrative of Australian Pride by bringing the LGBTI community together in a single and powerful space.

The Victorian Pride Centre will showcase Victoria’s diversity, pave new directions for its future, and honour and celebrate Australia’s LGBTIQ community’s brave – and at times difficult – past. It will be home to practical and supportive services as well being an international tourist destination.

The Victorian Pride Centre Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation structured as a company limited by guarantee, and was registered in October 2016. It has been established with a skills-based board of non-executive directors.

Vision

To be the most loved, well known and visited home for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ) community in Australia.

Values

  • Honouring our LGBTIQ history and culture, creating our future
  • Catalysing our community
  • Celebrating and valuing our difference
  • Respecting and supporting each other
  • Living with courage, pride and strength
  • Demonstrating leadership for the LGBTIQ community
  • Building Sustainability

“The Pride Centre will create an iconic home for Victoria’s LGBTIQ community, right in the heart of St Kilda. We are proud to be creating history by supporting Australia’s first Pride Centre! This fantastic addition to Fitzroy Street will be a hub of culture, health and support services, as well as a home for the LGBTIQ groups and organisations we know and love.”

Cr Dick Gross, Mayor City of Port Phillip

“The Victorian Pride Centre will bring our community together, to collaborate and build on each other’s strengths while maintaining our individual organisational identities. It will celebrate who we are as proud LGBTIQ people and open the doors to the rest of the community to help them understand our unique history and stories as well as our current contribution to Victoria.”

Ro Allen, Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality