Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Gender Diverse and Intersex communities

Moreland Human Rights Policy aims to ensure that that City of Merri-bek is a safe and welcoming city for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Gender Diverse and Intersex (LGBTIQ) communities. Council will strive to ensure that its services are accessible and appropriate to the needs of our LGBTIQ residents and visitors.


Find out about events happening for LGBTIQ communities:


The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia calls on people across Australia to stand against discrimination and support our LGBTQI mates, colleagues and families. IDAHOBIT Day takes place on 17 May.


Victoria's premier three-week LGBTIQ arts and cultural festival celebrates diversity and inclusion. It takes place in January and February across the State. Merri-bek Council partners with northern region councils and has presence at Midsumma Carnival and Pride March.


Get acquainted with LGTBIQ history and culture, check out a range of training and professional development materials, and apply for funding support. 

LGBTIQ library resources

Our libraries have an extensive collection of LGBTIQ resources. Visit our libraries or search the Library Catalogue

Inclusive language guide

A handy guide that provides advice on the appropriate language to use when working with LBGTIQ communities. Developed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the Victorian public sector.

Community grants

The Merri-bek Community Grants Program gives financial support to community led initiatives and collaborative projects that demonstrates multiple benefits and focuses directly on the Merri-bek community.

LGBTIQ friendly services and businesses in Melbourne's north.

Find the rainbow in Melbourne’s north - LGBTIQ friendly services and businesses in Melbourne's north. View the Find the rainbow in Melbourne's north in Google maps.

View the Find the rainbow in Melbourne's north in Google maps.

Disclaimer: This map has been created in In November 2016 and may be out of date.