Western Rainbow Awards


Presented as part of the Hobsons Bay 2023 Mayoral program, the Western Rainbow Awards celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community in Melbourne's West.

Announced on 6 October 2023 at the Williamstown Town Hall, the Western Rainbow Awards support, develop and amplify LGBTIQA+ communities, in Hobsons Bay, and across the western region

Congratulations to all award winners and nominees, and thanks to those who took the time to nominate.

Award winners

Advocacy (individual) - April Huggins, Producer and advocate (Pier Festival among others)

Health or Support (organisation) -  Ferguson St Osteopathy, Williamstown

Youth Focus Service (organisation) - Crystal Queer, Brimbank Youth Services

Community Leadership (individual) - Courtney Davies, Mount St. Joseph Girls' College Altona

Leading Change (individual) - Jacob Tiauli, Brimbank City Council Crystal Queer

Young Person (individual) - Spencer Morgan, Brimbank City Council Crystal Queer

Lifetime Achievement (individual) - Anastasia Le, Matchworks Sunshine

Advocacy (organisation) - GenZine, Western Region

Safe Spaces and Places (organisation) - Littlefoot Bar, Barkly Street, Footscray

Project or Program (organisation) - Teachers Breakfast, Brimbank and Maribyrnong Youth Services

Lasting Impact (organisation) - Seddon Deadly Sins, Victoria Street, Seddon

Rainbow Business (organisation) - Pride of our Footscray, Hopkins Street, Footscray