LGBTIQA+ Events in Hobsons Bay

Council runs specific events for the community to ensure that members are celebrated and acknowledged. Council also works to ensure that our broader services and programs are inclusive and welcoming. For a more detailed insight of upcoming council and community run events please check out our What’s On page:

You may also like to scroll to the bottom of this page to check out Council’s events webpages and social media platforms for libraries, youth events and arts and culture events to stay up to date with events, programs and activities.

This is a brief overview of LGBTIQA+ celebrations and events that council facilitates or participates in.

Midsumma in Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay City Council facilitates local activities and events each year as part of Midsumma Festival.  Collectively, these events may be found in the Midsumma Westside program or to view full program visit

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LGBTIQA+ Health & Wellbeing Day

 The LGBTIQA+ Health and Wellbeing Day is presented by The Equality Project and supported by Hobsons Bay City Council through its Make It Happen Grants Program.

A day for local LGBTIQA+ communities to come together and learn tools and strategies to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing. It will also connect LGBTIQA+ people to local sporting and recreation organisations and/or local health services.

Date: Saturday 8 May 2021
Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown 3016


Health & Wellbeing Day


International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

Each year, Hobsons Bay City Council raises the rainbow flag to acknowledge International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). IDAHOBIT is the international day for taking action for a prejudice-free world regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

IDAHOBIT began in 2004 and is observed annually on 17 May to mark the date in 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. Despite this, many members of the LGBTIQA+ community still face discrimination, prejudice and stigmatisation.

Midsumma Carnival Stall

Carnival is a family friendly day that marks the beginning of Midsumma festival. The local western region councils will be at carnival with a stall. It is a great opportunity for councils to show support for our LGBTQIA+ communities by promoting services and events which are happening in the West.

Victorian Pride March

Council celebrates the inherent qualities of all people, supporting human rights for all. Join the Western Region Councils in the Pride March, collectively walking under the banner of “Out West”.

Midsumma Pride March 2018 - photo by Dean Arcuri

"Midsumma Pride March 2018 - photo by Dean Arcuri."

Community led initiatives

Council provides resources to the community through grant funding to support community led activities, services and funding opportunities for major and special events, local events, festivals, and small events or short lead events. See here for more information: