Victorian Pride Centre and Joy FM


The world-class Victorian Pride Centre project in St Kilda will be delivered in full thanks to a $10 million investment from Federal Labor.


Eight major LGBTIQ community organisations will call the Centre home including radio station JOY 94.9, Thorne Harbour Health, the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, and counselling service Switchboard.

In addition to Federal Labor’s $10 million investment, JOY 94.9 will also benefit from an extra $600,000 to build new studios in the Victorian Pride Centre and upgrade to digital broadcasting.  JOY 94.9 is the only LGBTIQ radio station in Australia, and an important voice for the community.  Our investment will help JOY 94.9’s excellent work reach an even bigger audience. 

Supporting the LGBTIQ community will be a priority for a Shorten Labor Government.

We stood with LGBTIQ Australians to fight for marriage equality, and we will change the law to protect gay students and teachers from discrimination – once and for all.

Federal Labor’s $10 million investment means the Victorian Pride Centre project is now fully funded.  It comes on top of significant commitments from the Andrews Labor Government in Victoria, the City of Port Phillip, and the Victorian AIDS Council (now Thorne Harbour Health).  This is a true team effort.  

The Victorian Pride Centre will also serve as the headquarters for Midsumma Festival, the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, the youth group Minus 18, the Australian LGBTIQ Multicultural Council, and Team Melbourne, a peak organisation representing over 20 LGBTIQ sporting clubs.

We will pay for it by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.