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Council has now established the LGBTIQA+ Community Advisory Group to enable a process for engagement with members of the LGBTIQA+ and Maribyrnong community.


The purpose of the Maribyrnong LGBTIQA+ Community Advisory Group is to advise Council on the needs and lived experience of people who identify as, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, or asexual (LGBTIQA+) in Maribyrnong.


  • To inform Council on the emerging needs, issues and barriers facing LGBTIQA+ people in Maribyrnong.
  • To consider and provide advice to Council on key initiatives, programs and best practice options on culturally safe and inclusive actions that address the needs of LGBTIQA+ people, families and communities.
  • To work directly with Council to develop, implement and review the LGBTIQA+ Strategy and Action Plan 2021-2025.
  • To support Council’s commitment in promoting and advocating for equality, inclusion, diversity and human rights of the LGBTQIA+ people within the wider context of the Maribyrnong community.

The Advisory Group will hold a minimum of three meetings throughout the year.


In February 2022, Council endorsed 10 nominations from community members to join the Maribyrnong LGBTIQA+ Community Advisory Group:

  • Emma Wearing
  • Michael West
  • Sebastian Taranto
  • Andrew Rogers
  • Allison Myng Min Chan
  • David Griffin
  • Matt Tomlins
  • Adrien McCrory
  • Jo Read and
  • Amy Fabry-Jenkins.

The successful appointees will join up to three representatives from local organisations to form the first LGBTIQA+ Community Advisory Group for the municipality.

The Advisory Group will be joined by 3 Councillors, Cr Cuc Lam and Cr Sarah Carter, with Cr Bernadette Thomas being appointed as the Chair.

For further information on the Advisory Group please email:

LGBTIQA+ Strategy and Action Plan

A second community conversation is open to support the development of the proposed LGBTIQA+ Strategy Action Plan 2021-2025.

We’re wanting to sense check the vision and principles in a draft working document with you to ensure they accurately reflect what you told us.

You can share your thoughts here.


If you need free help with translation, please contact one of the following sources:

Council can arrange a telephone
interpreter for you on 9688 0200

TIS: 131 450

National Relay ServiceNRS: 133 677 or 1300 555 727

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Community Engagement Team
Phone (03) 9688 0200