LGBTIQA+ Heritage Study

The City of Yarra in Melbourne has a thriving and diverse LGBTIQA+ community.

The City of Yarra has long been home to numerous LGBTIQA+ businesses, spaces and events which have contributed to strong connections and associations within the LGBTIQA+ communities—connections which are living and evolving.  

In 2023 Yarra City Council engaged GML and subconsultants Way Back When historians to undertake a heritage study of places and objects of significance to LGBTIQA+ communities in the City of Yarra.  

GML undertook a rigorous analysis, including targeted historical research and community consultation, to identify a comprehensive list of potential places of significance.  

GML’s report outlined recommendations and opportunities to best protect the places and objects identified in the comprehensive list through both statutory and non-statutory mechanisms to celebrate and promote the tangible and intangible LGBTIQA+ heritage values within Yarra.  

GML is currently undertaking Part 2 of the study, which involves detailed heritage assessments. 

Learn more about the project on the City of Yarra website.

St Marks Church, Fitzroy.

The Sir Robert Peel Hotel, Collingwood.