Rainbow Advisory Committee

The Rainbow Advisory Committee provides information, support and advice, and a mechanism for communication and consultation between LGBTIQA+ communities and Council on issues affecting the LGBTIQA+ community.

Express your Interest to join the Committee

Yarra City Council are looking for expressions of interest to sit on the Rainbow Advisory Committee.

We’re keen to hear from underrepresented women, Lesbian, QTIPOC, TGD, disabled and indigenous community members, but would be happy to hear from anyone LGBTIQA+ who lives, works, and plays in Yarra.

The committee meets every two months on a Monday 12.30pm to 2pm in hybrid format.

Complete our Expressions of Interest form

What does the committee do?

The Rainbow Advisory Committee:

  • advises on the implementation of the Yarra LGBTIQA+ Strategy 2021-2024 (PDF 16MB) and subsequent strategies
  • provides feedback to Council on policies, plans and services that impact the LGBTIQA+ community
  • provides information and strategic advice to Council on matters affecting the needs, interests and well-being of the LGBTIQA+ community
  • advises Council on its communication, engagement and consultation with the LGBTIQA+ community, and facilitate communication and consultation processes with the LGBTIQA+ community
  • acts as a conduit for the exchange of information and views between community, Council and other representative bodies on issues affecting the LGBTIQA+ community
  • attends Yarra LGBTIQA+ community events where possible

Who are the committee members?

The following Councillors have been appointed to the committee for 2023:

  • Cr Edward Crossland
  • Cr Bridgid O’Brien

In addition to the appointed Councillors, the membership includes up to fourteen community members, including at least two representatives from community organisations that support Yarra’s LGBTIQA+ community and at least two representatives from Yarra’s LGBTIQA+ business community.

Terms of reference

You can download and read the Rainbow Advisory Committee Terms of Reference


Minutes of meetings of the Rainbow Advisory Committee are available for download below.

Further minutes are uploaded to this page as they become available.