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2018 Midsumma Carnival and Pride March

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Date: Sunday 14 January – Sunday 28 January 2018
Venue: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne 3004 -->

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Swinburne and Midsumma banner 2018

Don't miss Melbourne's most famous, family-friendly community day that kicks off summer's three-week Midsumma Festival season.

As a Silver Sponsor of Midsumma, Swinburne will have a stall at the Carnival and a place in the March. You’re invited to join in the celebrations of  gender and sexual diversity.

Midsumma Carnival

Date: Sunday 14 January 2018
Time: 11am – 6pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne 3004

The Midsumma Carnival will serve up a tasting plate of performances and personalities from the festival program in one giant showcase – with something for everyone.

Join Swinburne staff and students and check out sports displays, the famous dog show, or test out your favourite songs in the Lipsync Limelight competition.

Other highlights include:

  • Food trucks and bars
  • An under 18s area hosted by Australia's largest youth organisation, Minus18
  • A rest zone
  • Midsumma Carnival's first-ever tactile installation by Slow Arts Collective in collaboration with Description Victoria.

If you’re attending, make sure you drop my Swinburne’s stall, which will have a photobooth, a slushie machine and various giveaways.

Be part of the action!

If you are a staff member or student who would like to volunteer at the Midsumma Carnival, contact the Diversity team to register your interest.


Midsumma Pride March

Date: Sunday 28 January 2018
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Fitzroy Street and Catani Gardens, St Kilda

Staff are invited to attend the annual Midsumma Pride March. Gather your friends and allies together and assemble with us at the Blackie Ironmonger Stand entrance to the Junction Oval as we take to St Kilda's Fitzroy Street, to rejoice in our diversity and achievements, at Victoria's annual queer march.

Please register your attendance to this event to ensure you receive a Swinburne gift bag which includes a T-shirt, water bottle, lapel pin and pride flag.                                                                        

Swinburne will have a place in the march, alongside other Midsumma partners.

Find out more about the 2018 Midsumma Festival.

Contact Information: Dr. Walter Robles
Email: Tel: 03 9214 8595