St Kilda Rainbow Road

A giant rainbow pedestrian crossing on Jackson Street.
Kat Hayes
Published on August 16, 2018


Following in the very bright and joyful footsteps of Taylor Square in Sydney, Melbourne's St Kilda is now home to a 35-metre-long flag down Jackson Street. The road is a public display of the City of Port Phillip's support for marriage equality and a celebration of the area's LGBTQI+ community, as well as a way of injecting a little colour and joy into the days of everyone who treads across it.

Jackson Street makes up part of the busy Fitzroy Street precinct in St Kilda, and is considered to be highly visible to those walking, riding, tramming or driving. Acting Mayor Cr Dick Gross said the area's long-standing history with, and commitment to, the LGBTQI+ community makes it the perfect spot for the rainbow road. The area has hosted the annual Midsumma Pride March for 23 years.

Head along to the new St Kilda rainbow road, take a photo — do watch for cars — and help spread colour (and positivity) throughout the city.

Images: Sanjeev Singh



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