As part of the Victoria's Pride celebrations, we are working to ensure statewide representation of LGBTQIA+ communities. 

In the lead-up to the festival, we will be working with regional towns to create augmented reality maps of their queer histories bringing these stories to life through the voices of each town’s community members. Supported by animations and captioning, each town's queer history will be accessible to all audiences. 


Contribute your story and read others below

We will be running information sessions about this project. Join us below.

Monday, 28th of November at 6.30 pm

Monday, 21st of November at 6.30 pm

Add your footprint

To add stories to our digital queer map, please fill out the form. This way we can build a record of queer stories for future generations.


Tell us your story, whatever it is.  Did you have a queer awakening? Or maybe a significant experience that made you the queer you are today? Where did it happen? All stories are welcome, big or small, from the past or present.

To begin, please tell us about yourself

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All personal information collected remains secure and is used to help us confirm that our map represents the experiences of all of the LGBTQIA+ community. If you have any issues with supplying personal details, please leave these sections unanswered. Locations added to the map will be anonymous and will not include any personal details.


To browse our map, click the symbol in the top left corner to pull out a menu that lists all locations. Here you will be able to filter between community stories and stories collected from the archive.


Alternatively, click on the symbols in the map to read more about the significance of each location to Daylesford's Queer History. 

If you would like to explore the map in full screen, press the symbol on the top right corner.  This will direct you to our Google My Map site.

If you would like to add your story to our map, please fill out the form above.


Please allow two business days from submission for your story to appear on the map. Although we intend to represent all peoples and stories, some submissions may not be fit for our project and will not be listed. 



Queer-ways: Retracing Daylesford's Queer Footprints has been made possible through the support of

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Queer-ways was established on the unceded traditional lands of the Wurundjeri nation in the Kulin alliance.


This project focuses on the geographical location referred to as “Daylesford" in Dja Dja Wurrung country. The map we have utilised is based on previous settler-colonial cartography and may not accurately reflect the Aboriginal cultural landscape.

In the future, we hope to find and develop the technology to integrate Indigenous nations into the Queer-ways map. If you are not aware of the rightful custodians of the land on which you are located, you can learn more at

Queer-ways acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders, past and present, and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We encourage you to take steps towards learning more about how you can support Indigenous communities in the fight for sovereignty.