Senior woman and adult woman having tea in the garden

Val’s Coffee Lounge Revisited

Last updated: 30 August 2022

The City of Melbourne in partnership with Val’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care present ‘Val’s Coffee Lounge Revisited'. Join us for a celebration of LGBTIQA+ seniors and the continuing legacy of Val's Coffee Lounge and Val Eastwood, an icon in Melbourne's LGBTIQA+ history who played an important role in the visibility of this community.

Organised as part of the 2022 Victorian Seniors Festivals, Val's Coffee Lounge Revisited promises an afternoon of social connection and entertainment with a special guest performance from the Rainbow Voices Community Choir.

Representatives from the Australian Queer Archives (AQuA) will also be on site to reflect on Val Eastwood's legacy, Melbourne's LGBTQIA+ history and the lasting impact that older members of the community have had in shaping the inclusive and welcoming city we enjoy today.

Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Registration for the event is free, however spaces are limited so book in quick!


  • Dress how you feel best. Whether its non-binary finery or a rainbow look, feel free to express yourself. Whatever makes you most comfortable.

  • Creative looks will have a chance to win a special door prize!