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Melbourne aged care provider celebrates marriage equality – by giving away free LGBTIQ wedding


Lifeview Residential Care is offering one lucky LGBTIQ couple the chance to win a wedding at one of their homes in April – valued at $8,000 – at Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival this Sunday.

Attendees at Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival. Credit: Lifeview

“The recent marriage equality debate, vote and subsequent redefining of the marriage law has shown that Australians truly believe that marriage is for everyone and that all Australians deserve to have their love celebrated and recognised,” Lifeview CEO Madeline Gall said.

The operator – which is Rainbow Tick accredited as LGBTI-inclusive – will provide the venue, celebrant, flowers, music, catering and Scotchmans Hill Wines worth $2,000.

“All we need are the brides and/or grooms, and fifty of their closest family and friends,” Ms Gall adds.

Festival attendees will be able to enter the draw at the Lifeview stand with the winners to be announced on Valentine’s Day.

To round out the Festival, Lifeview residents, staff and their families will also be taking part in the Pride March on 29 January under the banner ‘Pride Comes in all Ages’.

For more details on the festival, click here.

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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