Broadcast sponsor: JOY 94.9

JOY 94.9
JOY 94.9 is an independent voice for the diverse lesbian and gay communities listened to by 329,0001 people in Melbourne and more online. Access podcasts, blogs and listen online to award winning music & talk, news & current affairs, arts & cultural programs.

The station provides over 450 free Community Service Announcements on behalf of organisations that serve and support our community. The station is fuelled by the dedication of over 200 volunteers and only a handful of paid core staff. JOY 94.9 is proudly self-funded through on air sponsorship and most importantly membership.

JOY 94.9 is a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.

Major presentation partner: AIDS 2014

AIDS 2014
The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

The AIDS 2014 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types – from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions – will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.

Community partner: Living Positive Victoria

Living Positive Victoria

Living Positive Victoria is a not for profit, community based organisation representing all people living with HIV in Victoria since 1988 and is committed to the advancement of human rights and wellbeing of all people living with HIV.

Living Positive Victoria works closely in partnership with a range of HIV-sector and other organisations to deliver a comprehensive and coordinated response to the needs of PLHIV in Victoria, nationally and internationally.

Community partner: Victorian AIDS Council (VAC)

VAC
Founded from a public meeting of the Melbourne gay community in 1983, the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has grown to a community health service using the multi-disciplinary skills of approximately 300 volunteers and 45 paid staff and an annual budget of $3.2 million. VAC aims to improve the health as well as social and emotional well-being of Victorians living with HIV in addition to the broader LGBTI communities. In particular, they are invested in bringing the AIDS epidemic to an end.

Community partner: Positive Life NSW

Positive Life NSW

Positive Life NSW is a non-profit community organisation incorporated on 21 July 1989 as PLWHA NSW. We changed our name to Positive Life NSW on 15 February 2008.

Positive Life NSW works to promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigmatisation and discrimination. We provide information and targeted referrals, and advocate to change systems and practices that discriminate against people with HIV, their friends, family and carers in NSW.

Community partner: Pacific Friends of the Global Fund

Pacific Friends of the GlobalFund

Pacific Friends of the Global Fund is an advocacy organisation dedicated to building strong political and financial support for the life-saving work of the Fund and the fight against HIV, TB and Malaria in the Pacific region.

Local council partner: City of Yarra

City of Yarra

The City of Yarra is an inner metropolitan municipality of Melbourne which is home to a diverse community of 80,000 people. The City of Yarra Council is a long term supporter of JOY 94.9 and the local LGBTI community and is proud to support the World AIDS Day Worldwide project.

Creative partner: Tomorrow’s Future Today

Tomorrow's Future Today

Tomorrow’s Future Today is the world’s first 24-hour, global, follow-the-sun virtual conference. It has a size and level of innovation that has never been seen before. Speakers are selected by their peers and elevated to a global stage overnight. All content is accessible, without registration. Tomorrow’s Future Today unites knowledge workers turning them into a global network of influencers, organisations and consumers.


  1. audience figures from a Snapshot Survey (n=2043) conducted by McNair Ingenuity Research from November 2012 and May 2013 inclusive