We are Australia’s LGBTIQA+ independent media organisation, made up of the diverse voices of the rainbow.

Powered by 300+ volunteers, led by a small leadership team, JOY’s presenters, producers, newsreaders, podcasters and everyone in between, deliver quality community media, every hour, every day of the year.  

JOY informs, entertains, and empowers rainbow communities across Australia and the world, with the purpose of building a more inclusive society. 

JOY is Australia’s LGBTIQA+ community media organisationlisted on the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission Registerwith the purpose of building a more inclusive society.  We do this by providing the opportunity for freedom of expression, the breaking down of isolation and the celebration of the culture, achievements and pride of the diverse Rainbow Community.   

We are proudly funded through the amazing support of our listeners, members, patrons, donors, sponsors and Government, Philanthropic and Corporate funders.

Growing from our inception as a Community Radio Station 3JOY in 1993, JOY now provides content across multiple platforms to enable the voices of our community to be accessible to people of all abilities and locations.  

 You can hear and see stories from the LGBTIQA+ community and our allies on JOY 94.9 Radio (FM and DAB+[trial]), online via livestreamin JOY Podcasts and on JOY TV 24 hours a day, 7 days per week at joy.org.au  

 Follow JOY on social media through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

In addition to creating groundbreaking content, JOY provides educationsponsorship messaging and production services to the broader community, all of which provide the essential funds to fulfil our community-based purpose.  When you buy JOY’s services you help create a more inclusive world. 

Based in Melbourne, Australia, the JOY team consists of a small paid staff and a large volunteer cohort who together bring you news, music, information and entertainment 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 

From our on-air presenters, to our support teams, producers, newsreaders, podcasters and everyone in-between we aim to represent our listeners because we are them. 


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Annual Report 2020-21