LGBT Friendly Travel

Australia is a popular destination for LGBTQ travelers, with many companies and locals showing their commitment to supporting the LGBTQ community. Australia is a great place to explore, in general, and we hope that all can feel comfortable and welcome while venturing to the gorgeous region.

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Despite their rough and rugged reputation, Australia have a large, active, and confident LGBTQ community. Sydney is one of the largest in the country, abundant in LGBTQ venues, businesses, bars, and more. Sydney has been rated one of the top LGBTQ friendly travel destinations, and it’s no wonder; with so many options to choose from to many any community member welcome.

Top LGBTQ friendly beaches

  • Bondi Beach
  • Bronte Beach
  • Tamarama Beach

During the month of Mach, thousands of LGBTQ supporters are found celebrating Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.


Second to Sydney, Melbourne has a very welcoming LGBTQ community as well. As the second largest city in Australia, it’s vibrant and full of character. Colorful bars, restaurants, and culture fills the air when walking through Melbourne, every visitor is sure to find something they’ll enjoy. While Sydney’s downtown predominately beaches, Melbourne focuses on the quirkier shops, restaurants and atmosphere which highlights Australian culture. Brisbane, Cranberra, and Perth also have small yet visible LGBTQ communities.

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Below, you’ll find a list of LGBTQ resources to use when traveling to Australia:

Pinkboard: Pinkboard has been providing an information source, discussion space and social network for Australia’s GLBTQ community since 1986.

The Pink Directory: Australia’s premier online directory of gay and lesbian business and services.

DNA: Australia’s best-selling magazine for gay men. Every month, you’ll find great feature stories, celebrity profiles, pop culture reviews and sensational photography of some of the world’s sexiest male models in our fashion stories.

LOTL: LOTL is a free to street monthly magazine distributed to city centers of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane focusing on community events, entertainment, political and social developments and local lesbian life in Australia.

IGLTA: International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

GALTA: Gay & Lesbian Tourism Australia

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