Gay Events in Australia & New Zealand

Australia has a vibrant and dynamic gay scene spread across the country. The “Big 2” cities of Sydney and Melbourne battle it out for gay visitors each year.

Sydney is home to one of the world’s biggest gay events, the annual Mardi Gras in late February/early March. It is also home to some of the biggest New Years Eve gay circuit parties and firework displays.

Melbourne, with its world class city living and relaxed attitude is home to more intimate affairs including the nearby Daylesford Bear weekends. Brisbane or “BrisVegas” is host to “The Big Gay Day”, some great drag-boat parties and the northern exposure Bears weekend.

Meanwhile New Zealand is host to the very popular Winter Pride in September and The Auckland Midsumma pride.