Since European settlement, Australia has slowly but surely
moved into becoming a more diverse multi-cultural society. Similar to most
western countries, the struggle among gays and lesbians for equal rights and
acceptance continues, and whilst not free of homophobia, many Australians have
become more accepting of the so called 'non-traditional lifestyle'.
cities of Sydney and Melbourne offer a range of facilities and services targeted
to the gay and lesbian community, including a number of major gay and lesbian
friendly events, bars, discos, cafes and restaurants, as well as gay friendly
accommodation. This is not to say that some of the other capital cities, towns
and country regions do not have an established gay scene, with places such as
Alice Springs (Central Australia) and Darwin (Top End) in the Northern Territory, Lismore and Bryon Bay in NSW, Cairns
and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Adelaide in South Australia and Perth in
For those planning a trip to Darwin, it is great news that they have been
selected as the city to host the 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames in May, 2014. So when
planning your holiday, prepare for a beautiful tropical climate, but pack some
winter woollies for those planning to extend their stay and visit Central
Australia, as you are coming into their winter season of blue skies and cold
Check out some of our links for accommodation and attractions targeted to the
gay, lesbian and transgender communities. We also provide links and resources for
other web sites that have
travel related information for the gay, lesbian
and transgender communities.
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Travel information for the general community can be
found by visiting the main AusEmade site.
These include various attractions and many types of
from boutique hotels, motels, apartments, guest houses, cottages, bed
and breakfast, caravan parks, through to basic camp sites.