Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in Melbourne

Information on groups, social clubs and links for gay men and women in Melbourne, Australia...

There are a number of online resources and publications for the LGBT community in Melbourne, with information on restaurants, hotels, bars and events:

  • Same Same: Australian gay and lesbian lifestyle website
  • GLOBE Melbourne: Business and professional networking group for the LGBT community
  • Melbourne Community Voice: Part of the Gay News Network, MCV is an online resource for the LGBT community in Melbourne and Victoria

Magazines and newspapers

There are also various print publications for the LGBT community in Melbourne:

  • Melbourne Community Voice: Weekly gay and lesbian newspaper, distributed free of charge at gay and lesbian venues throughout Melbourne
  • Q Magazine: Free publication for the LGBT community with reviews, views, information and articles about fashion, health, lifestyle, dating, youth issues and more. Distributed across the city and also available online


  • Joy 94.9: Gay and lesbian radio station in Melbourne

Organisations and Support Groups

The ALSO Foundation - {also}: Victoria's largest gay and lesbian community organisation, which organises events and publishes the ALSO Directory of businesses and community groups.

Gay & Lesbian Switchboard Victoria: Volunteer organisation providing telephone counselling to the Victorian and Tasmanian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities.

The Nomads Outdoors Group: Social outdoors group, open to gay and gay-friendly men of all ages. The group organises a number of activities including day trips, camping, bike rides, water sports, and social and cultural activities.

LGBT Events

  • Midsumma Festival: The festival takes place at the beginning of February each year and lasts for three weeks. The event includes sporting, artistic and theatrical events as well as a pride march
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival: Festival taking place in mid-March and featuring screenings of Australian and international queer films. Films are shown at the ACMI in Federation Square and at other venues in Melbourne