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Australia Listings by City:

Melbourne | Sydney

Other cities are listed below...


General Information


Articles and Publications

  • Blaze South Australia's queer community newspaper.


Businesses


Travel Services

  • IntAir Travelscene American Express
      518 Barker's Rd, Hawthorn East, 613-9817-7388, FAX 613-9817-7322, email. G&L-friendly corporate and select personal travel coordination: air reservations and ticketing, competitive pricing, cruising, travel insurance, hotels and car hire at corporate rates, pilgrimages, special interest tours, and package holidays. Global service with emergency 24/7 personal service -- no voicemail.



ADELAIDE (South Australia) -- area code (61-8)

General Information

    Adelaide, the most populous city of South Australia and is the 5th largest city in Australia, has a population over one million (that's more than 40,000 Utopians).


Articles and Publications

  • Blaze
      1/F 231A Hutt St, 8223-7255. Local LGBT zine with news, events, reviews, and personals.


Organizations

  • Feast
      The largest gay and lesbian event in Adelaide. This annual multi-week selebration features food, wine, theater, dance, cinema and more.


Travel Services

  • Adelaide Tour Guide
      Email. Individually tailored and personalized sightseeing tours of Adelaide city, surrounding countryside and quaint historic hills townships. Able to arrange, tour and guide on day trips to Barrossa Valley and award winning local wine regions. Experience first hand the vibrant culture and cuisine of the region. Services provided range from a simple meet and greet, to fully escorted single or multi-day sighting. All provided with professionalism, attention to detail and tailored to suit your individual taste and budget. Gay and lesbian-friendly. Utopia Member Discount


Popular Spots

Accommodations

      Click here for Adelaide hotels and accommodations.


Bars and Clubs

    • Bear Men of Adelaide
        Flagstaff on Franklin Hotel, 0404-552-813. Third Fri each month starting at 7pm.
    • Crown and Anchor Hotel
        196 Grenfell St, 8223-3213. Open nightly.
    • Cougar Leather Club
        The Attic (upstairs at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel), 233 Currie St, 8443-6852. Club meets here on the 1st Sat each month starting at 9pm.
    • Earth
        27 Hindley St. Wed-Sat, 10pm until the wee hours.
    • Flagstaff
        233 Franklin St, 8231-4380. Closed Sun.
    • Mars Bar
        120 Gouger St, Adelaide, 8231-9639. LGBT club with drag shows. Open Wed-Sat.
    • Wheatsheaf Hotel
        39 George St, Thebarton, 8443-4546.


Massage for Men

    • Jeff's Therapies
        393A Torrens Rd, Kilkenny, 040-618-1337, email. Gay-owned massage therapy. The massage will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated long after it’s over. All you do is lay there and enjoy the attention and invigoration. Perfect before going to sleep, or after a long stressful day. Therapies include relaxation massage, sports massage, acupressure, contemporary cupping and Reiki. Utopia Member Discount


Restaurants and Cafes

    • Tutto Ku (contemporary Australian cuisine)
        Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, 8216-8744. Spectacular view, great ambience, fabulous modern menu and extensive wine list.


Saunas and Fitness for Men

    • Pulteney 431 Sauna
        431 Pulteney St, 8223-7506.
    • Ram Lounge
        346 King William St, 8212-3134.



Blue Mountains (New South Wales) -- area code (61-438)

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Accommodations

      Click here for Blue Mountain hotels and accommodations.



BRISBANE (Queensland) -- area code (61-7)

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Accommodations

      Click here for Brisbane hotels and accommodations.


Bars and Clubs

    • The Beat Nightclub
        Mainly weekends. Young crowd
    • Family Nightclub
        8 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley, 3852-5000. Sun night Fluffy party. Young, fashionable crowd.
    • Sportsman Hotel
        130 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill, 3831-2892. Gay-owned and operated for more than two decades. Nightly drag shows. Crowd seemed to be mostly couples out for the show, a drink and a dance - many Asian/western couples and some hot bodies on the stage who double as bar staff. Mixed ages, 25-60.
    • Wickham Hotel
        308 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, 3852-1301. Crowd is mainly 20-40yo.


Saunas and Fitness for Men

    • Bodyline
        45 Peel St, South Brisbane, 3846-4633. A nice, clean and very well run sauna. Good mix of guys with a number of Asian men Particularly active on Sun afternoon. Two video lounges. Free tea/coffee and reasonable café with light refreshments.
    • The Den
        187 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, 3854-1981. The building is located at a major intersection with a 'bookshop' downstairs and the venue on 1/F and 3/F. There are two entrances: street level and through the bookshop itself. Seems busiest late at night when the pubs close. Men's cruise club with a more mature crowd. Many scenes are catered for - real men come here and downstairs they have included a bath tub for water sports. Free safety supplies.
    • Klub Kruise
        22 Jeays St, Bowen Hills, 3854-1383. Just 5 Blocks from The Wickham and adjacent Fortitude Valley. A good variety of guys - young, older, western and Asian. Free membership and parking.
    • Number 29 Cruise Club UTOPIAN VERIFIED FEB 2013
        29 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley, 07-3252-3115. Themed play spaces include a saddle room, exhibitionist double sling, meat locker, dark room, cinema room, jumbo glory holes, and massage loungers. Open daily at noon.
    • Wet Spa and Sauna UTOPIAN VERIFIED FEB 2013
        Facilities include the only gay swimming pool in Brisbane. Friendly staff. Coffee and snack in their cafe. Open until 2am on Fri and Sat nights.



Byron Bay (New South Wales)

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Accommodations

      Click here for Byron Bay hotels and accommodations.



CAIRNS (Queensland) -- area code (61-7)

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Accommodations



Coomera (Queensland) -- area code (61-7)

Businesses

  • Lang Realty Coomera Qld.
      Coomera Village Shopping Centre, 5573-2755, FAX 5573-4053, email. Gay and lesbian-friendly real estate office on the Gold Coast. They have a number of gay resort-style properties available for sale.



DARWIN (Northern Territory) -- area code (61-8)

General Information

    Darwin is a tropical city on the northern tip of Australia, half way between Singapore and Sydney. It is the fastest developing city in Australia with a cosmopolitan mix of Aborigines, caucasians, Asians, and Africans. Direct flights link Darwin to Bali, Singapore and Brunei as well as all of Australia's main cities. It is not surprising that the city has become the hub of a booming tourist industry with great bush trips to the national Parks of Litchfield and Kakadu. Fishing is another popular tourist attraction.

    Darwin, reputed to have more lightning strikes than anywhere else in the world, has a population approaching 150,000 (that's about 6,000 Utopians).

Articles and Publications

  • Gay NT
      Local gay scene info available from the NT AIDS Council.


Organizations

  • Darwin Outgames
      +61 488-100-067. The 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames will be held in Darwin from May 10-16, 2014. One week of sports and a cultural program as well a human rights conference will be available for the Asia Pacific LGBTI community to register for.
  • Northern Territory AIDS Council
      6 Manton St, 8941-1711, email. The best GLBT info resource in Darwin. They print the Gay NT guide and organize an annual Darwin Pride celebration.


Popular Spots

Bars and Clubs

    • Fantasy Lane
        4 Charles St, Stuart Park.
    • Throb Nightclub (mixed)
        Level 1, 64 Smith St (next to the Commonwealth Bank), 8942-3435. Friendly venue popular with local gays and lesbians. Drag shows and dance beats.


Meeting Places

    • The free nude beach at Casuarina, during the daytime.
    • Vesty's Beach at night.



Gold Coast (Queensland) -- area code (61-7)

Popular Spots

Accommodations

      Click here for Gold Coast hotels and accommodations.


Massage for Men

    • Gold Coast Massage Man
        1/50 Botanical Dr, appointments: 0414-840-333, FAX , email. Deep tissue massage to relieve the body's aches and pains in great detail. A masculine masseur providing a quality, hands-on service. Easy going and down-to-earth with a Certificate IV in Massage - Diploma of Sports Remedial, Swedish, and Shiatsu techniques. Goldcoast area in and outcall. Utopia Member Discount



Lakes Entrance (Victoria)

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Accommodations

      Click here for Lakes Entrance hotels and accommodations.


Restaurants and Cafes

    • Vibez Cafe UTOPIA VERIFIED MAY 2013
        575 The Esplanade, +61 03 5155-1411, email. Gay and lesbian-friendly cafe serving coffee, breakfast and lunch until mid-afternoon. Large selection of cakes and sweets. Utopia Member Discount



MELBOURNE (Victoria) -- area code (61-3)




Noosa / Peregian Beach (Queensland) -- area code (61-7)

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Accommodations

      Click here for Noosa / Peregian Beach hotels and accommodations.



Perth (Western Australia) -- area code (61-8)

General Information

    Perth's population is over 1.5 million (that's about 60,000 Utopians).


Articles and Publications

  • OUTinPerth
      A free monthly publication featuring, news, views, reviews, giveaways, lifestyle and photos. Western Australia's only publication catering to the GLBT, intersex, queer and questioning community and their friends.


Organizations

  • GLCS Counselling Line
      9420-7201. A charitable organisation providing support and resources along with advocacy and education on issues relevant to the GLBT community.


Popular Spots

Accommodations


Bars and Clubs

    • Connections Night Club (CNC)
        81 James St, Northbridge, 9328-1870. Australia's longest running gay club (since 1975). Wed, Fri and Sat nights.
    • Court Hotel
        50 Beaufort St, Northbridge, 9328-5292.
    • Flight 69 (mixed)
        Marble Bar, 5 Short St, East Perth, 9218-9600. Sat gay nights.
    • Luxe Bar (mixed)
        446 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley, 9228-9680. Gay-friendly.


Bookshops

    • Inxtasy Adult Shop
        Corner of Vincent St and Beaufort St, Mt Lawley, 9228-2269, email.
    • Vibrations
        354A Charles St, North Perth, 9242-4501, email.


Meeting Places

    • Beaches
      • City Beach Floreat
          Located between Cottesloe and Scarborough.
      • Floreat Beach
          Located south of City Beach.
      • Swanbourne Beach
          The northern side is popular for nude sunbathing.


Saunas and Fitness for Men

    • Perth Steam Works
        369 William St, Northbridge, 9328-2930, email. Perth Steam Works has upgraded several of its facilities and has a cafe and licensed bar. Clean and safe. Young, mixed crowd at night, more mature crowd on weekdays during the day.
    • Ram Lounge
        114 Barrack St. Enter via Club X.


Shops and Salons

    • Ciao Babe Beauty
        579 Morley Dr, Morley, 041-791-4339, email. Grooming for men by qualified male beautician. Deep tissue massage, waxing, body scrubs, facials, shaving, clipping and mud wraps. Utopia Member Discount



Port Douglas (Queensland) -- area code (61-7)

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Accommodations

      Click here for Port Douglas hotels and accommodations.



St Marys (Tasmania)

Popular Spots

Accommodations

      Click here for St Mary's hotels and accommodations.



SURFER'S PARADISE (Queensland) -- area code (61-7)

Popular Spots

Accommodations

      Click here for Surfer's Paradise hotels and accommodations.


Bars and Clubs

    • Escape Bar & Club
        Level 1, 2 Cavill Ave, 075-592-5600, email. Gay-owned Escape Bar & Club is situated in the heart of Surfer`s Paradise. Every week there are VIP entitlements for those who come before 10pm, live performances by local talent, plus resident DJs spinning on decks. Delicious cocktails and shakers made by their friendly bar staff, booth seating and happening dance floor. Escape boasts an envious outdoor deck area overlooking Surfer`s Paradise Beach where one can mingle with friends and warm under the gas heaters. Escape has also played host to various variety shows. Escape can accommodate special occasions and birthday parties with their VIP booths and free VIP packages. Open Wed-Sun until 5am. Utopia Member Discount



SYDNEY (New South Wales) -- area code (61-2)



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