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Travel & Resources: SYDNEY

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

General Information

    The population of Sydney is over 5 million (that's more than 200,000 Utopians) and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is Australia's largest tourist attraction, swelling the rainbow ranks even further for weeks before and after this huge annual event.

    Most of the city's gay bars are located in its trendy Oxford St area in Darlinghurst, with more venues around King Street in Newtown, and others sprinkled around town. Take a stroll down Oxford St and shop the trendy boutiques, or sip a cuppa in a sidewalk cafe and check out the locals, known as "Sydneysiders". Pick up a copy of the free Sydney Star Observer for the latest LGBTQI news and event updates.

    The lesbian scene gravitates to Erskineville and Leichhart (nicknamed "Dykehardt"). Newtown has dyke-friendly venues. Pick up a copy of LOTL (Lesbians on the Loose) guide at just about any store in Newtown. The lesbian scene also gravitates to Enmore


  • Forward Therapy UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020
      63 Albion St
      8006-1122, email

      Counseling for gay and gender identity, coming out, relationship problems, sexual assault, depression, stress, anxiety and panic attacks, HIV and sexual health, body image, addiction (alcohol, illicit drugs, gambling, etc) and drug dependency issues, transition and adjustment issues (including 'mid-life crisis' phenomenon), childhood sexual abuse and other issues.
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  • La Fontaine Solicitors
      573 Bourke St, Surry Hills
      9360-3700, FAX 9360-8844, email

      Gay-owned and providing most legal services including buying and selling homes, businesses and commercial properties; wills, probate and dying without a will; non-married property disputes; debt claims and defending them; criminal charges, asset protection, arrangements against later creditors and other legal advice, problem and protection matters.
      Utopia Member Benefit: FIRST 30 MINUTE CONFERENCE FREE and 10% DISCOUNT for personal matters (but not business where they will discuss an attractive rate).
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  • Nexus Language Centre
      104 Bathurst St
      9267-8382, FAX 9267-8382, email

      The world's first gay language school dedicated to helping the gay and lesbian community to master both English and foreign languages. Courses include Beginner's English, Pre-Intermediate English, Intermediate English, Upper-Intermediate and IELTS Preparation. Other languages include Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Thai, French, Japanese, Spanish, German and many more upon demand. Activities (conducted exclusively in one language) include art classes; cooking classes; expeditions to galleries, restaurants, shops and a variety of cultural events. Join in the fun and study with friends!
      Utopia Member Benefit: 15% DISCOUNT on tuition fees (does not apply to already discounted promotions unless otherwise stated).
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  • Shane Warren Counselling & Coaching Services UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020
      23/104 Bathurst St
      9283-6983, email

      A web-clinic helping gays and lesbians to take control of their lives by assisting with life-changing decisions. Help make life a little easier in times of difficulty with a variety of services. A place to find compassionate non-judgmental support in times of need and to find others to walk alongside during the journey of healing and life growth.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 25% DISCOUNT off any on-line or face-to-face coaching and counseling session with Shane Warren and 10% DISCOUNT off any resources or training programs purchased through their website (does not apply to special promotions unless otherwise stated).
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  • Visions Synergy Associates (Accountants & Tax Agents)
      23/104 Bathurst St, International House

      A gay-owned boutique accounting and tax management practice, established in 1998 and located in Sydney’s CBD. In addition to providing individual taxation advice, their speciality is assisting contract workers and small-to-medium sized businesses to better understand the taxation system, better manage their books and improve their financial position. They strive for simple accounting solutions in the here and now, while anticipating the future needs of their clients.
      Utopia Member Benefit: 20% off all consultation fees (accept on already discounted promotions).
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Bars and Clubs


    • The Bookshop Darlinghurst UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020
        207 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
        9331-1103, email

        For more than 20 years the Bookshop Darlinghurst has been Australia’s premiere source of LGBT books, magazines, calendars and DVDs. Located in the heart of Oxford Street. If you’ve ever wondered what literary lesbians, bookish bears and pop culture poofs have in common, pay them a visit/ Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
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Massage and Spas

Meeting Places

Restaurants and Cafes

    • Aria

    • Be Mine Bar and Restaurant (Cajun)
        413 Bourke St, Surry Hills

        Authentic Cajun Creole restaurant where you can savour genuine New Orleans style cuisine in a gay and lesbian-friendly, fun loving, relaxed, and sophisticated atmosphere. "New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin." -- Mark Twain (1884).
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT off food on Mon-Thu for you and up to six of your guests (may not be used in conjunction with other discounts or special offers).
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    • El Mojito Bar & Restaurant @ Morgans Hotel (Mediterranean and Asian)
        304 Victoria St, Darlinghurst
        9360-7955, email

        Gay bar and restaurant. The tastes of the Mediterranean and Asia together, using organic and chemical-free ingredients, international wine list and 26 different styles of Mojitos.
        Utopia Member Benefit: FREE MEZZE PLATTER when you buy 2 main courses (must print this promo).
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    • MCA Cafe
        140 George St, The Rocks

        If you're touring the Rocks, Circular Quay and Opera House, this is a great place to have an excellent lunch (this is not a dinner venue). Big range of salads and seafood, and an extensive wine list.
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    • Nilgiri's UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020
        81-83 Christie St, St Leonards
        9966-0636, email

        Indisputably Sydney's best Indian restaurant. Winner of the SMH 2004 Good Food Guide Award for Best Indian. They have a "banquet" which is superb food at a reasonable price.
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    • Pancake Kingdom

    • Paramount

    • The Prawn Cafe (seafood)
        Shop 4A, Beach Park Arcade, Cronulla
        9527-6222, email

        The Prawn Cafe offer guests a relaxing atmoshere in which to wine, dine, and relax in comfort. Group bookings and private functions are a speciality. Voted best small seafood restaurant.
        Utopia Member Benefit: 10% DISCOUNT off total bill on presentation of member card.
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    • Rockpool UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020
        107 George St, The Rocks
        9252-1888, email

        Pricey, but quite simply impeccable. High quality Australian produce in food with an Asian influence. Chosen as one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants.
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    • Star City Behind the Scenes UTOPIA VERIFIED FEB 2016
        9777-9000, 1800-700-700, email

        Star City is Sydney's biggest and glitziest casino. There are so many Asians you'll think you're in Macau. Their VIP Dining Experience is really unusual and popular with gays and lesbians. After a backstage tour of their theatre, with champagne and canapes, you are served your first course in their Chinese restaurant. Then, after a back-of-house tour of casino operations, you are served your main course in their Italian restaurant. Then there's a look at the plush private gaming room for high rollers, and at one of the stunning penthouse suites, followed by dessert in yet another restaurant. Tue to Fri, starting at 6:15pm.
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    • Tetsuya's UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020

    • Thai Kanteen UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020

    • Thai Panic

    • Thai Pothong UTOPIA VERIFIED AUG 2020


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