Sydney WorldPride is all about community


Here are some ways we can help you attend the festival and stay connected once it’s over

Get support and advice

No matter where you’re from, who you are, or what you like to do for fun your community is here for you!

Sydney WorldPride wants to ensure as many people as possible can attend our events to enjoy and engage with our festival. Find out more about our ticketing assistance programs below.

Getting involved in groups is a great way to connect and meet like-minded folk or get support during a tough time. The list below includes some groups based Sydney and wider Australia.

If you need to talk the team at Q Life are available every day from 3pm to midnight on the phone on 1800 184 527 or via webchat.

Ticketing assistance

MobTix

To create opportunities and accessibility for Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander communities to attend Sydney WorldPride events and increase their participation in the festival, Sydney WorldPride has created the MobTix program – a special allocation of tickets that allows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to purchase tickets to five major events at a reduced price.   

Affordability Tickets

To address affordability challenges, Sydney WorldPride has created a program for people who are not able to afford a full-priced tickets, providing an opportunity to access discounted tickets.

Human Rights Conference

If you are a community group or not-for-profit organisation you may be eligible for discounted tickets to the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference.

Community Organisations

ACON

ACON is Australia’s largest community health, inclusion and HIV response organisation for people of diverse sexualities and genders. ACON’s head office is in Sydney and they also have offices in regional centres across New South Wales, providing services and programs locally, state-wide and nationally. Visit their website to learn more about the many services ACON provides.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TONGZHI RAINBOW ALLIANCE
澳纽华语同志彩虹联盟

ANTRA is a community-led organisation, founded to become a point-of-contact and support for Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking LGBTQIA+ community members in Australia and New Zealand, particularly migrants, international students and other newly arrived diasporas.

澳纽彩盟由志愿者委员们策划、筹备和实行。 澳纽彩盟 旨在为澳大利亚以及新西兰地区的华语同志 (LGBTQIA+) 人群提供一个交流、互助和支持的平台,並持续建立一个积极健康的华语同志社群集合平台。目前,我们各平台的会员及群人数共计多达兩千人

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Australian Asexuals

Australian Asexuals was founded by members of the Sydney asexual social group. They aim to remind everyone that although asexuality could fall under the queer banner, they are a large enough and unique enough group to be acknowledged in their own right. They also hope to connect the wider Australian asexual community together, linking communication within the smaller groups around the country.

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Bi+ Australia

Bi+ Australia’s mission is to support people who are attracted to more than one gender and enhance the understanding, acceptance, inclusion and celebration of bisexuality and pansexuality. They also provide one-on-one counselling for bi+ people and people who are questioning their attraction/sexuality.

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Black Rainbow

Black Rainbow is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBQTI+SB) organisation in the pursuit of positive health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian
LGBQTI+SB*

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BlaQ

BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation is committed to empowering the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community through innovation, inclusion, understanding and advocacy.

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Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation is Australia’s oldest HIV charity. Established in 1984 when a group of friends got together to give their dying mate Bobby Goldsmith the care he needed in the comfort of his home, BGF has gone on to provide that same individualised care to thousands of Australians. BGF has no political or religious affiliations, just a deep-seated desire to help people live well on their terms through practical, tailored assistance.

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DAYENU

Dayenu exists to support the needs of Jewish gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, trangender and intersex people as well as their friends, family, partners and other supporters. They provide outreach through education, information, resources, social activities and other events.

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Dykes on Bikes

Dykes on Bikes is a group of lesbian riders that get together to socialise, have fun and ride motorbikes. Australia’s longest running female-identified motorcycle club, and one of the countries oldest LGBTQIA+ community groups.

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Equality Australia

Equality Australia exists to improve the wellbeing and circumstances of LGBTQIA+ people in Australia and their families. They work with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people to build the power, voices and influence of communities to address their suffering.

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First Mardi Gras

First Mardi Gras represents 78ers – the participants in the first Mardi Gras parade and subsequent protests.  First Mardi Gras’ objectives are to celebrate our history, inspire our community and fight for our future.

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First Nations Rainbow

First Nations Rainbow is a new group bringing together Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander people who identify as brother boys, sister girls, LGBTQIA+ or questioning their sexuality or gender identity.

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The Gender Centre Inc

The Gender Centre Inc is a NSW wide multidisciplinary centre providing a broad range of specialised services that enables the exploration of gender identity and assistance with the alleviation of gender dysphoria. They support trans and gender expressive people at every stage of their journey as they explore and live their authentic sense of self.

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Inner City Legal Centre

The Inner City Legal Centre provides innovative, empowering and high quality legal services through advice, representation, education and advocacy.

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Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby

A lobby organisation fighting to protect and promote the rights of lesbians, gay men and their families living in New South Wales.

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Intersex Human Rights Australia

Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. Intersex Human Rights Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. They promote human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, and provide information, education and peer support.

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Lemons with a Twist

Lemons with a Twist is a monthly function run by The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association and is the premier event in Sydney for lesbians who network. 

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities.

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Order of Perpetual Indulgence

The Sydney house of The Order Of Perpetual Indulgence is an anarchistic, not for profit, collective of gay male nuns and female clergy, supporting people’s natural right to live and love whomever they wish, in the way that is natural for them. Founded in 1981, the Sydney House is the second oldest house after the San Franciscan House.

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Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

A non-profit voluntary organisation whose members have a common goal of keeping families together. PFLAG is here to give help, support and information to families, friends of all gay people.

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Positive Life NSW

Positive Life NSW works to promote a positive image of people living with and affected by HIV with the aim of eliminating prejudice, isolation, stigmatisation and discrimination.

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Queer Screen

Queer Screen is a not-for-profit community organisation who run a year-round slate of screenings, workshops and events for GLBTIQ filmmakers, audiences and the community at large, including the Mardi Gras Film Festival, Queer Screen Film Fest, My Queer Career and queerDoc.

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Queers in Science

Queers In Science aims to build community and improve support for LGBTQIA+ people working in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) in Australia.

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Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Buddhist Community

Rainbodhi is a Buddhist friendship group offering meditation and teachings in a safe, supportive environment. Rainbodhi is non-sectarian and welcomes everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality or faith.

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Rainbow Recovery Club

If you’re not living too well with alcohol, drugs, or other compulsive behaviour, the Rainbow Recovery Club hosts a range of 12-steps fellowships for Sydney’s GLBTQI+ communities.

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SheQu

SheQu empowers LGBT+ women and non-binary people from ethnic backgrounds. Their events include speed friending, picnics, script writing workshops, financial literacy/wellbeing classes, plus speaking workshops and more.

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the professional support and development of members of the LGBT+ community throughout Sydney.

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Sydney Queer Irish

For Irish people residing or passing thru Sydney who identify as LGBTQI or just left of centre. Holds various events through out the year.

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Sydney Queer Muslims

A non-profit organisation for LGBT Muslims by LGBT Mulims, dedicated to providing social support, education and resources to individuals and families in NSW.

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Team Sydney

Team Sydney is the premier group for gay and lesbian sport in Sydney, working with clubs, sports and individuals to grow and nurture their membership and supporter base. They also connect individuals and clubs within their network.

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The Aurora Group

Aurora is a NSW based charity raising funds to disburse to organisations providing much-needed support and services to the many different facets of the LGBTIQ community. The group puts on the very successful Aurora Ball each year.

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Trans Pride Australia

Trans Pride Australia’s vision is for all trans and gender diverse people to live their best possible life. They create a safe and supporting space to connect with other trans and gender diverse people, act as a channel for support/services, and promote visibility/awareness of trans/gender diverse matters in the general community.

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Transcend Australia

Transcend was founded in 2012 as the first parent-led peer support network for the families of transgender children in Australia. Transcend is working towards a world where trans, gender diverse and non-binary children are embraced and given every opportunity thrive and flourish.

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Trikone Australia

Trikone is a community group for people of South Asian descent who identify as LBGTQI+ living in Australia. South Asians affiliated with Trikone Australia trace their ethnicities to one of the following nations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, India, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Tibet.

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Twenty10 inc. GLCS

Twenty10 works across New South Wales providing a broad range of specialised services for young people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support. The Gay & Lesbian Councilling Service provides social support and for people of all ages. Telephone support and webchat is available as the NSW provider for the national QLife project.

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.