Going to Melbourne? Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia and home to a fun and friendly gay scene that’s spread out across the city.
Melbourne’s gay club scene offers plenty of opportunity for fun nights out and occasional big special events.
Gayer than ever since the change in door policy. The PEEL, now exempt from the Anti-Discrimination Act, is a predominately gay male venue that has been around for over 25 years. There are 3 bars, a dance floor and a courtyard. Open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with regular special events and drag acts. More details at: thepeel.com.au
One of the most popular gay dance clubs in Melbourne, now relocated to a new home on Chapel Street. Nonstop house music keeps the party boys on their feet all night long.
Every Saturday from 10:30pm 386 Chapel St, South Yarra. More details at poofdoof.com
Australia’s popular gay dance party, organised by The BeardedHomo. BARBA Party is held about once a month in Melbourne or Sydney and features an exciting DJ lineup. The party takes place at various locations – check their Facebook page for details of upcoming events.
One of the hottest gay dance parties in Melbourne. Rock City features world-class guest DJ’s who bang out uplifting, high-energy vocal music that is guaranteed to please. Check Rock City’s website for event information and tickets. More details at: rockcity.fm
The Laird, Melbourne, is Australia's longest running gay-owned and operated bar and accommodation. Formerly known as ”Melbourne's only bear and leather bar". Located at: 149 Gipps Street, Abbotsford Victoria. More details at: lairdhotel.com
Gay disco & cruise event (also hosting mixed evenings). Sircuit features pool tables, a dance area, plus a men-only floor with a movie lounge and private rooms. Different theme each night – check their website for latest information. No cover charge except for special events. More details at: sircuit.com.au
Love Machine is a stylish nightclub and multi-purpose entertainment venue on 3 floors, featuring two bars, exclusive VIP areas, appearances by local & international artists and celebrities. Popular with the mixed/gay crowd. Love Machine hosts ‘Gossip Sundays’, featuring talented DJ’s, dancers and shows. The venue also organises social events and private parties. Located in Prahran. More details at: lovemachine.melbourne