Social and Sporting Groups

Sydney and surrounds

The Pollys Club
A social club that maintains a mailing list of approximately 60o, with most patrons residing in the inner and south west areas of Sydney.
thepollysclub.com.au

Rainbow dance
Sydney’s LGBTI dance company
rainbowdance.com.au

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir
A non-auditioned choir which welcomes new members regardless of their age, sexuality, gender identity or music experience. Simply come along on Thursday nights and join in.
sglc.org​

Sydney Spokes
Sydney Spokes is the home of gay and lesbian cycling in Sydney. You can join the ride with Sydney Spokes whatever your level of fitness or riding experience.
sydneyspokes.com​

Same Sex Salsa
Same sex couples and mixed couples are welcome, and yes, you can come without a partner. All Welcome.
samesexsalsa.com.au

Unbiased Bowling Club
Unbiased Bowling is a Lawn Bowls sporting club open to anyone who enjoys the sport of Lawn Bowls regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality or level of experience.
marrickvillebowlingclub.com.au

Swingout Sydney
Swing Out Sydney specialize in teaching Swing Dance styles from the 1930’s and 1940’s.  Our classes are all about having fun, meeting new friends, keeping fit in a fun and relaxed social atmosphere. Everybody is welcome at our dance classes, and Swing Out Sydney make all members of the LGBIT community feel comfortable if they want to dance as Same Sex Couples.
swingoutsydney.com​

Wett Ones Sydney
Wett Ones is Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Swimming club and was established in 1991.  We are an inclusive club and welcome all lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, bisexual and heterosexual swimmers and their friends interested in swimming and related activities.  Our goal is to support and encourage swimming in a friendly environment.
wettones.org

Metropolitian Community Church
Our church’s vision is to reach people with the INCLUSIVE Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the words of our current Moderator, Reverend Nancy Wilson, MCC ‘tears down walls and builds up hope’. MCC Sydney has run for nearly 40 years.
www.mccsydney.org

Sydney Frontrunners
Sydney gay and lesbian running group. Frontrunners was established in 1983 and welcomes anyone who is interested in running. We welcome runners of all abilities, whether beginners or experienced, recreational or competitive.
sydneyfrontrunners.org

Tennis Sydney
Tennis Sydney aims to promote and facilitate gay and lesbian tennis in Sydney.   We run both social and competition tennis, catering to a broad player group with a wide range of skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
tennissydney.org.au

Gay and Lesbian Martial Arts
GLMA focuses on Kung Fu, Kickboxing and Self Defence. Safety, Confidence, Self Esteem and Martial Arts Competence in our 8 grade Black Belt Program will improve health, fitness and the quality of your life .
glmartialarts.com.au

Sydney Rams Ten Pin Bowling
Sydney Rams was formed for the gay community in 1984 and has become one of Australia’s foremost bowling leagues. If you have ever considered joining a league, now is the time to do so. Sydney Rams welcomes all people regardless of gender or sexuality.
sydneyrams.id.au

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association (Fruits in Suits, Lesbians with a Twist etc)
The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association Incorporated (SGLBA) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the professional support and development of gay men and lesbians throughout Australia.
sglba.org.au

PFLAG Australia – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays. We are 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.
pflagaustralia.org.au

Southern Cross Outdoors Group
Most people call us SCOG. Based in Sydney and surrounds. SCOG organises a wide range of outdoor activities for gays and lesbians. You don’t have to be a member to try our activities.
southerncrossoutdoorsgroup

Meetup
Meetups are neighbours getting together to learn something, do something, share something
meetup.com/en-AU

Team Sydney Sports
Team Sydney encouages and promotes sporting activities primarily in Sydney but also in the wider community and, when appropriate, coordinates events associated with this ideal.
teamsydney.org.au

The Three Sisters Social Group Blue Mountains
The group is open to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex, queer people and their friends and families. The group arranges social events and members and visitors of all orientation are welcome.
threesisterssocial.asn.au

The Welcome Choir
The Welcome Choir is a new lively, open, friendly, all genders, all ages singing group in Newtown for people of all singing ability.
welcomechoir.com

Groups for Women

Sydney Women’s Baseball League
Sydney Women’s Baseball League (SWBL) provides a safe, fun and harmonious community for all members, cheer squads, families and friends. As such, we consider bullying, harassment and discrimination unacceptable. We take very seriously our duty of care obligations to the SWBL community.
swbl.org​

Dykes on Bikes
Dykes on Bikes is a group of lesbians riders that get together to have fun, socialise and ride motorbikes.
dykesonbikessydney.org.au​

Women in the Bush
A lesbian bushwalking and social group based in Sydney.
womeninthebush.org.au

Older Dykes
This is the website of Ten Forty Matrix, a vigorous loose-limbed organisation of lesbians over forty who relish discussion and debate about the issues we face in work, life, at home, in the arts and politics.
olderdykes.org

Lesburbs
A social group based in Blacktown area.

The Women’s Library
Book discussion, library volunteers, musical groups, art exhibitions.
thewomenslibrary.org​

Sydney Lesbian Open House
A free, informal discussion/social group ideal for anyone just coming out or for people who have been out for ages but have just lost contact with their community.It is sponsored by the Women’s Library in Newtown, Sydney.
sydneyopenhouse.freeservers.com

The Sydney Feminist
The Sydney Feminists are a group of passionate women and men working towards social change through media education. We use documentary films, social media and interviews with the press to get the word out about the numerous ways women are still discriminated against in Western society and around the world.
sydneyfeminists.org

Lemon Zest
Blue Mountains Lesbian Social Group – activities created by the community for the community.
bmlemonzest.org

Creative Womyn Down Under
Develops and supports opportunities for womyn to participate in creative experiences.
creativewomyn.net​​

Bush Lemons
A Blue Mountains based Lesbian bushwalking and outdoors group.
bushlemons.com

Groups for Men

Harbour City Bears
Harbour City Bears is an inclusive not-for-profit community group for hairy gay men, their admirers and friends.
harbourcitybears.com.au

GAMMA – Gay and Married Men’s Association
GAMMA offers support to men who are or have been involved in a long-term heterosexual relationship, but are coming to terms with their sexual attraction to other men.
www.gamma.org.au​

MAG Sydney – Mature Age Gays
A peer support, social and educational group targeting mature age men forty and up who have sex with men, regardless of how they choose to identify themselves.
www.magsydney.org

Sydney Gay Nudist
GSN is a social organisation for gay or bisexual male nudists. We have events such as parties at members’ homes, dinners at restaurants, harbour cruises and weekends away.
 gsninc.org

Gay Dads Australia
Support for gay men who are planning on, or who are already parents.
gaydadsaustralia.com.au​

Sydney Guys Group
Social, support and activity network for Gay Men, Same Sex Attracted Men, Men Who Date Men or however individual same sex attracted men might identify, express themselves, choose to love or were born to be
sydneyguysgroup.com

Groups for Transgender 

Over 55 Support Groups, Gender Centre
The over 55 support group provides lively discussion and the opportunity to socialise over tea and coffee. These monthly group meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month except for the month of  January.
gendercentre.org.au

PASH.tm
The Peer Advocacy Network for the Sexual Health of Trans Masculinities (PASH.tm) is an autonomous Australian working group committed to addressing the sexual health needs of gay, bisexual and queer trans men and other trans masculine people assigned female at birth (trans MSM).
PASH.tm.com

ACON Regional

Northern Rivers
27 Uralba Street
Lismore, NSW 2480
Phone: 02 6622 1555
Free call: 1800 633 637
Email: northernrivers@acon.org.au

Hunter
129 Maitland Road
Islington, NSW 2296
Phone: 02 4962 7700
Email: hunter@acon.org.au

Central West and New England Outreach
Lisa Ronneberg
129 Maitland Road
Islington, NSW 2296
Phone: 02 4962 7700
Email: lronneberg@acon.org.au

Coffs Harbour Outreach
Anabell Thoener
Shop 21/20 Gordon Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 6651 6017
Email: athoener@acon.org.au

Central Coast and Port Macquarie Outreach
Samara Shehata
129 Maitland Road
Islington, NSW 2296
Phone: 02 4962 7700
Email: sshehata@acon.org.au

ACON Southern and Far West Regional Outreach
Email: regionaloutreach@acon.org.au

Riverina, Murray and Far West NSW Outreach (Team Leader)
Ted Cook
Phone: (02) 9206 2114 | 0419 848 417
Email: tcook@acon.org.au

South Eastern NSW Outreach
John Casey
Tel: (02) 9206 2113 | 0437 651 752
Email: jcasey@acon.org.au