Tasmania Gay Scene

Tasmania Gay Scene

Whilst not big on its gay scene and nightlife, Tasmania attracts a considerable number of gay visitors each year.

Most gay-owned, LGBT friendly bars, cafés and other businesses are found throughout the island, particular in the capital city Hobart.


The capital city of Tasmania island. Hobart is home to Salamanca Place, old sandstone warehouses, galleries, cafes and a few gay bars.

Hobart’s only gay bar and the main hangout for the local LGBT community. Flamingos offers two floors of fun and entertainment with DJ and live show.

Open on Friday and Saturday nights, plus special events on public holidays. Check their Facebook page for the latest information.


bar, music, dancing, live shows, cabaret/drag shows

Updated: 19-Jul-2021

201 Liverpool St, Hobart, Tasmania

Weekend: Fri,Sat 22:00 - 05:00

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TasPride has been around for 20 years. It began as a community support group in Hobart in 1992 but changed its name to TasPride in 2009.

Every November, TasPride produces the highly successful annual TasPride Festival – an event dedicated to celebrating, uniting and promoting the Tasmanian LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex) community.

TasPride hosts cultural events all year (including the Queens Ball in June) and promotes various activities produced by the many LGBTQI organisations in Tasmania. So, if you are visiting the island, it’s worth checking their website.

Updated: 08-Feb-2021

various venues in Hobart, Tasmania

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Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km northeast of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of around 950.

An exciting new addition to Bicheno’s hospitality and retail scene. The Farm Shed East Coast Wine Centre showcases the magnificent wines of the region and incorporates wine-tastings and sales, coffee and wine bar, a retail gallery for Tasmanian art and design, and a post office.

This gay-owned cafe and wine retailer is housed in multi-use building, inspired by an old farm shed, located on the southern entrance to Bicheno on the Tasman Highway.

Run by Subi Mead and Helen Bain who have many years’ hospitality experience, most recently operating Post Art & Design in Bicheno and previously at the renowned cafe, The Left Bank in Swansea.


bar, cafe, shop, art gallery, wine centre

Updated: 08-Feb-2021

53 Burgess St, Bicheno, Tasmania

Weekday: 10:00 - 17:00
Weekend: 10:00 - 17:00

Tasmania island has seen a increasing number of popular, gay-owned and/or LGBT-friendly cafés and restaurants in various locations. These include:

  • The Brisbane Hotel [3 Brisbane St, Hobart]
  • Criterion Street Café [10 Criterion St, Hobart]
  • Deloraine Deli [81 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine]
  • DS Coffee House Cafe & Internet Lounge [12 Main St, Huonville]
  • The Grand Poobah [132 Liverpool St, Hobart]
  • Groovy Penguin (Jo & Co Cafe) [74 Main Rd, Penguin]
  • Jackman and McCross [32 Cross St, New Town]
  • The Lansdowne Café [68 Lansdowne Cres, West Hobart]
  • Lebrina restaurant [155 New Town Rd, New Town]
  • Machine Laundry [12 Salamanca Square, Battery Point]
  • Magnolia Flowers & Cafe [352 Macquarie St, South Hobart]
  • Republic Bar & Café [299 Elizabeth St, North Hobart]
  • Retro Café [33 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point]
  • The Winston @ The Tasmanian Inn [381 Elizabeth St, Hobart]

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