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Melbourne won the Economist's world's most liveable city award in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011, and always ends up near the top of the polling. It's also a very queer-friendly city that is widely referred to as Australia's Arts and Culture Capital; a creative and dynamic city that favours the curious mind with its intriguing laneways, basements and rooftops. Marvellous Melbourne unveils herself slowly - you just need to venture out to explore, and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find!

If you're in Australia for a while, you may wish to make the most of the many Queer Festivals that happen around this great land! See Australia's LGBTIQ Festival Circuit for our list of LGBTIQ festivals around Australia.

Where to stay

Looking for somewhere to stay during Midsumma? holiday apartment specialists Wimdu have landed in Australia and now list over 400 individual rooms, holiday houses and apartments in Melbourne.

To celebrate Midsumma 2015, Wimdu are offering attendees a $45 discount when spending over $150 on a booking in Melbourne during the festival. The discount can be obtained by sending your ticket confirmation email for any Midsumma event to [email protected] The discount code will be emailed back and can be used online or when booking over the phone. To find your dream holiday apartment, head to

Ovolo LanewaysBook now and stay between 12 January and 31 March to get a 25% discount on our one Bedroom Suites. These suites have a large screen TV with FOXTEL and Apple TV, separate lounge, premium bathroom products and free wi-fi, mini-bar, local phone calls, grab-n-go breakfast and daily happy hour included.

To receive the 25% discount, mention Midsumma when booking on 03 8692 0777 or via [email protected]. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers.

Ovolo Laneways is Ovolo Group’s first hotel in Australia. Launched in September 2012, the 43-room hotel features sleek laneways-inspired designs and Ovolo’s signature all inclusive services across six different room categories right in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Atop Laneways are the Penthouse and Terrace Suites – the hotel's marquee rooms, highlighting large social spaces and quirky Ovolo touches like punching bags, Jacuzzis and pinball machines for entertainment. They've been popular for vacations, parties and events since launch but, with upgrades, now is the time to take them to the next level. More info >>


Dining and Accommodation in St Kilda?

Check out St Kilda Dining for some great dining options by the Bay in St Kilda.


St Kilda's Big Gay Quiz Night: 9 Nov 2016

The first round of the 2016 heats kick off on 9 November at three different St Kilda venues:
  1. Prince Public Bar
  2. St Kilda Hotel
  3. Robarta

Get your team together, and book your tickets by choosing from any one of the three venues.
Round 1 Heat prizes - $100. Play off prize - $500.
Check out Eventbrite: St Kilda's Big Gay Quiz Night for complete details, and to book.


2019 Events

19 Jan — 10 Feb 2019
  • Jetstar
  • City of Melbourne
  • Dan Murphy's
  • PwC
  • NAB
  • Corrs
  • AGL