Queensland

2016 Noosa Rainbow River Festival - Geoff Marshman and Melony Brests



Brisbane Queer Film Festival: March 2019 (dates to be confirmed)
Brisbane Queer Film Festival is a highlight of the Queensland queer community calendar, since its first outing in the year 2000. The festival aims to present, indulge and empower LGBT, intersex, queer and gender diverse film, filmmakers and screen content.


Noosa Rainbow River Festival: March 2019 (date to be confirmed)
Noosa will again be bringing the Queens back to Queensland with the third Noosa Rainbow River Festival. The highlight of the weekend is The River Parade – hire a boat, bring your own boat or join the official Rainbow Party Boat on a 2 hour fun-filled adventure up and down the scenic Noosa River and canals.


Water Polo Pride Cup: March 2019 (date to be confirmed)
It was one of the highlights of the Australian Water Polo League in 2017 and this year, the Pride Cup is returning to Brisbane bigger and better than before. In its third year, the 2018 edition will feature local rivals, the Brisbane Barracudas and the Queensland Breakers with both the men’s and women’s teams competing for the Pride Cup.


Sunshine Coast Pride Festival Fair Day: Saturday 28 April 2018
The Sunshine Coast Pride Festival Fair Day is an annual event organised by a dedicated Committee of volunteers and is about providing a safe and fun environment for LGBTIQ people, their family and friends, to come together and celebrate our diversity on the Coast.


MELT 2018 (Brisbane Powerhouse): 17 – 27 May 2018
Brisbane’s LGBTI+ voice is loud and clear, bursting with pride, humour, humanity and rebellion. The community is bounding towards equality in many vital aspects of life and MELT is a vehicle for these leaps.


The 57th Annual Queen’s Ball Awards Gala (Brisbane): Saturday 16 June 2018
This year is the 57th year celebrating our community and continues to make The Queen’s Ball the longest running LGBTIQ event in the world. It’s futuristic glam, meets Club Kid Couture, It’s futuristic forward fashion meets sci-fi realness


Brisbane Pride Festival: September 2018 (dates to be confirmed)
The Brisbane Pride Festival is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture through the arts, sporting, community and political events.


Brisbane Pride Fairday: September 2018 (date to be confirmed)


Northern Exposure 2018 (Brisbane): 18 – 21 October 2018


Cairns Tropical Pride: 12 – 14 October 2018
Join the LGBT+ community of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef celebrating a festival of diversity and harmony with friends and guests from around the country and across the globe.


If your festival or event is not listed above, and you would like to submit for consideration, please send an email to: reception@australianpridenetwork.com.au Your festival or event must be not-for-profit and primarily coordinated by those who identify as LGBTIQ. (Events organised by individuals or commercial entities will not be considered)

Image: Geoff Marshman and Melony Brests at the Noosa Rainbow River Festival (supplied)

Note: ** festival contains significant LGBTIQ content