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: (date to be confirmed)
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 Festival (Brisbane Powerhouse):  June – July 2019 (dates to be confirmed)
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 Annual Queen’s Ball Awards Gala (Brisbane): Saturday 15 June 2019 (date to be confirmed)
Celebrating our community, the Queen’s Ball is the longest running LGBTIQ event in the world.

Cairns Queer Film Festival: 19 – 22 July 2018
Cairns Queer Film Festival (CQFF) runs social events connected by films to support the health and well-being of all LGBTIQ people in Far North Queensland.

Brisbane Pride Festival: 7 – 30 September 2018
The Brisbane Pride Festival is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture through the arts, sporting, community and political events.

Brisbane Festival: 8 – 29 September 2018**
Each September, the Brisbane Festival explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire.

Brisbane Pride Fairday: Saturday 22 September 2018

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