Shepparton Rainbow CowBetter Together Conference
10 – 13 January 2018

Midsumma Festival 
14 January – 4 February 2018

Midsumma Carnival
Sunday 14 January 2018

Pride March
Sunday 28 January 2018

ChillOut Festival (Daylesford)
8 – 12 March 2018

ChillOut Carnival (Daylesford)
Sunday 11 March 2018

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 
15 – 25 March 2018

Melbourne International Comedy Festival
28 March – 22 April 2018**

Bendigo Queer Film Festival
27 – 29 April 2018

Pride Cup (Yarra Glen)
May 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Southern HiBearnation
June 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

Melbourne Cabaret Festival
June – July 2018** (dates to be confirmed)

Queer Expo (St Kilda Town Hall)
30 June – 1 July 2018

Melbourne International Film Festival
August 2018** (dates to be confirmed)

A Week of Leather
August 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

Midwinta Ball
August 2018 (date to be confirmed)

The Flapper’s Ball (Daylesford)
September 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Melbourne Fringe
13 – 30 September 2018**

Spring Migration Festival (Yackandandah)
September 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

Ballarat Frolic Festival
October 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

Northside Bizarre
October 2018 (date to be confirmed)

GLOBE Community Awards
October 2018 (date to be confirmed)

OUT in the OPEN Festival (Shepparton)
November 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

OUT in the OPEN Carnival Day (Shepparton)
November 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Midsumma Bake-Off 2018
November 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Beartopia Daylesford
1 – 3 December 2017

ChillOuts’ Country Pride Cake Bake-Off (Daylesford)
Saturday 2 December 2017

Carols by Queerlight
Saturday 16 December 2017

If your festival or event is not listed above, and you would like to submit for consideration, please send an email to: 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: Rainbow Cow in Shepparton

Note: ** festival contains significant LGBTIQ content