Celebrate the arrival of the silly season at Sydney’s campest Christmas party! Our annual Big Bingay Christmas Special is the ultimate gay holiday gathering, packed with more games, more prizes, more surprises and more goodies.

DATE: Friday 13 December
TIME: 6.30pm-late
LOCATION: 220/232 Oxford Street, Paddington
TICKETS: $30 all games, all night with 100% of proceeds supporting ACON


Bingay is gay bingo which means there’s classic disco tunes, weird rules and penalties, outrageous antics, hilarious repartee, deliciously lewd bingo calls, and prizes that range from the silly and camp to great theatre tickets and restaurant vouchers.

Bingay hostess Charisma Belle oversees the madcap proceedings and Bingay’s long time barrel babe Naomi Palmer spins the balls and sings up a storm.

Bingay takes over the upstairs bar of The Beresford Darlinghurst on the second Thursday of every month, with each monthly event having a fabulously flamboyant theme.

Bingay’s balls first dropped in 1999, making it one of Sydney’s longest running LGBTQ community events + it raises money for our HIV and LGBTQ health services.

So whether you’re a regular or a novice, or a local or visitor to Sydney, if you’re up for a wonderfully camp mid-week entertainment experience, then you can’t go wrong with Bingay.

For more information and bookings, visit the Bingay website here

Silver Sessions: Workshops for Women Aged 55+

ACON and City of Sydney are presenting a series of free workshops open to all LGBTQ women who are 55 years or older and live within the City of Sydney council. Each workshop has a different focus and will be a fun, social and engaging way to meet people and access information tailored to you and your local area.

Silver Sessions are a chance to come together, to share a meal and conversation. Each Silver Session dinner will host a few special guest speakers from across the City of Sydney LGA. We will talk about nutrition, financial planning, healthy ageing, and accessing services and supports. There will also be some activities to help everyone get to know each other, Q & A’s and giveaways.

The workshops will be held in Erskineville on:

  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
  • Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020

Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm

Cost: Free

Click here to apply