With support from the City of Sydney, ACON is running two in-person sessions of our LGBTQ+ Safety workshops in August:

LGBTQ+ Safety Workshop – Community workers | Thursday 8 August, 10am-3:30pm
Open to community workers who live, work or visit the City of Sydney, and who are interested in learning more about safety when organising LGBTQ+ events.

LGBTQ+ Safety Workshops – LGBTQ+ Community Members | Saturday 10 August, 10am – 3:30pm
Open to LGBTQ+ community members and community leaders 18+ who live, work, or visit the City of Sydney and are interested in learning more about safety when organising LGBTQ+ events.

The goal of these workshops will be to bring people together to connect and discuss LGBTQ+ safety and share resources for promoting safety and responding to hate. Both workshops will be held at Town Hall House.

Please register for a workshop here.

Each workshop is limited to 25 people so please register ASAP to not miss out.

Bingay | ACON Fundraiser



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

Nothing But LOVE

ACON’s LOVE Project invites you to join us for Nothing but LOVE, our online webinar series for 2024.

Each episode we will chat with LGBTQ community heroes, activists, icons, performers, creatives, business owner and much more.

Guests for the upcoming June episode will be announced soon.

Date and Time: TBA June

Proudly presented by ACON’s LOVE Project and supported by the NSW Government. Hosted by Russ Gluyas.

LOVE Social Celebration

ACON’s ageing initiative, the LOVE Project, invites lesbian, gay, bi+, trans and queer people, friends and allies of all ages to the second LOVE Social Celebration. Presented in association with Dowson Turco Lawyers and supported by the Inner West Council and Seniors Rights Service.

Whether you are a seasoned LOVE Project participant or a first timer, this event is for you. The aim is to recognise, celebrate and socialise with our fabulous trailblazing older community. It is ACON’s opportunity to thank our passionate and connected LOVE Project community.

Hosted by Charisma Belle, you will enjoy a scrumptious three-course dinner (including beer and wines) and entertainment starring Bek Jensen, Sheba, Tom Hamilton and Siro Battaglin.

Date: Wednesday 7 August 2024
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Upstairs Beresford
Level 1, 354 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Theme: Winter Rainbow
Dress code: Fabulous Colour and Sparkles

Bookings essential.


  • $80 for anyone under 65
  • $50 for anyone 65 or over