Afternoon Delight 2018

Celebrating 10 years, Afternoon Delight is a movie matinee and relaxed social afternoon for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex seniors and their friends.

Enjoy the feature film Political Animals, and selection of short films followed by a delicious afternoon tea, networking and access to local health information.

Cost is FREE or a gold coin donation.

Wagga Wagga
When: Saturday 7 April, 12.30pm – 4.00pm
Where: Museum of the Riverina Morrow Street & Baylis Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen and supported by NSW Seniors Festival.
Call: Tyson 0417 915 719 or

When: Sunday 8 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Tower Cinemas, 183 – 185 King Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen.
Call: Lisa 02 4962 7700 or Email:

When: Sunday 15 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Birch Carroll & Coyle Crn Keen & Zodac Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen and supported by NSW Seniors Festival.
Call: Sioux 02 6622 1555 or Email:

When: Saturday 21 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Carrington Hotel,15 – 47 Katoomba Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen.
Call: Tyson 0417 915 719 or

When: Sunday 22 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Event Cinemas, 505 – 525 George St, Sydney
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen and supported by Uniting & Reliant Healthcare.
Call: Manjusha 02 9206 2107 Email:

When: Sunday 29 April, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: The Roo Theatre Company Cnr Addison & Wentworth Street
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen and supported by Uniting.
Call: John 0437 651 752 or

When: Saturday 5 May, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Majestic Cinema First Avenue
Presented by ACON in association with Queer Screen.
Call: Anabell 0409 680 836 or

Please complete the registration form below!

Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards

The Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards is an event celebrating and awarding Australia’s top organisations for LGBTI Inclusion based on the results of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in addition to leaders, individuals and networks that have made a significant impact on LGBTI inclusion within their workplaces.

This year’s luncheon will be hosted by Australian icon Christine Anu, and powerhouse vocalist Greg Gould who will entertain you over a two course meal overlooking the sights of Darling Harbour in the ballroom of The Hyatt Regency in Sydney.

Click here for more information and to book tickets


April Bingay

Join us as we celebrate the return of Australia’s most successful musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.

In 2018, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert embarks on revival tour celebrating its 10th anniversary and we’re putting on a party to welcome the bus’s arrival to Sydney.

Relive your favourite moments from the iconic show with our hostess Charisma Belle and he barrel-babe Naomi Palmer.

They’ll be brewing up a storm of fun and frivolity in glitter, sequins and shenanigans.

There are loads of prizes, surprises and giveaways, not to mention a whole heap of fun from our much-loved Bingay volunteers.

Come as your favourite Priscilla character, or just as you are, because that’s what Priscilla is all about – celebrating who we are and our fabulous community!

See you on the Bingay bus!

$20 all games, all night with all proceeds to ACON.


When: Thursday 12 April, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Upstairs Beresford  |  354 Bourke St, Surry Hills 2010
Tickets: $20 All games, all night!
Booking: Book tickets to Bingay Celebrates Priscilla!


About Bingay


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 LGBTI community events + it raises money for our HIV and LGBTI 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. Retro disco bingo in Darlo – what’s not to love!

Proudly sponsored by


Bondi Badlands – A Historical Violence Walking Tour

Participants wanted to attend a pilot walk on Saturday 24 March 4.00pm – 5.30pm


Description of Walk:

ACON is piloting a history walk in Marks Park, Bondi to provide an engaging and informative account of historical violence experienced by gay men in NSW in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

The walk is being delivered by Greg Callaghan, who wrote the true crime novel Bondi Badlands, which provides a detailed insight into the lives of four gay men who went missing,  or were found dead at Marks Park.

Throughout the walk you will learn about the lives of these men and other victims of hate crimes, as well as local and LGBTI history that will shed light on the circumstances that gave rise to the wave of prejudice related violence during this time.


Commitment Required:

At the end of the walk there will be a feedback session and an evaluation form to complete. You will be asked to provide feedback on content, format, marketing and other aspects that will assist us develop the walk as an ongoing project; to raise awareness of historical violence and the impact of prejudice.


Walk Details:

This pilot walk is limited to the first 20 people who RSVP. However, if you miss out please leave your details to help us gauge interest in future walks.

Presenter: Greg Callaghan, author of true crime novel Bondi Badlands.
Date: Saturday 24 March 2018
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm


The pilot walk is limited to the first 20 people who RSVP. For more information contact Michael at

This project was developed with funding from and in conjunction with Waverley Council.

Here for Ageing: Health and Wellbeing

A fun and interactive day showcasing a variety of health and wellbeing activities and information.

Learn ways you can take care of your mind and body. Try dancing, seated yoga and meditation Learn about falls prevention, maintaining your mental health and get some healthy nutritional tips. All activities are suitable for beginners. No prior experience required.

Meet new people and gain a better understanding of local services in a safe and inclusive space for all older LGBTI people.

A delicious lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Let us know of dietary requirements during booking and we will accommodate.

When: 27 March 2018, 10.30am – 5.00pm

Where: Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

Cost: Free

RSVP here

This event is sponsored by the City of Sydney

LGBTIQ Safety and Wellbeing Consultation


If you identify as LGBTIQ we want to hear your experiences of safety and wellbeing, including the impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in your local community.

We are keen to get your thoughts on how to create safe and inclusive local communities.

Your input will shape the development of future projects that will benefit your local community.

Come along for an evening of great conversation, some free snacks, and contribute to ACON’s Safety and Inclusion Programs.

Consultations schedule:


When: Tuesday 3 April | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Little Prince, Globe Lane, Wollongong, 2500


When: Tuesday 17 April | 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: ACON, Level 3, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010


When: Thursday 19 April | 6pm – 9pm
Where: 63 The Mall, Bankstown 2200 (next door to Peppertree Café underneath HOYTS Cinemas – access via Peppertree Café)

Please RSVP ASAP here so we can ensure we can cater correctly and that the event can go ahead. Light snacks & refreshments will be provided.

LGBTI Inclusion and HIV 101 Workshops for Service Workers

Would you like to increase your capacity to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, gain an understanding of HIV, and be more inclusive in your practice?

We’re offering a FREE half day LGBTI inclusion and HIV 101 workshop specifically for staff and volunteers who work in CALD and Refugee Services.

Workshop is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

Workshop Dates & Times

  • Thursday 22 March, 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Thursday 29 March, 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Thursday 26 April, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Northern Settlement Services  |  8 Chaucer Street, Hamilton, NSW
RSVP: Contact ACON Hunter  |  02 4962 7700  |
Please include your name, contact and preferred session

*CALD – Culturally And Linguistically Diverse

Mental Health First AID – Open Evening & Courses


ACON is pleased to be hosting a series of FREE MHFA courses during March and April 2018.

There are no prerequisites for this course which is open to all members of the LGBTI communities.

If you would like to participate in one of our MHFA courses, please register as there are limited spaces for each session.

Please note, you will need to attend all the days for each session.

Dates & Times

  • SESSSION 1 (evening course)
    15, 22 March, 5 & 12 April
    6pm – 9pm
    7 – 8 April
    9am – 4pm
    28 – 29 April
    9am – 4pm

Where: ACON Level 3  |  414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Email your name, contact and preferred session to

Rainbow Buzz: LGBTI Inclusive Practice Training

ACON, with the support of Central & Eastern Sydney PHN, South Western Sydney PHN, North Sydney PHN and Coordinare – South Eastern PHN, is providing free and essential one day training, for workers who support clients experiencing issues with alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD).

Strengthen your understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities to deliver more inclusive, informed and appropriate care.

Refreshments will be included.

Locations: Training sessions will be held in Bega, Blacktown, Bowral, Campbelltown, Goulburn, Moruya, Nowra, Queanbeyan, Sydney and Wollongong. Training programs will run till June 2018. Registration will commence as dates and venues are confirmed.


Click below for specific training locations, dates and times.



Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training

This free, essential, and relevant one day training for all workers in the aged care sector will help promote a better understanding of the needs of the LGBTI people and provide staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service.

This national initiative is being presented at a venue near you.

For more information about dates & venues, or to register for a workshop, click here.