Sydney Candlelight Memorial 2024

The Sydney AIDS Candlelight Memorial is a time when members of the community can come together to reflect on and remember all those who have passed away from HIV/AIDS.

The event is held on International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day, which is on the 3rd Sunday of May each year.

The event is co-produced by ACON and Positive Life NSW and will be held at the
Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst.
Doors open 2.45pm for 3pm start.

The names of lost loved ones are read out, and the event will also include a presentation by Lyle Chan and a musical performance by vocalist Mary Kiani. Canapes and light refreshments will then be available in the foyer.

Names can be lodged on the Candlelight website:

Event: Sydney Candlelight Memorial
When: Sunday 19 May, 2024, Doors Open 2:45pm
Where: Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

ACON’s Deadly Trivia Night


Test your knowledge, win great prizes, connect with community and have camp effervescent fun at ACON’s Deadly Trivia Night.

Gather your friends, bring your colleagues, round up your crew on Thursday 30 May at The Beresford in Surry Hills for a night of quiz-tastic, brain-teasing goodness.

Our range of questions and games will engage and challenge, and there are fabulous team and individual prizes to be won!

This event is open to everyone (18+): Mob, friends, allies and supporters all welcome!

Broadcaster Matty Mills and community icon Jinny-Jane Smith are your hosts PLUS there’ll be performances by our special guest JoJo Zaho from RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under!

This event is held to mark National Reconciliation Week 2024 and all funds raised will support ACON’s First Nations Health Project.

Book your group table now to secure your spot! See you there!

Thursday 30 May 2024 – Doors open 6pm
Upstairs at the Beresford Hotel, 354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
TICKETS $20 / Mob Tix $15

All proceeds support ACON’s First Nations Health Project.

To join this event, please book here

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.