Legacies of Suicide Workshop Series

So many of us carry the legacies of suicide whether from the death of a friend, family member, colleague, lover or through a more distant connection, without a shared space to make sense of them. Our upcoming series of workshops, Outrageous Loss, Outrageous Courage, aims to create that shared space.

The workshops will be facilitated by two members of the Lismore LGBTIQ community – Anand Anderson and Beth Cronin. StandBy – Support After Suicide will be available for support after each session.

  1. Online: Three evening workshops Tuesdays 11, 18, & 25 August, 7 – 8.30pm.
  2. Face to Face:Saturday 10 & 17 October, 10am – 12.30pm.

For more information and to register, click here.

Online Sessions

Don’t let isolation leave you disconnected! ACON’s here to help to support you during lockdown.

Click here to find out about our projects that are running online sessions to help you get connected and stay connected!

Bingay | ACON Fundraiser


Join us at our COMEBACK PARTY! We can’t wait to see you!

After a long hiatus, Bingay is making its long-awaited return this October!!!

These are strange times and like most of NSW, we’ve been hibernating since March, ever watchful of the events unfolding around us. But after seven long months, Bingay is finally ready to return, and we hope you’ll join us for our first post-COVID event. We’ve missed all our Bingay fans and we can’t wait to entertain you again.

Expect all the usual Bingay trimmings – naughty calls, cheeky banter and hilarious repartee – but there will also be some major changes to make sure all our punters and staff are safe. Your health and welfare is our top priority so we’ve implemented a range of COVID safety measures to make sure everyone has a good time under current public health restrictions and regulations.

Our hosts Charisma Belle and Naomi Palmer, ably assisted by our volunteers, will be guiding you every step of the way. It’s going to be a hoot, all done in a COVID-safe way.

So book now, secure your place and be part of our Bingay comeback event!

Due to COVID, strictly limited capacity!



Bingay is committed to delivering events that protects the health and welfare of our guests, staff and volunteers.

ACON, the organiser of Bingay, and Merivale, the operator of The Beresford (our venue), take advice from relevant state and federal health authorities. We follow public health orders and expect all our guests to observe rules and regulations.

COVID Safety Measures are in place. Read about our COVID Safety Measures here.



Thursday 8 October 2020

Doors open 6.30pm
Please note new earlier time for doors open

Balls drop 7pm
Please note new earlier time for balls drop

The Beresford (upstairs), 354 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Please note entry from 6.30pm is via Hill St Laneway

Tickets: $22.50 ($20 entry fee + $2.50 souvenir dabber)
Please note, as part of COVID Safety Measures, there are no shared markers/pens on tables

Bookings: Strictly limited to 10 people max per booking
Under public health orders, no bookings over 10 people are permitted

Read more about our Bingay COVID Safety Measures here.

100% of proceeds go to charity. All funds raised go towards supporting ACON’s LGBTQ health programs and services.


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