Western Sydney

We’re here to help LGBTI people and people with HIV in Western Sydney take control of their health by providing a range of local services and supporting a variety of local community groups.

Our Work in Western Sydney

We’re here to help LGBTI people and people with HIV in Western Sydney take control of their health by providing a range of local services and supporting a variety of local community groups.

We run a range of events, workshops and projects for LGBTI people in Western Sydney.

Through our work, we provide a place where LGBTI people can meet each other and make new friends in a safe, social and friendly environment. Here they can share ideas with their peers and learn more about identity, coming out, sex and sexual health, healthy relationships and more.

Community Groups

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We partner with and support a range of LGBTI community and support groups in Western Sydney including:

  • Parramatta Pride Picnic – Held in Oct/ Nov each year, the Pride Picnic is the biggest celebration of the LGBTI community in Western Sydney. The picnic brings together service providers, entertainers, food, song and dance and showcases the very best of all things rainbow west of Newtown. For more information contact gprendergast@acon.org.au
  • Parramatta Queer Forum (PQF) is a local interagency group that seeks to provide events and spaces where LGBTI people can meet and stay  connected. Find Out More…
  • Canterbury Bankstown LGBTIQA+ Youth Program meets twice a month. Every 1st Tuesday of the month @ Corner Health Youth Services 4-7pm, and every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ Belmore Youth Resource Centre 4-7pm.
  • Out West is a fortnightly social group for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 12 – 25 in Parramatta, Western Sydney where you can connect with new friends, have fun and access support and relevant information… Find Out More …
  • Pride Radio  is a weekly program for the LGBTI community in Western Sydney – 89.3FM –Sunday nights 6pm to 8pm Find Out More…
  • PFLAG  stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays – A non-profit voluntary organisation its members have a common goal of keeping families together. PFLAG is here to give help, support and information to families, friends of all gay people. Find Out More…
  • The Western Suburbs Haven is a peer-run drop in centre for people with HIV in Blacktown, Western Sydney. Find Out More …
  • Blacktown Outdoors Group is a gay men’s bushwalking, social and outdoors group. Find Out More…
  • Open Door Penrith is a non-denominational religious group accepting all sexualities, genders and identifies and meets every Sunday at 6pm in a relaxed and informal and friendly setting. Find Out More…
  • Out West is a Parramatta youth group that meets every second Wednesday. Find Out More…
  • PinkMountains is an online community information guide, and pink pages business directory for LGBTI people, their friends and supporters, living in or visiting the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. Find Out More…

Social Groups

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  • Western Sydney University Queer Spaces exist in all of the uni campuses across Western Sydney. Find Out More…
  • Bush Lemons is a lesbian and same sex attracted bushwalking, social and outdoors group in the Blue Mountains. Find Out More…
  • Lemon Zest is a lesbian and same sex attracted women group in the Blue Mountains. Find Out More…
  • Southern Cross Outdoors Group is a popular fitness and exercise group. Find Out More…
  • Heaven Social Dance is one of Western Sydney’s longest running LGBTIQ Social Dances and is held up to seven times a year at the NBC Sports Club in Parramatta. Find Out More…

If you have any questions about any of our activities, events or initiatives in Western Sydney please contact Gavin Prendergast, ACON Partnership & Engagement Coordinator via gprendergast@acon.org.au