LGBT Travellers

In general, Western Australians are open-minded about homosexuality, and in WA gay and lesbian people are protected by antidiscrimination legislation and share an equal age of consent with heterosexuals (16 years).

Perth has the state's only gay and lesbian venues and its small scene is centred around Northbridge. It's unlikely you'll experience any real problems, although the further away from the main centres, the more likely you are to experience overt homophobia.

Useful resources:

Living Proud Information and counselling line.

Q Pages (www.qpages.com.au) Gay and lesbian business directory and what's-on listings.

Visit Gay Australia (www.galta.com.au) Lists WA members offering accommodation and tours.