Gay & Lesbian Travellers

It wasn't always the case, but LGBTQI-rights groups now consider homosexual and heterosexual people to have greater equality under the law in Tasmania than they do in most other Australian states. But beyond the law, a lack of discrimination outside urban centres should never be assumed.

Hobart has one gay bar – Flamingos Dance Bar – but most urban venues are open-minded.

TasPride (www.taspride.com) Based in Hobart, but a Tasmania-wide support group. A good source of info on upcoming events, including November’s annual TasPride Festival.