Gay & Lesbian Travellers

In general Australians are open-minded about homosexuality, and in WA gay and lesbian people are protected by anti-discrimination 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 very 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:

  • Visit Gay Australia (www.galta.com.au) Lists WA members offering accommodation and tours.
  • Q Pages (www.qpages.com.au) Gay and lesbian business directory and what's-on listings.
  • Living Proud Information and counselling line.