Gay & Lesbian Travellers

Homosexuality is legal and the age of consent is 17. The straight community’s attitude towards gays and lesbians is, on the whole, open-minded and accepting.

The gay scene in Victoria is squarely based in Melbourne, where there are exclusive venues and accommodation options. Around the state, places such as Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula have a strong gay presence and accommodation catering for gays and lesbians. Melbourne's Midsumma Festival in January is the state's biggest LBGQTIA+ festival and incorporates the annual pride march. Daylesford's ChillOut Festival in March is the biggest gay and lesbian event in regional Victoria.