Club Directory

69ers

VIC

Bowling

The 69ers ten pin-bowling league is a gay & lesbian group. The 69ers tenpin bowling league has been around for many years and the group bowls at Moorabbin Bowling Centre every Thursday 8:15pm.

Contact Mark(03) 9531 5965
Email markjohnston3@bigpond.com
OR
Paul (03) 9555-3555 AMF Moorabbin

OPERATING HOURS:
Open every day 9am until late (excluding Christmas Day only).

Please contact League for further information.

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Bent Kranks

VIC

Cycling

Melbourne

Bent Kranks is a bike club created for the gay and lesbian community of Melbourne and open to all. Whether you are a once a year rider or a weekend warrior who likes to hit the trails in and around Melbourne, we have a ride for you.

Our rides are mostly away from busy roads on urban bike paths, rail-trails or dirt tracks in the hills around town. Annual membership is only $20 and entitles you to be on our mailing list, receiving full ride details weekly.



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Bushrangers

VIC

Basketball

Bushrangers Basketball comprises of teams based in several suburbs of Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin and Canberra (and Sydney in 2020!). Club President and founder Stella Lesic grew up playing basketball in Melbourne. Having experienced life as a closeted youth basketballer, they were driven to build safe spaces for everyone to 'Come Out & Play'.



They are the largest LGBTIQA+ basketball club in Australia and NZ! They pride themselves on creating safe spaces for LGBTIQA+ basketballers and their allies to play community sport.



They are seeking to generate interest in all players in the LGBTIQA+ community (and allies) who are disengaged in sporting activity or looking for a safe space to play basketball.



They have a strong focus on supporting the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse players. They are excited to now be an official diversity partner of Transgender Victoria and WNBL powerhouse Southside Flyers!

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Climbing QTs

VIC

Climbing

Melbourne

ClimbingQTs is about community. Yes we love the outdoors and we love pulling on plastic too! But at the heart of what we aim to do is hold a space for all humans, regardless of their gender, sexuality or identity to feel comfortable, welcome and safe to be themselves within the climbing community at the crag, at the gym and everywhere in between.

By joining ClimbingQTs you are joining a movement that slowly but surely will shift how we participate, spectate, coach, work, train and play in climbing.

To ensure we can stay on track with what we have pledged to do, our key focus areas are:

Inclusion: To foster and normalize inclusive spaces, ClimbingQTs will facilitate activities from all aspects of climbing including indoor and outdoor activities that share this message.

Visibility: To build an understanding of LGBTQ+ people in the broader climbing community and to build resilience to expand self-respect of non-normative gender and sexual identities, ClimbingQTs will showcase, profile, elevate diverse LGBTQ+ identities in climbing.

Access: To ensure all humans can access the physical and mental health benefits of climbing, ClimbingQTs events will always endeavor to be as physically and financially accessible as possible. Where there are limitations beyond our control, we acknowledge that climbing can be a physically demanding and expensive activity and through initiatives will aim to reduce these barriers.

Education: To raise awareness of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities and their unique contributions to our community, ClimbingQTs will engage in conversation and offer consultation and training sessions for anyone willing to learn how to be an ally without judgement or prejudice. We are all on this journey together.

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Dancecats

VIC

Dancing

Queer dancing specialists who provide a safe & fun environment for the LGBTIQ community & their friends to learn and express themselves in dance. Looking for some social dancing fun and exercise? Beginners & Intermediate Classes every Saturday. Featured dances each month.
Midsumma Same Sex Latin
Midsumma Same Sex Ballroom

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Melbourne Argonauts

VIC

Rowing

Melbourne

The Melbourne Argonauts Queer Rowing Club was formed in 2001 and held our first Annual General Meeting on a train from Melbourne to Geelong.

During that train journey the club name was suggested by club founder Meredith (Maxi) Williams and selected from a list of names which included "The Glub Glub Club", "The St Kilda Rowing Club" and the "Melbourne Blades". The name was voted on by a process of elimination and the "Melbourne Argonauts" was the last name standing. At the time there was some question as to the validity of the vote as some of the passengers on the train were not at all connected with the club and may have swayed the vote away from some other less likely starters
Our Mission

Our mission is to be a rowing club in the queer community and a queer club in the rowing community. We aim to provide an alternative and healthy environment where we can access the sport of rowing, to promote awareness of the queer community in mainstream sport and to have some fun along the way!

From a small group of strangers on a train the club is now an established participant in the rowing community with our own annual regatta, regular participation at local regattas, annual participation in the Head of the Yarra and representation on various governing boards and activities.

We participate in the gay and lesbian community as regular attendees at the Melbourne Pride March and by holding an annual Trivia Night. The Argonauts competed at the Montreal and Copenhagen Outgames and at the Chicago Gay Games.

Being inspired by the heroes of ancient Greek mythology it seems almost logical that we named our first boat The Argo. Since then we have acquired a boat fleet with names variously inspired by our participation at our first Outgames (Montreal), figures of Greek mythology (Medea), literary figures and their writings (Katherine Mansfield: Truth and Risk), club personalities (Anastasia Beaverhausen) and founders (Sandy Mitchell).

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Melbourne Chargers

VIC

Rugby

Melbourne

The Melbourne Chargers were formed in 2009, with the purpose of creating a rugby team where new players could learn the game in an accepting environment, and returning players who had left the sport because of their sexuality could play openly.
We aim to contribute to the promotion and development of the sport of Rugby Union in Victoria and to provide a new and diverse social opportunity for same-sex attracted people and their allies.

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Melbourne Dragons

VIC

Martial Arts

Melbourne

Melbourne Dragons Martial Arts is Melbourne’s first inclusive LGBT+ martial arts club. We offer Martial Arts and self defence classes in our queer friendly Collingwood dojo. We run our Karate classes and Muay Thai/Kick Boxing once a week at our accessible Melbourne martial arts Dojo. Located close to the CBD, the Collingwood Dojo is open to all members of the LGBT+ community and their allies.

Visit our website at melbourne-dragons.com to book your first class and get a feel for our Club and our Dojo!

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Melbourne Frontrunners

VIC

Running

Melbourne

We are an inclusive running and walking club, open to anyone regardless of ability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are part of the International Frontrunners, a network of like-minded LGBT+ running and walking clubs across the globe.

We have 150+ members, ranging from walkers and recreational joggers to marathon runners and competitive athletes, and everyone in between. Regardless of your fitness level, pace or preferred distance, you will find members to walk, run and train with all year round.

The club offers 4 weekly runs in some of Melbourne's most iconic running locations: The Tan (Wednesday and Saturdays), Albert Park (Sundays) and Princes Park (Sundays). The club also has four Athletics Victoria accredited coaches who offer regular coaching sessions.

We are a social club too! We love to grab a coffee, a drink or a bite to eat after our runs. We organise regular social events, races and fun runs which are a great way to meet our members.

All information about the club can be found on this website, but if you have any questions, please get in touch at info@melbournefrontrunners.com.au.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our runs soon!

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Melbourne Glamourheads

VIC

Swimming

Melbourne

Established in 2001 by a group of swimmers interested in attending the 2002 Gay Games. Since then we have grown into one of Melbourne’s largest masters swimming clubs, competing in local, national and international events and providing an environment for GLBTIQ swimmers and their friends to participate in competitive and fitness swimming. We are committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment for members of the LGBTIQ community to participate in swimming as a means to increasing their fitness, health and wellbeing. We believe in being inclusive of diversity in terms of skills, body type, age, gender, ethnicity and sexuality. We recognise the importance of providing a healthy alternative to the scene for social interaction and the active promotion of a positive image of the LGBTIQ community.

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Melbourne Rovers

VIC

Soccer

Melbourne

Melbourne Rovers was formed in June 2008, as a LGBTIQ soccer club to foster the playing of soccer so as to achieve the general aims of physical and social fitness, health and recreation. Melbourne Rovers are a mix of players from different backgrounds, who range in age from 18 to 55. While many players in the club identify as same sex attracted, there are also a number of players and officials who identify as bi-sexual or straight. Sexuality is not an obstacle for playing for Melbourne Rovers and their affiliated clubs.

The Melbourne Rovers are a Social Soccer Team. During the Spring and Summer there is the Summer 7s Comp. During the Winter Season the Melbourne Rovers play under FFV Affiliated Clubs the Men play for the Yarra Jets. While the Women are spread across a few clubs; Yarra Jets, Darebin United and Maribyrnong Swifts all clubs support a fun and inclusive environment, bringing together many backgrounds.

If you are interested in joining the Melbourne Rovers as a non-player, we are always looking for volunteers to help out please contact us.

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Melbourne Smashers

VIC

Badminton

Melbourne

We're a friendly gay badminton club, always looking for new players so if you'd like to come along and play a bit of badminton you'd be very welcome. We have a good mix of abilities and there is no expectation of ability, it's all about having a run around and having a bit of fun.

For further details about us, and to check our playing times, please go to melbournesmashers.com.au
Please note that if you do wish to play with us you need to register for every session. Further details can be found at our website


Here is the link to MSAC for details about location and parking - http://www.msac.com.au/


E-mail - info@melbournesmashers.com.au

Melbourne Smashers are lucky enough to have some great sponsors that regularly support our Club. These include, Hamsptead Dental, Cabinet Bar and Balcony, Golden Gate Hotel, Mountain Goat Brewery, Balcombe Dental and many others.

You can find more information about Hampstead Dental at http://www.hampsteaddental.com.au/community-contributions/
and check out their Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/hampsteaddental

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Melbourne Spectres

VIC

Basketball

Melbourne

The Melbourne Spectres Gay and Lesbian Basketball Club provides all members of the community, regardless of age, skill level or sexual orientation, with a supportive and socially inclusive environment to participate as part of a GLBTI friendly basketball club. The club caters for individuals of all ages and skill levels with opportunities to develop their athletic ability, compete as part of a team, and socialise with like-minded individuals, that have a passion for basketball and commitment to the club’s core principles of social inclusion and improved fitness and skill levels.

General Information

The first gay and lesbian basketball club was founded under the banner of Sydney Spectres in 2001 with the first team participating in the 2002 Sydney Gay Games. It is from those humble beginnings, the Spectres have grown into a respected GLBTI sporting organisation proven both within Australia and on a internationally front.

The Melbourne Spectres is a chapter to the original Sydney Spectres and aims to establish and build on the same vision and values embraced by all member and supporters of the community.

Currently as the Melbourne Spectres is only in its humble beginnings the club is looking to provide the opportunity for interested individuals that are interested in a social round of basketball and / or socialising aspects to be the brave forefathers of this chapter so I put forward the challenge for this within the Melbourne community. I look forward to hearing and meeting with you all.

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Melbourne Spikers

VIC

Volleyball

Melbourne

Since 1985 the Melbourne Spikers Volleyball Club has provided a friendly and supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Melbourne. We're open to anyone regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. If you want to meet new people and have fun while you exercise, we're the club for you.

Come along on Sunday afternoons to experience some coaching and join in a couple of social volleyball games with a great group of people. Coaching is provided for every level of experience, from first-timers to advanced. Don't be daunted, you're in good company!

We also host our own volleyball tournaments and social events, participate in local competitions, interstate tournaments and international GLBTI games. To stay in touch with the latest updates, please follow our Facebook page.

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Melbourne Surge

VIC

Water Polo

Melbourne

Melbourne Surge Water Polo Club is for all those interested in training and playing water polo with an inclusive, fun loving and active team. We are Victoria's only gay and lesbian water polo club. We compete locally in Victoria's state competitions, have interstate matches against our sister club the Sydney Stingers and even play on the world stage at the Gay Games.

We have lots of people who are learning to play polo for the first time and building their fitness and more competitive players who have been playing for a long time. A good mix of this group recently took out the gold medal in the top level competition at the International Gay Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) competition in Hawaii 2011.

We train every Sunday from 3.00 to 4.30pm at South Yarra Sports Centre (corner of Alexandra Pde and Chapel St, South Yarra, VIC). Absolute beginners to Olympic superstars are welcomed. Send us a message on FB or email us before you turn up, or read the posts below, to get the full details.

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Melbourne Wranglers

VIC

Wrestling

Melbourne

The Melbourne Wranglers is an inclusive DGS, not-for-profit community wrestling club.

The Melbourne Wranglers Wrestling Club concentrates on Olympic Freestyle wrestling.

We train Friday nights at 7:45pm at Dominance MMA - 555 Victoria Street Abbotsford.

First session is free so come along and give wrestling a go!

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Parkville Womens Hockey

VIC

Hockey

Founded in 1985, Parkville Women’s Hockey Club celebrates diversity and values inclusion. We have been going for over 35 years. Our club aims to provide an environment that is inclusive and accessible to all. We enjoy seeing our Parkville family grow as team members bring their partners and children along to watch the game and cheer us on.

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Southern Lights

VIC

Ice Hockey

Melbourne

The team welcomes all players regardless of sexuality or gender. Hockey is played with mixed gender teams and team rosters are decided solely on players’ hockey skills.

The Southern Lights compete in iceHQ’s beer league. In previous seasons we have had both Pools C and B teams, and are looking to expand across more pools to cater for players at a range of skill levels in future seasons.

As well as welcoming all members of the LGBT+ community, we also welcome allies who want to join our team.

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VicTennis

VIC

Tennis

Melbourne

VicTennis is proud to be one of the largest and longest standing GLBTI sporting associations in Victoria.

Our Mission: To coordinate tennis and social activities in a GLBTI+ friendly environment and to provide opportunities for social and competitive tennis for all skill levels.

Although most of our members are lesbian or gay, our membership is inclusive: we welcome any interested person who is supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, and transgender people.
Tennis is the most enjoyable of pastimes and as such deserves to be enjoyed in the best of surroundings, in good company and in the best of spirits.

Sunday Social
We coordinate social tennis every Sunday of the year at:

Venue: Malvern Tennis Club
43a Union Street, Armadale
Time: 1pm to 5pm each Sunday
Cost: $15

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