Gay and Lesbian-friendly Suburbs in Adelaide

Gay and Lesbian-friendly suburbs in Adelaide

Gay Beach in Adelaide

There is no “official” gay beach in Adelaide, and you will be welcome wherever you go, but much like Auckland, Perth and other beach towns around the world: clothing optional hotspots tend to attract the gay and lesbians for some reason.

The closest beach to Adelaide for this is a 45 km drive through the scenic Morphett Vale to Maslin Beach, though to be clear nude bathing is only allowed on the southern stretch. There are showers, toilets and a café nearby, plus stunning cliffs and gorgeous sand.

The Bakehouse Theatre 

A charming, intimate live theatre presents ground-breaking live events, many with queer themes. Relaxed, with a casual bar and affordable prices take a look at upcoming events and see if any might appeal to you!

Rundle Mall 

The heart of South Australian retail, circulating the freshest of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food into the City of Adelaide. The longest and one of the busiest malls in Australia, Adelaide’s Rundle Mall attracts more than 400,000 visitors weekly we personally prefer shopping for our LGBT clothing online.

In The Dark Events

Also known as ITDEVENTS, these guys are the leading marketing, special event and production company focusing on the LGBTQI market since 2001 within Australia. Check out their upcoming events, both in Adelaide and in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth for mega-parties, world-famous drag talents from RuPaul’s Drag Race and more.

Mary’s Poppin 

This eccentric new spot in the heart of the East End of Adelaide is a push against the trend of hip small bars. Cocktails are twists on once-cool classics like the Pina Colada and dancing is encouraged.

The Hampshire Hotel 

The Hampy, as the locals know it, is a laid-back gay-friendly pub with two bar areas, a beer garden and big tasty, good value meals.


One of the biggest and best clubs in Adelaide, located on the picturesque Rundle Street, boasting a world-class sound system within a cozy setting. The music is a mix of anything and everything, from UK garage to the latest pop tunes by international DJ’s. Sugar’s extensive cocktail menu is a big plus. Mixed crowd, LGBT-friendly.