Predominately the gay community in Sydney is centred on Oxford Street, Darling Hurst, NSW. No longer are the L.G.B.T. community confined to one geographical location but gay friendly businesses and venues are popping up everywhere alongside straight venues and clubs. Other gay friendly suburbs in Sydney include Newtown, Paddington and Kings Cross. Oxford Street is a major street in Sydney Australia, primarily known for its nightlife and gay atmosphere. The western section of the street directly goes though the suburb of Darlinghurst which is known as Sydney’s gay friendly suburb. The annual Mardi Gras Gay Pride Celebration is held on Oxford Street once a year in early March. During the weeknights and especially the weekend this busy street is lined with both gay and straight partiers ready to dance the night away. There is never a dull moment on Oxford Street and you may find some of Sydney’s friendliest residents on this street. Always there is something to be seen on this street.
The city of Sydney has a club lockout/exclusion rule which affects venues and clubs along Oxford Street. Venues are not allowed to accept revellers after 1:30, so if your goal is to party, you must be inside the venue before 1:30am. Last drinks will be served at 3:00am. Sydney has numerous gay bars/hotels which are extremely popular and unique and worth frequenting if you are in the Sydney region: