Women walking past street art on Phillip Street, off Enmore Road, Newtown © Destination NSW

Newtown, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Australia’s Top 5 LGBTQI neighbourhoods

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Darlinghurst © Photo by >HM 2014

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales © Photo by >HM 2014

Couple enjoying cakes and pastries at Black Star Pastry in Newtown © Destination NSW

Black Star Pastry, Newtown, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Top tip

Younger LGBTQI Australians have embraced the catch-all term “queer”, which no longer has negative connotations.

Diners outside of a pub on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy © Visit Victoria

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Diners at Republica at St Kilda beach foreshore near Melbourne © Josie Withers Photography

Republica, St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Victoria © Josie Withers Photography

Did you know?

Melbourne’s store-lined Chapel Street runs through the suburbs of South Yarra, Windsor and Prahran, making it one of Australia’s largest retail and lifestyle precincts.

Colourful kites flying at Semaphore Beach in Adelaide © Michael Waterhouse Photography

Semaphore Beach, Adelaide, South Australia © Michael Waterhouse Photography

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