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Mates n Dates is for any gay or bi man in Australia who wants to meet new mates (platonic friendships) or dates for relationships (platonic or romantic). Any age, any culture-just have to be a nice, good man!! Members are in Sydney, Blue Mountains, North and South Coasts, ACT and all other states and territories (including NZ) and also international. We respect everyone's rights for privacy and respect, but we still have a lot of fun and friendship.

Upcoming events (4+)

FREE picnic & FREE Australia Day activities Sydney Harbour=bring food/buy there

McDonald's Sydney Gateway

Australia Day 2022

Meet at macdonalds circular quay (free tables and chairs outside to limit risk of covid) and phone Luke when you arrive[masked]
And then we walk along macquarie st to view the antique and vintage vehicles and go on a free vintage double decker bus ride through the city..details are below.

Then we go to the harbour to see and join in activities eg take the manly ferry from circular quay to view all the boats and activities on the harbour or just have a leisurely walk around circular quay and the Sydney opera house to view an enjoy the activities and enjoy a free picnic at first fleet park overlooking the harbour at circular quay- bring you own food or buy there-easy!

This event will happen if raining as there are lots of undercover shelters, cafes, galleries, museums and other undercover activities that are part of this celebration- please see the full list below -easy!


5:30am-6am - Dawn Reflection (First Nations artwork projection and flags raised)
7:30am – 8:30am - WugulOra Morning Ceremony
9am – 10am - The Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Race
10:30am – 4pm – Family Fun @ the Overseas Passenger Terminal
10:30am – 5pm - Vintage Bus Ride
4:30pm - The Lord Mayor’s Citizenship Ceremony
8am – 4pm – Daytime Sydney Harbour and In the Sky Daytime Program
1. Sydney Harbour Splash - 8am
2. Ferrython - 10:45am – 11:20am
3. Salute to Australia - 11:30am – 12:05pm
4. RAAF Fast Jet Fly-past and Handling Display - 12pm
5. Maritime Mayhem - 12:15pm – 12.30pm
6. Navy Helicopter flag display - 11:30am – 1:30pm
7. Australia Day Harbour Parade - 12:45pm – 2pm
8. Tall Ships Race - 1pm – 1:30pm
9. 186th Australia Day Regatta - 1:30pm – 4pm
10. Working Harbour Festival - 2pm – 4pm
Australia Day Live (Concert and Fireworks) - 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Australia Day Live at Sydney Opera House Forecourt and Circular Quay
(Sydney Opera House place name: Tubowgule meaning ‘where the knowledge waters meet’)
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm (Pre-show entertainment from 6:30pm)
Location: Sydney Opera House Forecourt and Circular Quay
Best vantage points: Free limited tickets for the concert at the forecourt will be released mid-January 2022 (until booked out).
Broadcast and ticketed event Watch the fireworks and harbour show from around the Circular Quay foreshore (no ticket required).
Watch magical performances from Australian music legends, backed up by the talented Aussie Pops Orchestra on an impressive stage set up under the starry night sky, and take in the harbour setting to be wowed by the action of incredible performing jet-skiers and fly-boarders.
Throughout the concert, crowds around the Quay will be dazzled as they gaze upwards to a brilliantly synchronised pyrotechnics display that lights up the summer night sky, showcasing Sydney internationally as a major event and travel destination. Paying tribute to the Australian spirit, the Sydney Opera House sails will light up during the show with an array of inspirational images that encapsulate the nation and its people.
If you’d love to be part of the Australia Day Live concert at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, limited free tickets will be available at australiaday.com.au from Wednesday, 12 January 2022. If you are lucky enough to score a ticket, we recommend you grab your seat early – as the fun pre-show entertainment starts at 6:30pm and the main show at 7:30pm.
The unmissable Australia Day Live is produced by the Australia Day Council of NSW and the NSW Government and supported by state government’s tourism and event agency, Destination NSW and the National Australia Day Council.
More information on ticketing, accessible areas, hosts and the performer line-up will be released in January 2022. Sign up to the Australia Day newsletter for updates and visit www.australiaday.com.au
Full accessibility and inclusion details are available at www.australiaday.com.au

FREE FUN event…’Airship” interactive show!.FREE sydney festival event + food.

FREE FUN event…’Airship” interactive show!.FREE sydney festival event + food.


‘Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour

FREE-bring own food or buy there..cheap but good food trucks and cafes...stay and join us for picnic and chats...phone luke when you arrive[masked]

Mystical, inflatable beings pulsate with song and light
Meet a luminous otherworldly chorus of 16 inflatable sculptures rising up to six metres high, pulsating with glowing light and supernatural song.
Meditative and mystifying, Airship Orchestra is an interactive and multi-sensory installation by Melbourne-based art and technology studio ENESS, maestros of immersive light and sound environments for public spaces.

Transporting visitors of all ages into a realm of choral sounds and rhythmic light, Airship Orchestra’s charismatic band of voluminous astral creatures guide the way and guide the imagination. Did that one just blink at you?
Shown in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Shanghai and Washington D.C., Airship Orchestra now beams its tribe of otherworldly choristers into Sydney to stand guard over the summer nights. Wander, and be soothed.

Performance Times

Wed 26 th January at 1pm- meet at tumbling park darling harbour- phone Luke when you arrive[masked]

FREE Drag Bingo Salisbury Hotel Stanmore every wed from 7pm! + meal or snack


ph/text luke to confirm you are coming as we need accurate numbers-easy![masked]

Join your Mates-FREE Drag Bingo Salisbury Hotel Stanmore every wed from 7pm! (you can have a meal while playing or eat beforehand or afterwards-your choice!

GREAT prizes and GREAT FUN! here are all the details and to book your table below.....

DRAG BINGO at Salisbury Hotel EVERY WEDNESDAY from 7pm, hosted by your gal Felicity Frockaccino

Great drink specials, delicious bistro & your chance to win the final game cash prize of $100!

FREE to play, Dabbers $2

Reserve your table: ‭(02)[masked]


DRAG BINGO // Salisbury Hotel - every Wednesday! - Facebook ( https://www.google.com.au/url?url=https://www.facebook.com/events/278265805936064/&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwiWpKC2sZXXAhXETrwKHYOuAbIQFggUMAA&usg=AOvVaw2l3BZox46zdDD4sL0JoIN4 )


DRAG BINGO at the Salisbury Hotel EVERY WEDNESDAY! FREE TO PLAY // $2 Dabbers // Fun times! Food & Beverage prizes to be won, including $100 prize ...

Drag Bingo: Bingo with a Twist! - Facebook ( https://www.google.com.au/url?url=https://www.facebook.com/events/1767035913542768/&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwiWpKC2sZXXAhXETrwKHYOuAbIQFggZMAE&usg=AOvVaw2PiqnCbQK8q4eTGMkI1S9o )


Drag Bingo with Ms Felicity Frockaccino starts at The Salisbury Hotel in Stanmore !! Hosted by Felicity Frockaccino EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Tranny BINGO every WEDNESDAY at the BALMAIN HOTEL from 7.30pm-dinner from 6.30pm


• What we'll do
Tranny Bingo has a new home and a new Night!
Join Penny Tration and her crazy hilarious bingo antics…
EVERY WEDNESDAY at the BALMAIN HOTEL. $10 cash to participate in 5 rounds of fun tranny bingo!

Balls will drop from 7.30pm and we are serving up $15 Grain fed sirloin steaks from 5pm every Wednesday too. Meet at 6-30pm for food and drinks.

There is limited seats, therefore please update your RSVPs accordingly so others will be able to come if you don't-thanks.

• So PLEASE confirm your RSVP here with your ph no, on the wednesday morning so know you are definitely coming so we have accurate numbers as seats are limited-thanks.

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