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As many of our members are already experiencing in their work & social lives, the current COVID-19 pandemic is changing a lot.  

Out of responsibility to our members and venues, we have postponed holding any events until advice from health officials and our venues say otherwise.

We’ve a great  program of events to bring you when we can but for now stay safe and stay in touch.


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  • Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
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  • Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36
  • Headspace on 1800 650 890
  • Qlife 3PM-MIDNIGHT every day for phone and web chat

Upcoming events

    • 25/06/2021
    • 19:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 26/06/2021
    • 03:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Kinselas - 383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, NSW

    Bears are in the house on Fridays!

    Put on your best Hirsute or just get your Fur on and get on down to the Friday home of the Harbour City Bears.

    Raffles at 8pm & 10pm for $25 (non members) & $50 (members)
    Members Badge Draw at 10Pm (11pm second chance draw if not won) starts at $500 & jackpots each week if not won.

    Discounted drinks for Harbour City Bears members. 

    • $6 Spirits

    Dj's from 5pm -2am

    • - 7-10:30pm Jimmy Dee
    • - 10:30-2am Shanie D

    Newbie? "We've all been there. "Out of Towner? Specific Needs? Whatever your concern may be, drop us a message on facebook so we can do our best to assist.

    Whilst we have a regular themed events, we encourage patrons to express themselves, their kink, their drag, their fur etc...


    • 26/06/2021
    • 18:00 - 22:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 19

    Saturday Night and the Harbour City Bears are lighting up the lanes at Manhattan Super Bowl at Mascot. Register NOW!

    Arrive at 6:00pm to commence bowling at 6:30pm.

    • 2 games is $34.00 per adult.
    • We have 4 lanes reserved.

    Food and beverages can be purchased individually at the bar. No BYO.

    They accept BOTH the Dine & Discover Vouchers if you’re eligible. If you wish to use these vouchers, please ensure they have them loaded and ready to scan at time of payment.

    • - Guests are to maintain good personal hygiene by washing hands regularly or using hand sanitiser.
    • - All guests need to sign in with the Covid Guest Register. A form of identification will be required to ensure they have the correct details.
    • - Entry is only via the carpark, off Tramway Street

    • 18/08/2021
    • 19:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 22/08/2021
    • 22:00 (UTC+10:00)

    You can Hibearnate in the South or Expose yourself in the North but this is the place to be Loud & Proud this year!

    Save the dates, put in the holiday leave, book the flights, surf a couch, whatever it takes to be in Sydney, Australia from the 18th - 22nd AUGUST.

    Tickets avaliable thru the individual events on Facebook.

    • 18th Aug, 7pm - Vivid Walk, Circular Quay
    • 19th Aug 6:30pm - "Hey Grrrrrr!" Welcome Function, Newtown Hotel, Newtown $TBC
    • 20th Aug 7pm - Mr Harbour City Bears Competition, Paddo RSL, Paddington - $15, $20, $25
    • 21st Aug 10pm - Bear Pit Blacklight, The Imperial Hotel, Erskinville - $20, $25, $30
    • 22nd Aug 4pm - Recovery, The Townie, Newtown

    #BearPride2021 #BearEvent #BearEventSydney #BearEventAustralia 

    • 18/08/2021
    • 19:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • circular Quay
    • 30


Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Harbour City Bears, the bear community, getting to know people and help our community at the same time.  There are lots of different ways to volunteer with HCB. You can help out at one of our events, with fundraising, or with the administration of the club. Event volunteers help with setting up, checking tickets, or any of the heaps of tasks that go into making our bear events successful. Volunteers at ticketed events also get free entry to the event.

It’s easy to volunteer with HCB, click on the links to the right.


Bear Buddies is another great way to get involved with Harbour City Bears on another level.

Bear Buddies are volunteers who use their time to ensure people have access into the community.


What is Harbour City Bears?

Harbour City Bears is Sydney’s only community group for bears – hairy gay men – our admirers and friends.

We hold over 140 events each year – with weekly socials, dance parties, dinners and other outings through the year.

  • two annual festivals – Bear Essentials during Mardi Gras, and Bear Pride in the cooler months, which attract visitors from interstate and overseas to celebrate Sydney’s vibrant bear culture.
  • dance parties including Chunky, Bear Pit and the iconic Underbear.
  • socials every Friday night at Kinselas Hotel in Darlinghurst and Sunday afternoon at The Bank Hotel in Newtown.
  • Press Paws, a monthly gaymer event
  • community health & well-being events
  • fundraising for community charities

The proceeds from our events and fundraising are all invested back into the club, or donated to the community charities that we support.

Why join Harbour City Bears?

Joining our community group will provide you with many benefits, including but not limited to.

  • an extensive list of partners, which will gain you benefits and discounts upon joining
  • exclusive member tickets are given out at our weekly socials on Fridays and Sundays
  • discounts on some drinks at Kinselas Hotel any day of the week
  • discounts on all member tickets and entry prices for all events we hold throughout the year
  • access to member only events when held
  • priority notification of upcoming events and ticket sales through our member only newsletter
  • voting rights at our annual general meetings, allowing you to shape the future of the club

For information regarding our partners, weekly socials, and upcoming events, please visit the links below!



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