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Welcome to the Harbour City Bears Website

For all the latest news and events for our community.

This is where you can update your membership details like change of address, email, Ph no. etc. 

You can also renew your membership on this page. 

All specific details or discount codes for any Benefit Partners can also be found here



As many of our members are already experiencing in thier 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 say otherwise.  

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


Upcoming events


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 either below:


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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