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Gay and Lesbian Visitors

Tasmania is a popular destination for gay and lesbian travellers. The State is well known for its friendliness, and you'll find an open welcome extended wherever you choose to stay, dine or visit.

Did you know that Tasmania is one of the few Australian destinations where you can have a fully seasonal holiday experience?

You can enjoy our Island's unspoilt natural environment in all its seasonal colours, great art and design and antique shopping, fine food and cool climate wines, along with the story of Australia's early settlement and its links to gay history.

Many of our boutique accommodation places and attractions are sensitive to gay travellers.  Look out for the rainbow Tasmania map that signifies gay friendly venues.

Since the late 1990s, Tasmania has led the way with some of the most progressive gay laws and policies. As a result, the State now has:

  • an equal age of consent for everyone;
  • the world's best anti-discrimination and anti-vilification laws;
  • equality for same sex relationships in key areas, as well as a registration scheme for same sex relationships and the ability to have relationship ceremonies.

Our other menu items will allow you to maximise your travel or holiday experience and to learn  more about Tasmania's Gay Law Reform.

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For more information or a copy of the Discover Tasmania Gay & Lesbian Visitor's Guide contact your nearest Visitor Information Centre.