Here’s A Giant List Of Postal Survey Result Parties
Whether you want to watch the result or just get lit, we've got you covered.
Tomorrow’s the day, folks. The results of the marriage equality postal survey will be released at 10am (AEST). We’re hoping (and polls are suggesting) that the result will be a resounding Yes, but whatever happens you can bet the LGBTIQ+ community and supporters will be banding together and partying through it.
We’ve done our best to collate a list of some of the biggest events happening in capital cities around the country tomorrow. Whether you’re looking for a place to hang out and watch the result be announced, or just want a big gay afterparty to kick on to, we’ve got you covered.
If we haven’t listed something close to you, the Yes campaign have a list of events on their site here. And if you think we’ve missed something big, you can tweet at me here and we’ll add it to the post.
Whatever happens tomorrow, have fun, stay safe, and look after each other. Here’s where the party will be at:
Official Sydney Results Announcement Picnic at Prince Alfred Park (9am til 1pm)
Australian Marriage Equality are hosting a big picnic and community gathering at Prince Alfred Park in Sydney. They’ll be screening the result live at 10am, there’ll be live performances from John Paul Young, Alfie Arcuri, Jordan Raskopoulos and DJ Dan Murphy, and a bunch of awesome speakers (Magda Szubanski, Ian Thorpe, Alex Greenwich, Kerryn Phelps, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Christine Forster, Tiernan Brady, and Janine Middleton). If you’re free during the day and can get to Sydney CBD, come on down to watch the result with thousands of others.
Stonewall YES Party (8.30am til late)
Sydney’s iconic gay bar Stonewall will open at 8.30am tomorrow, and they’ll be playing the result announcement live on their screens, and then partying all day. A good one to clear your schedule for.
It’s A YES From Us Party at ARQ (9pm til late)
This one’s just down the road from Stonewall, so why not do both?
Result Night Street Festival for Marriage Equality at Taylor Square (6pm til 11pm)
Also just down the road from Stonewall and ARQ, there’ll be a big rally at Taylor Square from 6pm featuring speeches, music and performances, and lots of dancing in the street. It’s free, and will likely take over a good chunk of Oxford Street as the night goes on. Just remember the street itself is an alcohol-free zone — best to just duck into one of the many proximate gay bars if you wanna get lit. By virtue of being on the street, this one is also all ages.
Canned Fruit – YESSS Party! at Secret Garden Bar (7pm til 11pm)
One for the Inner West — Secret Garden Bar in Enmore is having a party with free entry, drag shows, and lots of glitter.
The Lansdowne YASS Party (2pm til midnight)
Free entry, drag shows, and it kicks off at 2pm.
Official Melbourne Results Announcement at State Library of Victoria (9am til 12pm)
This is the official Yes campaign event for the results announcement. People will be gathering outside the State Library of Victoria for the results announcement, and then kicking on to a street party at Lygon Street later in the day.
Melbourne’s Result Street Party (5.30pm til 11pm)
Thousands of people have already RSVP’d to this street party, which will take over Lygon Street and the surrounding area from 5.30pm. There’ll be bands (Karen From Finance, HABITS, Wet Lips, and more), an LGBTIQ+ choir, food and booze.
Closet — Yes Results Party (Free!) at Section 8 (5pm til 11pm)
There’ll be a big, free party kicking off at Section 8 from 5pm. Swing by after work.
Big Gay Out Community Picnic And Results Announce at Haig Park (9am til 12pm)
There’ll be music, food and a big picnic at Haig Park to hear the results announce as a community tomorrow morning. A good place to come and hang out if you don’t want to get the results alone.
Official Canberra Results *Street* Party (5pm til late)
Kicking off at 5pm at Hopscotch on Lonsdale Street, there’ll be a massive party run by the Yes campaign to either celebrate or commiserate. Come on down.
Official Adelaide Results Announcement at Hindmarsh Square (8am til 12pm)
This is the official event run by the Yes campaign. There’ll be a community gathering at Hindmarsh Square with food, a DJ and screens to view the result live. The results come out at 9.30am Adelaide time, so get there early if you want to watch it live!
Official Darwin Results Event (8am til 10am)
The postal survey results will drop at 8.30am Darwin time, so you can head down to Oaks Elan hotel in the CBD to watch the result live with the community.
Official Brisbane Results Announcement (8am til 10am)
This is the official event run by the Yes campaign in Brisbane. Come on down to Queens Park/Queens Garden to watch the result live on screens. There’ll be a picnic, stalls and lots of people to watch with.
Brisbane Yes Vote Celebration Party (6pm til 10pm)
GetUp’s hosting this event at Rumpus Room in Brisbane so you can drink, dance, and celebrate the result together.
$20,000 Marriage Equality Campaign Celebration (6pm til 7pm)
There’ll be music, prizes and good times down at Queen St Mall while the winner of a $20,000 marriage equality campaign competition is announced.
Official Perth Results Announcement (6.30am til 8.30am)
Sorry Perth — due to time zones, the result comes out for you at 7am, which means your official event is super early. Still, the Yes campaign is encouraging you to get up early and head down to Northbridge Piazza to watch the result live as a community. Set your alarm! You can do it!
Results Day Champagne Breakfast (6.30am til 10.30pm)
The Court in Perth will be open for an early Champagne Breakfast to view the results, and intend to just keep kicking on through every meal of the day until 10pm. Work is cancelled, go hang out here instead.
Marriage Equality Survey Announcement Party (9.30am til 11am)
If you’re in Hobart, head down to the Cascade Hotel from 9.30am to watch the announcement and (if you don’t have to work) get partying.
Equali-tea Party (4pm til 6pm)
Working It Out Inc in North Hobart will be holding a tea party with snacks and a relatively quieter space to chill out, process the result (whatever it is), and hang out with some other LGBTIQ+ people. A good one if you’re not super keen on loud, boozy events.
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