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.


Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Harbour City Bears and the bear community.

Volunteering is a great way to get to know knew people and help our community at the same time.

There a 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 get free entry to the event.

It’s easy to volunteer with HCB, simply fill out the contact us form below, or email volunteers@harbourcitybears.com.au


The Harbour City Bears Committee is elected each year to manage the club, organise events and generally get things done. Committee members are all volunteers who donate a lot of their free time to the club and the bear community. You can chat with committee members at our events or get in touch at the email addresses below.

Executive Committee


Daniel Marshall


John-Bernard Tyndall


Josh Borja


David Lambert

General Committee

Cameron Murray

Ian Parker

Iz Connell

Joe Lonn

Kevin Hunt

Contact Us

Contact information

Email: Email Us

Postal address:

Harbour City Bears Inc.
PO Box 1532 Darlinghurst
NSW 1300 Australia

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Richard Patricks

Public Officer

Membership Officer