Welcome to Sydney, Australia
Home of the Harbour City Bears!
Bear Essentials is the Harbour City Bears' annual festival held over Mardi Gras, which has been running since 1995.
Harbour City Bears is Sydney's only community group for bears - hairy gay men - our admirers and friends.We welcome diversity and accept all people regardless of size, hair, age, gender, race or religion. Currently we have over 1200 members making us the largest Bear association in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere! We hold over 150 events each year, all community run and not-for-profit.
For Bear Essentials 28, we have a full schedule of events to meet your furry kindred, make new friends and see our beautiful city. All our events are listed here, don't accept any imitations!