Associated Groups

Our bears’ brethren can be found around the world.
If you would like a link to your group posted here then use our contact us form

Australasian Groups:

Outdoorsy Gay Bear Group

Welcome to our Outdoorsy Gay Bear Group, a group of men and their friends who are passionate about exploring and appreciating New Zealand’s great outdoors, on land or water. This site is for people living in New Zealand or visitors to New Zealand.

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Vic Bears

Since its creation in 1996, VicBears has been a social club for same-sex attracted, masculine and down-to-earth men of all shapes, sizes and ages in Melbourne & Victoria.
VicBears holds regular social gatherings usually on the 4th Saturday of every month and a number of non-bar events throughout the year including water aerobics, monthly games nights, karaoke, pool parties, weekend getaways and relaxed Sunday lunches.
The highlight of the VicBears calendar is Southern HiBearnation: a week long party in June that draws Bears from all over Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

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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.

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Brisbears started in 1993, in Brisbane, Queensland and currently holds around 200 members from all over the state, Australia, and the rest of the world. We come from all walks of life, and it is our compassionate, relaxed and non-judgemental attitude towards one another that represents the true hallmark of the bear community.

Each month we gather together for friendly times, and to celebrate our common interests. We can be found within the Sportsman Hotel, Spring Hill on the 3rd Saturday of each month. So come on in, say woof to us, and give us a great, big, bear hug.

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Bears Perth

Bears Perth aims to provide a comfortable environment for socializing and meeting new men and making friends. You don’t have to be big, hairy or bearded to be welcome! We are not a sex club like Bath houses/Saunas etc.

We meet for Den Nights on the 2nd Saturday and the 4th Friday of the month at Loton Park Tennis Club, corner of Bulwer and Lord St, Highgate. You can join the club at a Den Night or just pay for a casual visit (usually $5 or $10). We also have additional social functions on the 2nd Sunday of the month at a member’s residence or venue as advised.

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Bear Men of Adelaide

G’day and welcome to The Bear Men Of Adelaide.
Here, we come together to celebrate all things Bear! Whether you’re our typical hairy man, an admirer or just enjoy the company of friendly men who like to share a drink in a relaxed environment, we welcome all shapes and sizes from all walks of life.

Starting out as a social club to appreciate the bear form, we grew to become one of the pillars of the LGBTQI community, making our presence known within the greater LGBTQI community locally, nationally and abroad, as a forward thinking club, we routinely organise events, activities for the Bear community and also for the wider LGBTQI community with that Bear attitude added.

But we will always remain the ground-up social group that enjoys a simple night at the pub as much as a dance party; that enjoys a community brunch walk as much as a bear man art exhibit.

As a socially conscious group, we always make sure we give back to the LGBTQI community we are a part of; as well as fundraising for more Bear specific organisations like Bricks For Bears.

Most importantly, BMofA members respect and appreciate the opinions and sensibilities of others.

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Worldwide Groups:


BritBears is a gay London based social group created by and for those who identify with the bear community.

The bear community is a thriving gay sub-community in London and one that is growing every year. As bears, we enjoy similar hot-spots and ‘safe spaces’ around the city for socializing at bars and clubs, shopping, working out, going a little wild and meeting new people.

Just like the bear scene, BritBears prides itself on being a friendly and welcoming entity and encourages its community of members and followers to utilize those businesses and brands that enrich the day to day lives of the bear community in whatever way that they do – be it big or small. We also believe that the bear community is one of the most welcoming within London’s LGBT scene and we encourage our members and followers to expand the scene through meeting new people, accepting others into their friendship networks and engaging with fellow members, and we promote this type of interaction at social gatherings, bear venue ‘takeovers’ and one on one conversations, as well as engaging members and friends through our website and social media channels.

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Dublin Bears

Dublin Bears are a social group run by gay men for gay men of all ages who identify as bears or admirers. We have a committee of 5 and are supported by volunteers on an ongoing basis. We run monthly and annual social events in Dublin City, Ireland and also travel to support other Bear groups.

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Tallinn Bearty

We are a small non-profit NGO, whose aim is to bring awareness to the public of LGBTQ issues of equality and acceptance by breaking stereotypes built by societies during past half a century.

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