gothic events in Australia 2023

Upcoming Gothic Events for 2023 in Australia

Gothic Events Australia 2023

The Gothic scene is a wide and varied community that should be celebrated, and thankfully there are many opportunities over the coming year all around the country that will give you the perfect opportunity to dress up and enjoy an immersive experience with friends! From picnics and market events to festivals and clubs, there is sure to be a Goth event to suit you and your personal tastes up and running near you!

Dollhaus Launch Party

Dollhaus Launch Party

Where: The Scarlet Weasel – 169 Regent Street, Redfern, Sydney NSW

When: 9th February

Cost: Free Entry

Extra: 18+

The launch of a new monthly event for Goth music lovers, this is an event to meet up with new and old friends to enjoy the DJ’s mixed selection of old school Goth music, Dark Wave, EBM, and more while you chat and dance until midnight! Enjoy the chance to immerse yourself fin a new monthly tradition with some fellow Goth’s while enjoying the great food and drink available at the Scarlet Weasel!  

Check the page for updates about the monthly planned event!


Malthouse Theatre Presents: Nosferatu

Malthouse Theatre Presents: Nosferatu

Where: Malthouse Theatre - 113 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne, 3006

When: 10th Feb - 5th March

Cost: $20-$90

Extra: Wheelchair Access, AUSLAN Interpreted, Audio Descriptive

A fun reimagining of the classic 1922 film, this adaption set in the Tasmanian town of Bluewater is a Gothic drama that combines the dark and chilling narrative of the original film with as Australian landscape. For lovers of Gothic literature and performance art, this play is a beautiful display of ghoulishness you won’t want to miss!




Where: Deluxe Melbourne / Brightside Brisbane / Badlands Perth

When: 18th February

Cost: From $11.42

Extra: 8pm start, Locations provided on individual state websites listed below, 18+ photo is required at this event.

Come dressed to kill and enjoy the music and events of this themed carnival! With unique themed drinks, free attractions such as a fortune teller, free fairy floss and popcorn, and emo clown make-up, this is a fun event for Goths, Punks, and more!

Go all out with your Goth outfit and tag yourself on Instagram for the chance to win a $100 voucher!






Dirty Secret Punk and Emo Night


Where: Reload Bar & Games – 38 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT

When: 10th March

Cost: $5 Door entry from 9pm

Extra: Outdoor Beer Garden, Karaoke Room, and Dancefloor

One of Canberra’s iconic Alternative nightclubs, Reload Bar & Games is known for their awesome theme-night events! With music from Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Green Day, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Hawthorne Heights, The Used, Weezer, Jawbreaker, Offspring, Braid, Christie Front Drive, Jimmy Eat World, the Get Up Kids and more, this is a fun-filled night out you don’t want to miss! With video and board games available, Reload Bar has an amazing sound system and exciting menu of cocktails available to guarantee your night is one to remember!


Emo Night Brisbane


Where: The Brightside Brisbane 27 Warner Street Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

When: 22nd April

Cost: From $11.50

Extra: 18+ event, 8pm 2nd April-3am 23rd April

Calling all Emo’s! Get your best emo clothes out and get ready to enjoy a night of emo tunes, signature drinks, and dancing! With a prize going to the best scene outfit, this is a chance to dress to impress and enjoy some awesome music with your friends!


MoonDoll Festival 2023


Where: Mansfield Tavern, 181 Wecker Rd, Mansfield QLD 4122

When: 3rd June

Cost: Ticketing pricing to be advised closer to the date

Extra: 18+ event

A very popular annual event, Moondoll Festival is famous for showcasing music and art across a variety of genres! Featuring both new and established acts preparing to deliver an awesome show, this show is exactly what every Goth needs to start the social year! With not only musical performances by an awesome line-up planned, but also an art display, fashion show, market stalls and more; MoonDoll Festival 2023 is shaping up to be the best one yet!


Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic


Where: Exact location TBA, Brisbane, QLD

When: 17th June

Cost: Free, but BYO food

Sponsor: OtherWorld Fashion

Extra: Family friendly, no glass permitted, no weapons including those for Larp or costume, 12:30pm-5:30pm, Official Afterparty Vendetta Nightclub  

An annual staple event for Brisbane and surrounding area residents who love Goth, Lolita, Steampunk, Rockabilly and Alternative style, this picnic is the social event of the season! Family friendly and with the usual prizes on offer for two best dresses attendees, this awesome picnic is a chance to not only catch up with your favourite Goth friends, but to make new ones and explore other gorgeous styles! Dress to impress in your finest outfit and bring your picnic basket to enjoy a sunny afternoon in lovely Brisbane! You will need to register for the Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic to receive your wristband, and please bring your own chairs/blankets and assorted picnic items such as cutlery.


Goldfields Gothic Festival of Dark Ideas


Where: Various locations, Maldon, Victoria 3463

When: 4th - 6th August

Cost: Free entry, but certain events will have fees

Extra: Various events will have bookings necessary; info can be found at the website

With previous years including events such as film screenings, a burlesque show, and gin tastings to the Victorian picnic and croquet, the 2023 weekend will have events planned that will keep you entertained no matter where your interests lay! While some events will likely require bookings and will fill fast, there are many attractions suitable for all ages that don’t require prior payment! With the program being released in March, you’ll be able to plan your weekend in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on your favourite attractions!

Melbourne Gothic & Victorian Picnic

Melbourne Gothic Picnic

Dress in your best Victorian Steampunk, Gothic, Lolita, or other alternative costume ensemble and enjoy a lovely picnic in the garden! Stock your picnic baskets with yummy food and drinks, and sit on your rug and enjoy some friendly discussions about your passion for all things Gothic! With likeminded creatives and spectators coming to enjoy the weekend, you’ll be fully immersed in the fun of the Maldon Gothic and Victorian scene!


Where can I find Gothic clothing?

Finding the perfect outfit that highlights your love of all things Gothic is easy to do with the huge variety of men’s and women’s clothing available at Otherworld Fashion! Whether you are looking for some men’s and women’s shirts, skirts, gothic dresses or jackets, or goth accessories such as stunning fascinators, belts and more; you will find everything you need for your new favourite Gothic look at Otherworld Fashion!

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