Gothic Events in Australia 2022

The chance to celebrate your love of all things Gothic should be celebrated, and thankfully there are a lot of opportunities coming up in the next few months around the country that will give you a chance to dress up and mingle with like-minded new friends! From picnics and festivals to clubs and small-scale events, the time of lockdown is behind us and there are Goth events planned throughout the coming year to suit you and your personal tastes!

MoonDoll Festival 2022

moondoll festival 2022
When: 4th and 5th of June
Where: Mansfield Tavern, 181 Wecker Rd, Mansfield QLD 4122
Cost: Online Tickets $40 + Booking fee, or $50 at the door if not sold out
Extras: +18 event

 

Spanning two nights, Moondoll Festival is a chance to experience music and art across a variety of genres, with both new and established acts preparing to deliver an awesome show! With attractions including not only musical performances but art displays, fashion shows, a special festival menu, market stalls and more, this is an event that you will enjoy for the whole weekend!

Oh My Goth!

Oh My Goth 2022
When: 12th of June
Where: Reload Bar & Games – 38 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT
Cost: $10 door entry
Website: Oh My Goth!
Extra: 7pm-2am, Kitchen open late with vegan and gluten free options available, DJ starts at 8pm

 

Happening in one of Canberra’s iconic Alternative/Goth nightclubs, Oh My Goth is a fun-filled night of Alternative/Goth/Industrial/Punk and Synth pop music you don’t want to miss! With video and board games available, Reload Bar has an awesome sound system and wide selection of cocktails available to ensure your night is packed with good times! With DJ's AuxGender (MELB), Alicia Mayhem (SYD) & DethGlitch (CBR) set to get the night rolling, and music from the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s on the set list, this night is going to be epic!

Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic (Cancelled)

Brisbane Alternative and Gothic Festival 2022
When: 18th of June
Where: Dutton Park, Brisbane QLD
Cost: Free but BYO Food
Extra: Family friendly, no glass permitted, no weapons including those for Larp or costume, 1pm-5:30pm

 

A staple event for Brisbane Goth, Lolita, Steampunk, Rockabilly and Alternative lovers, this annual picnic is the event of the social season! Open to all ages and with prizes on offer for two best dresses attendees, this picnic is a chance to not only catch up with friends, but to make new ones and explore other styles! Dress to impress and bring your favourite picnic basket filled with goodies and enjoy an afternoon in sunny Brisbane with like-minded friends!

Goldfields Gothic Festival of Dark Ideas

Goldfields Gothic Festival 2022

When: 1st - 3rd July
Where: Maldon, Victoria 3463
Cost: Free Entry, but certain events have fee
Extra: Various events will have bookings necessary; info can be found at the website.

 

From film screenings, a burlesque show, and gin tastings to the Victorian picnic and croquet, this weekend has events planned that will keep you entertained no matter where your interests lay! While some events require bookings and will fill fast, there are many attractions that don’t require prior payment that you wont want to miss!

Maldon Goldfields Gothic Ghost Tour

  • Kangaroo Hotel, 89 High Street, Maldon, Victoria, 3463
  • 1st July 2022, 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Adults $35.00, Children $25.00

The team at Twisted History present a night of sharing the ghostly history of Maldon, with Victorian-era guides taking you on an adventure through the town!

Maldon Gothic & Victorian Picnic

  • 2nd July, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Maldon Shire Gardens, Corner Fountain and High Streets, Maldon

Dress in your Victorian Steampunk, Gothic, Lolita, or other alternative costume wear and enjoy a picnic in the garden! Bring your picnic rugs and stocked picnic baskets with yummy food and drinks, and enjoy some friendly discussion about your passion for all things Gothic!

Try Croquet

  • July 2th, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Maldon Croquet Club, 5 Francis Street, Maldon

Join the Maldon Croquet Club and try your hand at a round of this fun game! While no bookings are required, the club will be requesting donations on the day. Play with your family and friends, and have some good old fashioned Victorian fun!

Phoenix Burlesque

  • July 1st, 2022, 8pm
  • Location: Maldon Progress Hall, 6 Francis Street, Maldon

An awesome 18+ event, this seductive and sassy striptease by amazing group Phoenix is a real must-see! With this unique group of performers all bringing their own flair to the stage, this stage show is all about showing attitude is what matters!

Spiral Dance Presents Winter Solstice Party

Winter Solstice party 2022

When: 18th June
Where: Semaphore Workers Club- 93, Esplanade, Semaphore SA 5019
Cost: $20 - Concession holders $15
Extra: Doors open at 7pm

 

Featuring the burning of the Yule Log and the Fayre Guisers Mummers Players for a Medieval/Viking themed night with a hint of Gothic Steampunk to ensure there is something for everyone! Bring your picnic dinner and buy a drink at the bar in your Solstice and alternative costumes and enjoy a night of fun frivolity!

Keep It Real, Keep It Goth

keep it real keep it Goth 2022

When: 9th July
Where: Jolly Roger Bar Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
Cost: May be door entry
Extra: Starts at 9 pm

 

For Brisbane Goths, this event at the Jolly Roger bar featuring DJ Poisondwarf, DJ Andrew Bartlett and Guests is exactly what you need to get the weekend started right! With music including Old School Goth, Deathrock, Post Punk, Batcave, Darkwave, and Dark 80s expected to get you in the Goth mood, this party is a celebration of all things Goth! Dress up, bring your friends, and immerse yourself in Gothic goodness!

Where can I find Gothic clothing?

Best Gothic outfits for events

Finding the perfect outfit that captures your Gothic energy is easy with the wide variety of men’s and women’s clothing at Otherworld Fashion! From shirts, skirts, dresses and jackets to goth accessories such as fascinators, belts and more; explore the collection and find your new favourite Gothic look!