Get ready for a New Year of Gothic Events in Australia!

With every new year comes a calendar of Goth events both new and old that are perfect for embracing your love of the alternative! From large festivals to smaller events all around Australia, there are gothic events near you taking place throughout the year that you won't want to miss!


Emo pirate party

With themed drinks and prizes for the best dressed, you’ll want to get your pirate themed gothic outfit out with your best eyeliner and get ready for this epic party! Running in four major cities throughout January, the Emo Pirate Party is a great excuse to dress up and have a fun night out with friends!

emo pirate party live music band

An 18+ event, you’ll need to provide photo ID to enter the bar, and once you’re in this is an LGBTQ+ friendly event where you can be authentically yourself in every way! Find your nearest location and book your tickets early to secure your spot!


Emo night bendigo

With a theme and the set list to still be set, this is an awesome party you’ll love to dress up for in your best Emo and Gothic wear!

A strictly 18+ event, you will need to provide photo ID at the door for entry; but once inside you’ll love the awesome music and atmosphere this party creates! Tickets sell out fast, so grab yours and secure your spot at the front of the stage!


carpe noctem vampire ball

With performers including Venus Vamp, Xavier Switchblades, Vampi, Sarah EiDA, and LilliM Belydance Troup, your Gothic Vampire heart will be happy all night long! Enjoy light canapes, a small grazing table, and a full-service cash bar while you grace the event with your formidable presence!

Dress to impress in your best Vampire/Gothic fashion, whatever that may be for you, and let your creativity take control! From modern Gothic vampires to classic romantic style and everything in between, the best outfits will be in the running to win prizes from the event sponsors, so let your imagination run free!



  • Information:
  • Where: Lithgow Showground, Lithgow NSW
  • When: Sat April 20 & Sun April 21 (with a preview on Fri April 19)
  • Hours: Fri 3pm – 6pm, Sat 9am – 6pm and Sun 9am – 4pm
  • Cost: TBA

This annual NSW festival draws huge crowds of international and local attendees every year, and for good reason! With a huge range of local and travelling artists, performers, and many more attractions; this is one of the largest art festivals in the country and continues to gain popularity with every annual offering!

ironfest festival

Perfect for lovers of Goth as well as Steampunk, Medieval, and more, Ironfest is a fun weekend packed with activity you’ll look forward to every year!

Learn more about Ironfest!


Brisbane Gothic and Alternative picnic
  • Information:
  • Where: New Farm Park, Area 4, Brisbane, QLD
  • When: 15th June 2024 11:30 pm-5:00 pm, Official Afterparty details to come!
  • Cost: Free to register, but BYO food and seating
  • Tickets: Free Registration here!
  • Sponsors: OtherWorld Fashion, Beserk, Dropdead Gorgeous, Voodoo lulu, Pandora Bassett Tattoo, Flagships
  • Guest Speakers: Mel from The morgue at Rochedale, The Harajuku Fashion walk Brisbane
  • Official After Party:
  • Extra: Family friendly, no glass permitted, no weapons including those for LARP or costume, disability access

A staple event for Brisbane Goth, Lolita, Steampunk, Rockabilly and Alternative style creatives, this awesome picnic is always the event of the year! Perfectly family friendly, there are prizes on offer for the two best dresses attendees, so get your best costume ready and be prepared to go all out!

otherworld fashion at brisbane gothic picnic

Stand out and fit in with friends in your finest Gothic outfit while you enjoy a picnic on a sunny Brisbane afternoon with fellow Goths! To enjoy this popular event, you will need to register to receive your wristband and bring along your chairs, blankets, and assorted picnic items!

Learn more about Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic!


goldfields gothic festival

A slight change from previous years, this annual festival is now being run by the lovely and dedicated local Maldon community! Held in the gorgeous town of Maldon Victoria, your Maldon friends will welcome you warmly to this event for the Steampunk, Lolita, or Goth fashion community!

goldfields gothic festival group photo

A smaller scale event than previous years, the now intimate weekend is sure to be a fun and exciting time for all Gothic fashionistas who join in the fun. Keep your eye on the website for further information to be provided regarding the new event format


The Crimson Rose Masquerade Ball

Raising funds for Hummingbird House, this Ball is the chance you've been waiting for to don your most beautiful Vampire wear and enjoy the beautiful stalls and live action entertainment! With entertainment including Lilith Revere, Malekeh, Frenchie Darling, as well as a DJ to end the night, guests will also enjoy canapes and drinks while they mingle with other Vampires and immortals at this beautiful soiree! 


witches market QLD

Absolutely wonderful for witches looking to replenish supplies, Fae Folk needing some special treats, or anyone who wants some extra magic in their weekend, this market has something for everyone! With jewellery, candles, tarot, art, crafts, and much more on display ready for you to add to your collection, this family-friendly event is a great place to explore!

A monthly event, the details of each new market location can be found on the Facebook page. Get dressed in your favourite witchy outfit and mingle with some amazing creators! 

Witches Market 2024 Calender

  • Saturday Jun 8th - Gympie (Nelson Reserve Park)
  • Saturday Jun 29th - Howard (Howard Country Markets) 
  • Saturday Jul 20th - Ipswich (Nicholas Street Precinct)
  • Saturday Aug 17th - Petrie (Petrie Schools of Art)
  • Saturday Sep 7th - Gold Coast (Mudgeeraba Showgrounds)
  • Saturday Oct 12th - Gladstone (Toondoon Botanic Gardens)
  • Saturday Oct 26th - Ipswich (Nicholas Street Precinct)
  • Saturday Nov 9th - Sunshine Coast (Rocky Creek Scout Camp)
  • Saturday Nov 30th - Petrie (Petrie Schools of Art)


best outfits for gothic events

Whether you are looking for a whole new outfit or a special something to add to your existing collection, finding the perfect Gothic fashion piece is easy thanks to the huge variety of men’s and women’s clothing items at Otherworld Fashion! From Gothic men’s shirts and pants to Gothic women’s skirts, Gothic ball gowns, and dresses; you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Also find Steampunk events in Australia 2024

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