Rainbow Families of the Illawarra Catch Up

Rainbow Families of the Illawarra! Come join us for a catch up and a play, at Primbee, Ray Crump Oval

This is a free event and all families in the rainbow are welcome. These monthly events are a great way of meeting other LGBTIQ parents, and for our kids to meet other families that look just like theirs.

The venue changes monthly so everyone in the Illawarra can come along to one close to home.

For more details check out the Facebook Group.

Northern Beaches Catch Up

Come along to the Rainbow Families Northern Beaches Catch Up - a chance to relax and meetother LGBTIQ families, while any kids have fun running around the playground.

This is still a new group, so if you are in the area please come along -  everyone is welcome.


We will be at the table near the playground entry. Please RSVP to ensure there's enough space for everyone. 

It will be a great opportunity to meet other LGBTIQ families from the Northern Beaches.

The Belrose Hotel has a massive kids playground and a separate playground for babies. Lots of parking and space.

For more details and to RSVP check out the Facebook event.

Gay Dads Catch Up

Gay Dads NSW are having a winter catch up. It will be a great opportunity to see everyone and welcome some of our newest members and our new bubs.

It will take place at Joseph Sargeant Community Centre, 60 Prospect St, Erskineville.

This venue is well equipped with toys for kids and other facilities. Including a basketball court and a playground (both enclosed).

There are great cafes around the area and it's a short walk away from Erskineville train station. Newtown and Macdonaldtown train stations are also about 10 mins walk from the venue. From experience there should be parking available on Prospect St or around the centre on Lambert or Morrissey St in which case you can come in the back door.

This catch up is open to all GBTIQ Dads, their families and friends, including dads in planning, dads through fostering; adoption; surrogacy; donor; co-parents and those of us who play a father figure role in a child's life.

Feel free to bring a plate of nibbles, but nothing is required except a good attitude.

For updates and more information check out the Facebook Group.

Child free and full of glee

Child free and full of glee

Rainbow Families drinks

In our members survey late last year, you told us that you would like to see some events focused on the adults, giving us all opportunities to meet and chat without our ever present ‘little darlings’. Here’s your chance....

Ask anyone that came to the last one, it's a load of fun!

Camperdown Commons are the more wonderful hosts. The food is great, the space is beautiful, and the drinks are flowing!

Friday 14th July from 6.30 pm
Camperdown Commons, 31A Mallet Street, Camperdown.

Start planning your babysitter, or do a deal with your partner, and get ready to let your hair down.

Rainbow Families Monthly Catch Up

Rainbow Families Monthly Catch Up

Sydney Families, it’s that time of the month! Rainbow Families Monthly Catch up is a fantastic regular catch up in the Inner West that allows rainbow families of all shapes and sizes to get together and mingle. 

The July catch up will take place at Sydney Park.  Grab a coffee at the kiosk and take a stroll over to one of the best children’s playgrounds in Sydney and meet other LGBTIQ parents and their kids. The Rainbow Families monthly catch ups are a great informal way to be introduced to the group.

For more details check out the Facebook Group.

Rainbow Families Snow Trip

Rainbow Families Snow Trip

We are pleased to announce our third annual RAINBOW FAMILIES Ski Trip will take place in July.

RAINBOW FAMILIES will take over the Cool Mountain Lodge in Providence Portal in the Kosciuszko National Park on the weekend of July 28-30, 2017. LBGTIQ parents and our assortment of wonderful kids will all be able to gather together in a safe environment to meet, mingle and play in the snow.

Situated on the shores of Lake Eucumbene, Cool Mountain Lodge is just a quick 15-minute drive from Mt Selwyn and offers spectacular views and a slew of activities that will keep even the most active rainbow families entertained.

Activities include snow skiing, fishing, mountain bike riding, horseback riding, bushwalking, sightseeing and 4×4 touring whilst those who are feeling athletically challenged can kick back in front of a log fire with a hot toddy or a nice cup of tea.

The main Lodge has 22 rooms, all with private facilities. Tea and coffee are available 24 hours a day in the dining room.

There are also three common areas, including a lounge with a log fire and a games room with a pool tables.

Book now direct with Cool Mountain Lodge.  Once you've booked, please let us know via email.

If you would like more info or have any questions, please email us.

Rainbow Families of the Illawarra Catch Up

Rainbow Families of the Illawarra! Come join us for a catch up and a play, at Thirroul beach playground

This is a free event and all families in the rainbow are welcome. These monthly events are a great way of meeting other LGBTIQ parents, and for our kids to meet other families that look just like theirs.

The venue changes monthly so everyone in the Illawarra can come along to one close to home.

For more details check out the Facebook Group.

Gay Dads Catch Up

Gay Dads Catch Up

Gay Dad's Catch Ups are a regular event. They are great opportunities to catch up with everyone and welcome some of our newest members and our new bubs.

They take place at Joseph Sargeant Community Centre, 60 Prospect St, Erskineville.

This venue is well equipped with toys for kids and other facilities. Including a basketball court and a playground (both enclosed).

There are great cafes around the area and it's a short walk away from Erskineville train station. Newtown and Macdonaldtown train stations are also about 10 mins walk from the venue. From experience there should be parking available on Prospect St or around the centre on Lambert or Morrissey St in which case you can come in the back door.

This catch up is open to all GBTIQ Dads, their families and friends, including dads in planning, dads through fostering; adoption; surrogacy; donor; co-parents and those of us who play a father figure role in a child's life.

Feel free to bring a plate of nibbles if you like.

For updates and more information check out the Facebook Group.

Rainbow Families LGBTIQ Antenatal Class

Rainbow Families' Antenatal Class is perfect for LGBTIQ expectant parents and carers who will be in attendance in the birth suite. The course is aimed at people expecting a baby in the next few months, however depending on numbers is open to all expectant parents.

The class will cover pregnancy, birth and the post natal period and is aimed at parents-to-be. It is an LGTBIQ focused, inclusive, parenting education class.

Topics covered include:

  • Early labour

  • Active labour

  • Birth

  • The newborn baby

  • Feeding and recovery

We are lucky to have an experienced educator and midwife - Janet Broady who works in one of the post natal wards at RPA.

Some comments from participants in the February Antenatal Class:

"Congratulations on running this class - really hope it can continue ongoing, much needed in the community, thank you Rainbow Families"

"Lovely group, good size with lots of helpful input from people with different experiences"

"Really enjoyed the presenter, very calm, knowledgable and reassuring"

"Presenter nice and relaxed, talk was planned and had a good flow"

"Thank you for doing this its really great to do birthing classes with people with similar families and to acknowledge same sex partners"

Morning tea and lunch will be provided


Location: Joseph Sergent Community Centre. 60 Prospect St, Erskineville

Tickets $50 per person (available soon)

For more details contact us.

Halloween Disco 2017

Halloween Disco 2017

Addison Road Community Centre - Gumbramorra Hall (map)

The Rainbow Families Halloween Disco is back again!!!

Bring the whole family, kids, parents, grandparents, extended family.
Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Rd Community Centre. 142 Addison Rd Marrickville
Children free, Grandparents $8, Adults $10.
DJ Kate Monroe
Face painters
Everyone should dress up!

Get set for an afternoon of great grooves and good times as Rainbow Families take over the main hall at Addison Road Community Centre to serve up wicked tunes and spooky shenanigans for the whole family. The wonderful Kate Monroe is returning to man the decks, so expect to hear songs that will get both you and the kids shaking your booty.

The huge outdoor grass area will be available, so bring your picnic blankets as well as your dancing shoes and of course make sure you are dressed up in your scariest Halloween costume. 

The Rainbow Families Halloween Disco is an inclusive event for adults and children with disabilities. There will be a chill out space under the Rainbow Families marquee where families can relax and play while still being part of the main event.

If you would like to volunteer to help out on the day, please click here.

Rainbow Families LGBTIQ Antenatal Class

Rainbow Families' Antenatal Class is perfect for LGBTIQ expectant parents and carers who will be in attendance in the birth suite. The course is aimed at people expecting a baby in the next few months, however depending on numbers is open to all expectant parents.

The class will cover pregnancy, birth and the post natal period and is aimed at parents-to-be. It is an LGTBIQ focused, inclusive, parenting education class.

Topics covered include:

  • Early labour

  • Active labour

  • Birth

  • The newborn baby

  • Feeding and recovery

We are lucky to have an experienced educator and midwife - Janet Broady who works in one of the post natal wards at RPA.

Some comments from participants in the February Antenatal Class:

"Congratulations on running this class - really hope it can continue ongoing, much needed in the community, thank you Rainbow Families"

"Lovely group, good size with lots of helpful input from people with different experiences"

"Really enjoyed the presenter, very calm, knowledgable and reassuring"

"Presenter nice and relaxed, talk was planned and had a good flow"

"Thank you for doing this its really great to do birthing classes with people with similar families and to acknowledge same sex partners"

Morning tea and lunch will be provided


Location: Joseph Sergent Community Centre. 60 Prospect St, Erskineville

Tickets $50 per person (available soon)

For more details contact us.