Sponsors & Supporters
Over the years many local business and community groups have provided sponsorship to VicBears through member discounts, raffles prizes and even co-branded events. Their dedication allows the committee to achieve some of its more spectacular goals each year.
Feel free to explore our sponsor’s contributions and offers available to all our members below.
The Laird, Melbourne
The Laird, Melbourne, is one of Australia’s longest running gay-owned and operated venues. Since its humble beginnings in 1980, The Laird is now well recognised throughout the gay community, both local and international and remains a staple of the local scene.
In 1998 The Laird was granted ‘Male-only’ status by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in deference to their history and service to the gay community. While they still maintain this status, a few times a year they open the doors to the community for events such as Vic Leather Open Day (May), Men on Men Open Day (June) and Northside Bizarre (October).
They cater to a wide range of men, and it’s a great place to meet up with locals and visitors from around the world. Open 7 nights a week, the venue boasts three bars and a massive beer garden downstairs, with unique accommodation upstairs.
First drink free at VicBears monthly Den Night (pick up your drink card from the VicBears Members Desk). Free BBQ for members.
Discounted accommodation rates.
Eagle Leather, Melbourne
With an expansive range of leather clothing (sourced through international brands and their own in-house leather workshops), rubber and latex wear that is guaranteed to make any shopping trip there an eye-opening experience. Eagle Leather is also a huge supporter of local community organisations and charities and regularly host many highly respected local and international sex educators.
This award-winning crew have also expanded their vision in 2014 with the “FANTASTIC: THE PARTY” which is now their yearly celebration of fetish in Melbourne, held in great VicBears supporter location – the amazing dungeon at Club80.
10% discount on all purchases made in-store (present your VicBears Members Keyring).
Subway Sauna is Melbourne’s only inner city men’s sauna. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
No matter what you are doing, or how the night is going, they are your destination.
Subway has many features such as 30 serviced rooms, 2 separate cruise areas, 2 private rooms, glory holes, video lounges, newly renovated wet areas and a fully serviced cafe and bar.
They also have DJ sessions on sunday!
$20 Entry when presenting your current key tag – Available 24/7
Brick Lane Brewing
Like brick laneways around the world, Brick Lane Brewery brings communities together through inclusivity and diversity, sustainability and innovation.
Fiercely independent, Brick Lane is at the forefront of craft brewing, having created a community where lovers and makers of great beers can unite, from a state-of-the-art brewery designed with sustainability and efficiency in mind, with a range of Australian firsts using world-leading technologies and equipment.
Our wide range of beers are created for all taste profiles and occasions, spanning from the every day refreshment to the super special limited releases. Our beers are designed to welcome everyone in without judgement. We brew beer which is and fun to make and fun to drink.
Everyone is welcome at Brick Lane Brewing Community.
10% off all products.
Brentford Cosmetic Dental is committed to providing quality dental care using state-of-the-art technology and communicating clearly and thoroughly with patients.
Forest Hill Dentist Dr Adam carries years of dental experience and advanced knowledge. He has now opened a new, modern dental practice, in the convenient Brentford Square shopping precinct – just off Canterbury Rd, in Forrest Hill. We are conveniently located just a short walk from cafes and Woolworths Vermont supermarket (and Dan Murphy Forest Hill). It is right near the Brentford Square Post Office, and surrounded by plenty of free parking on-site with over 300 spots.
We welcome the whole family, from little ones to adults. We want children and adults alike to have an enjoyable experience in our practice. From the moment you walk in until you leave, you will feel as though you’ve had an experience-not just a visit!
Discount when presenting your VicBears Members Keyring.
Many local businesses also provide you with a discount off your purchases, just for being a VicBears member!
Wet on Wellington – $10 Entry to Furocious on the first Tuesday of every month after 7pm
Peninsula Sauna – $10 Entry to Furocious on the first Tuesday of every month after 7pm