Bear Essentials 28

18 February 2024 - 3 March 2024

Bear Essentials 28 Logo image. Description: Several bear men naked, kneeling with their backs to camera.

Welcome to Sydney, Australia

Home of the Harbour City Bears!

Bear Essentials is the Harbour City Bears' annual festival held over Mardi Gras, which has been running since 1995.

Harbour City Bears is Sydney's only community group for bears - hairy gay men - our admirers and friends.We welcome diversity and accept all people regardless of size, hair, age, gender, race or religion. Currently we have over 1200 members making us the largest Bear association in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere! We hold over 150 events each year, all community run and not-for-profit.

We're all done for 2024, but you can view the previous website using the links below.