Meet The ‘Outback Divas’ At Ipswich’s Newest LGBTIQ Party Night


Outback Divas

The “Outback Divas” are coming to south-east Queensland’s newest LGBTIQ family-friendly entertainment event.

The group are based in the inner Ipswich suburb of Goodna, just west of Brisbane, and the event is the brainchild of local Trevor J Trevanion who says he wanted to bring more diverse and inclusive entertainment event to Brisbane’s western suburbs.

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“I chose the name ‘Outback Divas’ as a tongue-in-cheek response to the long-held view that Ipswich and its suburbs are ‘behind’ their more cosmopolitan neighbour Brisbane,” he said.

“This is far from the truth, as Ipswich becomes one of the fastest developing residential, retail and business destinations in the south-east.”

The “Outback Divas” will bring a variety of drag queens and kings, DJs, and live cabaret performers to the stage once a month in the Frank McGreevy Function Centre at 112 Brisbane Terrace in Goodna.

The group’s next event will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 6:30pm.

Drag performer Ella Vader (pictured, left) will host and she’ll be joined onstage by Aurora Arsenic (pictured, right), Dame Beryl Renouf, Diamond Goodrim, and Anna Bee.

Trevor said charity fundraising will play a major part of the Outback Divas’ events, with worthy local organisations selected to benefit.

“As well as our monthly cabaret nights, we will also be having special events and charity fundraisers throughout the year,” Trevor said.

“Our committee will choose several worthy community groups and charities each year, and we’ll do our best to make their jobs a little easier.”

The Outback Divas’ next 18+ event will be held at the Frank McGreevy Function Centre on March 24. Cover charge is $10, with a lucky door prize and drinks and snacks available. For more information, join the Outback Divas Facebook group here.