REPORTS PUBLISHED IN PREVIOUS TRANNY GUIDES
with Christie McNicol
The Priscilla Show "Groovy Baby”
Ru Paul in Sydney with Ricca Paris & Christie McNicol
The Priscilla Show at the 22nd annual Mo-Awards.
We were nominated for best variety production. Mo-Awards
is a very public mainstream event Even though we
didn’t win the award it was a huge compliment to
King of Comedy Robyn Williams at opening night for
Carlotta has her own television show and her own
book 'HE DID IT HER WAY", it is very popular here
in OZ. It may be available online via the ‘bookshops’
website Carlotta helped pioneer the drag scene here
in the 60’s & was the first TS spokesperson the
go public here. She was Australia’s 1st sexchange
that hit the front pages 'BALMAIN BOY BECOMES BEAUTY"
Carmen - New Zealands very own Carmen, resides in
Sydney. She wrote a book in the 80’.s She even ran
for mayor of Auckland in the 70’s. She helped pioneer
the TS/TV scene back in the late 50’s. What a legend.
Minogue from Melbourne
Julia Cortiz - la ping pong lady from Priscilla
& Christie McNicol
hope this information helps anyone travelling to Australia.
Most Aussies are tranny friendly in general, the community
is accepting even in redneck areas. All these venues and
contacts listed I have dealt with personally and everybody
is usually very helpful. Please note that whilst visiting
Australia all major cities have free weekly newspapers
and informative magazines regarding accommodation, support
groups, medical, beauty needs, shoes, wigs and phone numbers
regarding general transgendered information. Most T-girls
get into nightclubs for free - fantastic.
The large and varied multicultural
community ensures many cuisines to choose from Japanese,
Thai, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Indian, to name a few.
Most aussy restaurants are now non-smokin and fully licensed,
some are BYO (Bring Your Own).
you are considering a trip Down-under February is a great
time of the year as the Mardi Gras festival is on for
the whole month, with the huge famous party ending the
month, also it’s summertime and it’s a great time to be
If you are dialling any
of these phone numbers that I have listed, from abroad,
Australia’s country code is ‘61’, drop the ‘0’ and you’ll
be connected. If you need directories while here phone
‘12455’. Most international visitors arrive in Sydney,
if you plan on further travelling within Australia then
give my friend from Travel
Style - Gary Foux a call on 02 8338 9211
or visit his web site. He’s great to do business with
and finds you great bargains. www.travelstyle.com.au.
Some other useful websites
and my website is .... www.priscilla-show.com
course there are more nightclubs, cafes, shopping and
sightseeing that I may not have listed here. We all have
different tastes as I mentioned there’s always brochures
and websites etc to check out. This literature can be
found in most venues and cafes.
McNicoL X X
IMPERIAL HOTEL 35
Erskinville Road Tel. 02 9519 9899 This is where the filming
of ‘Priscilla’ the movie took place. Drag shows most nights
SHIFT 85 Oxford Street
Tel. 02 9360 4319 Friday nights ‘Divastated’ (the best
drag show I’ve seen in years)
175 Oxford Street Tel. 02 9360 1963 Drag shows most nights.
Karaoke with Candy Box and your resident hostess Ricca
VENUS ROOM 2 Roslyn Street,
Kings Cross Tel. 02 8354 0888 Drag shows most nights with
your hostess Polly.
ARC 12 Flinders
Street Tel. 02 9380 8700 The ‘Studio 54’ of Sydney. Mixed
crowd T-girl friendly.
TAXI CLUB 40 Flinders
Street Tel. 02 9331 4256 You’ll find many T-girls and
NEWTOWN HOTEL 174
King Street, Newtown Tel. 02 9557 1329 Shows most nights
say hi to Robyn Lee who trained actor Terence Stamp for
his role as a tranny in ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’.
SHOES 3/80 O'Riordan
Street Tel. 02 9667 4070 Shoes made to order by appointment
OPERA HOUSE & HARBOUR
BRIDGE If you want to visit the famous Harbour Bridge
or Opera House you could visit www.ninemsn.com.au/sydneyguide
for further info.
26 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise or visit their website
www.mpsnightclub.com.au Duckie is your hostess and she’ll
gladly offer any further info.
sites containing clubbing interest are:
Gold Coast is a popular holiday destination for most Australians
which attracts a lot of families. If you don’t want to
lay on the beach all day there’s some great theme parks
here Dreamworld, Movieworld or Seaworld. If you want more
tourist information go to www.pointout.com.au for
this sort of entertainment
THE WICHKAM HOTEL 308
Wickham Street www.thewickham.com.au. Penny Dee is your
is the clubbing area for us girls. For all other information
on Brisbane’s TS/TV scene check local magazines or go
to www.guidetogaysydney.com for links to this area.
CUBE NIGHTCLUB Tel. 02 6257 1110 In the city centre
all taxi drivers know it. Canberra is the Nations capital.
There are some interesting war museums and of course Parliament
House. It is not too far away from the snowfields. I have
worked at The Cube and had some great nights there.
THE MARS BAR 120
Gouger Street Tel. 08 8231 9639
EDINBURGH CASTLE and THE QUEENS ARMS
Although I don’t have contact details for these venues
they are in the same area as The Mars Bar and are TS/TV
friendly. I have only visited this laid back friendly
city once and this would have to be one of Australia’s
best kept secrets. The local girls are glamorous and love
to party and the clubbing scene here really goes off.
If you meet Maggie Scott / Taylor / Gloria Williams or
the fabulous Vonnie your in luck as they are wonderful
more info try www.thefeastfestival.com. Adelaide
is best known for its vineyards for those who like a little
MISSISSIPPI QUEEN 6 Gardener
Street Tel. 08 8981 3358 This is an old train carriage
converted into a bar that sits in a lovely shady park
in hot Darwin. Not a big scene for T-girls here, but this
is the place to meet the locals, a lot of the Australian
indigenous community live in this City. I have performed
at the Entertainment here with our Show. Part of the promotional
material involved doing a fashion parade with the show
cast at lunchtime in the city centre arcade. The locals
loved us, I’m sure it went down in the history books
PEEL 113 Wellington Street
Tel. 03 9419 4762. Mostly gay but attracts a lot of TS/TV’s
BAR 153 Commercial Rd Tel. 03 9824 2800 Drag shows
most nights, Milly Minogue is your hostess - the famous
Kylie impersonator, a must see.
HOTEL 143 Commercial Rd Tel. 03 9826 0933 Great
drags shows Katherine Cole is a delightful lady who runs
519 St Kilda Rd Tel. 03 9510 1281. Attracts top name DJ’s.
Mixed crowd highly recommended.
DOME - JANES BAR 19 Commercial Rd Tel 03 9529 8966
Drag shows hosted by Jane attracts TS/TV’s and admirers.
is Australia’s fashion Capital. Amazing shopping outlets
offering Designer labels at low prices. If you want to
go jewellry, wigs, shoes shopping do it in Melbourne with
its fun market places sprawl across the city on weekends.
Melbourne has a very European feel with its large Greek
community living here. Also known for theatre goers and
beautiful buildings. A very friendly T-girl city
CAGE 2b Gladstone Street,
Hobart. Drag shows weekends. Not a very large TS/TV community
in this state. We went to perform at the casino and did
a little sightseeing. The countryside is like travelling
through Scotland. It’s best to keep yourself low key while
8a James Street, North Bridge Tel. 08 9328 3254 A mixed
nightclub scene TS/TV friendly.
COURT HOTEL 50 Beauford Street Tel. 08 9328 5292.
Drag shows on weekends.
all other info on Perth’s T-girl scene visit www.qpages.com.au.
This is a very laid beautiful back city where I found
quite a few English people living here.!
Malika is a dynamic solo performer who travels throughout |
Penny Clifford one of the committee members who
runs the annual prestigious Diva Awards |