Sponsors and Supporters 2019




ACON is here to help lesbian, gay, bi, trans, gender diverse, intersex & queer (LGBTIQ+) people, & people with HIV take control of their health. We are out, about & working with community groups, individuals & services to:

  • Support regular HIV & STI testing & treatment
  • Develop positive experiences of healthcare
  • Provide safe sex information & resources
  • Support referrals to appropriate services (including ACON’s counselling services)
  • Deliver inclusive service training & support
  • Strengthen supportive environments
  • Advocate for informed & inclusive communities.

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Leura’s only licensed hotel, the Alexandra, is the perfect base for intrepid travelers wanting to explore the spellbinding sights of New South Wales’ Blue Mountains.

Very Cosy, well-appointed rooms and multiple dining experiences await, so book today… Click here for The Alex Web Page


At Bendigo Bank, we pride ourselves on our commitment to conduct business ethically and to the highest possible standard.117 Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW 2780 Ph:(02) 4782 1144Fax:(02) 4782 3033

Click here for more info. Bendigo Bank

Licensed Property Consultant Catriona Swan’s expertise and exclusive focus on selling quality properties is coupled with her track record of delivering an exemplary level of service. She has earned a well-deserved reputation for achieving outstanding results for her clients when it comes to successful real estate sales in the Blue Mountains. She understands the importance of communication and customer service. Her career has been built on offering ’Real estate with a personal touch’  because, at the end of the day, it’s all about people and gaining their trust in order to achieve successful results for properties sold. Having sold properties in all sorts of price ranges and diverse markets, Catriona has the experience to deliver what she promises and is committed to making the process of buying and selling a property a most pleasant and rewarding experience. Thinking of buying or selling, give Catriona a call today.  Webpage Contact Catriona here

Dantosa Blue Mountains Retreat – Experience the magnificence of the Blue Mountains from the secluded luxury of your home away from home. Dantosa is set on 9 acres of serene parkland with a tennis court, underground cellar and a breathtaking private lake.

Dantosa is ideal for families, corporate retreats, friend reunions and small weddings. Accommodation is flexible. Originally a goat farm, the property sleeps 16 guests comfortably in two buildings: Dantosa House and the original Dantosa Cottage. A Dantosa Exclusive booking gives you and your guests exclusive access to the property or if your group is smaller, you may wish to consider a House or Cottage booking. The award-winning homeshare is committed to supporting artists and has a collection of local art for guests to enjoy. Dantosa is also a proud supporter of the LGBTIQ community. 

More info Video Clip Web  Facebook

Katherine Hawes of Digital Age Lawyers is a Barrister, practicing Solicitor, business influencer, social entrepreneur and media personality.  Her primary focus is on making legal business information understandable and actionable for both small business clients and individuals. While Katherine focuses on Estate Planning and Wealth Protection she has primarily differentiated Digital Age Lawyers as a virtual business law firm focusing on Social Media law, policy,  compliance for small business, robotics, artificial intelligence and education.

 Digital Business Bytes is the vehicle for Katherine’s passion – to make the law simple, understandable and affordable for small business owners. To this end Katherine lectures, presents at Conferences, co-hosts the RadioBM 89.1FM ‘Business Show’ and presents the ‘Legal Segment’, is an engaging guest speaker, compiles webinars and recently filmed IN SESSION, a documentary series on legal issues for various industry groups, airing later this year on Blue Mountains TV.   

Her natural talent, intellect, and humour combine to attract and retain people to her speaking engagements as she creatively steers people to success.  Katherine is in demand as a speaker at business events and has a list of her latest presentations and topics on her website at: More Info click here 

P: ‪(02) 8858 3211  E: katherine@digitalagelawyers.com  

Katoomba Fine Flowers is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. We always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect. We have a host of ideas about how to make any gift occasion something special for both you and the recipient. We also offer a wedding bouquet and wedding function flowers service guaranteed to please. Phone: 02 4782 3314


Lesbians Incorporated represents continuous collective action by lesbians in Australia over many decades. Our struggle is for recognition, equality and space. Lesbians were well represented in the broad scale movements for social change in the 1970’s and 80s, including the women’s liberation, anti-nuclear, and gay rights movements.

Lesbian Inc was born out of the Lesbian Space Collective, which was formed in Sydney Australia in 1986. The title Lesbian Inc is used in recognition of the legacy of ongoing community activism by advocates for lesbians. Worldwide, many lesbians struggle for basic human rights experiencing discrimination and violence based on their sexuality. Lesbian Inc is part of the fight to change this.         Linc Website


The Three Sisters Social group has been in the Blue Mountains for over 38 years (in various guises) arranging luncheons, dinners and other social events. These have included the highly iconic popular annual costume ball and disco held on the Queen’s birthday weekend each year. We again present these functions this year as part of the activities in the Blue Mountains over the Long weekend Everyone is welcome to attend our events as listed click here for info  The Three Sisters



Blue Mountains City Council Community Assistance Program.


Harmony at Home is a home goods store based in Blackheath, New South Wales.  

Located at 30 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath. Call in and say hello.


Scenic World, in Australia’s World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, offers visitors a truly unique way to see the area’s natural wonders. Discover the tranquillity of ancient rainforest – or simply tire the kids out – strolling along our 2.4-kilometre Scenic Walk. Scenic World for more info click here

Owned and operated by local families. Committed to serving Blue Mountains customers and supporting the local community. 1/295-297 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782    Phone 02 4757 3255      Email  fallsvet@commander360.com   

For for more info click here Wentworth Falls Vet


Beaut-T-Ful Bags – Katoomba & Springwood – Deb & Bruce Cash began this business 10 years ago to offer unique products, at an affordable price, to ladies wanting to look and feel special! We stock products that other stores in the Mountains don’t stock. Handbags, wallets, the latest in fashion and footwear, hats and fascinators, jewellery and gift ideas. Formal gowns and dresses complete the range. We are dedicated to giving you a unique and pleasant shopping experience and look forward to meeting you in one of our stores.             67 Katoomba St, Katoomba. 0456 204 890 – 214 Macquarie Rd, Springwood.  0456 182 492 Facebook


Your local printer since 1925  More info: Bennetts Printing


Christine Thompson is one of Australia’s multi-award winning couture milliner’s with over 20 years experience in Opera, Theatre and Musicals. Credits including opera – Carmen, Madame Butterfly, My Fair Lady, film – Moulin Rouge, Maelstrom, musicals – Dr Zhivago, Love Never Dies, A Funny Thing happened on the way to the Forum, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, King Kong, Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, Aladdin, theatre – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, TV, The X Factor, Arnott’s Shapes tv commercial.Click here for more info about Christine’s Millinery 


Dr. Madhu Tamilarasan is a GP in Lithgow who is proudly part of the local LGBTQI+ community. She has sponsored bentART for a number of years.  In addition to her General Practice work she is now offering a Sports and Exercise Medicine Service in Lithgow. Facebook

Gang Gang Gallery is a new and exciting ‘Contemporary Space’
for the Arts representing established and emerging Artists,
located in the Blue Mountains NSW.
206 Main Street, LITHGOW More info GangGang Gallery

Novotel Sydney Parramatta Hotel

A sleek glass landmark in the heart of the vibrant Parramatta “Eat Street” dining and nightlife district, the Novotel Sydney Parramatta hotel offers an urban haven of calm, where business and leisure guests enjoy warm, gracious service just steps from it all.  More Info: Novotel Parramatta





“Richards Financial Services, a multi award winning Blue Mountains business, offers accounting, business, taxation  and financial services, along with self managed superfund and financial planning solutions. Richards are the largest independently owned financial services business across the Blue Mountains, and the only firm that can offer this breadth and depth of services and expertise. Richards Website    Visit us on Facebook



Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta NSW 2150
PO Box 3636 Parramatta NSW 2124     More Info: Riverside Theatre Parramatta

Biography – Ms Susan Templeman MP, Federal Member for Macquarie

Susan Templeman is the Federal Labor Member for Macquarie, which encompasses the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury regions. Susan has lived and worked in the Blue Mountains for more than 25 years and has long been an advocate for the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains communities. 

A fierce defender of the arts, Susan is the co-chair of Labor Parliamentary Friends of the Arts, co-chair of Parliamentary Friends of Orchestral Music, and a member of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts. 

Both before and since becoming a Member of Parliament, Susan has been a long-time ally of the LGBTIQ+ community. She supported the establishment of Pink Mountains, and actively campaigned for the Yes vote for marriage equality. Susan recognises that there is still a lot of work required to ensure that LGBTIQ+ people are fully equal and liberated in our society, and is committed to ensuring that this reform takes place. Ground Floor, 299 George St Windsor NSW 2756   Susan.Templeman.MP@aph.gov.au  


Tara Whitie Web Designer & Developer

Established in 2015 with a business goal to provide excellent customer service, I have achieved this by providing well-documented communications with all my clients, I do not use technical jargon and always speak a language that everyone can understand, I also listen to my client’s needs and requirements to meet their business and personal goals.

I have made this my business model to set my point-of-difference in the market-place and have passed this belief onto my contractors and we are seeing the benefits of providing high-quality service.

We specialise in WordPress, E-Commerce, personal blogs, portfolios, search engine optimisation (SEO), social media marketing, business marketing, logo and branding designs.

P: 02 4784 1163    M: 0449 684 588    E: Email Tara   W: More about the services

Torque Pilates Studio –  2/147-151 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780

Click here for more info.  Torque Pilates


2019 Supporters

bentART supporters, raffle and lucky door prize givers.