Darwin will play proud host of The Asia Pacific Outgames from 10-16 May 2014 and registrations are well underway!

Here is your opportunity to get amongst it at the 2014 Asia Pacific Outgames in Darwin. To help you get on your way with planning your participation in this exciting event, LOTL is filling you in on all the latest details and news directly from the horses mouth.

Honourable Sally Thomas AMPATRONAGE

Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory and Mr Duncan McNeill have accepted our invitation of joint patronage of the 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames.

Her Honour and Mr McNeill were delighted to accept and look forward to being actively involved in patronage activities.






Sports registrations are well underway. And so far Swimming, Tenpin Bowling and Dancesport have attracted the highest number of registrations.

If you are interested in participating there is still plenty of time to organize your teams and register, but the sooner you start the better so you can make sure to get the best deals on flights and accommodation for the event – it’s sure to be a busy time in Darwin.

And don’t forget, Soccer is now part of the sporting program! We look forward to welcoming football teams from all over the region. We are excited to see so much interest in the Outgames 2014. Make sure you spread the word!




 The Darwin Outgames executive board and the event organizers Swimming NT appreciate the support and input from swimming clubs around the country. You will be pleased to know that we are in the process of changing the classes for the swimming events, from 10 year age groupings to 5 years.

Some great feedback from the swimming community has convinced us that this will provide for a more compelling competition across the swimming program.

The class changes have been fully implemented in the online registration system.



The Cultural Program continues to grow, and as events are added the website will provide the latest details. To make sure you don’t miss any of the events as they are announced why not bookmark the Cultural Program webpage.

The online booking system for the Cultural Program will open in November 2013.

Human Rights Forum – Power Through Action

The Human Rights Forum Draft Schedule is now available online, and the Call for Expressions of Interest for Presenters is now open.


In August during at the Closing Ceremony of the world Outgames III in Antwerp, Belgium our Chair Olli Berst received the Outgames wimples which will now stay with us until the end of the 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames 2014.

At our closing ceremony on May 16th the wimples will pass to St. Louis, USA, as hosts of the Continental Outgames in 2016.

In September Ken from GLISA AP manned our stall at Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day. Ken promoted the Darwin Outgames 2014 and GLISA AP.  A huge thanks to Ken for his support. Our flyers have also been included in the famous pink show bags handed out by GALTA.

In October we’ll be promoting the 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames at Taiwan Pride.

In November we are celebrating our 6 months to-go milestone and opening of the online booking website for the Cultural Program. Keep your eye out for a special newsletter with all the details coming soon.

On 16 November if you are attending the OUT in the OPEN Festival in Shepparton, Victoria you will find our flyers in the pink GALTA show bags.
Julie will be manning our stall at Picnic in the Park on 24 November in Adelaide.



Want to get involved?

Are you interested in volunteering? Do you have particular skills that you can offer to help with organising the Sports or Cultural programs or Human Rights Conference? Ask us how you can get involved!

The 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames is a community event and we would love to have as many people as possible involved from the ground up. The first step is to get in touch. So please shoot us an email by clicking here with a little bit about of info about yourself, your volunteering interest, and your area of expertise. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.


Check out darwinoutgames.com.au/ for lots more info!