I'm looking at possibly moving myself and my cats to Australia within the next few years. At the moment I'm looking mainly at Brisbane or possibly Melbourne though I would be open to moving to other cities if I had a good reason to (I consider a strong queer community to be a good reason to move somewhere).
Are there any Australian cities (or suburbs within Brisbane or Melbourne) that have a good reputation for queer community/acceptance and events? Is there anywhere I should avoid? I have pride patches on bags and clothing, so it would be a bad idea to live anywhere where violent homophobia is a risk.