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Latest News

What I learnt living next to a nudist colony.


My husband and I wondered why the advertisement for the Sunshine Coast rental property described it as “nudist friendly”.

We naively believed ...


Don't forget Pacific Sun Friends Annual get together

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Get ready for PSF's October Long Weekend.

The band, Contraband, is fantastic (more modern than previous bands). They play covers from 70's till todays music. It is also footy finals weekend so watch the games with friends at PSF. Refer events page for further details.


New ANF Resort - Kiata Country Club


We are pleased to announce that Kiata Country Club has joined the ANF. 

Contact details and further information available here.


New ANF Resort - Lemon Tree Resort - Phuket

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We are pleased to announce that the Lemon Tree Resort in Phuket Tailand has joined the ANF. 

For more details about the resort and its facilities click here.


ANF Vice President Caryn appears on Gold 104.3 FM

naked challengeGold 104.3 FM morning crew Jo and Lehmo hosted a nude restaurant experience on Thursday 26th May 2016.

In the lead up Lehmo had been badgering Jo to also take part ie. be nude. She continually declined the invitation.

ANF Vice President Caryn called the producers and challenged Jo to get naked for the Naked Dinner Party the outcome was a compromise that Jo would get naked in a room with 3 female strangers, Caryn being one of them. Whilst there Caryn was able to hand out a number of Dare to be Bare stickers and took some promotional ANF cards along to the restaurant also.

See the result Caryn's nude challenge here.

See the Restaurant night gallery photos and video here.

We await further reports from the Nude Restaurant Experience and will post according. Thanks for sharing Caryn.


Ever tried finding ANF on Google ?

IMG flags smlChances are you'll get the Australian Nurses Federation, close but could be embarassing if you turned up to an ANF (Nurses) meeting in your Naturist guise !

We have been trying to get the Australian Naturist Federation a higher Google ranking, unfortunately not having ANF in the Web Site name puts us way down the search list.

If you cannot remember try Googling naturist or nudist, since we have started tagging our content with these two words our ranking for this search has improved.

Even better .... We have been able to get the websites and allocated to us so you don't need Google any more (to find us anyway).

Simply type in in the address bar, you will be taken to our sister site then follow the link to (ANF) or and go directly to the ANF (where you are currently if you're reading this).        

Try it now (FBA) or (ANF).


Rosco Club Open Day. 

roscoe club open dayRosco Club is having an open day on 18th June 2016.

For further details click here.


Remember the Petition for a Clothing Optional Beach on the Fraser Coast ?

parliament logo It closed 1st March 2016

It was sponsored by Maryborough's Member of Parliament Bruce Saunders MP and initiated by John Hart

It closed with 946 votes.

A response was tabled on 4th May 2016. Unfortunately the petition was not successful.

You can read the official response here.

The story was covered by a number of media outlets.

news logo data No nude bathing on the Fraser Coast as clothing-optional beach proposal knocked back.

 fraser coast chronicleBare butts ban: No dropping your dacks at Dundowran. Also the chance to take part in their poll.

brisbane times Police minister rules out nude beaches for Queensland.

sunshinecoastdaily Why A-Bay will be a no-go for nude bathers.


courier mail Queensland nudist beach request gets shot down in Parliament.

Ever wondered where the clothing option beach is in Byron Bay ?

Clothes Optional Beach MapSee the Byron Shire map of the Clothing Optional Beach here.

Now you know where it is why not plan a day trip, and catch the ANZAC day cricket match on Tuesday 25th April 2017 starting at 9am.

Get all the details here.


Position available at Sunseekers with free accommodation supplied !

Sunseekers Image smlAt Sunseekers nudist club we have a position available for a couple to hold the position of "Volunteer live in members".

Successful applicants will be provided with a fully furnished duplex with many other cost saving benefits. In return, Sunseekers would require some light maintenance duties carried out plus ride-on mowing and cleaning of club grounds.

Position would suit a retired couple or a couple with flexible working hours. All applicants must be true nudists.

To find out more. Please go to:

Or phone mobile: 0403 487 367


Looking for a place to go ? Try our sister site's state by state guide to nude beaches and places.

parliament logo Click here to transfer to the Free Beaches Australia guide to nude places here.


Remember the Petition for a Clothing Optional Beach on the Fraser Coast ?

parliament logo It closed 1st March 2016

It is sponsored by Maryborough's Member of Parliament Bruce Saunders MP and initiated by John Hart

It closed with 946 votes.

Currently it is has been tabled and a response is due on 14th April 2016.

Track the progress of the petition here.

World Naked Bike Ride - Brisbane Cancelled

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The Brisbane leg of the World Naked Bike Ride has unfortunately been cancelled.

However Brisbane's close proximity to NSW gives residents access to Nimbins WNBR on 12th March 2016 and/or Byron Bay on 13th March.

Details of the Nimbin ride can be found here. The Byron Bay ride details here. Don't forget the one hour time difference between NSW and Queensland !!

To get lastest up to date information see the WNBR Byron Bay group facebook page here. And the WNBR Nimbin group facebook page here.   

Young Nudists of Australia. (YNOA)


The Australian Naturist Federation is pleased to be associated with Young Nudists of Australia (YNOA).

Young Nudists of Australia is a movement dedicated to the promotion of events and publications directed towards the younger nudist in the 18 to 40 year old age group.

If you are interested in further information concerning the YNOA (Gee that would make a good song title) link here to their Facebook page. Or follow them on Instagram.

Newcastle Art Gallery Nude Tour.

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Ever thought the nudes at the gallery felt overdressed?

Rosco Club can fix that.

Here's your chance to take a nude tour of the Newcastle Art Gallery. Read More Here. 



A-BAY is ON.

2016 A Bay Advert

Sunday 6th of March.

Feel safe as you frolic in the sea because this event has life guards from the local surf club.

Sporting events held throughout the day.

Start at 10am and finish by 3pm.

Bring your towel, hat, drink, tent and protection. Read More. 


Thinking of moving to Western Australia ?

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If your a naturist you will not be bored. Our Western Colleagues are having more fun than ever ! Read another report from Jim of Sunseekers about their lastest escapade a Nude River Cruise along Perth's Swan River. Read More. 


Amy Molloy strips off in the name of neo-nudism

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Want to strike that amazing business deal? It appears Naked Networking is the way to go! Read Amy Molloy article on  Read More. The World Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne get a mention.  You can check out the Byron Bay version on our events page here


Nude Harbour Swim To Return To Sydney In 2016


Heading out to the Sydney Skinny? Event founder Nigel Marsh tells Huffington Post why it's not just about the nudity. Read More.


Our intrepid West Australian Friends discover a resort in Bali

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Jim from Sunseekers and some friends from Perth recently discovered a resort in Bali where "Au Naturel" is the only way to go. Read More.


A Couple of Great Nude Short Escapes

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Looking for a few days fun in the sun then why not consider one of these upcoming events.

One of the things I love about being a naturist is you don’t need to limit yourself to one type of hobby or destination.

Cooroy Colony Opening all year Round Celebrations

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The owners of Cooroy Colony Bruce and Julie are handing over the reins to John and Connie Chidgey who will lease the property with the aim of keeping Cooroy Colony open all year round. Read More.


Wandering Bares Cup

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No need to kit out with the formal requirements of correct attire on the golf course just find yourself some clubs. Want to experience golf naturist style? Read More.

Tindo Open Day February 21st 2016 10-00am to 4-00pm

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Have you ever wondered what is like to wander around natural bushland, swim in a pool and just enjoy life without the burden of clothing then why not give it a try at Tindo’s next open day on Sunday February 21s.

Click here to find out more.

Just a reminder for people living in or visiting SA Pilwarren Masin Beach Nude Games are on this Sunday 17th January 2016 at 12.00 pm !!!

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Events include Children's Frisbee Throwing, Sack races (not just kids adults too), Swap Swap competition ??, Donut eating, Men's best bum, Ms Maslin Beach and  concluding with the Tug O'War grand finale at 4.00pm.

Click here for event details.

Click here to see a review of the event.


Petition for a Clothing Optional Beach on the Fraser Coast - Petition will close 1st March 2016 

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It is sponsored by Maryborough's Member of Parliament Bruce Saunders MP and initiated by John Hart

Currently @ 13th January 2016 there are 827 votes.

Fingers Crossed. This could Queensland's first official nude beach !!! Imagine being the first on a legal Queensland nude beach.  

Click here (or the image) to sign the QLD petition.


INF pod casts


Stephane Deschenes is INF-FNI Vice President Other countries.

His pod casts the naturist living show are very informative.

Stephane runs Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in Ontario, Canada.

You will find such subject such as “how to attract young members to your venue” & “how to market naturism”.

Click here to access the pod casts. 

As a teaser try this one as it includes some Australian content.


Smalley's Beach Clothing Optional Day

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"Smalleys Beach Clothing Optional Day is held at Smalley's Beach every 2nd Sunday of the month.

Our next Clothing Optional day will be Sunday February 14th 2016 at high tide approx 3pm..

This should be of interest to people in or visiting the Mackay and surrounding districts.

Camping facilities are available as is fishing and nearby tourists resorts for food and supplies.

Meeting point : Northern end of beach, bay area, walk 400mts past Site 11 along the beautiful beach.

Click here for event details. 

Queensland Social Nudist's BodyColour event will be on again in 2016


"BodyColour" 2016.

Start planning now its going to be an Awesome day again and twice as big as last year.

Kicking off the start of national Nude week....cant wait so put it in your diary or on the fridge NOW!

This event will kickstart National Nude week and be followed the next day by a free Fan and open day at PSF so the $15 per person entry will cover your entry to BodyColour and camping overnight to enjoy the open day the next day...what a deal.

Then at the end of the National nude week will be the Nude bowling held North of Brisbane. Click here for event details. 

Great News - Pilwarren Masin Beach Nude Games will go ahead !!!

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David Pillar has just announced on facebook that the Pilwarren Masin Beach Nude Games will go ahead.

Here is the post in full.

The Pilwarren Masin Beach Nude Games will go ahead on the 17th of January 2016.

Just letting you know I now have a new signed permit from Noarlunga Council.

The new permit does not require participants to fill in a 6 page entry form & it does not require us (organisers) to keep a spectator register. Council does “request” children be clad while participating, but this is only a “request”, not a requirement, so children can participate without clothes if they want to.

As it is a legal nude beach - no one has the authority to force children (or anyone for that matter) to be clad if they (or their guardian) do not wish to be clad.

As in the past there will be a no photography policy at the Games out of respect for everybody's right to privacy, many people would not like to have their photo taken naked at the Games & end up on the internet. The other reason for no photography especially of children is obviously for the safety of the children, this will be strictly forbidden. Anyone caught taking photos of children will be reported to the police.

Click here for event details.

Latest Edition Of TAN is almost available.

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The Christmas/Summer edition of TAN is available now in newagents. 

   Click here to go to the TAN website.




2016 INF- New Zealand-Congress Federation - 16~20 November 2016 Wellington New Zealand

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Our NZ cousins are holding next year’s INF convention. Every 8-10 years they are held outside of Europe. This is a marvellous opportunity to meet our naturist family from other countries. View the latest newsletter here.

Visit them on facebook. 

Or visit the New Zealand Naturist Federation site here.

While on the subject of our NZ cousins

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Glenne runs a social group in the Bay of Plenty for those who aspire to the naturist philosophy, you can catch up with them on their blog here.


A-Bay rally gets a mention on the ABC facebook site.

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A long weekend to enjoy and this morning there is a rally in Noosa (see below) to support calls for an official nudist beach. Would you visit one?

Add your comments to the 612 ABC facebook page here. 

Also listen to ABC's Tim Cox's interview with The Deputy Mayor of Noosa Cllr Bob Abbot here.

The Project Discusses clothing optional beach petition.

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On a recent edition of "The Project" our own Stuart and Bruce Saunders MP discuss the petition for a clothing option beach in QLD and the economic benefits of it. See it here (about 5 mins in).

Bare BeachStuart and John Hart were also interviewed by Kim Mothershaw on radio station 4BC. Read and listen here.

Click on either image to add your name to the petition.



sex party rally

The Queensland Branch of the Australian Sex Party is dismayed by recent arrests for "wilful exposure" of at least half a dozen citizens enjoying naturism at Alexandra Bay on the Sunshine Coast.

This remote beach within Noosa National Park has long been an unofficial nudist beach. The Sex Party's Queensland Branch is also perplexed by the inherent sexism of reports in the Sunshine Coast Daily (See below) newspaper that only males are capable of being arrested for "wilful exposure," as female genitalia do not "hang out!"

Responsibility for such arrests is clearly at state government level. We also note the seemingly high levels of local support for Alexandra Bay being clothing optional, with a survey on the Sunshine Coast Daily's website showing that more than 80% of respondents are supportive.

The Queensland Branch of the Australian Sex Party calls upon the Queensland government to appropriately amend the Queensland Summary Offences Act 2005, Number 4, Section 9 to allow local councils to designate specific clothing optional beaches, and will convene a clothing optional public support meeting at the southern end of Alexandra Beach at 11 AM on Saturday, October 3.

All interested persons and the media are invited. Sex Party T-shirts will be available should the constabulary be sighted!

Publicity for Saturday's clothing optional public meeting at Alexandria Beach continues, with Mix FM carrying the story today, and the ABC tomorrow. Noosa Today magazine will carry it on its next front page on Thursday. The Sunshine Coast Daily will hopefully come through soon also. Police say that they will not attend unless they receive complaints prior...See more.

Check the meeting invite here.



JOIN a stronger more viable combined FBA/ANF organisation TODAY.

FBA welcomeThe FBA are looking forward to a stronger presence in their union with the ANF.

At an upcoming Extraordinary General Meeting members of FBA will have the chance to form a new committee that will sit under the ANF executive.

Full details from Philip, secretary of Free Beaches Australia can can be found here.

A few articles in the Sun Coast Daily concerning Alexandria Bay

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WE SAY: Lack of clarity on nudist beach stark raving mad. 

Fears for A-Bay freedom after six nudists charged on beach.

SOAPBOX: A little nudity never hurt anyone

Don’t like nude beaches? Turn the other cheek, readers say.

Australian Sex Party sees through A'Bay nudist beach debate


New Petition for a Clothing Optional Beach on the Fraser Coast

parliament logoClick the link below to sign the petition going before Qld Parliament.

It is sponsored by Maryborough's Member of Parliament Bruce Saunders MP and initiated by John Hart

Fingers Crossed !!! Click here (or the image) to sign the QLD petition.

TAN magazine has a brand New Website !!!

naturist gathering1Stuart and Lucia have updated their TAN Magazine web site, here is a sneek preview,  with some wise words from Australian Naturist Guru Lester Roostey which is well worth a read..



OK! The answer is Wendy and Jim.

Wendy and JimWe have had a lots of enquiries regarding the couple in our revolving banner, well as we have already hinted they are Wendy and Jim. Together they run Sunland Holiday Villiage in South Australia (near Robe) Australia's only ocean front nudist resort. Click on the image (Or here) to go throught to their resort description which also includes a link to their website.

Sunland Holiday Villiage An ANF affiliated resort.




Our first member outside of Australasia


Our first overseas member outside of Australasia. Barefeet Naturist Resort. Thank you Gregers and Dao for membership with the INF/ANF. Your resort is beautiful. We hope our members and readers will visit you and lovely Thailand.

Click image to visit their web site.

 Birdie Beach in the News

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Cheryl Bridge has sent us a newpaper clipping regarding Cr Greg Best's quest to make the NSW central coast the nude tourist center of Australia with Birdie Beach its star attaction.

Cheryl CAVN attended the Wyong Shire Council meeting this evening.
A great job by Cheryl to attend the meeting and deliver the case for nude beach recreation & tourism. Stuart At TAN assisted with preparation. A great job all-round.

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Could the promotion of nude tourism improve Wyong's bottom line?;

 Wyong Council is pushing for a nudist beach to be promoted as a tourist destination. (Click to read). 

Glen Donnelly Nude Beach Battle, Listen to Glen Donnelly who is rallying to save the only, legal, nude beach on the Central Coast.Councillor Lloyd Taylor has concerns about some of the undesirable element being drawn to Birdie Beach and has his say (Click to listen).


Click on the images to read the items.

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Are You an Australian Naturist Federation Member?

Anf Mebership Form

You receive ANF & INF newsletters.

PSF & ANR give discounts to ANF members.

You can come to the ANF Convention.

You can become an ANF supporter direct with the ANF and get an ANF/INF card/passport.

Plus, you assist & support the ANF and naturism in general.

Get the full sized application here

Visit the ANF supporters club page here.

INF-FNI Press release - Naturist anti-censorship statement


The INF has released a statement on censorship regarding the natural human body, especially with regard to Social Media.

Read the Complete statement here

 select statement here

Pilwarren Maslins Beach Carnival

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Today Gary Thorley, Secretary of the ANF announced that the ANF is proud to support the SA-Maslin Beach Nude Games being held on 17th January 2016.

See event details here




Helios/ANF Convention


The Helios/ANF Convention planning is well underway.

See event details here

Read the current news letter here.


ANZAC Day Nude Beach Cricket

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The ANZAC Day Nude Beach Cricket Match was a great success.

See Next Years event details here

Read one couples impressions of the day

Alexandria Bay Petition


Make your wishes known sign the petition for a naturist beach in Queensland.

Sign the online petition now. 

Or print the hard copy version, sign (and get your friends, relations, non naturist or other to sign too) and return to the ANF.  Alexandria Bay Petition 

Current Status

  • signatures: 771


we've got 840 signatures, help us get to 1,000 only 160 to go !!

Nudists left dangling over Alexandria Bay petition

Abay Petition

  A PETITION to make Alexandria Bay an official nude beach has gained signatures from all over the world.

 Read More


 Read More Abay News

Beware Increased Police Activity at Alexandria Bay


A policeman has been regularly booking men at Alexandria Bay for skinny-dipping.

Also look at this article


Get ready for the Annual Nude Bowling In Melbourne

bowling melbourneAnnual Nude Bowling Melbourne has run for the last five years (the last two years under the auspices of the ANF) and each year is better than the last.

Check out the event here

National Gallery of Australia adult-only viewing of James Turrell Exhibition

naked gallery tourThis Is What Happens When You Bring Naturists To An Art Museum (NSFW).

Read More Here