Blak Queens compete for the crown in Australia’s only national competition for First Nations drag entertainers.

Our fiercest entertainers will set the stage on fire (that’s FI-YA) over two heats, showing the audience what being fabulous is all about. But it all comes down to the finalists: they’ve got the talent, the sparkle and the sass, but who will take the prize (and the glory) in the most glamorous grand final in Australia? It’s a glitzy celebration of pride and togetherness, and a hilariously colourful show for everyone watching.

Don’t be fooled though, it’s tough competition with big, emotional highs and devastating falls – and that’s just the hairstyles.


Key Image: Jalaru Photography

Presented by Party Passport, Midsumma & YIRRAMBOI Festival. 

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.


Event & ticketing details

Dates & Times

Heat 1 Tue, 4 May - 7pm
Heat 2 Wed, 5 May - 7pm
Grand Finale Fri, 7 May - 7pm


Full $10.00 - +BF
MOB Ticket $6.00 - +BF


Malthouse Outdoor Stage

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions


Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.


The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes


70 minutes.


No Flash photography.


Contains fireworks, cold sparks, and very loud and dynamic sounds. 


Wheelchair access is available for tables marked FLAT. Please note, tables marked as BAR STOOL and PIT are NOT appropriate for patrons with accessibility requirements. Please make a wheelchair booking here.


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