Australia

Shakti
Shakti - a dancer from Australia writes about her life and her work. . . . Dance is all about life and nature and how you can be one with it. I listen to my inner self and the world around me which tells me all its secrets. read more
Australian National Nude Week
National Nude Week runs from Saturday 19th November to Sunday 27th November 2011. The Australian Nudist Federation coordinates and supports National Nude Week to celebrate the nudist lifestyle. read more
Nude Band Rocks South East Queensland
On the 25th of April, 2009 a new Aussie Band with a difference was launched at the Cooroy Colony in South East Queensland. The Naked Drummer and the Baileys Road Band tell the story of what it is like to be a nudist / naturist, sometimes tongue in cheek, and always with a smile. read more
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Naturism in Australia started back in the mid 1920s with a few secretive clubs because, back in those days, naturism was illegal. After World War II naturism started to expand quite rapidly with many new clubs being established. By 1968 the Australian Nudist Federation (ANF) was founded to co-ordinate this network of clubs. Gaining membership to a club tended to be quite difficult as there were very strict rules relating to activities and behaviour. In addition to this many people who had been attracted to naturism by the sense of freedom and a disregard for rules were repelled by what they considered to be the excessive bureaucracy of some naturist clubs.

Around this time partial and total nudity became quite prevalent in films, magazines and on television. This has led to social nudity moving much more into the open. Home swimming pools became much more common so families and friends took advantage of their privacy to swim and sunbathe without costumes and of course nude beaches became established.

Nowadays there are a wide range of nude and clothing optional resorts, bed & breakfast services, a good number of legal and unofficial nude beaches in addition to the established nudist clubs.

Queensland
Queensland
New South Wales
New South Wales
Victoria
Victoria
South Australia
South Australia
Western Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Northern Territory
Capital Territory
Capital Territory

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See Also

The Australian Naturist Federation The Australian Naturist Federation is the official federation for Australia,
Free beaches Australia Aiming to become Australia’s Premier Nudist Lobby Organisation
Australian Sun and Health Magazine The naturist lifestyle magazine
The Australian Naturist (TAN) Magazine 'The world's most popular naturist magazine'
Vita Nuda Australia We are a growing group of young adult nudists. We share the common goal of sharing what we love about nudism with all who are interested.