10 Things That Are So Sydney It Almost Hurts: Turbo Trivia hits the TOP 10

Hey there APJ,

This week we had something super extraordinary happen. You may know that I run other businesses beside Australian Perfume Junkies (though APJ remains largely a labour of love it is a business) and one of those businesses is an event company called Turbo Trivia. In Australia the game Trivial Pursuit was a very popular board game and from that pubs & clubs started hosting versions of the game in-house as a great way to get families and groups of friends into their venue for 3 hours. They eat & drink and spend some quality time that by-passes all the angst of family because everyone is focused on a game and eating. It’s amazingly popular here and at least every second hotel has a trivia night.

Portia poster_new2_LRBack in the first couple of years of this century my life as a showgirl seemed to be slowing down and while looking for a sideways step to keep me employed I had the idea to bring the trivia format to a gay crowd. It all seemed like a simple and fun idea that, if successful, could keep me working in my chosen career (DRAG) until I died. Well, it has been very successful, interestingly the concept works for all groups gay, straight & inbetweenies, and now I have 3 girls working regularly as well as myself. It’s a great way for newer girls to learn microphone skills and how to manage a room and we are also constantly in demand at Fundraising Events and Work Functions. The dream is to have 20 Turbo Trivia nights running weekly in Sydney and we are half way there.

If you’re reading this and you’d like Turbo Trivia in your venue or for your function get in touch. We also sell weekly Q&A if you’d like to host your own event. portia (underscore) turbo (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au

Please click on the link below to read our most fabulous write up ever. To say I was blown away is the understatement of the year. It was a surprise and a complete delight to be featured in this article alongside so many Sydney Icons that I personally love.

10 Things That Are So Sydney It Almost Hurts










22 comments on “10 Things That Are So Sydney It Almost Hurts: Turbo Trivia hits the TOP 10

  1. Francesca Belanger says:

    Oh, oh, oh, the photos are fabulous and I am nothing if not trivial. Why am I not in Sydney? Very best wishes for your continued success, Portia darling.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thanks Francesca,
      Give us a few weeks and the GUEST ROOM will be done. We need to pencil in dates.
      Portia xx

  2. Sandra says:

    Absolutely amazing Portia! Sandra xo

  3. Laurels says:

    Congrats, and thanks for the great pics!

  4. ainslie says:

    Congrats! You and your trivia are definitely an institution of Sydney!! Good luck with the expansion to 10 more places per week!! Also, what a great idea that you are selling on your trivia questions too! You have a fabulous brain for business. The pics look like soo much fun too! Proud of you, you work so bloody hard! xx
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  5. TinaG says:

    Yay yay yay!!! Wow, bam, out of the blue you’re in a top 10. It is so great to see your hard work being recognised in the trivia arena. SO Sydney! Love it. Big congrats. xxx

    Tina G

  6. Anna Maria says:

    Portia the Queen of Trivia and fantastic awesomeness, you are truly hardworking and couldn’t imagine Sydney without you!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Anna Maria,
      YOU make me laugh. Sunday nights at Austral BC are much less fun when you’re not around.
      Portia x

  7. Kandice says:

    This is fabulous! Congratulations! Wish I was there to see it. Sounds like so much fun.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Come to Sydney Kandice, or better still get a pub in your town to hire a Queen to host trivia. We can organise the Q&A and the way it runs.
      Portia xx

  8. Holly says:

    Ooh! Congratulations, Portia! That is so awesome, you must be thrilled to bits! Thank you for sharing the pics, too. Everyone is obviously enjoying themselves immensely, and it’s a delight to see.

    Holly xo

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there Holly.
      Thank you. I am completely stunned, the really good thing is that it has created some extra interest from punters and venues. VERY exciting.
      Portia xx

  9. poodle says:

    How fun! Love the pictures. You look lovely as always. We don’t have anything fun like that around here. If we do it’s way past bedtime.

  10. Tonia says:

    Hi Portia, how fantastic! Congratulations. The genuine love you put into everything you do makes you a star. I have every faith you will reach your 20 per week goal. Hopefully I’ll get to a night soon too 😉 Xx Ton.

  11. Undina says:

    Fun pictures! Portia, you look fantastic! <3 <3 <3
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