Stacey Tierney, 29, from Manchester was found dead at Dreams Gentlemen’s Club after partying with a group of unknown men, the Herald Sun reports.
Ms Tierney, a fitness instructor, had been living in Australia for the past three years.
It is thought that the men she was with left the club after she died on the Sunday before Christmas.
Her body was not discovered until the following Monday at around 11.50am.
Victoria police have launched an investigation into her death.
Ms Tierney’s Facebook page shows pictures of her enjoying her travels with friends in Australia and relaxing on the beach.
“I’m in love with the Gold Coast”
Her last post on July 16 reads: “I’m in love with the Gold Coast”.
Single Stacey would have celebrated her 30th birthday on January 20, Manchester Evening News reports.
Friends of Ms Tierney told the Herald Sun that she wanted to become a nurse.
They added: “She liked to have a drink. But she was such a healthy girl and she didn’t take drugs. She was emotionally intelligent and streetwise.”
Her mother Michelle and sisters Stephanie, Kristie, and Kelly-Anne, from Stockport, learned about the death on Monday 19.
They are now waiting to find how she died, according to the Herald Sun.
A Gofundme page has been started in an attempt to bring her body back to the UK and many friends have donated to the cause.
Her cousin Colleen said: “She was such a free spirit and such a lovely soul. People have been saying the nicest things about her and to raise so much money in just two days… I was just blown away especially so close to Christmas.”
She had worked as a fitness instructor, doing zumba and spinning classes, both in Manchester and then in Australia.
Ms Tierney had been a dance and fitness instructor at the Manchester Aquatics Centre and also worked at Bodybuilding Warehouse.
She told her family she planned to become a student in Melbourne.
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