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Mardi Gras

25 February @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“Out of the bars, and into the streets!”

We’re coming home! Our world-renowned Parade returns to Oxford Street in celebration of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 45th anniversary. This dazzling display of LGBTQIA+ excellence showcases the beauty and strength in pride and self-expression as we continue the fight for equality.

As the biggest event of the Sydney WorldPride festival, all eyes will be on our 12,500 marchers as 200+ floats adorn Oxford Street for the first time since 2020. Expect all your Parade favourites, from the famous rumble of the Dykes on Bikes to the quintessentially Australian Lifesavers With Pride, and the many wonders of our LGBTQIA+ communities.

Watch this year’s theme Gather, Dream, Amplify come to life – whether from the free viewing areas on the street or our premium viewing spaces – as bigger floats, lighting and firework shows elevate the spectacle that is Parade along the entire revamped route from Hyde Park to Moore Park.

Parade Access and Inclusion

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was established on the values of acceptance and inclusion. We work towards the right for all to experience and enjoy our iconic and much-loved parade.

Please click on the links below for the 2023 Parade access and inclusion information:

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions about parade access and inclusion via:

Email: accessibility@mardigrasarts.org.au

Phone: (02) 9383 0900 – available 10am to 6pm weekdays

If you are deaf or have hearing impairments, you can call us through the National Relay Service, or email us.

Two people colourful costumes smiling as they march in the Mardi Gras parade


25 February
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm