Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Date: Saturday 1 March
Location: Starting Liverpool Street, Sydney CBD and finishing Anzac Parade, Moore Park
All the glitter, feathers and big hair return to Sydney’s streets for the 36th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. This year’s event includes the new Flinders Seats- the best vantage point to view the floats, performances by Delta Goodrem and the finale directed by Baz Luhrmann.
One the largest parade’s in the world, Mardi Gras celebrates the universal message of diversity, equality, and infinite love. An access and inclusion plan was developed specifically for the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade to allow people with a disability to view the parade from five dedicated accessible viewing areas along the parade route. Please email email@example.com or phone 9228 5667 to register for these sites and for further disability access information.
The Parade will start at Whitlam Square at approximately 7.45pm. It will travel up Oxford Street and then turn right onto Flinders Street. The Parade will end in Moore Park.
At 2pm, College Street will close, followed by Liverpool Street at 3pm, as Parade floats begin assembling in the area.
There will be designated points along the Parade route where pedestrians can cross the parade. These crossing points are open until 6.45pm, although for spectator safety, some may close earlier. If you need to cross the parade route, we recommend that you do so by 6pm to ensure you reach your destination. Once crossing points are closed, you will not be able to cross the parade route until the parade ends at approximately 10:30pm.
Public transport is the best way to get to the Mardi Gras parade, and it’s best to pre plan your trip using the trip planner.
Please note Museum Station will be closed from 17:00 on Saturday until 04:00 Sunday. No train services will stop at this station.
There will be additional train services after the parade as well as bus services operating along major corridors to and from the City from approximately 21:30 until 03:00. Due to road closures, bus diversions will commence from approximately 17:00. The diversions will primarily affect services along Anzac Parade north of Cleveland Street, Oxford Street west of Darlinghurst Road, and Liverpool Street at Hyde Park.
For detailed information regarding public transport options, track work, diversions and additional services please see the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade event page on the transport.info website.