February 23, 2015
Richard Ferguson

Sydney Mardi Gras is the world's most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride. Sydney Mardi Gras attracts over 20,000 interstate and international visitors each year, who enjoy a diverse and exciting line-up of events as well as soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the iconic surroundings of Sydney and New South Wales.

There is no more perfect combination of passion and people than The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Every year, hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world bring the city to a standstill as they cheer on a jaw dropping parade of 10,000 fabulous people.

Growing out of a single night of political protest, the Parade has become an all encompassing expression of LGBTQI identity.

This dizzying spectacle flows like a river of queer humanity, switching effortlessly between sexy satire and from high brow to sequinned eyebrow. Tying it all together is an overarching sense of love and a joyous celebration of the hard won freedom to be whoever you are.

Watch It.

Enjoy the Parade in comfort from one of our two viewing areas – Parade Sideshow and The Diamond Club, or find yourself a spot on along the street. Make sure you arrive early (and prepared) to experience one of the world’s most memorable Parades.

Work It.

The Parade runs on the generosity and passion of two thousand volunteers. There are plenty of roles available, and we’ll even reward you for your talent and time. Be one of the stars that make it all happen! Find out how HERE.

Relive the Magic.

Get together with friends and relive the magic of the Mardi Gras Parade! SBS – the home of Mardi Gras on TV – will be hosting the 2015 Mardi Gras Parade on SBS ONE, from 8.30pm on Sunday 8 March 2015.

Changes to Local Traffic Conditions and Public Transport.

For information on road closures, special clearways and restricted parking go to, download Live Traffic for NSW at the App Store or Google Play, or call 132 701.

For information on changes to public transport go to or call the 131 500 Transport Info Line.

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