The 38th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Saturday, 5th March 2016 with approximately 10,000 participants and more than 200,000 spectators cheering from the sidelines. The Parade starts at 7:45pm from Whitlam Square, Sydney (corner of Liverpool and Oxford Streets) and ends at Moore Park. The 1.7km route runs from Oxford Street onto Flinders Street down to Moore Park, varying from 2-3 road lanes width some sections being slightly uphill.
The Start Marshalling Area for Parade Entrants is within the south Hyde Park, Sydney precinct. Access into this area will be available from 3:30pm to 7:00pm with Entrant wristbands or a vehicle pass.
At a constantly moving forward pace, it takes approximately 40 minutes for Entrants to march from start to finish.
The End Breakdown Area for Parade Entrants is within the Moore Park complex, approximately across the Allianz Stadium.