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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has thousands of members who are with us every step of the way as we connect, share and cherish the very best in local LGBTIQ culture and community. Become a Mardi Gras Member and you'll be generously supporting our organisation and helping us achieve our goals while enjoying exclusive events and offers, plus the opportunity to help influence the future of Mardi Gras.


Are you a 78er? 78ers are eligible for lifetime membership of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with no membership fees. Email 78ers@mardigrasarts.org.au to find out more.

Here's what our Mardi Gras Members receive:

  • You'll be invited to our Mardi Gras 2019 Launch Event!
  • You'll be sent your own Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Membership Card
  • You'll be the first to access tickets when our biggest events go on sale, and you’ll be able to purchase tickets at substantially reduced prices for a limited time
  • You'll get voting rights at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras AGM, and the option of voting rights at the Mardi Gras Arts Ltd AGM, giving you a voice in how our organisation is governed.
  • You'll be invited to our special post-Mardi Gras festival thank you event
  • You'll get special offers from our event partners throughout our festival season and beyond, including reduced booking prices and special VIP offers no one else can access.

Please note: All new Membership applications are processed and assessed by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Board on a monthly basis. The last date for membership applications before the 2018 AGM is 5pm Friday 12 October.

Other benefits for Members:

  • $6 tap beer, wine and house spirits all day Monday-Thursday at the Beresford Hotel - just show the bartender your membership card
  • Happy hours 5-7pm at the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville: $6 house wines and house spirits, $6 beers (Carlton, Hahn Super Dry, New) - just show the bartender your membership card
  • Oxford Street's Stonewall Hotel offers a Stonewall Card to all Mardi Gras members, giving 5% off all purchases anytime excluding Happy Hour
  • 75% Discount on annual digital subscription to DNA magazine
  • 10% off non-sale products at Oxford Street's Daly Male store - just show them your membership card

This is your opportunity to join a lively organisation of passionate people creating one of the world’s best LGBTQI festivals.

A year's membership to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras costs $40, or $35 concession.

Sign up to become a Mardi Gras member and we'll send you your Membership Card in the mail, and we'll email you with our latest members' only updates. Keep an eye on your email inbox for lots of updates, special offers and event news.