Mardi Gras Fair Day is one of our community's most loved events - an opportunity for all of us to come together to bask in the sunshine, eat and drink with family and friends, interact with community organisations and see some wonderful entertainment on the main stage.

This is a family friendly event with many children in attendance.  Large crowds, a long day and hot weather in combination will tire you out. Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat food and minimise sun exposure.  The Mardi Gras Volunteers will be wearing bright orange shirts on the day, they are there to get you excited and help you enjoy the day. If you have a basic question or an urgent issue or problem they will be able to help you or find you suitable assistance. To ensure that everyone has a great day, there's a few key things that you should know about attending Fair Day:

Fair Day 2017 is a no smoking event. We ask that you smoke 10m away from the event site.

No Glass. There is strictly no glass to be brought into Fair Day.

No BYO Alcohol. This is a licensed event and as such you can't bring your own alcoholic drinks into Fair Day - and it goes without saying that it's strictly drug free.

Onsite Security. Security personnel are on site to keep the Fair Day safe for everyone. If you need help or see someone needing help, please notify security straight away. Please follow the security’s instructions if required, as someone's safety may depend on it. Security will have discretionary powers to restrict people who are intoxicated, aggressive or possibly drug affected.

TRAFFIC NOTICE: AUSTRALIA STREET will be CLOSED on FAIR DAY. Drivers to/from Fair Day on Sunday 19 February at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park should be aware AUSTRALIA STREET from SALISBURY ROAD to LENNOX STREET will be closed to non-residential traffic from 5am – 8pm. This is to ensure safety for pedestrians/festival participants, support local traffic management and ensure vehicle movements are not prevented by pedestrian movements.


1. Can I bring my own food into Fair Day? Yes, you can bring food into Fair Day but please don't bring any glass with you including jars etc.. There are also plenty of gourmet food vendors to choose from.

2. Can I bring my own water into Fair Day? Yes, you can bring water bottles into Fair Day but please don't bring any glass bottles with you.

3. Can I purchase alcohol at Fair Day? Yes, there are 3 bars that will be serving alcohol and soft drinks throughout the day. Staff will adhere to the RSA guidelines regarding consumption and supply. Please moderate your alcohol intake over the day and be considerate of others that attend Fair Day, especially children and families.

4. Is Fair Day wheelchair accessible? Yes, all entrances to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park are wide and step-free, but some are on a slight slope.

5. Can I bring my pets into Fair Day? You are welcome to bring your well-behaved dog to Fair Day but they must be kept on a leash at all times. Please also ensure you have adequate doggie disposal bags and that you promptly clean up after your dog. Please be considerate of others in the park that may not be as comfortable with your dog as you are.

6. What happens if it rains? Fair Day is an outdoor all weather event. Rather than bringing an umbrella with you, we suggest bringing a disposable poncho in the event of wet weather.

7.  Can I bring a tent, marquee or other sun shade structure into Fair Day? Yes, you're welcome to bring these items into Fair Day but they cannot be pegged into the ground. Please be considerate of others around you when choosing a location to set up your structure so that others can see the stage entertainment and that you aren't blocking walkways etc. Please follow the instructions of the Mardi Gras team at all times.

8. Is there an ATM at Fair Day? Yes, our principal partner ANZ will have 3 ATMs for use at Fair Day.

9. Where can I see a map of Fair Day? Here:

10. Where can I see what is happening across Fair Day? The running times of the main stage and other areas will be online very soon.

11. What do I do if I need any assistance on the day? There is a Fair Day information stall located in the centre of the park for general assistance. If you need medical or security assistance for any reason during Fair Day, please approach or get the attention of our medical and/or security personnel to assist you. In addition, Mardi Gras Volunteers will be wearing bright orange shirts on the day, they are there to help you or find you suitable assistance.

12. Will there be Police at Fair Day? There will be GLLO (Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers) Police in attendance during Fair Day. Please follow any instructions they may give you.

13. What do I do if I've lost something? Lost (and found) property will be taken to the Fair Day Information located in the middle of the park. Any uncollected items will be taken back to the Mardi Gras office and will be available for collection up to four weeks after the Fair Day, at which point it will be passed on to a charity.