Parade Entry Applications Close on 8 January 2016

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is an event that captivates the nation and reverberates around the world. Join with 10,000 other fabulous people for a glittering explosion of pride in the heart of Sydney’s gay and lesbian district.

The 38th annual Parade will be held on Saturday, 5th March 2016 with 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 Parade is a platform for LGBTQI individuals, groups and organisations to communicate a message; and non-LGBTQI individuals, groups and organisations to communicate a LGBTQI message.

Fees for 2016 are as follows: 

1. Individual ($55)        
A single member of the LGBTQI community or group of up to five. 

2. A Community Group or Not-for-Profit Organisation ($160)    
This includes groups of friends, community members and organisations which are not-for-profit including sporting clubs and support groups. 

3. LGBTQI Business or Government ($650)        
This includes any LGBTQI business or government organisation.

Each year there are more people who apply to be part of Parade than we have capacity for. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible to ensure your place in the 2016 Parade.

Applications for the 2016 Parade close at 5pm on Friday 8th January 2016.

David Watson

221 Sydney Park Road, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia

Chief Strategist David Watson is a 20+ year sales and marketing veteran that has worked across different industries with a diverse range of businesses. Prior to launching Strategy Point, David was employed by photo print retailer Momento for over 7 years and in that time was instrumental in growing Momento from startup into a successful brand and service with millions of dollars of annual revenue. This experience provides his clients with unique insights and an unparalleled perspective of photographic consumers, sales and marketing, and maximising business opportunities. David has a Diploma in Strategic Marketing and is currently undertaking an Advanced Diploma of Marketing course. He is an associate member of the Australian Marketing Institute, a member of the National Board for the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and is a member of the advisory board for the Head On Photo Festival. In his spare time David walks his pooch Rosie around Sydney Park, hones his photography, cheers for the Sydney Swans, indulges in reality TV and dreams of overseas holidays. He also supports two organizations that are close to his heart - Twenty10 who provide support for homeless gay and lesbian youth, and Assistance Dogs Australia who provide freedom and independence to people with physical disabilities.