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There is no place like Sydney in Summer.  And there is no time like Mardi Gras. 

Summer in Sydney is unbeatable! Stunning weather and a city that celebrates its diversity makes Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras the jewel in Sydney’s party season crown.

Whether you are visiting from interstate or overseas Mardi Gras 2016 is a MUST to include in your itinerary! The 2016 Festival runs from 19 February to 5 March 2017.

Here you’ll find everything you need to make planning your trip easy with something for everyone, so book now! Whether you’re seamlessly slipping it in to a bigger journey or making it the feature focus, it will be a stand out adventure you’ll never forget!

You are invited, from every corner of the world to join us for an unforgettable 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season.

There’s no time like Mardi Gras, we can’t wait to see you!


With a season spanning three weekends, from Friday 17 February to Sunday 5 March 2017 you can experience everything from parties, performing arts, visual arts, social and community events to sporting events!

Stay tuned to the website for full event details in coming months, and sign up to our e-newsletter to be first in the know. If you want exclusive tickets and event information there is no way to get closer to Mardi Gras than becoming a member


For those who want to leave the organising to someone else, there are a range of Mardi Gras accredited tour operators who offer travel packages to suit every type of traveller!

For more information, see our Mardi Gras Travel page.


Click here for our Official Accommodation Partners.


It's easy to get around Sydney with trains, buses, light rail and ferries. To find out more and plan your journey, go to Transport NSW. Alternatively there are plenty of taxi car options.


Discover Sydney’s pumping queer nightlife and get the most out of your stay in the Harbour City. Check out Same Same’s guide to Sydney’s essential gay hotspots.


There's so much of Sydney to see and experience, and the best place to discover all that's on offer is at the official Sydney website.

The City of Sydney is responsible for the city centre and more than 30 other suburbs including Darlinghurst, the traditional gay heartland of Sydney and where Oxford Street is located. You can see more of what the City of Sydney provides on their website.

If you have time to go further afield, New South Wales is home to some of the best beaches, landscapes, attractions and experiences anywhere in the world. Find out more about what NSW can provide at Visit NSW website.