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Win a double pass to the 2025 Parade and a 12-month Canva Pro subscription!

Our 45th year was one for the history books. It started with a human progress pride flag at the base of Sydney Opera House to launch Sydney WorldPride, saw the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress’ down under debut, the birth of Progress Shark, welcomed over 1m attendees to the first WorldPride in the Southern Hemisphere and charged into Our Future for the 2024 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival.

As we approach our 46th anniversary on 24 June, we’re inviting our communities to share their favourite photos to form a collage released on 24 June 2024.

You’re invited to submit a photo from 24 June 2023 to now, turn up the pride in your pics by using Canva and their range of free tools, pride templates and stickers at

If you’d like to go in the running to win a 12-month Canva Pro subscription and a double pass to watch the 2025 Parade from a premium ticketed viewing area, submit in 25 words or less what you’d like to see from Sydney Mardi Gras in our 46th year. Competition submissions will be judged on their creativity, authenticity and connection to community.

Entries close this Sunday 23 June.

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Apollo The Party: $5 from every ticket donated to Sydney Mardi Gras!

Sleaze Ball will always have a special place in our heart but this October Long Weekend it’s time to rewrite the stars. We’re proud to announce Apollo The Party as Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ new fundraising event. It’s good to be back.

Apollo is a blockbuster, balls-to-the-wall, turbo-charged dance party that will leave you breathless and reaching for the stars. On Sunday 6 October, The Metro Theatre becomes a playground for all gays, lesbians, queers, questioning, curious and friends. We’re proud to be bringing the sparkle and magic back this October.

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Meet the winners of the 2024 Community Awards

For one last time we gathered to celebrate Our Future… at the 2024 Sydney Mardi Gras Community Awards. It was our chance to recognise the brightest and boldest in our communities who, through their dedication, talent and pride, made the 46th Sydney Mardi Gras Festival a shining success.

Meet the winners
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