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An important update on Party 2022

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It’s with very heavy hearts we must advise that Party will no longer take place in 2022. 

The team at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has worked tirelessly with NSW Health, the state government and venues at all stages of planning for our entire Festival, however Party is not operable under the state’s Public Health Order. 

This phase of the pandemic remains volatile, and the health and safety of our community will always remain our top priority. The nature of this event being mostly indoors with dancing, plus with an attendance of more than 10,000 people means it is high risk for COVID transmission. 

Although March 5th is still several weeks away, due to Party’s large scale, sadly we have had to make the very tough call now, not only for the sustainability of the event in future years but also for the organisation, and so that artists and partygoers can make alternate plans. 

There will be other opportunities for us to come together this Mardi Gras Festival. We have approved COVID-Safe plans and procedures in place to ensure other key events, including community favourites Fair Day and Parade, can still go ahead as planned. Most of our events are outdoor and/or seated, meaning they fit under the Health Order and are deemed lower risk. We will continue working with NSW Health to ensure that all the remaining exciting Festival events fall within current COVID safety guidelines.  

For ticket-holders to Party, refunds will automatically be processed via Ticketek. You can expect your funds to be returned to your account within 7-10 business days. If you’d like to donate a portion of your ticket value to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, you will help us offset the losses relating to this year’s Party and see that our organisation can continue to bring community events for years to come. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

We look forward to seeing you at the many other fantastic Mardi Gras events happening this season. Stay tuned for exciting line-up announcements next week, and the long-awaited return of an iconic October party later this year. 

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We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges that our events take place on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidigal, Darug and Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.