Become a member


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has thousands of members who are with us every step of the way as we connect, share and cherish the very best in local LGBTQI+ culture and community.


Our members drive the future of Mardi Gras and play a vital role in ensuring we thrive as a sustainable organisation and continue to empower the entire LGBTQI+ community.

A Mardi Gras member is someone who wants to have an impact on our community and support us as we strive for equality. We’re always looking for new members, for people who want to have their voices heard and be represented. 

You’ll get a lot out of becoming a Mardi Gras member...

Shape the future of Mardi Gras

Like our pioneering 78ers who kick started a wave of change, Mardi Gras members get to take an active role in shaping our future. 

We are accountable to our members and our members get to have a say in how we are governed by putting forward and voting on motions at our AGM. 

Exclusive Access to Tickets and Parties

Members are the first to access tickets when our biggest events go on sale. You'll get access to a lot of exclusive events and parties including:

  • Early release tickets and discounts to all of our big events
  • Invites to our VIP parties, including our annual launch
  • Exclusive VIP offers and discounts from our event partners

Make an Impact

By far the biggest benefit of being a Mardi Gras member is that you get to be a part of history.

You get to take an active role in contributing to our legacy and to help us push for a better future for our community. 

Discounts and Freebies

A Mardi Gras membership card gets you access to discounts and freebies with a huge range of businesses. Click here to see the full list.


If you want a Mardi Gras that has a sustainable future, that remains inclusive and represents you – be heard and become a member today. This is your opportunity to join a lively organisation of passionate people creating one of the world’s best LGBTQI+ festivals.


A year's membership to Mardi Gras costs $50, or $40 concession. 
You can choose to renew year-on-year, or sign up for a recurring membership.

Be Heard. Be Represented. Be a part of the Future of Mardi Gras.

Are you a 78er? 78ers are eligible for Lifetime Membership of Mardi Gras with no membership fees. Email 78ers@mardigrasarts.org.au to find out more.

Any questions? If you have queries about Mardi Gras Membership, email us at membership@mardigrasarts.org.au.