Constitution Review

We’re currently reviewing our constitutions to bring them in line with legislation and current best practice

Phase 1 of refreshing our organisation’s governance framework ensures our Constitution meets current regulatory requirements.

Board Directors and a team of legal experts have undertaken a detailed review of our organisation’s governance framework focused on our Constitution. After consultation and feedback, as promised at the 2023 Annual General Meeting, Phase 1 has focused on changes to the constitution as they relate to legislative and statutory obligations, redundancies in the existing document or reflecting current practice.

The new draft appropriately modernises and is much clearer. The draft does not alter the basic structure of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Ltd (Company).

Any further changes to the Constitution, in Phase 2, will only be undertaken after community consultation in 2024.

A constitution outlines the fundamental principles and current legislation that dictate how an organisation is governed.

Put simply, our constitutions, Mardi Gras Arts Ltd and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Ltd, reference legislations that no longer exist or have been amended. These changes need to be incorporated to bring the constitutions in line with the modern governance standards for a charitable organisation.

It is also an opportunity to make suggestions that bring the Board’s responsibilities in line with best practices.

The existing constitution for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has been reviewed and updated in collaboration with Board Directors and legal experts for market practice, and to reflect our purposes and governance arrangements.

The Constitution review table is available here.

Our Governance Pyramid is available here.



Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we celebrate and work.

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

Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which our celebrations are held on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.