Re-live your favourite Mardi Gras moments!


Festival First Light 2024

As the sun peaked over the horizon on the first day of the 2024 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, we gathered to celebrate our 46th Festival taking place on the lands of the longest running queer culture in the world.

The Ceremony played witness to the first light of our Festival hitting unceded Aboriginal Land, as Aunty Nadeena Dixon Welcomed us to Country with a Smoking Ceremony, and dancers from the Buuja Buuja-Butterfly Dance Group.

Photography credit: Sarah Malone

Ultra Violet 2024

Our community came together for a journey of exhilaration and splendour, designed by and for LGBTQIA+ women.

Thank you for joining us at a wondrous queer world with live acts, DJs and performers that transformed the space across two stages for a day-to-night party like no other.

Photography credit: Jess Gleeson

Kaftana Pool Party 2024

Having withdrawals from all the camp? Enjoy our hand-picked gallery of all things Kaftana Pool Party, from the best outfits to candid camp smiles, peruse the glamour and get excited for next year!

Photography credit: Ash Penin

Hot Trans Summer 2024

Curated for trans and gender-diverse people, by trans and gender-diverse people, and featuring an all trans and gender diverse line up – we had an incredible time soaking up the Sydney summer sun at Hot Trans Summer with you all!

Photography credit: Lexi Laphor

Sissy Ball 2024

The regal and the ravenous ran wild at Sydney Town Hall for the biggest vogue ball in the Southern Hemisphere: Sissy Ball, thanks to Godmother of Australian ballroom – Kilia.

Sissy Ball allows for Vogue families born out of safety and necessity to find their home on stage as thousands chant their calls for a night of drama, karma and sensation. Born to bridge a bond with houses in Aotearoa, Legendary Mother of Australian Ballroom Benji Ra brought Sissy Ball to the scene in 2018 and is now recognised as a global stage for the excellence, embodiment and fantasy of the ballroom scene down under.

Photography credit: Ken Leanfore

Bondi Beach Party 2024

The beach was back as we turned one of the most iconic shores into a queer paradise for Bondi Beach Party – Sydney Mardi Gras edition.

With more camp and colour than ever before and a Beach backdrop nearly as beautiful as you – we had to take some snazzy shots!

Photography credits: Jordan Munns & Paulo Fallone

Paradiso Pool Party 2024

After an epic week of partying at Bondi Beach we didn’t want the vibes to end, so y’all brought them to the pool. The cocktails were flowing through the cabanas as the budgies were on show at Paradiso Pool Party.

Photography credit: Ash Penin

Diamond Dance 2024

To celebrate 60 years of Pollys Club, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Pollys Club and Dykes on Bikes joint forces for Diamond Dance.

Taking over the iconic Paddington Town Hall, an instrumental venue in the history of the Festival, Diamond Dance took us on a journey through time as all the classics from the 80s, 90s and early 00s brought community together to dance, dazzle and meet new friends.

Photography credits: Sarah Malone

Parade 2024

The cards told us it would be a night to remember, and with over 200,000 of you on our streets celebrating pride- it absolutely was! As always, our fearless protectors, Dykes on Bikes, the First Nations Community Float and our beloved 78ers led the way for over 12,000 marchers as they bring to life the 2024 Festival theme Our Future…

Photography credits: Jordan Munns & Joseph Mayers

Laneway 2024

Kick-ons were sorted as our community showed up for one final hurrah at Laneway. From a few milk crates on Hill Street to the renowned Festival finisher – Laneway was the ultimate way to end your Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations, taking over community favourite The Beresford from top to bottom, and spilling out onto Hill Street. If you missed the = glittering gutter street party vibes at Laneway- you can live vicariously through these HOT images.

Photography credit: Ash Penin

2023: WorldPride

Sissy Ball 2023

For the fifth anniversary of Sissy Ball we returned to Sydney Town Hall for the biggest ball in the Southern Hemisphere.

Laugh Out Proud 2023

Big LOLs for queer comedy’s night-of-nights at a sold-out Enmore Theatre for the forth year in a row.

Kaftana Pool Party 2023

You were all hot to trot at Kaftana Pool Party 2023!

Laneway 2023

Everyone’s favourite kick-ons watched the sun set on week one of Sydney WorldPride.

Parade 2023

It was good to be home for the 45th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

Paradiso Pool Party 2023

Sydney’s most iconic pool welcomed tourists, locals and Mardi Gras faithfuls for the Sydney WorldPride edition of Paradiso Pool Party.

Fair Day 2023

We kicked-off Sydney WorldPride in true Mardi Gras style: Fair Day presented by American Express.

Community Awards 2023

Celebrating Sydney WorldPride and all those who went above and beyond to make it happen.

2022: United We Shine

Community Awards 2022

Celebrating members of our community that went above and beyond for the 2022 Season.

Parade 2022

We returned to the SCG for a dazzling display of self-expression in front of a sold-out crowd of over 40,000 spectators.

Fair Day 2022

After two long years, we descended on a sunny Victoria Park for Fair Day 2022, proudly presented by American Express.

Queer Art After Hours 2022

Discover the ground-breaking and the glamorous in the gallery from Queer Art After Hours 2022!

Laugh Out Proud 2022

All your favourite pictures from the queer comedy event of the year, Laugh Out Proud!

Laneway 2022

The glamorous gallery from everyone’s favourite curb-side recovery party, Laneway.

Kaftana Pool Party 2022

All the snaps in our best frocks at an absolutely fabulous poolside Kaftana Party!

Sissy Ball 2022

Part one of the photos from Sissy Ball’s grand debut at Sydney Town Hall.

Paradiso Pool Party 2022

We made a splash for the final event of Mardi Gras 2022, Paradiso Pool Party.