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Sydney's bidding for WorldPride 2023


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is bidding for Sydney to host WorldPride 2023.

A successful bid would see Sydney become the first destination in the Southern Hemisphere to host WorldPride, the marquee international LGBTQI pride event.

WorldPride 2023 would coincide with the 45th anniversary of the first Mardi Gras Parade and the 50th Anniversary of the first Australian Gay Pride Week.

Our bid to host WorldPride 2023 is about much more than Sydney and Australia. It's about the Asia-Pacific, one of InterPride’s most diverse regions that is home to 60% of the world’s population, yet too often overlooked and under-represented. Many LGBTQI communities within this region are denied fundamental human rights.

Sydney WorldPride 2023 will be the global event that unites LGBTIQ communities and Prides from across the world and brings them to Asia Pacific. Together, we will listen and learn from some of the most isolated LGBTIQ+ communities in the world, celebrate as one and show bold leadership as activists into the future.

Our WorldPride 2023 Bid document is available in many different languages. Downland readable and printable versions here.


Membership of InterPride is available to any LGBTIA+ organisation that produces parades, festivals, rallies and other cultural events and activities for LGBTIA+ communities.


1. Visit the InterPride website membership page here
3. Highlight "full member organisation”
4. Select your user name and region (eg Asia Pacific members are in Region 20)

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will present its bid for the biennial event to members of InterPride at their AGM in Athens in October 2019. 

The inaugural WorldPride was held in Rome in 2000. Cities which have hosted WorldPride since 2000 include Jerusalem, London, Toronto and Madrid.

Our WorldPride 2023 bid is happening with the support of the NSW Government, Tourism Australia, ANZ, QANTAS and OUTtv.

To stay across the campaign for Sydney’s bid, or to register your interest in getting involved, please fill out the form below.‚Äč

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