Sydney Mardi Gras Parade, Coming In HOT!

Put your party pants on and brace yourself for when Sydney’s spectacular celebration of diversity, paints a rainbow streak right across the town! Australia’s premier pride parade is pouring onto Oxford St, along with a flamboyant procession that consumes an industrial quantity of glitter, feathers, and spandex!

The Sydney Mardi Gras Parade is Australia’s biggest LGBTQI event of the year, pulling hundreds of thousands of visitors from every corner of country, and the globe to our dazzling city!

Are you Mardi Gras Parade ready?


Boasting a bumper festival program with speciality themed fantasy worlds for you to experience, including the Neon Playground, Black Palace and the Powder Puff, as well as phenomenal performers including PNAU and Kim Petras. 

Mardi Gras is about more than just the parade (which this year falls on Saturday, 2nd of March) with 80 events squeezed into a two-week extravaganza. The 80,000 people who rock up to the Fair Day, the Indigenous ‘Koori Gras’ in Redfern and Queer Screen’s Film Festival held across the city are all highlights.

Keen to join the party? YHA is ready to welcome you with open arms!

Even if you don’t plan on getting much sleep throughout the parade weekend, we’ve got you, with a range of multi-share beds and private ensuite rooms depending on how much you wanna treat yo’self. PLUS, good ol’ showers, hectic rooftops and unbeatable prices! Evidence, as seen below:

Sydney Central Pool

Sydney Central YHA Pool.

Sydney Harbour YHA Rooftop

Sydney Harbour YHA Rooftop.

Book your stay at Sydney Central YHA or Railway Square YHA just an easy stroll from the parade route, the glam Sydney Harbour YHA in the heart of the Rocks, or Glebe Point YHA in the thick of the inner west’s queer-friendly bar scene!

The choice is yours - either which way, we’ve got ya covered darling. 

Nearby Hostels

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    From $31.35 per night
    Sydney Central YHA
    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.
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    From $32 per night
    Sydney Railway Square YHA
    The hostel that literally has its own platform at Sydney Central Railway Station. You won't have an excuse for missing your bus, train or plane, with direct access to the Sydney Airport Train line and bus terminals at your doorstep.
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    From $38.95 per night
    Sydney Harbour YHA - The Rocks
    The only hostel in Sydney that has views of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Sydney Harbour YHA is the best place to stay in Sydney for the New Years Eve fireworks and the Vivid light festival.
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    From $26.5 per night
    Sydney Glebe Point YHA
    Glebe Point YHA backpacker hostel offers a relaxed inner city location, just a short tram ride to Sydney CBD. Explore Glebe markets, cafes and restaurants.
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