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, get ready darling, we're hitting the town.
The Sydney Mardi Gras Parade is Australia’s biggest LGBTQIA+ event of the year, pulling hundreds of thousands of visitors from every corner of the country, and the globe to our dazzling city!
Credit Hamid Mousa and Destination NSW
Boasting a bumper festival program with speciality themed fantasy worlds for you to experience, including the Sissy Ball, Hot Brown Honey, and a KiKi pool sesh at the Ivy club, as well as phenomenal performers including Conchita Wurst of Eurovision fame and Courtney Act.
Mardi Gras is about more than just the parade (which this year falls on the leap year date of Saturday, 29 February) 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.
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, we've got hot showers, hectic rooftops and unbeatable prices.
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!