It’s time to get your sparkle on. Mardi Gras is almost here!

Join us as we celebrate our wonderful families in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019 Parade.

Mardi Gras is our opportunity to celebrate our rainbow families and push for recognition. Join our community as we proudly march down Oxford Street.

All those who buy tickets will be provided, in the coming weeks, with a Rainbow Families Mardi Gras survival pack. This will outline start and finish times, directions, t-shirt, what to wear and how to accessorise. 

Tickets will go on sale at 7pm on Sunday 27th January for volunteers.

General tickets will go on sale 7pm Monday 28th January on our registration page. Tickets will be code restricted until 7pm.

In the meantime, here is what you need to know:

  • Tickets are limited and will sell fast.

  • Tickets are $65 per person
    All adults and children, irrespective of age, need a ticket.

  • There are 10 complimentary tickets for low income families. These will be drawn randomly. To register for these please contact us.

  • When you purchase your tickets you will need to choose T-Shirt sizes.

THERE WILL BE NO EXCHANGES OF T-SHIRTS. Choose wisely and if in doubt go a size bigger.

  • Tickets are limited to 5 per person.

  • Photography on the night - Mardi Gras is a huge event for our community. We will have 2 photographers marching with our group, if you have any concerns with being photographed please let Bern know on the day however it is a televised event and media will be everywhere so it can't really be controlled. 

  • Tickets will be available on the Rainbow Families website, keep an eye out on Facebook and your emails for the link to buy tickets.

Frequently asked questions - check out our video of committee member Bern discussing all things Mardi Gras and all the questions she gets asked with all the answers!

More info:
The cost of the ticket will cover part of the cost of participating in the parade - hire of entertainment, creation of the float, music, lights, banners as well as your T-Shirt and accessories.

In the coming weeks, all those who buy tickets will be provided with a Rainbow Families Mardi Gras survival pack. This document will outline start and finish times, directions, T-Shirt and props distribution, what to wear and how to accessorise.

We have a limited number of tickets, and unfortunately that means some people will miss out. There are 240 tickets in total.

Feedback from previous years has been the ladies shirt sizes are small, however there are lots of larger sizes in the men's range. 

Thanks again for your patience. If you have any questions, please email us -