Fr 24. Februar - So Mar 5
Fr 24. Februar - So Mar 5
Fr 24. Februar - So Mar 5
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Featuring international icon Conchita Wurst
Die Oxford Street ist Schauplatz der Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, und im Rahmen der WorldPride-Feierlichkeiten werden Teile dieses beliebten LGBTQIA+-Viertels für den Verkehr gesperrt, um ein fabelhaftes (und kostenloses!) Festivalzentrum zu schaffen.
For 9 days from 24 Februar, Crown Street will be closed between Oxford and Campbell Streets, as will Riley Street between Oxford and Goulburn Streets. The area will become home to daily stalls, performances, dining and a place to connect with friends and family in between WorldPride events.
Crown Street will be home to the Travel Proud Stage presented by Booking.com with nightly shows and special extended entertainment on weekends.
To mark the final weekend of WorldPride (4-5 März), Oxford Street will also be closed for once-in-a-lifetime street party, all the way from Liverpool Street to Flinders Street, featuring The American Express Oxford Street Stage. That’s in addition to the annual Oxford Street closure for the Mardi Gras Parade on 25 Februar!
Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Please note there will be no Pride Villages on the day of Mardi Gras Parade (25 Februar).
Alle Altersgruppen sind willkommen.
Pride Villages – Crown & Riley Street
Freitag 24th Feb – 3pm – 10pm
Sonntag 26th Feb –
10am 11am – 10pm
Montag 27th Feb – Donnerstag 2nd März – 2pm-10pm
Freitag 3rd März – 2pm-11pm
Samstag 4th März – 12pm -1am
Sonntag 5th März – 10am-
NOTE: Pride Villages will not be activated on Sat 25 Feb (Mardi Gras Parade day)
Travel Proud Stage presented by Booking.com, Crown Street – (from 26 Feb)
Featuring performances from local and international talent, including:
Alex Dugan, Alfie Arcuri, Amanda Louise, Annabelle Gaspar, Argonaut, Ashtray, Astro, Beks, Betty Grumble, Big Thick Energy, Boy & Bucket, Conchita Wurst, DJ Prolifik the gifted, Dollar Bin Darlings, Dolly Llama, DYAN TAI: Worship Queer Collective + DJ, Gay & Lesbian Choir, Greg Gould, Jacqui Cunningham, James Alexandr , Jayyyslays, Jen Moore, Juliett Tango, Kate Monroe, Kitty Obsidian, Kweens of Comedy – AJ Lamarque, Lacey Hill, Lady Gargles, Lisa Pellegrino, Mama Alto, Mama de Leche, Miss Katalyna, Nick Pes, Nova Gina, Overexpired, People Of Cabaret, Philmah Bocks, RAY ISAAC, Retro Sweat, Rodd Richards, Seann Miley Moore, Sexy Galexy, Shaniqua, Sideboob, Stone Motheless Cold, Sveta, Sydney Drag Royalty, Tash York, Thraxxy, Trevor Ashley & Friends, Tyra Bankstown, Ty Madden, Tyoow, Women Sing Something, Wonder Mama,
Oxford Street Party
Samstag 4th März – 12pm -1am
Sonntag 5th März – 10am-10pm
The American Express Oxford Street Stage will feature free performances by:
Alex Lahey, Bianca Hunt, Brendan Maclean, Candy Bowers, Carla from Bankstown, Chela, Clio, Day Day, DJ Chip, Dunny Minogue, ETHAN, Haiku Hands, Half Queen, HANDSOME, Imbi, Jawbreakers, Jo Jo Zaho, Keelan Mak, Kyva, Lady Shaka, Lion, Nicholas Brown, Scott Campbell Hunter, Troy Beman, Tyra Bankstown, Tyrone Pynor, VASSY, Yummy, YVNGCWEED
The AMEX Shop Small Village within Pride Villages features 18 small businesses showcasing an array of products available for purchase.
For detailed and downloadable event maps, see the Important Event Information below.
Important Event Information
- This is a licensed All Ages event.
- Where an event is listed as all ages, people aged 15 years or less must be accompanied by a responsible adult as defined by NSW liquor laws (click here). People aged 16-17 are recommended to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the event may contain images and voices of people who are no longer with us.
- Sydney WorldPride shows may include strobe lighting, smoke and haze effects, loud music, flash photography, fire effects, pyrotechnics or other theatrical effects.
Click a link below to download the map.
- Crown & Riley Streets – click here
- Oxford Street Party – click here
- Valid Photo ID is required for people aged 18 and over to access pop-up bars
- All-weather clothing including hats and sunglasses for sun safety and rain-jackets or ponchos in case of rain – This is an outdoor event, and will go ahead rain, hail or shine!
- Refillable water bottle and coffee cup (no glass or metal)
- EFT or credit card – Only ‘contactless’ payment will be accepted for bar transactions
- Good vibes
Visit the Pride Villages FAQ page for more information – click here
You must bring valid Photo ID (Proof of age is a requirement for alcohol service at bars)
Valid forms of ID include:
- A Driver’s or Rider’s Licence or Learner’s Permit issued by an Australian State or Territory or any foreign country
- A NSW Digital Driver Licence
- NSW photo card
- Proof of age card issued by a public authority of the Commonwealth or of another State or Territory for the purpose of attesting to a person’s identity and age
- Keypass (over 18) identity card issued by Australia Post
What not to bring:
- Weapons of any kind, including any item that can be used as a projectile.
- Opened bottles of alcohol.
- Illegal substances of any kind.
- Any item that you intend (or such quantities of the item from which Sydney WorldPride can reasonably infer that you intend) to distribute, hawk, sell, offer, expose for sale, or display for marketing or promotional purposes.
- Chairs, folding chairs, bean bags, inflatable chairs or lounges, tents, sun shelters, eskies, and hard cased cooler bags.
- Inflatable balloons or toys.
- Selfie Sticks/Go-Pro Sticks / Monopods or Tripods.
- Bicycles, skateboards/skates, boogie boards, milk/bread crates, water pistols.
- Banners, posters, flags, or any signage on poles or made of hard material. Soft signage or flags are permitted (content must not be offensive, discriminatory, or defamatory in nature).
- Clothing with images or text that is offensive or discriminatory in nature.
- Drones and or other remote-controlled devices.
- Megaphone, horns, trumpets, sirens, whistles, or any type of noise-making devices.
- Fireworks, flares, or sparklers.
- Laser pointers, permanent marker / felt type pens, scissors, or aerosol canisters.
- Flyers, stickers, or any other promotional material not authorised by Sydney WorldPride.
- Balaclavas or (non-religious) face coverings.
- Any other item determined by Sydney WorldPride, the venue, management, or artist to be dangerous or capable of causing a public nuisance that would distract, obstruct, or interfere with the artist performance, or jeopardise public safety.
For more information, visit the Sydney WorldPride Ticketing Terms and Conditions – click here
- All alcoholic beverages purchased in bottle shops or shopping centres cannot be opened or consumed on site. All areas outside of designated bar areas or licensed premises are alcohol free zones.
- All alcoholic beverages purchased in bottle shops or shopping centres must be taken directly to you place of resident or an offsite location that allows BYO services. Proof of receipt will be required.
- Any one not following the above instructions will be removed from site. Consumption of alcohol in alcohol free zones may lead to police involvement.
For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all persons attending this event please be advised of the following conditions:
- Licensed areas within the site where alcohol is served can only be accessed by those aged 18 and over.
- Intoxicated patrons will not be permitted entry into the licensed area/event site.
- You may be required to provide valid ID to access the site. Residents, guest, and business owner will need to provide ID or proof of address when requested.
- Delivery services may still access the site, but all bikes and vehicles must remain off site.
- If you are asked to leave the licenced premises or refused entry by staff, security, or Police, you must leave immediately and not re-enter for 24 hours or return to the vicinity for 6 hours or you may be committing an offence and will be referred to the Police.
- Bicycle share services are not permitted within the footprint and bicycles will be removed if left unattended.
- Alcoholic beverages can only be consumed in designated bar areas and licensed premises. It is illegal to drink on the street and footpaths outside these areas.
- Alcohol sales are subject to Responsible Service of Alcohol and Harm Minimisation Practices. We are prohibited by law from serving liquor to minors and to intoxicated persons.
- Alcoholic beverages purchased from bottle shops and/or supermarkets cannot be consumed on site. All products must be unopened and taken from the site once purchased.
- Activities such as moshing, climbing, stage diving, crowd surfing, circle of death, wall of death, circle pit and associated activity are strictly prohibited.
- Entry is at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by the law, Sydney WorldPride, the venue, and artists accept no responsibility for loss, injury or damages caused to patrons or patron property whilst attending the event.
- You may be filmed or photographed at the event & footage/images may be used, replicated, or published by Sydney WorldPride or the artist for promotional & other purposes.
- Please respect the neighbours and residents whilst entering & exiting the event: keep noise to a minimum & place rubbish in allocated bins.
- All bags and patrons may be subjected to a search by security. Any prohibited items found will be confiscated and alcohol will be disposed of.
- Any patron found carrying illegal substances, weapons or items considered dangerous or offensive will be referred to the Police.
- Disruptive or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Intoxicated or disorderly patrons will be evicted from the event site.
- Agreement to the wellness declaration that at the time of entry, you are not required by health authorities to isolate, and have no symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive.
- By using our medical facilities, you consent to Sydney WorldPride having access to your medical records.
- Sydney WorldPride reserves the right to vary advertised programs and to add, withdraw or substitute artists where necessary.
- Sound at this event may reach levels that can damage your hearing; free earplugs are available from first aid.
- Volume levels at all outdoor events vary depending on many factors such as EPA noise restrictions and may or may not be as loud as an indoor event.
- Any person bearing or wearing gang colours, patches or insignias will not be permitted entry to the event.
- The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at Sydney WorldPride is a top priority – This event site is smoke-free.
For more information, visit the Sydney WorldPride Ticketing Terms and Conditions – click here
Various bars, food trucks and amenities will make up areas of the Pride Villages footprint to compliment the existing businesses in the area. Below you’ll find all the important information about the facilities offered at the event, including what to expect at the event to help make your experience safer and more enjoyable:
This is a licensed event so there is no BYO. Our bars will provide a range of alcoholic drinks, as well as a range of non-alcoholic options including water. Alcohol will only be allowed to be consumed within designated licensed areas. Please see the event maps for the location of bars and water stations at the event.
Please note some outlets are card-only – AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS accepted.
There will be a variety of food trucks and vendors at the event offering a wide range of snacks and meals. Please see the event map for the location of the food outlets at the event.
All Gender, portable, temporary toilets (including accessible toilets) have been installed for this event – please use them! Please see the event map for the location of toilets at the event.
There will be water stations within the event site. Free water will also be available at all bars. Please see the event map for the locations of the water refill outlets.
This event is outdoors, so please bring sun/rain protection as the event will go ahead, rain, hail or shine.
We want you to have the best experience possible so to ensure the safety of our patrons, we have employed a fully equipped medical team to be on site for the duration of the event. Please see the event map for the location of Medical services.
First Nations Community Space
Want to drop in and have a yarn about anything medical or just have a sit down? The First Nations Community Space, in partnership with ACON will be located on Riley St, within Oxford Village and will be active from Sonntag 26th Februar to Sonntag 5th März for the duration of each event day. Please see the event map for event timings and location of the First Nations Community Space at Pride Villages.
The Pride Villages Infobooth is located at Taylor Square North and will be operational during the following times:
- Freitag 17th Februar – Donnerstag 23rd Februar: 10am – 6pm daily
- Freitag 24th Februar – Sonntag 5th März: 10am – 10pm daily
A Merchandise stall will be available on Crown St from Sonntag 26th Februar to Sonntag 5th März and will be open for the duration of each event day. An exciting range of Sydney WorldPride merchandise will be available for purchase (cashless transactions only). Please see the event map for event timings and location of the Merchandise stall at Pride Villages.
Left anything behind on the street? Or found something? Hand in valuables at Darlinghurst Police Station – 151 Goulburn Street.
Pride Villages is open to the public and free to attend.
Please note that some ticketed events will be held within the event site. Due to the high chance of large crowds we recommend arriving earlier if you are attending a ticketed event. Please have a copy of your ticket (on your phone) ready to show at the entry points to Pride Villages.
We strongly encourage all participants to use public transport and to plan your travel before arriving at the event. Plan your trip at transportnsw.info – click here
For more information and travel tips, visit http://transportnsw.info/events/2023/03/pride-villages-oxford-street-party-sydney-worldpride
Live Traffic Information
For more information on road closures and changed traffic conditions including maps:
- Pride Villages 24 Feb – 5 Mar – click here
- Oxford St Party 4 – 5 März – click here
Make the most of your Sydney WorldPride festival experience with our guide to looking after your health and wellbeing.
Visit the Sydney WorldPride Health and Wellbeing page (click here) for more information on the following topics:
- Looking after your sexual health
- Monkeypox (Mpox), Covid-19 and other health issues
- Sun, water and road safety
- Mental health services
For more information about local laws and getting help regarding the following topics, visit the Sydney WorldPride page (click here).
- Drug and alcohol use
- Help in an emergency
NSW Health also have a dedicated Sydney WorldPride health and safety page with invaluable information, found at the link:
To visit the website, click here.
For free help in your language, contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50.
Here are ways you can help make this a greener event!
- Bring an empty refillable water bottle (no glass or metal).
- To reduce your carbon footprint we encourage you to catch public transport to our events.
- Choose your bin carefully, make sure your waste goes in the correct bin.
- Consider offsetting your travel to the event (for information on Sydney WorldPride Carbon Offset Program, click here).
For more information, visit the Sydney WorldPride Pride Planet Program page – click here
Accessible features available at this event:
- Zugänglich für Rollstuhlfahrer
- Accessible toilets
- Accessible drop-off & pick-up points
- Sensory space (Active from Sonntag 26th Februar to Sonntag 5th März)
- Language non-barrier (At specific times, pending programming)
- Auslan interpretation (At specific times, pending programming)
- Assistive animal facilities
- Ear Plugs available from ACON
- ACON harm minimisation services
- Sunflower lanyard program
Please note: Sydney WorldPride shows may include strobe lighting, smoke and haze effects, loud music, flash photography, fire effects, pyrotechnics or other theatrical effects.
Sydney WorldPride is proud to support the Sunflower Hidden Disabilities Program which is a globally recognised symbol for hidden or non-obvious disabilities. The Sunflower Lanyard enables people with hidden disabilities and conditions the choice to let the people around them know they may need extra support, empathy, understanding or patience. This may mean some wearers cannot stand for a long time in the queue to use the bathroom, may need the use of an accessible bathroom (even if they aren’t a wheelchair or mobility aid user), patience when their order is being taken, may need fast-tracked support, more time to move around (i.e. due to pain or mobility challenges) or can feel overwhelmed, sensory overload or stressed out in large crowds and loud environments.
If you already own a Sunflower lanyard please bring it along and it will be accepted at all SWP events. If you don’t already have one, Sunflower Lanyards will be available onsite at the Infobooth located at Taylor Square North – please check the event map for Sunflower Lanyard Pickup locations on site. The lanyard is yours to keep and use during the festival and beyond! Click this link for more information on what the Sunflower Lanyard is and how it may support you.
Sensory / Quiet Space
A designated area will be available from Sonntag 26th Februar to Sonntag 5th März for any patrons with disabilities or access needs that may require a safe, supported place to take a break from the event. If you feel overwhelmed due to overstimulation or sensory overloaded during the event and/or simply need a space to ground yourself and relax, please go to the Sensory / Quiet Space (located on the corner of Pelican St and Oxford St) and a Volunteer can assist you.
An accessible drop-off & pick-up point will be available on Forbes St near Bourke St and Wentworth Ave near Lyons Lane. Visit the Transport for NSW Pride Villages transport map (click here pdf 1.0MB) and Oxford Street Party transport map (click here pdf 2.0MB) to easily find your way (screenshot and save to favourites!)
Plan your trip at transportnsw.info – click here
Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select “accessible services only” in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. Check accessible travel or download a transport app (select the “Accessibility” filter).