Sydney WorldPride & Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community.

We acknowledge the 60,000 years of continuous civilisation by First Nations communities and pay our respects to elders, past, present and emerging.


Request for Expressions of Interest to join the Sydney WorldPride & Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras National First Nations Advisory Committee

Release date: Monday 7 December 2020

Closing date: 5:00pm AEST, Friday 29 January 2021


Sydney WorldPride

WorldPride, licenced by InterPride, is an international event that promotes LGBTQI+ issues and rights through festivals, parades, celebration, and other activities in various host cities around the world.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) won the right to host the 2023 event with 61% support from InterPride members. It is the first time ever the event will be held in the Asia Pacific Region.Sydney WorldPride (SWP) has been incorporated by SGLMG to design and deliver Sydney WorldPride 2023. SWP is a Not-for-Profit (NFP) entity registered with Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

SGLMG is one of the oldest continuously operating LGBTQI+ organisations in Australia. SGLMG was built on the foundations laid by early community activists who fought for LGBTQI+ rights in a time of wide-spread, institutionalised oppression and discrimination.

From these origins, SGLMG has evolved to include a strong focus on celebration while maintaining a commitment to social justice for LGBTQI+ communities.

National First Nations Advisory Committee

Australia is home to the oldest continuous culture in the world and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQI+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities have their own distinct voices to share. Their contribution will be an integral part of Sydney WorldPride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Our organisations are committed to working closely with First Nations communities to celebrate and elevate First Nations LGBTQI+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy culture. SWP and SGLMG understand the importance of actively promoting equity and equality while working together to build cultural competence and strong relationships between First Nations and our organisations.

The First Nations Advisory Committee will provide expert cultural advice and strategy to both organisations supported by the First Nations Creative Director and First Nations Engagement Officer

The role of the committee is to advise and make recommendations to SWP and SGLMG on matters relating to First Nations programming and to inform development, implementation, and review of festival planning. The committee will also advise and liaise regarding issues impacting First Nations LGBTQI+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities.

SWP and SGLMG have undertaken and extensive 10+ months of consultation and conversation with First Nations communities in determining the most transparent and inclusive engagement strategy. It was concluded that the best way forward was to broadly and nationally seek expressions of interest for a national advisory committee that will work across both organisations.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the First Nations Advisory Committee please complete the application form on our website, by Friday 29 January 2021

You can also download and print the application form and email to us at or post it to us at Level 2, Suite 8, 66 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW 2010 before the closing date.

If you have any questions or need any support in completing the application please refer to the FAQ’s or please email

This EOI will be advertised and shared widely through SWP and MG channels, Koori Mail, BLAQ, First Nations Rainbow, ACON, PWC, Facebook groups, Linkedin etc

First Nations Advisory Committee FAQsMail-in Application Form

Online Application Form

Any information we collect through this application process will be kept confidential