Pride March FAQs

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FAQs

The Pride March ballot has now closed.

The Sydney WorldPride March was free to enter for everyone. For those located in Australia, there was a small postage and handling charge to mail participant wristbands. All tickets have been allocated, with no further availability.

If you are an Australian resident, your wristband (and wristbands for all the people you registered in your group) was shipped to you directly in advance.

If you did not receive your wristband/s by 5pm on Monday 27 February or before you leave for Sydney, please email us at [email protected]

If you are an international visitor, or you registered after the postage window, you have been sent a reminder email with information on where to pick up your wristband.

All LGBTQIA+ community members and allies were able to enter the ballot, but only people who have been selected in the ballot, and have successfully registered can participate on the day. You must wear your wristband to participate. Tickets are now fully allocated for this event.

All registered participants must wear their Pride March wristband for the entire march.

Pride March will flow North to South across the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the starting point in North Sydney near North Sydney train station. Please avoid driving due to multiple road closures. Public transport is the simplest and fastest way to get to the start location in North Sydney. Note, the Pride March route from start to finish is just over 4 km with no early exit points.

More information has been emailed to people who successfully claimed their tickets. View the map here.

Please arrive 30mins before your start time. Make sure to wear your brightest colours as we march for equality for all LGBTQIA+ people around the world.

Pride March start times are in 10-minute increments from 7am to 9:40am and participants must start at the dedicated time they selected during the ticket claim process.

Please refer to your entry confirmation sent to your email for your start time.

Only registered participants with a valid Pride March wristband will be able to march.

We strongly encourage all participants to use public transport; additional services will be available on the day. Travel on public transport is included with your ticket / wristband. Plan your trip at Transport NSW.

Please note that the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed several hours in advance of the March, in order to prepare. The Sydney Harbour Tunnel will remain open.

Yes, it is wheelchair accessible. The march is largely on road however there are small sections with varied terrain.

There is a designated accessible drop off area at North Sydney on Miller St.

There will be a designated accessible pick-up point in the City on Phillip St.

Accessible toilets are available at the start and finish of the march.

Please note, the Pride March route from start to finish is just over 4 km with no early exit points. Check out the event map – click here.

There are no designated rest areas along the Pride March route.

Yes, you are able to use your mobility aid if required. For safety reasons, recreational transport devices will not be allowed, e.g. bicycles, scooters etc. If you are unsure about your device, please email [email protected]

All LGBTQIA+ community and allies welcome, of all ages. People aged 16-17 are recommended to be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. People aged 15 years or under must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. All children aged over 2 years old will need to hold a valid ticket procured through the ballot.

No. For safety reasons, only service/assistance animals are allowed to join the Pride March.

The ballot has now been drawn. Any tickets unclaimed from successful entrants in the first ballot went into the pool for second-chance draws. All 50,000 places are claimed, and no further tickets will be allocated.

Start times have been issued in the pre-event email and cannot be changed. If you have not received this email, please check your junk folder.

No banners, posters, flags or any signage on poles or made of hard material are permitted.

Soft signage or flags are permitted (content must not be offensive in nature).

Yes! International participants who have been selected in the ballot and have successfully registered are able to collect their wristband in advance from a collection point in the Sydney city centre.

Please note, there will be no wristband collection available on event morning.

If you had any issues with your pickup point email [email protected]

An aerial photograph of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with a digital illustration of the colours of the Progress Pride Flag flowing over it

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.