*** THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED - YOU MAY JOIN THE WAITLIST AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY CANCELLATIONS ***
We would like to invite you to join DEFGLIS to celebrate LGBTI diversity and inclusion at the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. We invite persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities to join with us to support LGBTI personnel and their families at this iconic cultural festival.
Participants can register via this website to march with the uniformed contingent, or with the DEFGLIS contingent wearing DEFGLIS polo shirts. You can buy a shirt for this event online at our store.
The cost to attend is $20, which covers catering for this event.
1600 - 1630 Arrive HMAS Kuttabul with Photographic ID for registration, light refreshments and an opportunity to change. Entrance is up the hill on Wylde St.
Please arrive no later than 1630h. Road closures begin from 1200h and may cause traffic delays in the CBD area.
1645 Parade Briefing
1700 Bus departs HMAS Kuttabul
1730 Bus arrives Parade Start Area – move to Hyde Park away from other floats
1745 Group Photos
1800 Sizing of Defence Contingent
1830 Opportunity to view other floats
1900 Entry area locks down
1945 Parade starts (first float steps off)
2130 Bus pickup at parade completion point. All uniformed participants must return to HMAS Kuttabul on the bus at the conclusion of the parade.
2200 Return to HMAS Kuttabul to change into civilian attire and participate in refreshments
APS and Family Contingent (DEFGLIS and Defence Pride Attire)
DEFGLIS and Defence Pride branded polo shirts can be purchased through our online store and will be delivered at the rallying location on arrival and at the annual mixer the night before.
Navy - Summer Ceremonial S3 (nameplates, ribbons, officer & senior sailors: white long sleeve coats, junior sailors: long sleeve white, blue collar, black scarf)
Army - General Duties 2E (polyesters, short sleeves, name plates, ribbons, khaki hat fur feld brim down)
Air Force - Service Dress 1C (short sleeves, name plates, ribbons, peak/womens cap