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2017 01 23 Gingers The Oxford Hotel v2


Come along and join the DEFGLIS family at our annual mixer for 2017.

If your coming to Mardi Gras there is no better way to start the weekend than with us! 

This year we have a new venue in the heart of Oxford Street, that's right we are setting up shop on the first floor of The Oxford Hotel at the glamorous Gingers Bar.

This is an event open to all, so feel free to bring along a friend or three as we network the night away.


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Event Date 03-Mar-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 03-Mar-2017 10:00 pm
Registration Start Date 13-Feb-2017
Individual Price Free



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.

Uniformed Contingent

Uniform NavyS3

Navy - Summer Ceremonial S3 (nameplates, ribbons, officer & senior sailors: white long sleeve coats, junior sailors: long sleeve white, blue collar, black scarf)

Uniform Army2E

Army - General Duties 2E (polyesters, short sleeves, name plates, ribbons, khaki hat fur feld brim down)

Uniform AirForce1C

Air Force - Service Dress 1C (short sleeves, name plates, ribbons, peak/womens cap

Event Date 04-Mar-2017 4:00 pm
Event End Date 04-Mar-2017 11:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00

2015 04 26 Canberra Anzac 7

In 2017 DEFGLIS will once again remember those who have gone before us as we lay wreaths around the country for LGBTI service personnel past.

We will lay wreaths capital cities throughout the country.

More details to follow very soon.

Event Date 25-Apr-2017 5:00 am
Event End Date 25-Apr-2017 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free