• Sydney CBD to Moore Park
  • via Oxford St, Flinders St and Anzac Pde
Mardi Gras Parade - Saturday 2 March
 
Sat 2 Mar 2019 - Sun 3 Mar 2019
 
Public Transport:
Various buses between the city and eastern suburbs will be diverting and using alternate stops from 5pm Saturday until 4am Sunday. Museum Station will be closed from 5pm Saturday until 4am Sunday due to large crowds. Visit transportnsw.info to plan your trip.
 
Advice:
Use public transport
Check signage; Avoid the area

Thousands of spectators will gather to see the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade travel from Whitlam Square at Hyde Park South through to Moore Park via Oxford St from 7:30pm. Major road closures and extensive parking restrictions will be in place along and surrounding the parade route from 3pm Saturday until 4am Sunday.

ROAD CLOSURES

From 3pm: Liverpool St between Elizabeth St and College St and Yurong Pkwy will close.

From 4pm: Albion St between Bourke St and Flinders St will close. From 4.45pm College St southbound at St Mary's Cathedral will close. 

From 5pm: key roads along the parade route will close including College St between William St and Liverpool St, Oxford St from College St to Taylor Square / Flinders St, Flinders St from Oxford St to Moore Park Rd and Anzac Pde southbound from Moore Park Rd to Lang Rd including the Eastern Distributor Randwick Anzac Pde off-ramp.

Sections of Wentworth Ave, Goulburn St, Crown St, Bourke St and various local roads off Oxford St will also close.

From 6:30pm: Anzac Pde northbound from Lang Rd to Fitzroy St including the Eastern Distributor Anzac Pde On-ramp, sections of Moore Park Rd at Flinders St and Driver Ave will close.

From 9pm to 1am: sections of Elizabeth St, Castlereagh St and Pitt St between Market and Goulburn streets will close to allow crowds to safely leave the CBD. 

Motorists are advised to avoid unecessary travel through the CBD or to expect delays as traffic will be heavy on detour routes. Motorists travelling between the city and eastern suburbs will be diverted via Cleveland St in the south or via William St and Darlinghurst Rd in the north.  

Pedestrian access across the parade route will be maintained until 7pm, after such time there is no pedestrian crossing available until roads reopen. 

Special event clearways will be in place from 6am on Saturday until 4am on Sunday on various roads throughout the Sydney CBD, Surry Hills and Moore Park. Clearways are strict no-parking zones, even for local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies.


Travel Arrangements
Cycleway closures

SYDNEY CBD CYCLEWAY CLOSURES

Cycleway closures affect both directions unless stated otherwise.

FROM 6AM SAT 2 MARCH – 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • William Street (cycle lane) between Yurong Street and College Street (westbound)
  • Park Street (cycle lane) between College Street and Elizabeth Street (westbound)

FROM 9PM SAT 2 MARCH – 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Liverpool Street (cycle lane) between Elizabeth Street and George Street (westbound) 
Road Closures

SYDNEY CBD / DARLINGHURST / SURRY HILLS / MOORE PARK

FROM 11PM FRIDAY 1 MARCH TO 5PM SAT 2 MARCH

  • Flinders Street between South Dowling Street and Short Street (northbound lanes)  

FROM 3PM TO 7PM SATURDAY 2 MARCH

  • Boomerang Pl between William Street and Yurong Pkwy     
  • Yurong Pkwy between Boomerang Pl and Street Marys Road        

FROM 3PM SATURDAY 2 MARCH TO 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Commonwealth Street between Liverpool Street and Clarke Street   
  • Liverpool Street between Elizabeth Street and College Street       
  • Nithsdale Street between Liverpool Street and Clarke Street  

FROM 4PM SATURDAY 2 MARCH TO 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Albion Street between Bourke Street and Flinders Street (eastbound)  

FROM 4:45PM SATURDAY 2 MARCH TO 6:30PM SAT 2 MARCH

  • College Street between Prince Albert Road and William Street (southbound)

FROM 5PM SAT 2 MARCH TO 4AM SUN 3 MARCH (EASTERN DISTRIBUTOR)

  • Eastern Distributor off ramp (Randwick exit) between the Eastern Distributor and Anzac Parade (eastbound)

FROM 5PM SAT 2 MARCH TO 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Alberta Street between Clarke Street and Goulburn Street    
  • Anzac Parade between Moore Park Road and Lang Road (southbound)
  • Blackburn Street between Elizabeth Street and Foster Street (eastbound)
  • Bourke Street  between Campbell Street and Linden Lane   
  • Bourke Street between Fitzroy Street and Linden Lane  (northbound)
  • Bourke Street between Forbes Street and 355 Bourke Street       
  • Brisbane Street between Goulburn Lane and Goulburn Street      
  • Brisbane Street between Oxford Street and Poplar Sreet
  • Burton Street between Palmer Street and Foley Street (westbound)
  • Campbell Street between Crown Street and Bourke Street
  • Clare Street between Marys Place and Short Street
  • Clarke Street between Elizabeth Street and Nithsdale Street     
  • College Lane between Francis Street and Stanley Street  
  • College Street between Park Street and Liverpool Street
  • Commonwealth Street between Goulburn Street and Goulburn Lane   
  • Commonwealth Street between Clarke Street and Wentworth Avenue
  • Commonwealth Street between Campbell Street and Hunt Street 
  • Commonwealth Street between Albion Street and Little Albion Street (northbound)
  • Crown Street between Burton Street and Campbell Street  
  • Crown Street between Albion Street and Jesmond Street (northbound)
  • Denham Street between Little Oxford Street and Campbell Street
  • Flamings Lane from Flinders Sreet
  • Flinders Street* between Oxford Street and Moore Park Road      
  • Flood Street between Albion Street and Marys Place    
  • Foley Street between Crown Street and Bourke Street  
  • Forbes Street between Bourke Street and Courthouse driveway, opposite of 301 Forbes Street Building     
  • Foster Street between Campbell Street and Hunt Street       
  • Foster Street between Elizabeth Street and Blackburn Street       
  • Francis Street** between College Street and Hargrave Street (eastbound)
  • Goulburn Street between Wentworth Ave and Brisbane Street (eastbound)
  • Goulburn Street between Elizabeth Street and Wentworth Avenue
  • Goulburn Street between Riley Street and Crown Street (eastbound)
  • Hannam Street between Chisholm Street and Flinders Street       
  • Hargrave Street between Charlotte Lane and Liverpool Street      
  • Hill Street between Bourke Street and Flinders Street   
  • Hunt Street between Campbell Street and Commonwealth Street (westbound)
  • Kells Lane between Crown Street and Palmer Street    
  • Langley Street between Burton Street and Foley Street
  • Linden Lane between Bourke Street and Flinders Street       
  • Little Oxford St between Crown Street and Campbell Street
  • Liverpool Street between Oxford Street and Yurong Street   
  • Liverpool Street between Yurong Street and Crown Street (westbound)
  • Lyons Lane between Commonwealth Street and Wentworth Avenue   
  • Maiden Lane between Linden Lane and Short Street    
  • Mary Place between Bourke Street and Clare Street
  • Mary Street between Albion Street and Wright Lane 
  • Nithsdale Lane between Elizabeth Street and Nithsdale Street      
  • Nithsdale Street between Clarke Street and Goulburn Street   
  • Oxford Street between Liverpool Street and Darlinghurst Road   
  • Palmer Street between Burton Street and Oxford Street      
  • Patterson Lane between Bourke Street and Flinders Street  
  • Pelican Street between Oxford Street and Poplar Street       
  • Pelican Street between Goulburn Street and Poplar Street
  • Reservoir Street between Elizabeth Street and Wright Lane (eastbound)
  • Riley Street between Oxford Street and Arnold Pl 
  • Riley Street between Campbell Street and Arnold Place (northbound)
  • Riley Street between Albion Street and Ann Street (northbound)
  • Ryder St between Little Oxford  Street and Taggarts Lane
  • Seymour Place from South Dowling Sreet
  • Short Street between Bourke Street and Flinders Street
  • Short Place between Hill Street and Short Street
  • Stanley Street between College Street and Yurong Street    
  • Stanley Street between Crown Street and Riley Street (westbound)
  • Sturt St between Oxford St and T- intersection of Sturt St
  • Taggarts Lane between Crown St and Denham Street
  • Taylor Street between Flinders Street and Chisholm Street (eastbound)
  • Wemyss Lane from Goulburn Street
  • Wemyss Lane between Wentworth Avenue and Brisbane Sreet
  • Wentworth Avenue between Oxford Street and Goulburn Street 
  • Wentworth Avenue between Elizabeth Street and Goulburn Street (northbound)

Notes:

* Flinders Street northbound between South Dowling Street and Short Street will have lane closures from 11pm Friday 1 March.

** Francis Street between Riley Street and Hargrave Street – two-way managed access

FROM 6PM SAT 2 MARCH TO 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Greens Road between Oxford Street and Albion Avenue (southbound)
  • Greens Road between Moore Park Road and Josephson Street (northbound)
  • South Dowling Street between Oxford Street and Church Street (southbound)
  • South Dowling Street between Church Street and Fitzroy Street         

FROM 6:30PM SAT 2 MARCH TO 4AM SUN 3 MARCH (EASTERN DISTRIBUTOR)

  • Eastern Distributor Randwick Anzac Parade on-ramp (northbound)

FROM 6:30PM SAT 2 MARCH TO 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Anzac Parade between Cleveland Street and Moore Park Road (northbound)
  • Driver Avenue* between Moore Park Road and Lang Road   
  • Fitzroy Street between Anzac Parade and South Dowling Street   
  • Greens Rd between Oxford St and Albion Ave southbound Greens Rd between Moore Park Rd and Josephson St northbound
  • Moore Park Road between Oatley Road and Flinders Street (westbound)
  • Moore Park Road between Flinders Street and Greens Road (eastbound)
  • Stanley Street between Yurong Street and Riley Street
  • Yurong Street between William Street and Stanley Street    

Notes:

* Driver Avenue is a private road under the control of Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust  

FROM 9PM SAT 2 MARCH – 1AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Castlereagh Street  between Market Street and Goulburn Street  
  • Elizabeth Street between Market Street and Bathurst Street  (southbound)
  • Elizabeth Street between Goulburn Street and Bathurst Street     
  • Goulburn Street between Pitt Street and Elizabeth Street (eastbound)
  • Liverpool Street between Elizabeth Street and George Street       
  • Pitt Street* between Goulburn Street and Liverpool Street    

Notes:

*Managed contra flow – southbound, exiting on Goulburn St                                                   

Special Event Clearways

SYDNEY CBD / DARLINGHURST / SURRY HILLS / MOORE PARK

Special event clearways are strict no parking zones even for local residents and RMS Mobility Scheme Parking Permit holders. Check signs carefully as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies. If your car is towed, call the Traffic Information Line on 132 701 to find its new location.

FROM 11PM FRI 1 MARCH – 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Flinders Street between South Dowling Street and Short Street (western side)    

FROM 6AM SAT 2 MARCH – 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Boomerang Place between William Street and Yurong Pkwy (both sides)
  • College Street between Prince Albert Road and Liverpool Street (eastern side)
  • Park Street between Elizabeth Street and College Street (both sides)
  • Liverpool Street between Riley Street and Elizabeth Street (both sides)
  • Flinders Street between Oxford Street and Moore Park Road (eastern side)
  • Flinders Street between Short Street and Oxford Street (western side)
  • Flinders Street between Moore Park Road and South Dowling Street (western side)
  • Francis Street between College Street and College Lane (northern side)
  • Oxford Street between College Street and Darlinghurst Road (both sides)
  • Stanley Street between College Street and College Lane (both sides)
  • Wentworth Avenue between Liverpool Street and Campbell Street (both sides)
  • William Street between Yurong Street and College Street (southern side)
  • Yurong Parkway between Boomerang Place and St Marys Road (both sides)
  • Yurong Street between William Street and Stanley Street (both sides)    

FROM 11AM SAT 2 MARCH – 4 AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Alberta Street between Goulburn Street and Clarke Street (both sides)
  • Albion Street between Bourke Street and Flinders Street (both sides)
  • Arnold Lane between Goulburn Street and Arnold Place (both sides)
  • Arnold Place between Riley Street and Crown Street (both sides)
  • Bathurst Street between Day Street and Elizabeth Street (northern side)
  • Bathurst Street between Castlereagh Street and Elizabeth Street (southern side)
  • Bourke Street between Campbell Street and Albion Street (both sides)
  • Brisbane Street between Goulburn Street and Oxford Street  (eastern side)
  • Campbell Street between Pitt Street and Foster Street (southern side)
  • Campbell Street between Riley Stand Bourke Street (both sides)
  • Campbell Street* between Hunt Street and Riley Street (northern side)
  • Castlereagh Street between Market Street and Goulburn Street (eastern side)
  • Chalmers Street between Cleveland Street and Randle Street (STA Buses Excepted) (western side)
  • Chisholm Street between Taylor Street and Sims Street (eastern side)
  • Church Street between Flinders Street and Selwin Street (both sides)
  • Clare Street between Short Street and Marys Place (both sides)
  • Clarke Street between Elizabeth Street and Commonwealth Street (both sides)
  • Cleveland Street between City Road and South Dowling Street (both sides)
  • Commonwealth Street between Wentworth Avenue and Liverpool Street (both sides)
  • Crown Street between Campbell Street and Burton Street (both sides)
  • Darlinghurst Road between Oxford Street and Burton Street (both sides)
  • Denham Street between Campbell Street and Little Oxford Street (both sides)
  • Elizabeth Street between Randle Street and King Street (both sides)
  • Elizabeth Street between Randle Street and Cleveland Street (eastern side)
  • Fitzroy Street between South Dowling Street and Bourke Street (both sides)
  • Flemings Lane between Flinders Street and corner where Flemings Lane turns left (both sides)
  • Flood Place between Marys Place and Albion Street (both sides)
  • Foveaux Street between Crown Street and Bourke Street (both sides)
  • Foveaux Street between Elizabeth Street and Crown Street (southern side)
  • Goulburn Street between Harbour Street and Elizabeth Street (southern side)
  • Goulburn Street between Elizabeth Street and Wemyss Lane (northern side)
  • Goulburn Street between Elizabeth Street and Brisbane Street (southern side)
  • Goulburn Street * between Brisbane Street and Riley Street (Police Vehicles Excepted) (northern side)
  • Goulburn Street between Riley Street and Crown Street  (both sides)
  • Hannam Street between Flinders Street and Chisholm Street (northern side)
  • Hill Street between Bourke Street and Flinders Street (both sides)
  • Lang Road between Anzac Parade and Cook Road (both sides)
  • Linden Lane between Bourke Street and Flinders Street (both sides)
  • Little Oxford Street between Crown Street and Campbell Street (both sides)
  • Liverpool Street between George Street and Elizabeth Street (both sides)
  • Liverpool Street between George Street and Sussex Street (southern side)
  • Lyons Lane between Commonwealth Street and Wentworth Avenue (both sides)
  • Maiden Lane between Linden Lane and Short Street (both sides)
  • Marys Place between Clare Street and Bourke Street (both sides)
  • Moore Park Road between Flinders Street and Driver Ave (both sides)
  • Moore Park Road between Poate Road and Regent Street (southern side)
  • Moore Park Road between Oatley Road and Driver Ave (southern side)
  • Nithsdale Lane between Nithsdale Street and Elizabeth Street (both sides)
  • Nithsdale Street between Liverpool Street and Goulburn Street (both sides)
  • Oxford Street between Greens Road and Shadforth Street (southern side)
  • Palmer Street between Oxford Street and Burton Street (both sides)
  • Park Street between Castlereagh Street and Elizabeth Street (both sides)
  • Park Street between Castlereagh Street and George Street (southern side)
  • Patterson Lane between Bourke Street and Flinders Street (both sides)
  • Pelican Street between Oxford Street and Goulburn Street (both sides)
  • Pitt Street between George Street and Bathurst Street (both sides)
  • Pitt Street between Bathurst Street and Park Street (eastern side)
  • Poplar Street between Pelican Street and Brisbane Street (both sides)
  • Providence Place from Arnold Place (both sides)
  • Randle Street  between Chalmers Street and Elizabeth Street (both sides)
  • Riley Street between Campbell Street and Oxford Street (both sides)
  • Ryder Street between Little Oxford  Street and Taggarts Lane (both sides)
  • Short Street between Bourke Street and Flinders Street (both sides)
  • Short Place between Hill Street and Short Street (both sides)
  • Seymour Place between Flinders Street and 4 Seymour Place (both sides)
  • South Dowling Street between Flinders Street and Albion Avenue (both sides)
  • St James Road between Macquarie Street and Elizabeth Street (southern side)
  • Taylor Street between Flinders Street and Chisholm Street (northern side)
  • Ultimo Road between Thomas Street and Quay Street (southern side)
  • Waine Street between Pelican Street and Riley Street (both sides)
  • Wemyss Lane between Wentworth Ave and Wemyss Lane (southern side)
  • Wemyss Lane between Goulburn Street and Wemyss Lane (both sides)

Notes:

* NSW Police vehicle excepted  

FROM 5PM SAT 2 MARCH – 4AM SUN 3 MARCH

  • Bayswater Road* between Kellett Street and Ward Avenue (northern side)
  • Bayswater Road* between 17-19 Bayswater Road and Penny’s Lane (southern side)

Notes:

* STA buses excepted

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