Plan your night. Here's the Mardi Gras Parade route and road closures

Plan your night. Here's the Mardi Gras Parade route and road closures

CREATED ON // Saturday, 05 March 2016 Author // Glen Morét

Australia’s biggest celebration of LGBT pride is on tonight with NSW Police in the final planning stages of Operation Hampstead, ensuring the safety of all who attend. 

The parade will start at the corner of Wentworth Avenue and Oxford Street and continue along, turning on to Flinders Street.
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Important points to remember for a fun night

  • Use public transport - visit the transport planner here
  • Use designated parade crossing points
  • Look out for Mardi Gras 'Rovers' who can help you and your friends
  • Embrace the chaos of Mardi Gras
  • Stay safe



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NSW Police are in the final planning stages of an operation designed to ensure the Mardi Gras Parade is a safe and fun event for everyone involved.

Operation Hampstead will see hundreds of additional police working across the Sydney CBD for the duration of tomorrow night’s parade.

General duties police will be assisted by the Traffic and Highway Patrol and Police Transport Commands, Operations Support Group, Public Order and Riot Squad, Mounted Unit, Dog Unit, and Alcohol Licensing and Enforcement Unit.

NSW Police Force’s Superintendent Tony Crandell and Corporate Spokesperson on Sexuality and gender Diversity said the aim of the police presence tomorrow night is to provide an environment in which the community can celebrate Mardi Gras safely.

“Mardi Gras is one of Sydney’s most anticipated events, and my intent is to ensure the safety and security of everyone involved,” he said.

“A major focus for police tomorrow night will be crowd management... We expect the vast majority of people will do the right thing, and will be there simply to enjoy the wonderful Mardi Gras atmosphere.”

The Mardi Gras Parade is on Saturday, March 5, Oxford and Flinders Streets, Darlinghurst.

For more information, visit the Mardi Gras website here

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Glen Morét

Glen Morét

Glen Morét is a journalist at and SX. Follow Glen on Twitter: @glen_moret

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