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Sydney WorldPride 2023 - All Events, Taxi Ranks and Road Closures - Everything You Need To Know

Updated: Feb 24, 2023



WorldPride is a global LGBTQIA+ festival that has been staged since 2000, with cities competing to host the event. Sydney was selected to host WorldPride in 2023, marking the first time a city in the southern hemisphere had been chosen. Previous WorldPride celebrations include New York in 2019 and Copenhagen in 2021.


Sydney will transform into a Rainbow City and come alive with WorldPride events between 17 February and Sunday 5 March incorporating all the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras events including the parade on 25 February. A broad festival offering across arts, sport, theatre, concerts, parties, First Nations programming and a human rights conference also forms part of the large WorldPride event calendar.


Click on the events below for Sydney WorldPride 2023 to get all the Taxi Ranks, Road Closures and Taxi Commissionaires Information



 

Pride Village & Oxford Street Party - Friday 24 February to Sunday 5 March


Location - Sydney CBD - Crown Street, Riley Street and Oxford Street


Schedule


Pride Villages – Crown & Riley Street


Friday 24th Feb – 3pm – 10pm

Sunday 26th Feb – 10am- 10pm

Monday 27th Feb – Thursday 2nd March – 2pm-10pm

Friday 3rd March – 2pm-11pm

Saturday 4th March – 12pm -1am

Sunday 5th March – 10am-10pm

*NOTE: Pride Villages will not be activated on Sat 25 Feb (Mardi Gras Parade day)


Oxford Street Party


Saturday 4th March – 12pm -1am

Sunday 5th March – 10am-10pm


Taxi Rank Information


From 24 Feb to 3 March a permanent secure Taxi rank is located on Oxford St at Pelican St. This secure rank will be extended to operate on Sunday nights to Thursday nights, from 10pm until 4am each night.


On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March while Oxford St is closed, temporary Taxi ranks will be in operation:

  • Taxi ranks: located on Darlinghurst Rd near Oxford St and on Wentworth Ave near Commonwealth St.

  • Accessible pick up and drop off: located on Forbes St near Bourke St and Wentworth Ave near Lyons Lane.


See the Pride Villages transport map (pdf 1.0MB) and Oxford Street Party transport map (pdf 1.1MB) to easily find your way (screenshot and save to favourites!)


Road Closures


The following roads will be closed from 12pm to 11.30pm on Friday 24 February and from 2am Sunday 26 February through until 4.30am Monday 6 March.

  • Crown St between Campbell St and Oxford St

  • Riley St between Goulburn St and Oxford St

  • Riley St between Campbell St and Goulburn St northbound

  • Goulburn St between Riley St and Crown St

  • Sections of Arnold Ln, Arnold Pl, Little Oxford St, Lower Campbell St, Providence Place, Taggarts Ln and Waine St

Road closures from 12.01am Saturday 4 March until 4.30am Monday 6 March

  • Oxford St between College St and Flinders St

  • Flinders St northbound lanes from Moore Park Rd to Oxford St

  • Local side streets off Oxford and Flinders streets will also be closed.

For more event information about Pride Village and Oxford Street Party, click here to visit transport info webpage.

 

Live and Proud Opening Concert - 24 February


Location - The Domain - Phillip Precinct, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney


Schedule - Start 3pm - Finish 11pm


Taxi Rank Information


There will be a dedicated Taxi drop off location on Hospital Rd at Art Gallery Rd.

For pick-ups after the event head towards Elizabeth St or Sir John Young Crescent. These areas will be clearly signed on the event day.


See the Domain transport map (pdf 740KB) to easily find your way (take a screenshot and save to favourites!).


Road Closures


From 7pm to 12.30am

  • Art Gallery Rd between Prince Albert Rd and Mrs Macquaries Rd

  • Mrs Macquaries Rd from Art Gallery Rd

From 9pm to 12.30am

  • Cathedral St from St Mary’s Rd

  • College St between Park St and Prince Albert Rd

  • Hospital Rd between Prince Albert Rd and Shakespeare Pl

  • Macquarie St between Hunter St and St James Rd

  • Prince Albert Rd between Macquarie St and Hospital Rd

  • St James Rd between Elizabeth St and Macquarie St

  • St Mary’s Rd between Yurong Pkwy and Prince Albert Rd


Accessibility


Accessible drop off is available at the dedicated drop off location on Hospital Rd at Art Gallery Rd heading to the event.


Accessible pick-up is available on St Mary’s Rd near Cathedral St. This section of road will be closed and access will be provided by Police to Wheelchair Accessible Taxis at the intersection of St Mary’s Rd, Crown St, and Sir John Young Cres.


For more event information about Live and Proud Opening Concert, click here to visit transport info webpage.

 

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Grass Parade 2023

- Saturday 25 February


Location - Oxford St & Flinders St - Sydney CBD, Darlinghurst and Moore Park


Schedule - Pre-parade entertainment - 6:45pm

Parade start - 7:30pm

Parade finish - 11pm


Taxi Rank Information


A temporary secure Taxi rank will be located on Wentworth Ave (near Commonwealth St) from 1am to 5am, Sun 26 Feb.


Oxford St secure Taxi rank will operate from 2am to 6am Sun 26 Feb after roads reopen.


Taxi ranks at Pitt St, Park St and Goulburn St will remain in operation.



Road Closures

  • From 2pm to 1am: sections of College St, Wentworth Ave and surrounding local streets.

  • From 3pm to 3am: sections of Bourke St, Campbell St and surrounding local streets.

  • From 4pm to 4am: Flinders St between Oxford St and Moore Park Rd, and southbound Anzac Pde from Moore Park Rd to Lang Rd, including the Eastern Distributor Randwick Anzac Pde off-ramp (Bondi exit remains open). Anzac Pde closes northbound from 5pm.

  • From 4.30pm to 1am: Liverpool St between Elizabeth St and College St, and local streets in Surry Hills between Elizabeth St and Riley St

  • From 4.30pm to 2am: Oxford St between College St and Darlinghurst Rd, sections of Crown St, sections of South Dowling between Oxford St and Fitzroy St, and local streets off Oxford St.

  • From 6.30pm to 2am: sections of Moore Park Rd and Driver Ave (until 10am Sunday).

  • 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.

Check out the road closure and clearway map (pdf 861KB) to easily view the closures in place for the parade.


Accessibility


Taxis & Drop-Off Zone - An accessible Taxi drop-off and pick-up zone will be available on the corner of Albion and Bourke Streets, Surry Hills.


For more event information about the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 2023, click here to visit transport info webpage.


Mardi Gras After Party - Saturday 25 February


Location: Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park


Schedule: Party Commences 10pm - 8am


Taxi Rank Information


For Passenger Drop Offs

A Special Event drop off area will be set up on Park Rd South (off Errol Flynn Blvd).

Traffic Controllers will be on site to assist with passenger drop off.


For Passenger Pick Ups

A Special Event Secure Taxi rank will be operating on Driver Ave, Moore Park (Entry only from Moore Park Road).


Taxi Commissionaires will be Operating the Special Event Taxi Rank from 1.30am to 8.30am.


Mardi Gras Afterparty Taxi Movement Map


Taxi movement
.pdf
Download PDF • 975KB

 

Domain Dance Party - Sunday 26 February


Location - The Domain - Phillip Precinct, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney


Schedule - Start 3pm - Finish 10pm


Taxi Rank Information


There will be a dedicated drop off location on Hospital Rd at Art Gallery Rd.


For pick-ups after the event head towards Elizabeth St or Sir John Young Crescent. These areas will be clearly signed on the event day.


See the Domain transport map (pdf 740KB) to easily find your way (take a screenshot and save to favourites!)


Road Closures


From 7pm to 11.30pm

  • Art Gallery Rd between Prince Albert Rd and Mrs Macquaries Rd

  • Mrs Macquaries Rd from Art Gallery Rd

From 9pm to 11.30pm

  • Cathedral St from St Mary’s Rd

  • College St between Park St and Prince Albert Rd

  • Hospital Rd between Prince Albert Rd and Shakespeare Pl

  • Macquarie St between Hunter St and St James Rd

  • Prince Albert Rd between Macquarie St and Hospital Rd

  • St James Rd between Elizabeth St and Macquarie St

  • St Mary’s Rd between Yurong Pkwy and Prince Albert Rd


Accessibility


Accessible drop off is available at the dedicated drop off location on Hospital Rd at Art Gallery Rd heading to the event.


Accessible pick-up is available on St Mary’s Rd near Cathedral St. This section of road will be closed and access will be provided by Police to Wheelchair Accessible Taxis at the intersection of St Mary’s Rd, Crown St, and Sir John Young Cres.


For more event information about the Domain Dance Party, click here to visit transport info webpage.

 

Bondi Beach Party - Saturday 4 March


Location - Bondi Beach, Bondi


Schedule - Start 3pm - Finish 10pm


Taxi Rank Information


A temporary Taxi rank will be located on the eastern side of Campbell Parade, between Notts Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Drive between 12pm and 11pm.


Road Closures


Bondi Beach and North Bondi


From 5pm Monday 27 February to 6am Sunday 5 March

  • Park Drive South car parking bays 348 to 391 closed western side

  • Park Drive South car parking bays 308 to 004 closed eastern side

From 3pm Friday 3 March to 6am Sunday 5 March

  • Queen Elizabeth Drivefrom Campbell Parade roundabout to Bondi Pavilion pedestrian crossing both sides

From 6am Saturday 4 March to 6am Sunday 5 March

  • Park Drive South car parking bays 391 to 410 closed – western side and car parking bays 294 to 307 closed – eastern side

From 6am to 6pm Saturday 4 March

  • Medland-Bamford Ramp from Military Road up to and including Hugh Bamford Reserve carpark both sides


Accessibility


Drop off and pick up point - An accessible drop off and pick up point will be available on the eastern side of Campbell Pde between the Queen Elizabeth Dr roundabout and Notts Ave, behind the Taxi rank. This will provide close proximity to the venue entry / exit point.


For more event information about the Bondi Beach Party, click here to visit transport info webpage.

 

Pride March - Sunday 5 March


Location - Sydney Harbour Bridge


Schedule - Start 7am - Finish 10am

Taxi Rank Information


In North Sydney Taxi and accessible drop off point will be located on Miller Street near Blue St in North Sydney.


In the city there will be various locations to access Taxis, be mindful of the road closures and choose a location away from the Domain and Hyde Park to avoid traffic delays.


An accessible pick up point will be located on Phillip St South, just south of Martin Place.


See the Pride March transport map (pdf 855KB) to easily find your way (take a screenshot and save to favourites!)


Road Closures


The Sydney Harbour Bridge and major roads in the city and North Sydney will be closed from 4am on Sunday 5 March. The Sydney Harbour Tunnel will remain open, however delays are expected.


Key road closures

  • From 2am to 12.30pm: sections of Pacific Hwy at North Sydney near Harbour Bridge off-ramp

  • From 4am to 11:30am: Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed in both directions including the Cahill Expressway Circular Overpass. In North Sydney, sections of Walker St, Blue St, Arthur St, Hill St and Pacific Hwy will close. The Harbour Bridge walkway and cycleway will remain open.

  • From 4am to 12pm: roads in the Sydney CBD including sections of Macquarie St, Bridge St, Hunter St, College St, St James Rd, Hospital Rd, Art Galley Rd and Mrs Macquaries Rd.


Accessibility


Drop off and pick up point - In North Sydney, an accessible drop off area will be available on Miller St, between Gas Ln and Blue St.


In the city, an accessible pick up point will be located on Phillip St South, just south of Martin Place.


For more event information about the Pride March, click here to visit transport info webpage.

 

Rainbow Republic - Sunday 5 March


Location - The Domain - Phillip Precinct, Art Gallery Rd, Sydney


Schedule - Start 3pm - Finish 10pm


Taxi Rank Information


There will be a dedicated drop off location on Hospital Rd at Art Gallery Rd.


For pick-ups after the event head towards Elizabeth St or Sir John Young Crescent. These areas will be clearly signed on the event day.


See the Domain transport map (pdf 740KB) to easily find your way (take a screenshot and save to favourites!)


Road Closures


From 7pm to 11.30pm

  • Art Gallery Rd between Prince Albert Rd and Mrs Macquaries Rd

  • Mrs Macquaries Rd from Art Gallery Rd

From 9pm to 11.30pm

  • Cathedral St from St Mary’s Rd

  • College St between Park St and Prince Albert Rd

  • Hospital Rd between Prince Albert Rd and Shakespeare Pl

  • Macquarie St between Hunter St and St James Rd

  • Prince Albert Rd between Macquarie St and Hospital Rd

  • St James Rd between Elizabeth St and Macquarie St

  • St Mary’s Rd between Yurong Pkwy and Prince Albert Rd


Accessibility


Accessible drop off is available at the dedicated drop off location on Hospital Rd at Art Gallery Rd heading to the event.


Accessible pick-up is available on St Mary’s Rd near Cathedral St. This section of road will be closed and access will be provided by Police at the intersection of St Mary’s Rd, Crown St, and Sir John Young Cres to Wheelchair Accessible Taxis.


For more event information about the Rainbow Republic, click here to visit transport info webpage.


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