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The best things to do in Sydney during WorldPride 2023

Your ultimate guide to all the coolest things to do and see in Sydney during WorldPride

Maya Skidmore
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Maya Skidmore

So, WorldPride is coming to Sydney early in 2023 and, all in all, we're pretty bloody excited about it. Come Feburary 17, our humble Harbour City will come aflame with a myriad of brilliant, awe-inspiring and all-round fabulous happenings of the like and magnitude that Sydney hasn't seen since the 2000 Olympics. 

On top of all the crazy wild parties that will sweep Sydneytown from Feburary 17 to March 5 2023, Sydney will also be injected with over 300 incredible events for WorldPride – and honestly, we don't want to miss a single one of them. From First Nations gathering spaces, to giant flower installations and glittering fancy dance balls – to the Harbour Bridge itself – all four corners of Sydney will come alive with so many things to do this season. 

We've put together a list of the best things you can do in Sydney during WorldPride. Some of them are official WorldPride events, others are just really cool things filled with queer magic that will be on in town both during WorldPride, and in some cases, long after. 

Read on, and get keen.

The best things to do in Sydney for WorldPride 2023

  • Gay and lesbian

Sydney’s first LGBTQIA+ museum, Qtopia Sydney, is a dedicated space to celebrate community achievements in the face of often brutal resistance. The board is hoping to find the museum a permanent home in the old Darlinghurst cop shop, a historically significant site that was once a flashpoint for persecution. For now, folks can get a taste of what Qtopia Sydney will offer through a capsule exhibition presented inside the Bandstand in Green Park during Sydney WorldPride.


  • Museums
  • Ultimo

A brand-new exhibition celebrating the wild beauty of contemporary queer creativity is landing at the Powerhouse Museum for WorldPride, and we’re excited. Starting on February 17, 2023, this massive showcase of the gorgeously diverse works of Sydney’s LGBTQI+ artists, designers, performers and makers will light up the Powerhouse Ultimo until December 2023. It's a dazzling exhibition that already looks set to blow our collective minds, and entry is free. That's right – free. We love that. 

  • Things to do
  • Darlinghurst

If you like history, wild queer stories and world-famous drag queens, this experience is one for you. Run by Wonder Mama, Sydney’s very own superhero drag queen, this LGBTQI+ walking tour of Sydney’s queer district is all about remembering and celebrating the unbelievable stories of all the wonderful people who once (and still) call this rainbow-filled corner of Sydney home.

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