Mardi Gras & WorldPride
This year marks the 45th anniversary of Mardi Gras. To mark the occasion, Sydney WorldPride is looking to have 45 rainbows installed throughout Sydney for the festival. The addition of the new colours will see the Coogee Rainbow included as one of the 45 rainbows.
Randwick Pride and Coogee Beach
Presented as part of Sydney WorldPride Pride Amplified and Rainbow City 2023
Date: Saturday 18 February 2023
Location: Coogee Beach Rainbow Walkway
The Coogee Rainbow is getting an update!
The Coogee Rainbow will be updated to include five additional Progress Pride Flag colours to create a more inclusive rainbow that welcomes and celebrates our diverse community.
Read more about it here
Rainbow Flag Raising at Randwick Town Hall
Commencing in 2015, each year Randwick City Council raises a rainbow flag at Randwick Town Hall to celebrate the commencement of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival and to show support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Last year, the progressive pride flag was raised for the first time by Mayor Dylan Parker (below, right).
Coogee Rainbow Walkway
In December 2020, Randwick Councillors unanimously supported an initiative to install a temporary 50-metre rainbow walkway on Coogee Beach Promenade as part of a Randwick City Council proposal to celebrate diversity, inclusivity and equality.
Watch a time lapse video of the rainbow installation here
Coogee Rainbow Walkway Official Ribbon Cutting
On Saturday 20th February 2021, Coogee Beach’s rainbow walkway was unveiled with colourful fanfare at a ribbon cutting ceremony by former Randwick Mayor Danny Said, Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger and Destination NSW CEO Steve Cox. Special performances were given by esteemed Sydney drag artists Charisma Belle, Carmen Geddit and Hannah Conda on the rainbow. The event was hosted by journalist and LGBTQIA+ advocate Julie McCrossin AM