Cerebral Palsy Alliance participants at the 2023 Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2024 volunteers needed

Get ready to grab your (eco-friendly) glitter and get glammed up in 2024!

This is the official call out to everyone in the Cerebral Palsy Alliance community who would like to represent CPA and our LGBTQIA+ community in the 2024 Mardi Gras celebrations.

CPA will be taking part in two Mardi Gras events: Fair Day on Sunday 18 February and the Parade on Saturday 2 March 2024 to celebrate our diversity and promote our inclusive organisation. There are many ways you can get involved.

Volunteer for Mardi Gras events in 2024 – Register your interest.

*Expressions of interest must be received before 5pm on Sunday 4 February 2024.

Fair Day volunteers

On Fair Day, over 70,000 people head to Victoria Park to celebrate all things LGBTQIA+ with 200 food, retail and community stalls. CPA will have a stall and we need rostered volunteers from approx. 8am – 6pm.

Fair Day is a great deal of fun – a chance to engage with all sorts of people and show off who we are and what we do! There are six stages and six bars for the annual global gathering to kick-off the 2024 Festival. Please note – due to the uneven terrain of some parts of Victoria Park, this area may not be accessible to all patrons.

Parade volunteers

 For the Parade, CPA is partnering with Northcott and Afford to represent the LGBTQIA+ disability community. We have limited places, primarily for CPA clients and their support workers, to volunteer in the Parade (CPA has 12 spots in total).

PLEASE NOTE This is an EOI to go into the draw for a place, by filling in the form it is not guaranteed you get a spot.

Parade donations and skills

All welcome to participate in:

  • Costume making day on 9th Feb, Northcott, North Parramatta (time TBC, transport not included)
  • Float build day on 16th Feb, Northcott, North Parramatta (time TBC, transport not included)
  • Donations needed for the Parade float of 2.5l Pepsi bottles, any cloth material to use for costumes (preferably silver), and anyone who has sewing skills to please let Fairlie Hobson know.


Accessible viewing areas

For anyone wanting to watch the Parade on Saturday 2 March and requires an Accessible Viewing Areas, book your spot here.

If you have bottle/material donations or any questions, please email Fairlie Hobson, Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Engagement Consultant.

Register your interest now!