Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras

Saturday 11 March 2023

Charles Sturt University is proud to confirm it will again be one of the major sponsors of the 2023 Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras Festival. Since its inaugural year in 2019, Charles Sturt has been proud to be part of this inclusive community event.

Registrations have now closed for the 2023 event. We look forward to you joining us on the float next year!

How else can you be involved?

We wish to extend a warm invitation to the University community - our staff, students, alumni and their friends and family to come cheer on our 2023 float as part of the festival procession.

Following the procession, our commitment to promoting an inclusive, equitable and healthy culture at Charles Sturt will be showcased at the family friendly after-party event at the Victory Memorial Gardens.

More details about the float the day on the 2023 Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras Festival site.

For those already registered, here's the schedule on the day

You’ll be walking alongside university leaders as we follow the Charles Sturt branded rainbow truck along Baylis St. (approx. 1.5km, 15 minutes walking time). You’ll receive a rainbow branded t-shirt, graduation cap and paddles to use in the parade that are yours to keep afterwards.

Meeting places and times:

  • 4.00pm - 4.30pm: Oasis Swimming Pool Carpark to assemble the float
  • 4.30pm - 5.00pm: Make our way to the corner of Morgan and Baylis Street
  • 5.00pm: Procession down Baylis St (approx. 15 min walk)

Look for the Charles Sturt rainbow truck! If you miss us at the carpark, please make your way to the start of procession on the corner of Morgan and Baylis Street to find us.

You’ll hear from our senior leadership team, be able to have your photo taken with our rainbow media wall and visit our marquee to learn more about the Ally Network and other LGBTIQA+ initiatives at Charles Sturt.

  • 5.45 pm - 9.00 pm (conclusion of procession): After party event
  • 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm: Charles Sturt Market stall operating and media wall available
  • 6.15 pm: Senior leader address