Mardi Gras Celebrations

Inner West Council proudly supports the diversity of our LGBTQ Community.

Each year Council recognises and celebrates the month of Mardi Gras through various events and activities themed 'Feel the Love'. 2022 marks the tenth year of Feel the Love festivities that are organised in partnership with the Inner West Council LGBTQ Working Group.


Feel the Love 2022 Celebrations

Official Flag Raising Ceremony and CAMP Inc 50 year celebration

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Balmain Town Hall (outside venue)
370 Darling Street, Balmain

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*Light refreshments will be provided

Raising the Pride Flag

The 2022 festivities will encompass the official Rainbow Flag Raising ceremony to mark the start of Mardi Gras celebrations. 

Check out the rainbow flag decor on the Marrickville Library and Pride flags raised at other locations across the Inner West to celebrate the community throughout the Mardi Gras period.

CAMP Inc Celebrates 50 years (Campaign Against Moral Persecution)

In April 1971, CAMP Inc, the first national lesbian and gay rights movement in Australia, formed at 393 Darling Street Balmain. The CAMP Inc headquarters were an activist's hive of meetings, fund raising and dance parties. We will be unveiling CAMP Inc history signage, installed outside the Balmain Town Hall, to acknowledge the beginning of CAMP Inc and all that has been achieved for the LGBTQ community over the past 50 years.   

In 2021, we launched a community film called 'Get to Know Your Neighbour' .... see it now if you missed it!

'Get to Know Your Neighbour' features the beautiful members of our Inner West LGBTIQ Community. The feature focuses on the friendships people form despite sexuality, age, race and gender. We encourage the entire community to reach out, connect and support each other, especially during these unprecedented pandemic times.

Watch it below:



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