ABC Terms and Conditions

ABC Mardi Gras 2021 Ballot

ABC Terms and Conditions


Schedule to the Terms and Conditions


Competition: ABC Pride Committee 2021 Mardi Gras Ballot

Promoter: ABC Pride Committee, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABN 52 429 278 345) of 700 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007, New South Wales, Australia.

Website (Clause 1): Promoted internally only on ABC Pride intranet site

Entry Restrictions (Clause 4): Entry to the Ballot is open to all ABC employees. 

Competition Period (Clause 5): Commences: 4 January 2021, at midday AEDT. Ends: 20 January 2021 at midnight AEDT 

Entry Method (Clause 6): Participants must visit, enter their details and pay a ballot fee of $10.  

Maximum Number of Entries (Clause 7): Entry to the ballot is limited to one paid entry per person.  

Judging Details (Clause 8): A random draw will take place on 21st January 2021 at ABC Ultimo Centre, 700 Harris Street Ultimo, NSW, 2000.

Prize (Clause 9): Prize is the opportunity to be part of the ABC float for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021.  

If you are successful in winning the Prize, you will be required to pay an additional fee to participate in the event. That additional fee will be no more than $25 per person, subject to the ABC Pride Committee’s capacity to subsidise participation.

You will be advised of the amount of the additional fee if you are successful in winning the Prize. The additional fee must be paid to the ABC Pride Committee by 28 January 2021.

Prize Restrictions (Clauses 10 - 18): There is a minimum of 28 Mardi Gras 2021 Parade entries that will be available as Prizes. 20 of the Prizes will be allocated to people identified as being part of the LGBTQI Community, with eight (8) places available for Allies.  

Winner Notification (Clause 19): Winners will be notified by email or phone after the random draw

Rights in Your Entry (Clauses 20 - 24): N/A 

Additional Terms Applicable:

There will be a non-refundable charge of $10 to enter the ballot. By entering, you acknowledge that if you are not successful in the ballot, your $10 entry fee becomes a donation to the ABC Pride Committee.  Should the ABC float not proceed as planned, you will be offered a refund of your ballot entry fee.

Participation is voluntary, and it is expected participants will learn the supplied choreographed dance moves in their own time.  

Participation in the ABC float includes marching as part of a float around the Sydney Cricket Ground.  Strict COVID procedures will be in place and by participating you agree to Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras COVID-19 Safety Protocols including but not limited to:

 - Symptom screening and temperature checks 

 - Contact details registered for all individual participants

 - ID checks on entry 

 - Mandatory face masks for all participants while in the Marshalling Area 

 - Physical distancing at all times 

 - Controlled access sections within the marshalling area will be in place to allow physical distancing and avoid contact with large numbers of people Please ensure that you read section 8.3 COVID-19 Safety Protocols for full details.

See next page for full details as of November 2020, or the Mardi Gras Parade Terms & Conditions document here:


8.3. COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS SGLMG have developed a COVID Safe Event Operations Plan in accordance with the current Public Health Orders, industry guidelines, expert consultations and exemptions already enacted in NSW. SGLMG will amend these plans in accordance with the relevant active Public Health Order prior to the Parade. 

SGLMG reserves the right to refuse entry to any Participants suspected and/or displaying COVID-19 like symptoms. 

SGLMG strongly recommends that Participants download the COVIDSafe App. 

All participants must monitor their own health in the weeks prior to the event and should not attend if they experience any symptoms or are awaiting COVID-19 test results. 

All Entrants and Participants must comply with the following: 

 - All Participants must have pre-registered their full name, contact number, email address and postal code and agreed to the T&Cs prior to the Parade.

 - Each Entrant group must arrive to the Venue with all their Participants at their assigned arrival times, with no exceptions.

 - SGLMG have staggered arrival times to limit the amount of people on site at any one time and to avoid any queuing or “bottle-necks” at entry points.

 - Upon arrival and to gain access to the Venue, all Participants must: o Pass the mandatory temperature checks and symptoms screening: § If a participant fails the mandatory temperature check, they will be accompanied to an isolation zone and re-tested 15 minutes later. If they fail a second temperature check, they will not be permitted to participate in the Parade. 

Declare the following:  

  • Person is not currently experiencing standard COVID symptoms
  • Person has not returned from overseas within the past 14 days
  • Person is not currently awaiting results of COVID-19 test
  • Person has not been directed to isolate for 14 days as a result of a positive test
  • Person has not been in contact with a person who is suspected of being positive
  • Person has not been directed to isolate for 14 days as a result of being in close contact with another COVID-19 patients 

 - Present their QR code ticket/pass to check in

 - Present valid and current photo identification that corresponds with the registered name on the ticket/pass. Contact details may also be re-confirmed for contact tracing.

- Use the hand sanitiser provided

- Collect and immediately wear their face mask. Single use masks will be available; however, Participants can use their own mask if preferred. Parents must provide face masks for children to ensure they fit. All masks brought by Participants must cover nose and mouth and must not have any holes (e.g. mesh or tulle material).

- Collect their own accreditation to minimise cross contamination. Participants must not collect accreditation on behalf of another Participant. 


SGLMG will have dedicated COVID Marshalls on site, as well as assign two (2) dedicated volunteers to each Entrant group to assist in the adherence to health and safety protocols. All Participants must follow the directions of these personnel at all times.


The Marshalling Area will be divided into “Sections” – each group must not leave their designated Section until directed by SGLMG staff/volunteers. Each section is designed to meet the 1 person per 4 square metre ratio of current health orders. Each Section will have their own toilets, water stations and hand wash facilities. Participants must not use facilities outside their designated Section.

Pass-outs will not be permitted, to minimise cross contamination with other arriving Participants, spectators or other general members of the public – i.e. Participants will not be permitted to leave and re-enter the Marshalling Area once they have checked in. 

Participants are not permitted to bring food or liquid into the Marshalling Area. Any food will be disposed of prior to entry and bottles or containers of water/other liquids will be emptied. The Marshalling Area will have water refill stations for Participants to fill water bottles.

All Participants must practise physical distancing. This means: 

- Participants must maintain a distance of 1.5m from each other at all times.

- No handshakes, hugging, kissing or spitting

- Participants must follow floor markings, physical barriers or signage while queuing 

- For any non-performing groups, there must be 1.5 metres distance between all individual Participants within an Entrant group. For any groups who are singing, dancing or chanting, there must be 2 metres distance between all individual Participants within an Entrant group, due to the increase in respiratory exertion involved. Special exemptions will be made for any individuals who require a carer to interact with them and exist within the usual 4 square meter per person “bubble”. This will only be permitted if approved in advance by SGLMG, and participants will receive specific accreditation to certify this. 

Face Masks: 

All Participants must wear face masks at all times while in the Marshalling Area and travelling to/from the stadium. There will be no exceptions to this rule under our COVID Safe Event Plan. Face masks will be provided by SGLMG, or Participants can bring their own. 

If Participants choose to bring their own face mask, masks must:  

  • Cover nose and mouth
  • Not have any holes e.g. mesh or tulle material o Participants are permitted to remove their mask whilst performing on the Parade Route if they wish. Face masks can only be removed when directed by staff at entry to the SCG Field of Play. Face masks must be disposed of directly into the bins provided
  • Participants will be provided with a new face mask as they exit the Parade Route. This mask must be worn until they have exited the Venue. 
  • SGLMG encourages all participants to continue wearing these masks as they leave the precinct and travel home, particularly if using public transport. 
  • After exiting the Route, Participants will be directed to vacate the Venue/general area immediately and must not linger in order to minimise contact with other Participants or patrons exiting the Venue. Participants are not permitted to re-enter the Marshalling Area or Venue. 

Participants must not interact with other Entrants or members of the public during movement from the Marshalling Area to the Route, or whilst on the Route.


General Terms and Conditions

1. By entering the Competition, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the Competition. The Terms and Conditions governing the Competition include these General Terms and Conditions, the Schedule to these General Terms and Conditions and any instructions relating to the Competition on the Promoter’s Website.  

2. Any capitalised terms used in these General Terms and Conditions have the meaning given in the Schedule, unless stated otherwise. In the event of any inconsistency between the Schedule to the Terms and Conditions (Schedule) and these General Terms and Conditions, the Schedule will take precedence. 

3. The Promoter may in its absolute discretion refuse to award any Prize to any entrant who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Entry Restrictions:
4. Eligibility to enter the Competition is subject to the Entry Restrictions. An entrant of the Competition must be an individual and not a company or organisation. You must be an ABC employee during the Competition Period to enter the Competition. 

Competition Period:
5. The Competition will be conducted during the Competition Period. Any entry received after the expiry of the Competition Period will be deemed invalid.  No responsibility is accepted for late, lost, delayed or misdirected entries.

Entry Method:
6. To enter the Competition, entrants must enter the Competition in accordance with the Entry Method (and any other entry details provided by the Promoter on the Website) during the Competition Period.

Maximum Number of Entries:
7. Entrants can enter the Competition up to the Maximum Number of Entries. Entries must be submitted separately and each entry must individually meet the requirements in the Schedule and are subject to the Entry Restrictions. 

8. The Prize will be awarded as specified in the Schedule. 

Prize Restrictions:
9. The Promoter will not be responsible for any additional costs associated with use of the Prize. The Prize winner (and, if applicable, their guest(s)) is responsible for all costs associated with using the Prize including travel and/or transfer costs, expenses with respect to food and beverages, travel and medical insurance costs and spending money. 

10. If the Prize is date specific, the Prize winner must be available to redeem the Prize on the dates stipulated by the Promoter.  If the Prize winner is not able to redeem the Prize on that date, the Promoter may determine another Prize winner in its absolute discretion.

11. No component of the Prize can be transferred or redeemed for cash. 

12. All Prizes are subject to availability. In the event that any of the Prizes or part of a Prize becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the Promoter reserves the right to provide a similar product to the same or greater value as the original prize, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation.

13. It is a condition of accepting the Prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the Prize and Prize supplier’s requirements.

14. If the Prize involves tickets to an event, the Promoter is not responsible for any changes in times or dates, or cancellations or rescheduling of events that may prevent the Prize winner from redeeming the Prize or any part of it. 

Winner Notification:
15. Unless advertised differently, the Prize winner(s) will be notified in accordance with the Winner Notification details in the Schedule. Please allow at least twenty-eight (28) days from the date of notification for the delivery of the Prize.

16. The Promoter will collect your personal information for the purposes of conducting the Competition. In doing so, the Promoter may disclose your personal information to its contractors, agents, any partner or co-promoter and to State and Territory gaming departments. Prize winners’ names may be published as set out in these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter may also use your personal information for any promotional, marketing and publicity purposes of the Promoter. Additional information about how personal information is collected, used and disclosed, and the privacy complaints process is available in the ABC Privacy Policy available at The ABC Privacy Policy does not form part of these terms and conditions.    

17. Any attempt to interfere with the normal functioning of the Website or to otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of this Competition is prohibited and will render all entries submitted by that entrant invalid.

18. You warrant that:
a) all details provided with your entry are true and accurate;

b) you have all necessary rights to grant the Promoter the rights granted under these Terms and Conditions;

c) use of your entry by the Promoter, in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, will not infringe the rights of any third parties; and

d) your entry does not breach any law.

19. You agree to indemnify the Promoter against any loss or damage resulting from any breach of the warranties above and acknowledge that the Promoter may, in its absolute discretion, not award the Prize to you for breach of the warranties above. 

20. You acknowledge that the Promoter is under no obligation to use your entry, and any reproduction and/or communication of your entry to the public by the Promoter (in accordance with these Terms and Conditions) is at the complete discretion of the Promoter.

21. If there is any event that prevents or hinders the Promoter’s conduct of the Competition or the Promoter’s ability to deliver the Prize to the Prize winner(s), the Promoter may, in its discretion, cancel the Competition and recommence it at another time under the same conditions.

22. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, or for any failure of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Competition, or for any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of the Competition. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.

23. To the full extent permitted by the law, the Promoter is not liable for any delay, death, injury, damages, expenses, or loss whatsoever (whether direct or consequential) to persons or property as a result of any person entering into the Competition or accepting or using any Prize, including without limitation non-receipt of any Prize or damage to any Prize in transit and the Prize winner’s failure to comply with the terms and conditions (if any) specified by any third party.