Revellers continue to drink and party the morning after Sydney Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is easily one of Sydney's biggest nights of the year - so why go home just because the sun is up?

Bars along Oxford Street kept the party going through the night and stayed open all Sunday morning, taking advantage of it being the first Mardi Gras with no lockout laws since 2013.

Revellers were seen sipping beers on pub terraces as the sun rose on Sunday.

Others were out prowling the streets, which were still littered with debris from the previous evening's revelry, in their flamboyant outfits they wore while dancing the night away. 

For some this was little more than a tiny pair of shorts (some that were less effective than underwear) or incredibly tight and colourful pants, and a pair of sneakers. 

Revellers partied all night after the Sydney Mardi Gras parade ended and were still out celebrating well after the sun came up on Sunday morning

Revellers partied all night after the Sydney Mardi Gras parade ended and were still out celebrating well after the sun came up on Sunday morning

Bars along Oxford Street kept the party going through the night and stayed open all Sunday morning, taking advantage of it being the first Mardi Gras with no lockout laws since 2013

Bars along Oxford Street kept the party going through the night and stayed open all Sunday morning, taking advantage of it being the first Mardi Gras with no lockout laws since 2013

Many appeared to be still in good spirits, though this man was a bit too boisterous for his friend's sensibilities

Many appeared to be still in good spirits, though this man was a bit too boisterous for his friend's sensibilities

Beer gardens did a roaring trade on one of the few early mornings they are open to cater for those who don't believe in sleep

Beer gardens did a roaring trade on one of the few early mornings they are open to cater for those who don't believe in sleep

Revellers were seen sipping beers on pub terraces as they embraced the theory that you can't get a hangover if you just keep drinking

Revellers were seen sipping beers on pub terraces as they embraced the theory that you can't get a hangover if you just keep drinking

A man in tiny shiny shorts asks if he is able to quench his thirst at a pub on Oxford Street. The exhausted bouncer looks far less enthused

A man in tiny shiny shorts asks if he is able to quench his thirst at a pub on Oxford Street. The exhausted bouncer looks far less enthused

Many appeared to be still in good spirits, possibly aided by a different kind of spirits, while others looked like they were on their last legs and dreaming of their comfy beds.

Only the toughest of the more than 500,000 who lined the parade route were still standing as the big night of proved too much for many revellers hours earlier.

Dozens didn't even make it home in a timely and were forced to stop for a nap on the side of the road.

Men and women still in their party gear of fishnets and revealing tops wander around the plaza early on Sunday morning

Men and women still in their party gear of fishnets and revealing tops wander around the plaza early on Sunday morning

This man was one of many partygoers who looked like they were on their last legs and dreaming of their comfy beds

This man was one of many partygoers who looked like they were on their last legs and dreaming of their comfy beds

While some revellers were still on the drink, others were out prowling the streets - which were still littered with debris from the previous evening's revelry

While some revellers were still on the drink, others were out prowling the streets - which were still littered with debris from the previous evening's revelry

These men were still in their flamboyant outfits they wore while dancing the night away hours earlier

These men were still in their flamboyant outfits they wore while dancing the night away hours earlier

For some this was little more than a tiny pair of shorts (some that were less effective than underwear) or incredibly tight and colourful pants, and a pair of sneakers

For some this was little more than a tiny pair of shorts (some that were less effective than underwear) or incredibly tight and colourful pants, and a pair of sneakers

These men showed off their muscular chests as they strolled along Oxford Street the morning after Mardi Gras

These men showed off their muscular chests as they strolled along Oxford Street the morning after Mardi Gras

One man was seen carrying a male mannequin across his shoulder as celebrations took a bizarre turn and another reveller wore a milk crate - which had the rainbow pride flag painted across it - over her head.

Meanwhile loved-up partygoers embraced with a kiss, while others posed for selfies and gave piggy back rides. 

Paramedics and police were seen assisting revellers as the night wore on.  

Rubbish was strewn along the ground across the city and one nifty collector was snapped gathering empty soft drink and water bottles.  

Cheerful attendees continued to enjoy the festivities by dancing along the confetti-filled

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