Please see Where to Stay.
The Festival aims to provide a safe environment for families. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children at all times. The children’s tent is for the provision of entertainment, but has no child minding facility, so carers are asked to please stay with their children at all times.
A festival wristband must be worn at all times. All children must also have an armband as well. Sound or video recordings are not premitted without the prior written consent from the Festival Director. No pets are allowed on the site.
The festival ticketing and reception is in a marquee located at the main southern entry to the Bulli Showground complex. This is where you can purchase passes or exchange your pre-purchased voucher for an armband. Please wear your armband at all times!
The centre will be open during the following times:
- Wednesday 9am to 8pm
- Thursday 11am to 10.30pm
- Friday 7.30am to 11pm
- Saturday 7.30am to 11pm
- Sunday 7.30am to 4pm
Adjacent to the centre is the registration area for Performers and Volunteers.
The merchandise shop is located in the Slacky Flat Bar area, under the grandstand. Performer and Festival merchandise such as recordings, Festival T-shirts, cookbooks, clothing and publications are available here.
The Festival runs entirely on volunteers who appreciate a helping hand and the odd thank you! If you can also volunteer a few hours work then check out our Volunteer information.
Please go to our Tickets page, where you can pre-purchase your festival pass online or over the phone.
Please note: Tickets cannot be purchased for a single concert.
A noise curfew will apply to all camping areas after 10pm. Anyone wishing to party on can go to the Grandstand Bar area inside the Grandstand building. Please keep all sessions inside the building. Please be courteous of other campers and festival neighbours.
The Festival organises its own bar and the proceeds help keep ticket prices down. Please patronise it but do drink sensibly! The bar is conducted strictly according to licensing regulations, ie under-aged and intoxicated persons will not be served and no alcohol is to be taken inside or outside licensed areas. This also means you cannot bring your own alcohol into the festival.
There are a variety of food outlets within the festival marketplace, offering tasty flavours from around the globe.
There is plenty of parking inside the Showground. It is more secure and has less impact on the neighbours and businesses nearby. Once you have your wristband passes you can find a parking space within an easy 100 metre (maximum) walk into the festival.
- An EFTPOS facility for cash-out is available in the Slacky Flat Bar area.
- Festival venues and the showground site are fully licensed for alcohol – children are welcome in all locations as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
- There is a wide range of food available at the showground.
- You may leave messages at the Festival Reception Centre, however the festival cannot take responsibility for messages being received.
In consideration of the comfort and safety of all festival-goers there is a no smoking policy in all venues. There are now designated smoking areas on the festival site – see Festival Map.
For information on how to get to the festival, please see Getting Here.
Festival General Enquiries: 1300 887 034
For local tourist information, call Tourism Wollongong: 1800 240 737.
A patron survey is conducted at every festival. The information gathered is confidential and is used to improve future festivals and assess the quality and impact of the festival on the community. We sincerely appreciate your assistance by completing them.