People with a disability requiring a person to accompany them should ring the ticket office or venue to arrange for free entry under the Companion Card program.
here is a link to the bus timetables in Bendigo.
V/Line also operates regular trains from Melbourne’s Southern Cross station. Click Here for a train timetable.
As the festival is run by a not for profit community organisation, we love volunteers. Please Get in contact.
Artist Applications for the festival open each year from January until March. Head on over to the Artist Application page to register your interest. If you have applied for the festival and have any questions, please get in touch. Make sure you join our mailing list to be notified when we are accepting applications each year.
On the Saturday during the main event in Rosalind Park, there will be a range of food vendors in the park.
Bendigo was designated a UNESCO creative city of gastronomy recognising the regions food and beverages, culture and sustainability. Bendigo offers a choice of tastes (including those catered to vegans, vegetarians and food intolerances) from farmers markets, cafes and restaurants down alleyways, in heritage buildings, parks, byways, wineries and basements. Click here to learn more.
Check out our Where to stay page for accommodation options, otherwise your best option for searching for accommodation in Bendigo is to visit the Bendigo tourism website.
Alternatively give them a call on 1800 813 153 to discuss different accommodation options.
Bendigo is connected via the Calder Freeway to Melbourne, which is approximately one hour and a half by car.
If arriving in Bendigo by car, here is an interactive map of parking locations in and around the CBD of Bendigo.
The Festival is hosted by more than 40 venues throughout the Bendigo region with a free family concert in picturesque Rosalind Park on the Saturday. Check out the program or download the app for details.
The Festival is predominantly a free event with a small number of exclusive shows. Check out the program or download the app for details.
The program is available from October at supporting venues, cafes and restaurants, downloadable from the website and available in the Festival app here.
The Festival’s family friendly free concert in Rosalind Park is accessible, with disability parking and amenities nearby at the Bendigo Information Centre. The City of Greater Bendigo has developed accessibility maps for parts of the region which can be found here.
Other Festival events are hosted by venues that are likely to differ in accessibility- please contact venues directly for information.
If you have any further questions that we haven’t answered above, please don’t hesitate to contact us.