Healesville Music Festival 2017

Our campsite will again be run at the beautiful Healesville Amateur Race Club (HARC).With flat, grassy camp sites and ample room for caravans and campers, the HARC site is a wonderful and affordable accommodation option for our patrons.
This year campers can stay for the three nights of the festival for the same low price of $25 per adult and kids under 13 are free!  There will be food vans onsite for the duration of the festival, a Saturday morning craft market, poets’ breakfasts and extended performances at the Monda Muse venue.
We look forward to welcoming you all!
Healesville Racecourse
Photo by Norman Allchin

How much does it cost?
$25 per person for the duration of the festival. This is for up to and including 3 nights camping, (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Children 13 and under may camp free of charge with a festival ticket holding adult. Please indicate on your camping booking if you have children of this age with you so that they also get their camping wristbands.

How do I book and pay
You can book and pay when you buy your Festival tickets, either in person at the Memo Healesville or on-line. When you arrive you will need to call into the Festival Ticket office, located at The Memo, 225 Maroondah Highway, to collect your Campers Pack. For details of prices, and to buy camping passes, go to our TICKETS page.

What is a Campers Pack?
The Campers Pack is very important! It will contain special wrist bands for you and members of your group which will identify you as official Healesville Music Festival Campers allowing you access to the grounds. You will also receive a marker for your tent or van which will signify to the volunteers who check the ground that you have paid for your site. All campers must wear their campers wrist band during the weekend and secure the supplied tag to their tent or van. The pack will also include these guidelines. 

Where is Healesville Racecourse?
The Healesville Racecourse is located at 109 Healesville-Kinglake Road in Healesville, opposite the RACV country club. It is a15 minute easy stroll from the centre of town. A shuttle bus will run regularly between the racecourse and the other festival venues.  See the MAP of the Festival site and Camping.

When can I set up my campsite?
Access to the Racecourse will be open from midday on Friday 10 November 2017. Our Festival Office will be located at The Memo Hall on Maroondah Highway and you will be able to collect your festival and camping wristbands from 11am on the Friday

How many nights can I stay?

The camping site will be set up temporarily for the purpose of the Healesville Music Festival. Campers, who have paid for their Festival ticket and camping, will be allowed to camp the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights of the Festival only. We ask that all camp sites be cleared by 10 am Monday as we need time to clean up the site. 

Can I bring my campervan or trailer?
Yes you can. There is plenty of room for vans and campers, however no powered sites are available.

Will the campsites be allocated?
No. Camp sites will be taken on a first in best dressed basis. (Trust us - they're all good! Some will just be a little bit of a further walk to the toilets than others).

Can we camp in the centre of the Racecourse?
Yes, you can but no vehicles are permitted on the race track itself and it is a condition of our hire of the Racecourse that all foot traffic is restricted to crossing the track at the designated pathways. 

What facilities are available at the Racecourse?
There are ample permanent toilets at the Healesville Racecourse, however shower facilities are limited with only two showers available.  Please leave the facilities as clean as possible. Cleaning will be done periodically and your patience is appreciated if the facilities are closed for this to occur. The disabled accessible facilities are also suitable for use by all and are not exclusive.
There will be bins available for your rubbish and recycling. Please keep the festival site clean for the health and safety of yourself and your fellow campers.
There is a good supply of fresh water at the track for drinking and 'bird bathing.' 

Children are welcome. Keep them safe.
Children must remain under the care of their parent/guardian whilst in the camping area and any of the festival venues. Please also note there is a fast running creek beside the racecourse and keep your children away from the water. There's loads of flat space for their push bikes too! (Don't forget the bike lock)

Can I bring my pet tp the Racecourse?
No. Under our hire agreement with HARC, pets are not permitted on the site.

Parking and Vehicle use over the Festival weekend.
The road leading to the camping areas will carry significant foot traffic. After unloading, campers are requested to obtain whatever supplies are necessary and then leave their cars parked in the camping area for the weekend in order to minimise the vehicles moving through the festival site.
There will be no traffic in or out on Saturday night unless you are a performer and need to transport equipment to your venues.
If you wish to use your vehicle over the weekend then you will need to unpack your camping gear and move your vehicle to the day parking area located at the front of the race track. 

Will there be food and drink available?
Yes! A number of food and drink vendors will be selling food for the duration of the festival. No alcohol will be sold at the racecourse but you are permitted to BYO alcohol for your own consumption. There is an abundance of cafes and restaurants in Healesville and we recommend that you visit them also.

Is there a music venue at the Racecourse?
Yes! The Monda Muse venue will be operating. See your PROGRAM for details of the artists performing.

I'm a Festival Volunteer do I still need to pay for camping?
No. Thank you for volunteering! Your time helping us with the festival will get you a weekend pass in to all of the festival venues and events.
Please register as a VOLUNTEER first and get in touch with our Volunteers Coordinator by emailing hmfvol2017@gmail.com  Your name will be added to the camping list so that you can be given your campers pack. 

Alcohol may be brought into the camping area. No alcohol will be sold at the Racecourse. 

Will there be a session?
It's very likely. For the comfort of all campers the night session will be held in the Monda Muse venue and not in the campsite.

Let's play nice.
Consideration is to be given to other campers and once the program is finished for the night, noise is also to cease in the camping area. Every one is here for a good time. Please respect the wishes and privacy of all campers.
We are a fun, family festival so we do not expect any problems but inconsiderate people will have their festival passes revoked and will be ejected from the site.

Special Conditions.
    ▪    Consideration is to be given to other campers.
    ▪    Sessions are to be run at the music venues, and not at the camp site after hours.
    ▪    At the racecourse, lights out is a reasonable time after music finishes at the main venues.
    ▪    No campfires are to be lit at the camp sites.
    ▪    The camp sites are not public camping areas and only festival ticket holders are entitled to camp in these areas.
While it is extremely unlikely to occur, should these conditions be breached, offenders will be requested to leave and festival passes will be cancelled.

In case of Emergency.
Call 000 for all medical emergencies.
The nearest emergency department is located at Maroondah Hospital, Davey Drive, Ringwood East.
An out of hours medical clinic operates at the back of the the Healesville Hospital at 377 Maroondah Highway, and is open between 12pm and 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.  1300 766 858.
Healesville is designated by the Country Fire Authority as being a place of extreme fire danger. Please pay attention to CFA warnings when planning your trip to Healesville and visit the CFA website should you require further information. www.cfa.vic.gov.au

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Densal Audio

McKenzies Tourist Services, Giant Steps, Black Spur Nursery, De Bortoli Yarra Valley, Barry Plant Real Estate,
Vital Signs, Healesville Community Market, Beechworth Bakery, Healesville Toyota, Lilydale Supa Laundrette,
Healesville Hotel, Lions Club of Healesville, Innocent Bystander, Rotary Club of Healesville, Yarra Gables Motel