2016 Healesville Music Festival for the first time offered camping to
our patrons alongside our new venue 'The Monda Muse.' This BYO camping
option was provided at the stunning Healesville Amateur Racecourse.
With flat, grassy camp sites and ample room for caravans and campers,
the HARC site was a wonderful and affordable accommodation option for
In 2017 we plan to offer more food options at the Racecourse, improve
our camp kitchen and to put sides on our undercover venue - truly
transforming the Monda Muse into an all weather venue.
The feedback from our camping patrons was overwhelmingly positive, with
suggestions of extending the time available for our poets breakfast and
acoustic evening sessions being accepted and implemented.
With an onsite venue, plenty of undercover areas for campers to use
should they need it or shady trees to sit under and simply admire the
view, we envision that our camping will come to form a crucial element
in the success and enjoyment of the Healesville Music Festival.
We look forward to welcoming you all next year!
|How much does it cost?
|$25 per person for
the duration of the festival. This is for up to and including 2 nights
camping, (Friday and Saturday). 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
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 to collect your Campers Pack.
For details of prices, and to buy camping passes, go to our TICKETS
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?
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. It is 5 minutes walk from the Festival venue at the
Terminus Hotel. 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 11 November 2016. 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 and/or Saturday night of the
Festival only. We ask that all camp sites be cleared by 3pm Sunday as
we need time to clean up the site. Campers may then move their vehicles
to the day parking area at the front of the racecourse.
Can I bring my campervan or trailer?
|Yes you can. There is
plenty of room for vans and campers, however no powered sites are
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
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
|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
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
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
|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?
The Healesville Rotary Club will be running a food stall at the
Racecourse offering simple, hearty fare and soft drinks. There is an
abundance of cafes and restaurants in Healesville and we recommend that
you visit them also, particularly our wonderful sponsors, The Terminus
Hotel, Healesville RSL and Mocha and Lime Cafe.
Ma and Pa's coffee van will be onsite for your early morning cuppa or
late night hot chocolate. 10% of Ma and Pa's profits will be generously
donated back to the Healesville Music Festival.
Is there a music venue at the
|Yes! The Monda Muse venue will be operating.
See your PROGRAM for details of the artists
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, Bette, email email@example.com,
who will add your name to the camping list so that you can be given
your campers pack.
Is there any security at the Racecourse?
|Security guards will
be on site after dark and will patrol the site at regular intervals. In
addition, Festival volunteers will be on site periodically to check on
the safety and condition of the site. Inappropriate or offensive
behaviour will be reported to the police. We recommend that you lock
your valuables in your car.
No responsibility will be taken for your property. Lighting is provided
around the toilet and shower blocks and we recommend campers bring
their own torch.
|Alcohol may be
brought into the camping area. However, vehicles entering may be
searched for alcohol as bulk alcohol tends to cause issues with the
level of consumption proportionate to the volume of the revellers. 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
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.
▪ 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
While it is extremely unlikely to occur, should these conditions be
breached, offenders will be requested to leave and festival passes will
In case of Emergency.
|Call 000 for all
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