Festival Recommendations

Whilst we encourage everyone to have a fun time and be themselves, we encourage the following guidelines to keep everyone safe whilst having the best experience possible.

This is a leave no trace festival – littering will not be permitted and we are enforcing this policy to build awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage. We share this land with natural wildlife, please respect their home! For the duration of the event please use bins provided and ensure your campsite is kept clean.

You cannot enter the site before 12 pm Friday 6 March and you must leave the site by 12pm noon on Tuesday 10 March 2020

The following gate opening times apply, please do not arrive to the gate outside of these times as you will be asked to wait till the opening hours.

Friday 12pm midday till 12am midnight
Saturday 8am till 12am midnight
Sunday 8am till 9pm
Monday 8am till 9pm
Tuesday 8am till 9pm

If your birthday is between 6-10 March then you are eligible to receive discounted birthday tickets but you must have a birthday eticket! Click here for full birthday tickets details

For local-friendly discounts that applies only to those who hold residency within Buloke Shire.  Buloke local ticket requests will be available soon!

No passouts – shuttle buses are provided to access the nearby town Donald.

Keep hydrated – dehydration is the main cause of hospital visits, there are water stations located throughout the festival site, some of which run directly to the stages. Now you won’t miss one banging tune to fill your water bottle.

Total fire ban- this includes gas ovens, candles, sparklers, generators and unauthorised fire twirling (any fire twirling must be pre-approved in writing by the organisers).

Look out for fellow Escoterican’s – if you see someone in trouble, help them!

Make yourself familiar with your surroundings including the water stations, toilets and first aid tent

You must wear your wristband at all times do not drive under the influence of alcohol

Camp only in designated camping grounds

Outdoor activities such as these are quite physical, you must keep yourself safe and enter at your own risk.

St John Ambulance will be onsite for your safety, they are Australia’s leading supplier of first aid services and training.

The trusted security services of NSA Security will be used throughout the event. If you see something not quite right then you are encouraged to let our friendly security crew know.

Firetac emergency response teams are trained and qualified to deal with any situation or incident that presents, especially when it comes to a fire. If Firetac requests anything relating to fire safety from you then please respect their decisions to make the best call on your behalf.

All stages are nestled in between a beautiful gum tree plantation that provides great shade for the majority of the day. However, it is still important to wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the harsh UV rays.

BYO Alcohol Policy

Esoteric Festival 2020 will be BYO only this year with no licensed bar. With these changes we’ll have a strict no eskys on the dancefloor policy.

BYO is limited to 1 packaged box of beers or pre-mix cans or 2 casks of wine or 1 plastic packaged bottle of spirits. All alcohol must be sealed and unopened. 100% no glass. Excessive alcohol brought that are outside of these limits will be confiscated at the gate during the car search.

This is our first year of BYO so please do not abuse the privilege or we will be forced to change our stance on alcohol next year. No alcohol abuse or anti-social behaviour will be tolerated.

What to bring

  • Good vibes and an open mind
  • Ticket & photo id
  • Drinking water & refil container
  • Personal first aid kit there will be first aid on site
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses warm clothes – it gets cold at night!
  • Camping equipment tent & sleeping bag
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Disposable ashtrays
  • Rubbish bags
  • Rubbish kits available at the door
  • Costumes
  • Swimming gear

What not to bring

  • Violence and negativity
  • Illegal substances
  • Glass
  • Gas cookers
  • LPG Bottles
  • Stove Tops
  • Candles
  • Nangs/no2 bulbs
  • Pets
  • Fire/fireworks
  • Quad bikes/minibikes
  • Generators
  • Sound systems
  • Kerosene