Survival Guide

Survival Guide

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 5 March and you must leave the site by 12pm noon on Tuesday 9 March 2021

The following gate opening times apply, please do not arrive or leave 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 5-9 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.

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.

Emergency Services

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.

Victoria Police will also be present throughout the festival for the purpose of safety.

Alcohol Policy

Esoteric Festival 2021 is reviewing the alcohol policy and will decide on our final decision throughout the year. We’ll announce this edition’s stance on alcohol up to a few weeks before the event.

What to bring

  • Good vibes and an open mind
  • Ticket and photo ID
  • Tent, camping gear and personal comforts
  • Drinking water, refil container & water bottle
  • Personal first aid kit (first aid also on site)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Cool clothes - it gets hot in the day!
  • Warm clothes - it gets cold at night!
  • Spending money
  • Portable ashtrays
  • Rubbish bags (also available at the gate)
  • Costumes
  • Swimming gear & towel
  • Shoes

What not to bring

  • Violence, negativity or bad vibes
  • Harassment of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Glass
  • Gas cookers
  • LPG bottles
  • Stove tops
  • Candles
  • Nangs / NO2 bulbs
  • Pets / Animals
  • Fires or fireworks
  • Quad bikes or mini bikes
  • Generators
  • Sound systems
  • Kerosene and kerosene lamps
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