Prohibited Items

The following items are not permitted to be in any areas of this event;

  • Animals (other than Assistance Dogs)
  • Glass (including Water Bottles)
  • Full Water Bottles (more info - See 'Can I bring a Bottle of Water?')
  • Weapons (including pocket knives)
  • Incendiary devices, including flares, fireworks and smoke bombs
  • Firearms and explosives, chemical, radioactive or biological
  • substances
  • Laser lights
  • Gas Bottles/Propane/Fuel Sources
  • Camping Chair (Low Beach Chairs Accepted with seat 30cm and below)
  • Vehicles or Motorised items (except accessible mobility
  • equipment)
  • Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards, Hoverboards and Rollerblades/Skates
  • Professional cameras, audio recording devices or video cameras
  • Camera Tripods and detachable lenses above 300mm
  • Large flags/banners exceeding 1.6m
  • Unauthorised Advertising Material or Flyers
  • Musical Instruments or Tools
  • Any other item that in the opinion of QMF management, could cause harm or public nuisance.
Can I get my wristband early?

Yes! Head down to The HUB in Queenscliff. From Saturday 18th November until gates open at the festival, you can exchange your ticket for your wristband. The Hub is open daily from 9am - 5pm. 

When is the festival and what are the festival operating times?

The Festival is traditionally held on the last weekend in November every year.

The 25th QMF will be held in 2023 on the last FULL weekend in November on the following days:

Thursday 23rd November - External venues from 5pm - 11pm

Friday 24th November External venues from 1pm - 8:30pm, Main Festival grounds from 3:30pm - 12:00am

Saturday 25th November External venues from 9:30am - 7:30pm, Main Festival grounds from 10:00am - 12:00am

Sunday 26th November External venues from 9:30am - 7:30pm, Main Festival grounds from 10:00am - 5:30pm

Where is the festival held?

The Festival is held in Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria. Throughout the town of Queenscliff, and the main festival arena is located in Princess & Lower Princess Parks Queenscliff.

Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds or replacements given for lost, stolen or destroyed tickets under any circumstances.

Can I pay with cash?

QMF will be completely cashless this year. Bars, merchandise and vendors will all use an online purchasing system. There will be no cash on site. 

Are the venues undercover?

All venues are undercover. Program will continue rain, hail or shine.

What food is on offer?

There is a range of delicious food choices from our Festival food stalls on site and Queenscliff has some fantastic restaurants, takeaways and food outlets.

Can I bring a bottle of water?

QMF is a disposable plastic water bottle free zone!

  • We’re asking all festival-goers, crew and artists to bring an EMPTY re-usable water bottle to the festival
  • There are multiple clean water refill stations all around the festival site.
  • Barwon Water Hydration Station is near the main stage.
  • QMF and our stall holders will not be selling any bottled water
  • QMF stainless steel quality re-usable bottles for sale from the Merch Shop.
Where can I park?

There are no designated car parking areas at the Festival, but Queenscliff is a small town and street parking is usually available (some subject to limitations) just a short walk to the festival site. During the weekend, electronic signs will be maintained and updated with parking availability.

Where can I find accommodation for the festival weekend?

Check out our Accommodation page for information on accommodation bookings.

Where can I go for general enquiries at the festival?

The Information tent is located at the end of the Ticket Exchange Tent. There is also a second Information Desk located in the Pavilion, inside the festival grounds. They are both open during Festival hours and are designed to assist people enjoying the Festival. 

For general tourist information, visit the accredited Tourist Information Centre in Hesse Street near the Post Office.

Where can I get a festival program?

We will not be having an official festival program this year. All details can be found on our website or festival app. 

Download our app via http://codeacious.com/apps/qmf/

What if I need first aid?

First Aid will be on site for the duration of the Festival.

Can I bring my pet?

No pets are allowed at the festival.

Assistance Dogs are permitted.

Can I bring in chairs?

Low beach chairs are permitted however due to the limited capacity of the tents and to benefit of all Festival attendees, there may be standing room only. PLEASE NOTE: When it comes to chairs we're not Port Fairy Folky...

You may be requested to stand up by an MC, Security, Safety Wardens or even the artists themselves to allow people into the tent.

There will be a strict no chair policy Friday evening and after 7pm Saturday night. If you are sitting and are asked to stand up, please do not take offence. 

This is primarily to allow everyone to view the acts in comfort, under shelter and for the safety of all patrons, including yourself.

Limited grandstand seating available at the Lighthouse Stage - first in best dressed.

Limited tables & chairs available near Glaneuse Stage - first in best dressed.

Street venues are all combination of seating & standing - limited capacities, and first in best dressed!

Is there somewhere I can cloak my items?

There will be no cloak room facilities at this year's festival 

Is there camping?

Once again, QMF has Camping available on the Queenscliff Sports Reserve Oval.

Check out our Camping @ QMF page for more details.

Is there drinking water available?

Yes, in the interest of your well-being at the event, we provide free drinking water. In compliance with Victorian Liquor Licensing laws we can only allow people to bring in sealed or empty water bottles.

 *QMF is now a disposable plastic water bottle free zone.

Can I BYO alcohol?

You are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Festival.  To comply with Victoria Liquor Licensing laws, please be aware that bags will be checked by security at the Festival entrance. Only sealed or empty plastic drink bottles can be brought into the site.  The Festival has several licensed bars for your drinking pleasure.

I need to bring a carer to assist me, what do I do?

QMF supports Companion Cards. When a cardholder has purchased a QMF festival ticket and carries a valid current Companion Card, a wristband will be issued to both the cardholder and the companion.

Further information about Companion Card can be found at www.companioncard.org.au or telephone the Companion Card Information Line on 1800 650 611.

What if I don't want to drive?

Extended bus services are operated throughout the event. Check out the QMF Bus Timetable.

For transport options to Queenscliff, check out our Getting Here page.

What about kids, are they free?

Children aged 1 - 13 will require a ticket and MUST be accompanied by a ticketed adult. 

Children under 12 months do not require a ticket and remain free.

Youths aged from 14 - 17 years must purchase an Accompanied Youth Ticket and MUST also be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Find more details under Ticketing, Accompanied Youth and Children 13 & Under.

Will I have to wear a wristband?

Please take your ticket to the Ticket Exchange (located next to Front Gates) when you arrive at the Festival to receive your wristband. All Festival attendees must wear a wristband for entry to the Festival.

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