SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER
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Safety and Security at Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival is a ticketed licensed over 18 event.
You will not be able to enter the event without valid photo ID, or purchase or consume alcohol from the bars.
No BYO allowed
No glass allowed
Remember to bring ID, your ticket, important phone numbers, sun block, any medication you may need, a hat, covered shoes, charged mobile phone, pen, still camera. If you have any chronic conditions or illness (ie asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) please carry information regarding your condition & emergency contact number on you at all times.
Some of the artists appearing at Harvest Festival may use lyrics, language or gestures whilst entertaining that some people may find offensive. If such language or behaviour concerns you, please do not attend.
Allow enough time to get to, and into the show. It can take some time to get through the gates & security checks depending on the time of day so please be patient.
Make sure you dress in accordance with the weather forecast. Wear suitable shoes for a country paddock & clothes and bring a raincoat if needed. This event is in spring in Melbourne. Expect four seasons in one day. Harvest will get chilly at night.
Make sure you pace yourself and drink plenty of water to maximize your enjoyment on the day.
We have been told to expect the constabulary and canine associates to make one of their customary festival appearances. You may be sniffed at inside and outside the show and even at car parks or public transport hubs. Please leave your bad goods at home!
You can bring a small bag or backpack but remember that it will take longer to get into the show & if you want to check it in it will add more queues to your day.
Not Permitted Items
The following items are not permitted to be bought to Harvest by patrons:
Glass (not including perfume or medicine), Flares, Dangerous items, Dogs or Animals (unless assist animals) Alcohol, Umbrellas, Professional Video Recording cameras, Professional Photographic Equipment, Tape Recorders or Sound Recording Devices (does not include mobile phones), Weapons/Dangerous Items, Illicit Drugs, Fireworks, Balls (footballs, soccer balls, etc), Stickers & Flyers, Fruit (excluding bananas).
Confiscated items can be collected at the end of the event from the cloakroom via security.
Food such as sandwiches and other lunch items can be brought to the event. You are permitted to bring 1 empty bottle of water and sandwiches to the show. However, please do remember that we're most likely in for a long day and food can spoil.
Check the back of your ticket and the website for a full list of conditions of entry and conditions of ticket sale.
Whether it’s entering, leaving or during the festival you will be required to abide by any reasonable request or command given by security. Remember that they are primarily there to keep you and the entire festival safe. If you need help or see someone else requiring help please notify security straight away. Dangerous activities will not be tolerated.
Under extreme & unlikely circumstances a building, area or the entire site may be required to be evacuated or cleared. Please follow any instruction given by security, emergency services or event staff. Information will be provided on video screens and over the public address system.
There will be a first aid station (near main stage) to treat people who are genuinely ill or have injured themselves on the day. Try to minimise your demands on them if it does not relate to real issues as they have a very long and demanding day. Most injuries relate to sunburn or cut feet. Make sure you bring sunscreen and sensible shoes.
Can I Bring My Camera?
No professional photography equipment is permitted, however, point and click cameras and mobile phones are fine. No recording devices of any kind will be permitted.
There will be free water fountains and taps located around the site. Maps will be handed out at the front gate, which will point these stations out.
Harvest is being held in a large, flat but country style garden. It may be difficult terrain for some to roll or walk over.
Accessible toilets will be provided, however, people with special needs need to plan their day carefully and attend with friends or carers.
No pass outs will be allowed from the event on the day.
Lost property can be collected at the following points:
- Cloakroom Show Day until 10.30pm
- Site Office on Monday and Tuesday after show, Ph: 0459 495 426
Harvest Transport Information
Saturday 10 November, 2012 & Sunday 11 November, 2012
Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee South
11.00am to 10.30pm
Event Site Advertised Open:
Event Site Closes:
11.00am – 10.00pm
The festival site is located approximately 43km from the Melbourne GPO
There will be no trains running to Werribee on the weekend (metro or V-Line) due to massive line upgrade works that cannot be rescheduled.
Public Transport Victoria will be replacing the train service with a stopping all stations bus service. There is a local bus service (439) that stops at the Werribee train station and goes to the festival site.
Harvest is also offering a free Harvest Express Bus Service from FOOTSCRAY train station to the event and a return trip to Fliders Street Station.
A user pay chartered bus service guaranteeing you a seat will also be operation from Melbourne and possibly country (subject to demand) areas direct to the festival site.
Plan your journey that best suits you.
Allow plenty of time for connections - approx 1 hour from Melbourne CBD to Harvest Festival site.
Car parking is available on site. Allow additional time if driving to access the car park and walk to the site.
The best place to get and check up to date train and bus schedules and timetables and to ensure you have the latest information is from the metlinkmelbourne website. Please check this website to plan your journey and for latest information prior to travelling. For all the latest train details go to: http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au.
Getting there: Metro trains run from Flinders St to Footscray on the Werribee line and Sydenham line. The trip takes approximately 10 minutes. Trains depart frequently.
V line trains will not be running on the weekend. Check with V-Line regarding replacement services from Geelong.
Tickets: You must have a valid Metcard ticket or Myki ticket to travel on a train. Footscray is in Zone 1.
Harvest Express Bus Service:
Harvest Express Bus Services will operate all day from Footscray Train Station. Buses will leave continuously from 10.30am.
The buses will operate on a first come, first served basis.
The Harvest Express Bus Service will take approximately 45 minutes from Footscray station direct to the festival site.
After 4.00pm there will be buses running but there may be a short wait or you can catch the regular bus replacement service to Werribee station and a free shuttle bus will pick you up from the station.
Getting home: The Harvest Express Bus Service will operate from the site direct to Melbourne and will stop at the Night Rider bus stop in St Kilda Rd out front of the Arts Centre (walking distance from Flinders Street). Return buses will leave from 8.00pm until the crowd is cleared.
Before 8.00pm there will be buses running back to Melbourne but there may be a short wait.
A free shuttle bus will pick up and drop patrons back to Werribee Station to connect with the PTV bus or for locals wanting to get back to town. The buses will operate on a first come, first served basis.
Melbourne on the Move - Chartered coaches
Coaches will also operate directly to the festival from the city. This service must be pre booked. Buses depart from Federation Square on the Russell St extension. Coaches will depart at 10am, 11.30 am and 1pm. Return buses to depart Werribee Park at the end of the event. Return travel from Melbourne costs $40 +bf - this doesn’t include the entry ticket to Harvest Festival.
Local Bus Transport - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au
NightRider Bus –944 - departs from the Werribee terminus at the corner of Ballan and McGrath Road (Wyndham Vale) and runs via Ballan Road, McGrath Road, Heaths Road, Morris Road, Old Geelong Road, Princes Highway, Princes Freeway, Central Avenue, Queen Street, Maidstone Street, Blyth Street, Millers Road, Mason Street, Melbourne Road, West Gate Freeway, Lorimer Street, Montague Street, Wurundjeri Way, Flinders Street and Swanston Street to the City Square terminus in Swanston Street between Flinders Lane and Collins Street. NIGHTRIDER STOPS: Hail NightRider at any specially marked NightRider stop. Alight at any safe location along the route - just let the driver know.
|By Car:||Werribee Park is 43 kms from Melbourne. Travel on the Princes Freeway and take the C108 exit and follow signs to Werribee Park. Allow 1.5 hours to get there and into the car park from the CBD.|
|Parking:||There is on-site parking for cars and there is a designated area for parking coaches and drop off and taxi ranks. Please obey parking and traffic signs. Allow plenty of time to park your car and get to the show. Onsite Parking is subject to weather.|
Car Park opens 10.00am.
|Jay Ride - Car Share:||If you are going to drive then we strongly recommend carpooling or rideshare. Click here http://jayride.com.au/Harvest to hook up with others travelling to Harvest and to get the festival in a cheaper, greener and more fun way.|
|Responsible Drinking:||Harvest supports the designated driver program. Vanessa and little Vanessa will be on site providing information, chill out space and breath testing for drivers|
|Taxi & Drop Off:||For Drop off and taxi please follow directions on arrival. A cab costs approx $80 -$100 from the city to the festival site. DO NOT rely on local taxis to get you home.|
|Disabled access:||There is reserved disabled parking on site in the public car park. Please follow directions on arrival.|
|Weather:||This is an all weather event and will go ahead rain, hail or shine. Stay tuned to the website / twitter / app for event and site updates.|
Plan your journey. Allow plenty of time for connections approx 1.5hrs from Melbourne CBD to Harvest.
Patience is a virtue.