When is Flavour Fest?
Saturday 2 March 2024 from 12pm – 9pm

How do I get a ticket?
Visit to secure your free ticket!

How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are free, but registration is required and can be easily completed at

How do I get to the festival?
We recommend public transport, as onsite car parking will be limited. In addition to the existing public transport schedule, a FREE shuttle bus will be running from Rockbank Station to Flavour Fest. We have organised a special bus to run directly from Rockbank train station to the event site from 12pm – 3pm and then from 6pm – 10pm for people returning to their cars.  These buses will run every 20 minutes.  Please note you will not need to touch on your Myki if you are catching this shuttle.

What time is Flavour Fest?
12pm – 9pm

What is Flavour Fest?
Discover a delicious blend of fiery, sweet and smoky sensations for the return of Flavour Fest 2024 – a food & music festival celebrating community, culture and cuisine. Featuring Australia’s hottest bands, a tasty line-up of celebrity chefs & live cooking demonstrations, as well as Melbourne’s most popular food trucks.

Can I drive to the festival?
Yes – however, parking is limited.

Where can I park my car?
You can park anywhere near the event site as long as you follow road regulations and don’t block residential or business driveways. Please note the road closures and times.

What food will be available at the festival?
Melbourne’s most popular food trucks and restaurants including plenty of vegetarian options. More details available here:

Can I bring in my own food and drink?
Flavour Fest is a celebration of food. There will be plenty of delicious food and beverage options for you to purchase, so we encourage you not to bring your own.

Can I take food out of the event?
Please note that food and beverages purchased at Flavour Fest cannot be taken off-site.

Is the festival child friendly?
Yes – however, children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Is the festival pet friendly?
Yes, however any dogs must be kept on a leash.

Can I enter the festival without a ticket?
No. Everyone needs a ticket to enter the festival, however, if the event isn’t at capacity, there may be an opportunity to register for tickets at the entrance.

Do I have to pay for food and drink?
Yes – the purchase of food and drink from the various vendors at the festival will need to be paid for by the individual.

Is the festival BYO?
No – there will be a dedicated alcohol area to purchase drinks from our vendors for adults 18 years and over.

Is the festival smoke free?
No smoking or vaping is permitted onsite.

Is the food at the festival free?
Tickets to the Festival are free which gives you access to all public areas of the festival plus entertainment. Any food/drinks you choose to consume will need to be purchased on the day.

Is the entertainment free?
A large amount of the entertainment provided is free for everyone to enjoy including live music performances, wellness workshops and kid’s activities.

Are the children’s activities free?
Yes – activities are free for the children to enjoy and will be supervised by qualified staff to ensure safety.

Are the rides free?
No. Prices for rides will vary. Ride tokens can be purchased on the day from the token booth.

Will there be alcohol at the festival?
Yes – alcohol will be available to purchase in the assigned Beer Garden. ID will be checked.

What happens if it rains?
Flavour Fest is an all-weather event unless it is deemed too dangerous to proceed. Please come dressed for the weather!

When are the fireworks?
The Fireworks Display will be on Saturday 2 March from 8:45pm, weather permitting.

When are the live bands playing?
Live music performances will be happening across the whole duration of the festival and will run for roughly 45 minutes to an hour. For exact times and bands, refer to the event program here:

Road closures

There will be a temporary pedestrian crossing installed on the corner of Frontier Avenue and Arbourton Avenue. This pedestrian crossing will be manned with traffic controllers from 11:45am until 9:15pm to ensure pedestrians can safely cross the street.

8:00am – 11:00pm Saturday 2 March Traffic Restrictions

Speed will be reduced from 50kmph to 40kmph

  1. Reduced speed on Frontier Avenue between Fields Street and Timbertop Parade
  2. Reduced Speed on Woodlea Boulevard
  3. Reduced Speed on Arbourton Avenue
  4. Reduced Speed on Tamarind Avenue
  5. Reduced Speed on Timbertop Parade
  6. Reduced Speed on Fields Street

Will first aid be on site?
Yes, we will have first aid services on site for the duration of the event. Please refer to our festival brochure map – you can pick one up on the day from our Information Booth – located at the Oval entrance!

Will Police be present?
Yes, Victoria Police will be at the event, for the total duration of the event.

Will additional toilets be available?
Yes, additional toilets including accessible toilets will be brought in for the duration of the event.

Does the event have baby change and breast feeding facilities?
Yes, baby change and breast feeding facilities will be available at the event.

Will there be a Lost Children’s point?
Yes, a Lost Children’s point has been allocated and will be manned for the duration of the event. Lost Children’s can be found just near the Street Eats Zone.

Can I bring my drone?
Flavour Fest is a no fly drone zone. For the safety of the community it is illegal to fly drones over a crowd without a CASA permit. For further information on drones at public events please visit:

Is Flavour Fest a sustainable event?
At Flavour Fest we are aiming to have as little landfill waste as possible through our partnership with Green My Plate. All of our food vendors will be provided with reusable and compostable packaging (plates, bowls, cutlery etc.). Single use plastics will not be sold at Flavour Fest. To make this initiative a huge success, we are asking that all reusable crockery be returned to the washing station when you have finished. It’s up to all of us to protect our natural environment and promote sustainable living. This is one small step in that direction.

What can’t I bring into Flavour Fest with me?

In the interest of public safety, there are a number of prohibited items that MUST not be brought into the event. This includes:

  • Illegal substances, including illicit drugs
  • Weapons, including knives scissors, etc.
  • Lasers or laser pointers
  • Pushbikes, skateboards, scooters etc.
  • Glass

Got a question we may not have answered?
Please contact the Events team on 9747 7200 or email