Getting There & Away

 

This page provides a summary transport options to and from Strawberry Fields.

Please consider your options carefully to prioritise safe and environmentally friendly travel.
All Transport options now on sale here http://bit.ly/BuyTransportTickets

 

RESPONSIBLE DRIVING & POLICE PRESENCE

The New South Wales and Victorian Police will be conducting extensive road operations going into, and out of the festival, searching vehicles for illicit substances and testing drivers who might be under the influence. These operations are exercised to protect the safety of Strawberry Fields patrons and the broader public.

If you try to bring illicit substances into Strawberry Fields, you will be searched and will face the consequences.  

If you drink or take illicit substances and drive, you will be tested and will face the consequences.

Think very carefully before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle going to or leaving the festival. Don't do something illegal that could both ruin your weekend, and jeopardise the future of Strawberry Fields.

Be smart and responsible on the roads - your life, and your mates lives are in your hands.


SHUTTLE BUS

For guaranteed environmentally friendly, safe, responsible and CHEAP travel to and from the festival, we present you the Strawberry Shuttle Bus. The Shuttle runs provides options running between Melbourne, Sydney and the venue, with various departure times on Thursday and Friday, and return options for Sunday and Monday. 

Full information on the pickup locations, schedule, and tickets will launch in July.

Why should I take the bus?

  • IT'S CHEAP - tickets are as cheap as $25 each way, and you also don't have to buy a car pass to enter the festival (save yourself another $30).

  • IT'S RESPONSIBLE - forget risking your license. A criminal conviction for drink or drug driving can ruin your life. Let someone else drive you home!

  • IT'S GREEN - taking the bus produces 10X less carbon emissions than bringing your own vehicle. Do the right thing for the environment!

  • IT'S HASSLE FREE - your ticket will be checked in Melbourne and you will be wrist-banded prior to getting on the bus. That means no waiting in pesky lines at the gate!

  • YOU GET CAMPING PRIORITY - There is an especially reserved walk-in camping zone dedicated to those taking the bus - so you don't have to worry about walking your gear for miles or trying to find a camping spot. Purchasing a Strawberry bus ticket for the Thursday has the added benefit of getting you into the event one day early - those arriving in private vehicles on the Thursday need to buy a car pass for $100.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Public transport is available via VLine from Melbourne to Tocumwal via either Shepparton or Seymour. There will be a courtesy bus running from Tocumwal to the venue for public transport services arriving on Friday and departing on Sunday. Please stay tuned to this page closer to the event for more specific details on the times of these courtesy bus services.

When planning to take public transport, we strongly advise:

  • Double check all scheduled via the PTV website (http://ptv.vic.gov.au/) before travelling. The below times are an indication only and are subject to change by PTV.

  • Ensure your purchase tickets via PTV in advance.

  • Be patient with the courtesy shuttle bus! Seats are limited and we have no way of predicting the number of people who will use public transport – the shuttle will run between town and the venue until we have collected all who are waiting

Courtesy Shuttle pickup times and public transport schedule will be posted closer to the event.


DRIVING & CAR PASSES

If you absolutely must drive to the festival, the journey is approx 2.5 hours from Melbourne, and 7 hours from Sydney. Detailed directions will be posted closer to the event. 

All private vehicles (including private party buses) entering the festival MUST purchase a vehicle pass. Full information on the different car pass types available, e.g. specific passes required for early arrival and private charter buses, will be announced in July.