Event Info

MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER
FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

NOTE: Date, Venues and lineup may change.

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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

  1. AGE RECOMMENDATIONS
  2. SAFETY @ GOOD THINGS
  3. SECURITY @ GOOD THINGS
  4. EMERGENCY EVACUATION
  5. FIRST AID
  6. CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?
  7. WATER STATIONS
  8. DISABLED ACCESS INFORMATION
  9. CARERS
  10. CONCESSIONS
  11. SMOKING
  12. LITTER
  13. PASS OUTS
  14. CLOAK ROOM
  15. GATE TIMES
  16. PUBLIC TRANSPORT
  17. RIDESHARE & PARKING 

1. AGE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Good Things Festival (GTF) is a licensed event recommended for a mature audience.
  • GTF has the capacity to be very loud, have high intensity crowd movements, bands that may use profanities in their performance and patrons drinking alcohol. Children will not be admitted as GTF cannot guarantee the health and safety of small children. It is also likely that the liquor permit will also disallow children.

Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The definition of a responsible adult is a person who is of or over the age of 18 years and is:
a) the minor’s parent, step-parent, guardian, grandparent, or
b) the minor’s spouse who is above the age of 18, or
c) a person who is acting in place of a parent and who could reasonably be expected to exercise responsible supervision of the minor.
The responsible adult must also purchase a valid ticket to the event. Multiple people under 18 can come with the same responsible adult.

Prior to attending the event under 18s must arrange for their parents to contact us (1300 762 545 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or email us at info@oztix.com.au) and let us know who will be the responsible adult attending the event with you and provide us with the following information:

  1. The order number the ticket was purchased on
  2. The patron who is under 18’s full name and date of birth
  3. The parent/guardian’s full name and phone number
  4. The name, date of birth and phone number of the responsible adult attending the event with you

Enter the event at the same time as a responsible adult

  1. Upon entry every person under 18 will be checked to ensure they are with the responsible adult.
  2. The minor will be issued with an easily distinguishable U18 wristband that has the space where the phone number of the responsible adult can be applied.

2. SAFETY @ GOOD THINGS

  • You must have current Photo ID to enter. All patrons must have a ticket and it is an offence to enter the venue without a ticket.
  • Photo ID is required purchase alcohol regardless of your age. It is illegal to provide minors with alcohol and anyone caught doing so may be prosecuted and ejected.
  • Some of the artists appearing at Good Things 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. If you believe such language or behaviour is unsuitable for minors, please do not allow them to attend.
  • Remember to bring ID, your ticket, important phone numbers, sun block, any medication you may need, a hat, charged mobile phone, pen, still camera. If you have any chronic conditions or illness (ie asthma, diabetes, epilepsy) be sure to carry information regarding your condition & emergency contact number on you at all times.
  • Allow enough time to get to & 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 sensible shoes & clothes and bring a rain coat if need.
  • 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. Possession and/or consumption of illegal substances will not be allowed.
  • Any patron found to be unduly intoxicated or under the influence of drugs on arrival or within the venue will be referred to police or security as the case may be.
  • A small bag or backpack is allowed but remember that it will take longer to get into the show & if you want to cloak it in, it will add more queues to your day.
  • Check the ticket conditions for restricted items conditions such as Video cameras, alcohol & umbrellas. No spike collars, studded belts etc will be allowed.
  • Make sure you pace yourself, drink plenty of water, eat some food that will give you some energy & be sure to get rest, when you can, to maximise your enjoyment on the day.
  • You are permitted to bring 1 empty water bottle and a reasonable amount of food like sandwiches to the show. However, please do remember that we’re most likely in for a long day and food can spoil. There will be free water stations located within the event site to re-fill your empty bottles once inside.

3. SECURITY @ GOOD THINGS

Whether it’s entering, leaving or in the festival you will be required to abide by any reasonable request or command from event security. Remember that they are primarily there to keep the entire festival safe. If you need help or see someone needing help please notify security straight away. Crowd surfing, moshing & circle dancing are dangerous activities & will not be tolerated. Offenders will either be banned from the area or possibly removed from the site. GTF will not accept violence in any form and any incidence of violence will result in immediate removal from the site.

4. EMERGENCY EVACUATION

Under extreme & unlikely circumstances a building, area or the entire site may be required to be evacuated or cleared. It will be imperative for you to follow all instructions & directions from emergency services, police, fire brigade & / or the security that would be requested of you in such a situation. Remember these people are only there to help, so please pay attention.

5. FIRST AID

There will be First Aid located at or next to the Stages 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. More than 50% of all First Aid Calls are related to cut feet and sunburn – please wear shoes and bring sunblock.

6. 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.

7. FREE WATER STATIONS

There will be free water stations located around the site. Please ask security or consult the site map.

8. ACCESSIBILITY

GTF will be an accessible friendly event as much as we can possibly make it. There will be an accessible viewing area at each stage area. Disabled toilets are available around the site.

We suggest that you are accompanied by a friend as with all major events navigating through the crowds can be difficult and we recommend that you stay clear of the mosh pits. As long as you plan your day and leave a bit of extra time to move between stages there is absolutely no reason why you should not have a great day and be able to see the bands you love.

9. CARERS

We understand that some people have a need for a full time carer. GTF will allow a valid ticket holder one free entry ticket for their legitimate carer. Please present to the event box office on event day with your valid ticket, your Carer and current Carers Card or written proof of your Carer status as a Carer and we will allow you one free ticket.

10. CONCESSIONS

GTF believes we are all equal. There will be no discounted tickets for children, babies, pensioners or members of the venue association etc.

11. SMOKING

The venue may be subject to state public smoking law enforced by state health authorities. If so, Designated smoking areas will be available for patrons to smoke. Please don’t smoke in or around the venue except in designated areas.

12. LITTER

The local Council have laws to discourage people from littering on the street. Note that previous events have had council  inspectors issuing on the spot fines to patrons who are outside the venue on the way in. This includes drink containers and smoking butts.

13. PASS OUTS

No pass outs will be issued unless otherwise advised.

14. CLOAK ROOM

There will be a cloak room on site to check in your bags however it will cost you to take the bag in and out again each time.

15. GATE TIMES

Gates open at 11.30am.

These FAQ’s are supplied to patrons as information about the event. Upon purchase of a ticket you will be asked to abide by and accept both the Event Terms and Conditions and the Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions. In the event of any inconsistency or error, the Terms and Conditions shall take precedence over these FAQ’s.

Enjoy your Good Things!

16. PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Public transport Information: Friday 7 December 2018

Extra Trains will be running to get you to and from Good Things Festival at Flemington Racecourse, between 10.31am and 11.16pm on Friday 9 December, 2018.

Gates open at 11.30am.

Please check the Live travel updates page for planned disruption information.

Download the Flemington precinct map (PDF) 456kb
Download the Flemington precinct map – accessible version (DOCX) 30kB

  • Metropolitan train

Getting to the Racecourse

Trains depart Flinders Street Station from Platform 10, stopping at Southern Cross Station Platform 14, North Melbourne Station Platform 6:
• approximately every 10 minutes between 10.28am and 3.19pm, then at 3.34pm and 3.48pm

Trains run express from Flinders Street Station to Flemington Racecourse Station:
• approximately every 10 to 20 minutes between 8.19pm and 9.10pm
• approximately every 10 minutes between 9.33pm and 11.06pm

Leaving the Racecourse

Trains run express from Flemington Racecourse Station to Flinders Street Station:
• approximately every 10 minutes between 10.51am and 3.46pm

Trains depart Flemington Racecourse Station stopping at North Melbourne Station, Southern Cross Station and Flinders Street Station:
• approximately every 20 minutes between 8.04pm and 10.01pm
• approximately every 10 minutes between 10.07pm and 11.16pm

For your most direct journey home, plan your journey using Journey Planner.

  • Metropolitan tram

No additional services will operate. All services will run to a normal weekday timetable.

Getting to and from the Racecourse

Passengers can catch a Route 57 tram to the Showgrounds.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

A roundtrip shuttle bus service will operate between 11:01am and 2:59pm to transfer patrons arriving via tram or foot to the designated Taxi rideshare drop off pick up zone, where it is a short walk to the event site entry point.

The Shuttle Bus pick up location is on Epsom Road adjacent to the Flemington Racecourse main gates at 448 Epsom Road.

The designated drop off location is located within the VRC VIP asphalt carpark on Leonard Crescent (adjacent to the Hill Street Entry).

  • Metropolitan bus

No additional services will operate. All services will run to a normal weekend timetable.

Getting to and from the Racecourse

The following bus route travels via the Racecourse:
• Route 472 (Williamstown – Moonee Ponds via Footscray)

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

  • Regional train

No additional services will operate. All services will run to a normal weekend timetable.

Getting to the Racecourse

Passengers arriving at North Melbourne and Southern Cross stations are advised to change trains and catch a Racecourse service.

• Arriving at Southern Cross Station before 3.48pm, change to Platform 14 and catch a Flemington Racecourse service
• Arriving at North Melbourne Station before 3.48pm, change to Platform 6 and catch a Flemington Racecourse service

Refer to the Metropolitan trains section above for service times and platform information.

Leaving the Racecourse

Passengers are advised to get any train from the Racecourse and alight at Southern Cross or North Melbourne stations and change to a regional train.
Refer to the Metropolitan train section above for service times.

Plan your journey using Journey Planner.

17. RIDESHARE & PARKING

Rideshare & Parking Information: Friday 7 December 2018

Taxi / Ride Share Public Pick Up Drop Off (PUDO) Zones

Due to the anticipation of the level of usage of rideshare as a mode of transport the proposed vehicle drop off & pick up zone (DOPU) is to be located at the external asphalt carpark also known as the Flemington VRC VIP Asphalted carpark on Leonard Crescent adjacent to the Hill Gate entry.

The designated drop off point will be operational between the hours of 1030hrs and 2330hrs on the event date.

Patrons arriving via Taxi or Ride Share will be directed along signed walkways to the event site access point within the racecourse.

Patrons attending by Tram or by foot can take the round-trip shuttle bus transfer from Epsom Road to the Taxi Ride Share PUDO zone and walk to the event site access point within the racecourse.

Parking

We aim to discourage patrons from driving to the event, but the event recognises that some patrons may wish to drive, therefore parking will be made available to patrons attending the event and the fee for the service is $15 per vehicle.

Melbourne Showgrounds will be providing onsite parking for the event. Vehicles can enter the event car park through Gate 7 on Leonard Crescent. The car park is operational between the hours of 0900 – 0000hrs.

Patrons can then make the short walk via the underpass into Flemington Racecourse and to the event site access point within the racecourse

Accessible Parking

Melbourne Showgrounds will be providing accessible parking for the event. Vehicles can enter the event car park through Gate 7 on Leonard Crescent. The car park is operational between the hours of 0900 – 0000hrs.

Patrons can then make the short journey via the underpass into Flemington Racecourse and to the event site access point within the racecourse

If patrons with serious immobility conditions require further assistance, they will be required to contact the promoter to organise alternate arrangements. info@goodthingsfestival.com.au

In addition to parking, a designated drop off point will be operational between the hours of 1000hrs and 2300hrs on the event date to enable vehicular access.

All patrons will be directed to the designated single-entry point for processing.