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Spilt Milk Acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as Australia’s First Nations People and the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways.
We pay our respects to the local Wadawurrung People of this land, their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all First Nations People.

FAQs

Find everything you need to know about Spilt Milk event day below!

Looking for Map & Set Times? You’ll need to stay tuned as they won’t be released until closer to the event date.

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What time does the festival start?

Spilt Milk kicks off at 11am on Saturday December 3.

There will be some amazing artists on from the very start, so get down early to make the most of your day!

What’s the best time to arrive?

The doors open at 11am and there will be some epic artists playing at the start of day. Get down early to make the most of it!

Best to start planning as soon as the set times are out, sign up to get them straight to your inbox here

Can I bring my water bottle to Spilt Milk?

We strongly encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle to Spilt Milk! (#savetheplanet)

We have multiple water stations for you to access throughout the day to fill it up and stay hydrated.

Please note, the water bottle needs to be completely empty of liquids upon entry and it must not be made out of glass or metal.

What size bag can I bring?

Bags are limited to 20cm x 30cm (around the same size as A4 paper) and one per person for security reasons.

Anything bigger won’t be allowed into the festival.

Will there be an afterparty?

‘Course! Keep an eye on Facebook for the details as they’re announced.

Can I bring make up into Spilt Milk?

Yas qween. You can bring your make up in so long as it isn’t in a glass container. Any glass containers will be confiscated at the gates. If it’s a cream, it’ll need to be less than 110ml.

Can I use pay pass or my credit card on site?

Yep, we’ll only be accepting card! We’re 100% tap and go, so no cash. Bring your cards or smart phone wallets.

Will there be gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes, check the map when it’s released for locations.

We can email it to you as soon as it’s ready, just sign up here.

What can’t I bring into Spilt Milk?

Banned items list Spilt Milk 2022.

  • Bags larger than 20cm x 30xm (A4)
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal substances
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Glass of any kind (including perfume bottles)
  • Cans, aerosols and metal water bottles
  • Liquid of any kind
  • Creams over 110mL (this includes sunscreen over 110mL)
  • Make-up in glass containers (anything not in a glass container is OK)
  • Prescription medication without the label showing your name that matches your ID
  • Loose medication (Original sealed prescription meds are ok but will be subject to review by qualified medical staff – please note! This takes time upon entry)
  • Video and audio recording devices, including GoPros, selfie sticks & drones (other than mobile phones)
  • Professional still cameras (small cameras ARE allowed, fits in your pocket? It’s OK!)
  • Strictly no animals (with the exception of service or assistance animals, such as Guide Dogs)
  • Promotional material of any kind including flags
  • Vapes & E-Cigs
  • Umbrellas (please use a plastic poncho or a raincoat instead)
  • Any items determined as dangerous by Security or Event Staff

 

Still not sure what you can’t bring in? Take a read of our FAQ’s or contact us directly.

Will there be first aid or medical services on site?

There will be two first aid tents on site at Spilt Milk. They’ll have paramedics, medication and you can find them on site via the map or by looking for the large signs with red crosses on there. The excellent DanceWize (HRVic) crew will also be around to give you a helping hand.

Am I allowed to bring a glass into the event?

Glass of any kind is banned from the event. This includes but is not limited to glass water bottles, make up in glass containers and perfume bottles.

Can I bring my aerosol deodorant into Spilt Milk?

Nope. Not because we love your natural musk, but because all aerosols are banned from the event. Roll on and stick deodorants are fine, so long as they are under 110ml and not in glass or metal containers.

Am I allowed to bring sunscreen into the event?

You are allowed to bring in personal sunscreen, as long as it is in it’s original container and less than 100ml. Anything over 110ml won’t make it past security.

There will be heaps of free sunscreen at each first aid tent, with the DanceWize (HRVic) and the info tents.

Are credit cards accepted? What about debit? Cash?

Bring your cards because no cash will be accepted by any food truck, bar or market stall. Spilt Milk is 100% cash free – it’s tap & go only.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

No, nope, no.

Can I bring in my own food?

You can if you need to. Please note that this must fit within a bag size limited to 20cm x 30cm (around the same size as A4 paper) and one per person for security reasons. Food items must be sealed prior to entering the event site.

We do provide you with an extensive variety of food options that cater for most dietary requirements (vegan, dairy free, gluten free, vego etc). There will be something for every palate and you may just try something so good, you’ll go back for thirds.

Are walkie talkies allowed?

Unfortunately walkie talkies are not allowed into Spilt Milk as they can interfere with emergency services communications.

Can I bring a sign or totem?

Nope. Be your own totem. We believe in you.

Will there be merch on sale?

You’ll be able to grab artist and Spilt Milk merch from the merch tent as well as online before and after the day. Stay tuned for more details by signing up here.

Can I bring liquids into Spilt Milk?

Nope, no liquids are allowed in.

Can I bring my camera?

Small still cameras are totally fine, but any professional still cameras or video and audio recording devices, including GoPros and drones aren’t allowed in.

Phones are of course, totally fine. Leave the other stuff at home and just enjoy the show!

Can I leave and come back in?

There are strictly no pass-outs during Spilt Milk. Please plan ahead, because once you’re in, you’re in!

Be sure to pack everything you think you’ll need in a bag 20cm x 30cm (around the same size as A4 paper).

Can I smoke in the festival?

You can only smoke in the designated areas. Keep non-smokers in mind and don’t smoke anywhere but those designated areas.

Do I have to wear shoes to Spilt Milk?

Yes, we strongly recommend wearing shoes to Spilt Milk. We are a green field event, with a lot of grounds to cover throughout the day. Closed in shoes like sneakers are always your best bet.

Does my name need to be on my ticket?

The name on your ticket needs to match your current photo identification to gain entry into Spilt Milk. Names on tickets will be checked to match your ID at the entry point.

Typos or shortened names (i.e. Don instead of Donald) will be accepted but nicknames will not, (ie Pumpkin-tits instead of Jordan).

How do I bring in my medication?

If you need to bring in prescription medication to the festival, you’ll need to make sure it is in its original packaging with the dispensary label.

  • The name on the label must match the ID of the ticket holder.
  • First aid tents will have most over-the-counter medication available such as Panadol, aspirin, antihistamines as well as sanitary items for you to access inside the event
  • You can find their locations on the official Spilt Milk map released closer to the date.
Can I use my Digital ID for entry in Ballarat?

Yes! Digital ID’s are accepted in the ACT and are a valid form of ID. Please bring any of the following:

  • 18+ Passport, Photo Driver Licence
  • Proof of Age card (including Keypass)
  • Digital ID/Keypass
  • International Passports
I have a photo of my passport/ID, that’ll be fine, right?

Nope, photos, photocopies or jaw dropping illustrations of your ID will not be accepted. Valid and current proof of ID is needed to gain entry, otherwise you’ll be left on the wrong side of the fence. This includes current Australian driver’s licence, government issued passports (Australian or International)

I have to drive to the festival, what’s the best directions?

Have you been voted the deso for the day? Firstly, your friends owe you. Secondly, you can drop them off at the drop off zone on Gillies Street. You will be able to collect people from the collection zone on Sturt Street.

There’s a lot of road closures around the event, so make sure you take it slow and be aware some roads won’t be accessible as per normal.

I’ve got some flares, fireworks and sparklers I want to bring along – is that cool?

It’s a hard no. Leave the fireworks and shiny lighty up things to the professionals.

Are tampons allowed into Spilt Milk?

Most definitely. There’s been some confusion about this previously and we want to make it abundantly clear that tampons, pads and menstrual cups are all allowed into Spilt Milk.

If you end up needing a tampon or pad once you’re inside the event, our first aid partners will have free sanitary items available to you. Just find them on site at the First Aid points via our map to pick some up.

If you’re having any problems regarding the above on the day, feel free to call our Good Vibes hotline, which is available on the day of the event.

Is there a cloakroom?

Yes there is a cloak room on site! Check the site map closer to the event for the location.

Is there a map?

Sure is! We’ll be releasing the map for you a week or two before the show.

We can send you a copy as soon as it’s live, just make sure you’ve signed up here.

Lost something?
  • Lost items will be stored at the Info Point throughout the day and then handed over to Ballarat Police as soon as Spilt Milk finishes.

    From Wednesday 7 December you can contact the team there to see if they have your item and organise collection.

      • Ballarat North Police Station
    • (03) 5331 2816 
    • 734 Norman Street, North Ballarat

    Just make sure you give them a call on (03) 5331 2816 to check your item is there before popping in.

Are e-cigs or vapes allowed?

As vapes and e-cigs contain liquids, they’re not allowed inside Spilt Milk.

What will the weather be like?

We’re good, but we’re not weather psychic good. Spilt Milk takes place rain or shine so make sure you check the weather the day before and plan to bring your hat/poncho.

Best to triple check with the weather gods a few days beforehand.

I’M VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/KOSHER/GLUTEN-FREE/DAIRY-FREE! WILL THERE BE FOOD FOR ME?

We have a huge lineup of excellent food vendors and restaurants who will cater for most dietary requirements. We’ll have more details on exactly what’s available in the coming weeks.

Where are the Set Times?

They will be available a couple of weeks before the event day! Sign up to our newsletter here to be the first to know.

What time does the festival end?

The event ends when the final acts have finished at 11pm.

Where can I park my car?

Have you been voted the deso for the day? Firstly, your friends owe you. Secondly, there is dedicated all-day parking lot right next to the festival. Parking requires a pre-purchased car or bus pass which you can buy here.

The entry to single day parking south located next to the festival just off Gillies Street and single day parking east located next to the festival just off Sturt Street. The designated parking location map will be made available closer to the event.

Don’t throw away your precious festival time by trying to drive to Victoria Park as there are a ton of road closures that mean you’ll be stuck in traffic when you should be on the dance floor.

Will there be shade?

Plenty! But bring your hat and utilise the free sunscreen from first aid and the info booth to stay extra sun safe.

Will there be ATMs on site?

Spilt Milk is 100% tap & go so no cash cash money is required, Just tap & go!

Will there be charging stations, so I can take a heap of selfies and not worry about my phone dying?

Yes! There will be charging stations available on site near the market stalls.

Are there accessible amenities?

The event is fully accessible, with accessible toilets available. Contact Spilt Milk HQ for more info.

Is there disabled parking?

Yes, there are disabled parking facilities at all Spilt Milk locations! Disabled parking location maps for all three shows will be made available closer to the event.

I’ve got some more questions about accessible access, who can I contact?

Get in touch with Spilt Milk HQ at [email protected]

Got some questions about how to get to Spilt Milk? Or maybe trying to work out the best way to zip around Ballarat? You’re in the right place!

Scope out our travel FAQ’s below! You can also find our detailed articles on  How To Get To Ballarat HERE, and find the best place to stay HERE.

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I AM TRAVELLING FROM INTERSTATE, WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GET TO BALLARAT?

Check our recommended list of accommodation on our website HERE, as well as the Visit Ballarat website.

Airbnb and stayz.com.au are also available, and you might find something to suit there! We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as you secure your ticket as hotels will sell out.

WHERE IS THE VENUE?

Spilt Milk is on the beautiful parklands of Ballarat. Located within Victoria Park, this beautiful space is full of shade, natural amphitheatres, and plenty of space for dancing.

HOW DO I GET TO BALLARAT?

Depends on where you are coming from! We have a comprehensive guide to getting to Ballarat right HERE!

HOW DO I GET FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT TO THE CITY?

If you’re coming into Melbourne airport, the best way to Ballarat will be booking a bus with Ballarat Airport Shuttlebus. They have buses leaving every hour during the week which only takes an hour and a half to get you there. Otherwise from the airport you can catch the SkyBus to Southern Cross Station and train it to Ballarat from there.

I HAVE TO DRIVE TO THE FESTIVAL, WHAT ARE THE BEST DIRECTIONS?

Have you been voted the deso for the day? Firstly, your friends owe you. Secondly, you can drop them off at the drop off zone on Gillies Street. You will be able to collect people from the collection zone on Sturt Street.

If you’re attending as well, there is a dedicated parking area with single day parking south located next to the festival just off Gillies Street and single day parking east located next to the festival just off Sturt Street. Parking requires a pre-purchased car or bus pass which you can buy HERE.

There’s a lot of road closures around the event, so make sure you take it slow and be aware some roads won’t be accessible as per normal.

WHERE IS THE NEAREST TRAIN OR BUS STOP?

The nearest bus stop is right on Victoria Parks doorstep on Gillies Street. There will be regular buses leaving the town centre, stay tuned for more details.

Ballarat train station is in the town centre and Wendouree train station are both about a 25min bus ride to the site. The trains won’t be as regular as the buses on the day, so we recommend using the buses to get to and from Spilt Milk.

IS BALLARAT BETTER FOR UBER OR TAXIS?

Why not both? There are two different taxi companies in Ballarat, and you can use Uber in the exact same way as you would at home.

The taxi companies in Ballarat are:

WHAT IF I’M GETTING DROPPED OFF IN A PRIVATE BUS?

Well aren’t you lucky! If you and your friends have gone in together on a private bus, there is a private parking lot for busses located next to the festival off Gillies St. The parking requires a pre-purchased bus pass which you can buy here.

WHERE IS THE TAXI/UBER PICK UP AND DROP OFF?

Taxis and Ubers will dropping off at the drop off zone on Gillies Street. Taxis and Ubers will be able to collect people from the collection zone on Sturt Street. The exact location will be listed on the map when it’s released as well so make sure you’ve signed up to our newsletter to get it emailed directly to you when it’s live.

WHERE CAN I PARK MY CAR?

Have you been voted the deso for the day? Firstly, your friends owe you. Secondly, there is dedicated all-day parking lot right next to the festival. Parking requires a pre-purchased car or bus pass which you can buy here.

The entry to single day parking south located next to the festival just off Gillies Street and single day parking east located next to the festival just off Sturt Street. check the event map closer to date and for event signs on the day.

There’s a lot of road closures around the event, so make sure you take it slow and be aware some roads won’t be accessible as per normal.

IS THERE DISABLED PARKING?

Yes, there are disabled parking facilities at all Spilt Milk locations! Disabled parking location maps for all three shows will be made available closer to the event.

Got some burning questions about Spilt Milk? Find out what you need to know in the FAQs below! See our Event Day & Travel specific FAQ above, our Tickets FAQ are here and you can read our full Ticketing T&C’s here.

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I AM UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, CAN I COME TO SPILT MILK?

Unfortunately not, Spilt Milk is strictly an 18+ event.

ARE YOU HIRING STAFF OR VOLUNTEERS FOR SPILT MILK?

Think you’ve got mad event skills? Fancy yourself a bit of a bar ninja? Apply here for a volunteer position with the Spilt Milk team. Applications for bar staff and event staff with Kicks will open in the coming weeks.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DON’T OWN A DEBIT CARD?

There will be pre-loaded debit cards available for purchase at the info point. You can put as much money as you like on these cards.

CAN MY BAND PLAY AT SPILT MILK?

There will be a Triple J Unearthed x Spilt Milk competition coming closer to November so keep an eye out! You’ll be able to upload your music for the chance to land yourself a spot on the Spilt Milk stage.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION?

Media accreditation will be given to approved members of the media who represent recognised media organisations. Freelance journalists and photographers will be considered for accreditation if working on behalf of a media organisations. Freelance applications will be referenced with editors/producers. Social media influencers will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR MEDIA ACCREDITATION?

So you want to apply for media accreditation to Spilt Milk 2022? Great stuff!

You’ll need to complete the media accreditation form here

WHAT ACCESS DO I HAVE AS MEDIA?

Generally media will have access to the pit at each performance stage for the first three songs of each artist. Some artists do not allow pit access to media. Strictly no flash photography and media must follow the direction of security and event staff at any given time otherwise your pass may be removed. There is absolutely no backstage or side of stage access. Access can change at any time and without notice.

WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF I’M SUCCESSFUL FOR MEDIA APPLICATION?

Applications close early October 2022 and we’ll advise via email by the end of October 2022 whether or not you have been successful.

HOW CAN I APPLY TO BE A MARKET STALL VENDOR?

We are accepting Market Stall vendor applications! Apply here.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER AT SPILT MILK?

We are currently accepting volunteer applications for Spilt Milk 2022. Think you’ve got the stuff to help make festival magic? Send your application through here.

HOW DO I BRING IN MY MEDICATION?

If you need to bring in prescription medication to the festival, you’ll need to make sure it is in its original packaging with the dispensary label.

  • The name on the label must match the ID of the ticket holder.
  • First aid tents will have most over-the-counter medication available such as Panadol, aspirin, antihistamines as well as sanitary items for you to access inside the event
  • You can find their locations on the official Spilt Milk map released closer to the date.
I CAN’T GO TO SPILT MILK ANYMORE, CAN I GET A REFUND?

Tickets are non-refundable once purchased. See our Ticketing T&Cs here and refer Tickets page for Ticketing FAQ.

WHAT MARKET STALLS WILL BE THERE?

All the good ones! Don’t stress, there will be eco-friendly glitter and more goodies. We’ll be able to tell you all about closer to the date.

WHAT IS VICTORIA PARK LIKE FOR GETTING AROUND?

Victoria Park is a large flat site with wide open grasslands and many footpaths.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH MY TICKET?

Your ticket gives you entry to Spilt Milk plus a free bus ride to the Ballarat CBD after the show.

WHAT’S SPILT MILK’S DRUG POLICY?

Illicit substances are not welcome at Spilt Milk. Local police and their dogs will be in attendance.

WHAT’S THE BEST TIME TO ARRIVE?

The doors open at 11am and there will be some epic artists playing at the start of day. Get down early to make the most of it!

Best to start planning as soon as the set times are out, sign up to get them straight to your inbox here

WHERE IS THE VENUE?

Spilt Milk is on the beautiful parklands of Ballarat. Located within Victoria Park, this beautiful space is full of shade, natural amphitheatres and plenty of space for dancing.

WILL THERE BE MERCH ON SALE?

You’ll be able to grab artist and Spilt Milk merch from the merch tent as well as online before and after the day. Stay tuned for more details by signing up here.