Survival Guide

Ashtray. Bring one with a lid you can keep in your pocket and use the waste stations.

Anti-social behavior. EFF has a zero tolerance policy towards anti-social behavior of any kind both inside and outside the festival.

Alcohol. We reckon a reasonable amount of alcohol is one slab or one bottle of spirits per person.  Cars will be searched on entry and amounts over this, or anything in glass, will be confiscated. 

Bins.  Please sort waste at the stations throughout the festival site. EFF is a Leave No Trace event.  We ask you to take your campsite rubbish with you.

Camping. Bring your tent, tarp, poles and shade, just don’t setup under overhanging branches.  Bring your own sleeping bag, blankets, mattress, chairs and ground mats, it’s a 4 day event and sleep is important.  

Conditions of Entry –management reserve the right to refuse entry and eject any participant involved in unsocial behavior.

Cutlery and crockery.  Bring your own to stalls when eating to reduce our waste footprint.

Drinking enough water is very important.  Bring some with you and please support our no plastic bottle policy by refilling your own permanent containers from any of the many taps onsite. 

Dogs or any other pets are not permitted at the festival.

Earplugs protect ears from damage and will make it easier at night time to get the rest you need before driving home.  

Fires and fireworks are not permitted at EFF and there is a Total Fire Ban in the campsites with the exception of gas cookers, but don't use them inside tents!  If conditions change and we change this policy, you will be informed at the gate.

First Aid- Professional first aid is here for you 24hrs / day during the festival. If you or a friend needs help, don’t hesitate, the service is confidential and the staff are trained to deal with all medical concerns.

Festival times.   Gates open 9am Friday (9am Thursday for Deluxe tickets).  Please DO NOT arrive before this time!  All patrons must leave the site by 12pm Tuesday, so please make sure you’re well rested, sober and ready to leave by this time.

Glass is not permitted at EFF, get beer in cans and decant your spirits into plastic or metal bottles before you come.

Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses will keep you safe from the sun

Illegal substances are not permitted at EFF

Jukebox - Music in the campground. Ipod dock sound systems are acceptable. No loud or offensive music likely to annoy your neighbors in the campground.  

Kids. Kids under 12 are free, and anyone under 18 must be with an adult at all times.  Family camping is available, just let us know on arrival, and check out the kids space for activities every day.

Keys – bring a spare set and give one to a friend for safe keeping

Local businesses.  Please support the local businesses in the area, get your supplies and fuel up in Peak Crossing or Yamanto.

Money – ATM’s are available onsite 

Neighbors. Introduce yourself to your neighbors and look out for each others belongings.

Out of bounds.  Please respect any areas marked as no entry or staff only.

Parking and access – follow the instruction of parking marshals, it is essential we keep all access roads clear at ALL TIMES for emergency 

Privacy.  Be considerate of peoples privacy when taking photos or video.

Peak Crossing.  For those travelling from NSW, Peak Crossing is the last fuel and bottle shop and we encourage people to support small townships like this by getting supplies here.

Quad bikes and mini bikes are not permitted at the festival.

Road safety.  Make sure to sleep enough before driving home and be ABSOLUTELY sure not to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  If in doubt use the affordable drug and alcohol testing provided at First Aid during the event and at the festival exit on Monday and Tuesday. A 10km/h speed limit applies to the entire festival area.

Sound systems and generators are not permitted at EFF

Shoes.  Bring sturdy shoes for wearing at night, and gumboots if it looks like rain.

Showers.  There are 100 showers available for use free of charge, please be respectful of the space and limit your water usage.

Sneaking in.  Don’t even think about sneaking in.  If you are caught you will be banned, and so will everyone else in the car! 

Torch.  A good torch will make it much safer getting around at night.

Toilets.  There are over 150 flushing toilets on the site, please be respectful of these facilities, keep them clean, do not flush any sanitary items and leave them free from promotional materials.  

Understand that we exist in a community and that we need to look after one another.  If you see a community member in trouble, help them to seek assistance.

Valuables.  Don’t bring valuables unless you really need to, and keep them on your person at all times.

Wristbands must be worn at all times, NO EXCEPTIONS! If damaged go to info tent for a replacement.

Xtreme heat can present itself in the Australian bushland.  Make sure your stay hydrated, use a hat and the shade provided.

Youth tickets.  Kids 12 and under are free, and teenagers 13-17 qualify for $100 youth tickets, only available at the door.

Yamanto is the largest shopping centre close to the site for those travelling from Brisbane but Peak Crossing is closer and has a bottle shop and fuel.

Zzzz.  We strongly encourage you to plan your weekend so you are sober and ready to drive by the time the festival closes, but if when it comes time to leave the site Tuesday lunchtime, you judge that you are not in a fit state to drive and wish to remain on site to sleep it off, ask our staff about the camping area next to the front gate which has been allocated for this purpose.  You may setup your tent here and camp for one night until you are able to travel safely.