CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINK?
Sorry, you can’t. This is a fully catered event. There will be a range of food, coffee, and free water available. We are ensuring many food stalls cater for special dietary requirements. Please don’t bring any food on the day as it will be confiscated.
CAN I BRING MY OWN SEATING?
Make yourself comfortable! You can bring picnic rugs and deck chairs. Please be mindful of placement though and settle in away from crowd routes… We want everyone to be able to taste any beer they fancy!
Yes, dogs are allowed. If you plan to bring yours please keep in mind that the festival is noisy and there are lots of people.
WHAT IF IT
We’re here for beers sunshine or rain! If it’s a wet day we recommend bringing a rain jacket for protection as you hop between the brewers and large umbrellas.
All brewers have marquees which offer some protection from the rain. We also have a number of market-style umbrellas to huddle under.
In the case of rain, we say embrace the experience and protect that beer from the rain! Knowing Melbourne’s weather it’ll be sunny in about 30 minutes, an hour or two at most!
I HATE TOKENS,
DO I HAVE TO
Brewers Feast is a token free event in 2019. This means no having to swap your cash or credit card payments for paper currency or one of those RFID cards. No more figuring out how many tokens you should purchase to avoid having a pocket full at last drinks….. Just bring your cash and cards to pay, just as you would anywhere else!
Brewers Feast is a smoke-free event as we need to protect the magnificent gardens from cigarette damage and litter.
If you need to smoke there is plenty of area outside the festival entrance but please remember to dispose of cigarette butts appropriately to keep the Convent litter free.
Yes, children are welcome, Children 15 and under are free. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, even if they are 17 years old they cannot wander around by themselves, as this is a fully licensed event.
Note that there are a limited number of tickets for Children, tickets are available via the ticket page. If you have any questions please contact us at for instructions on how to secure Children tickets.
IS THERE A LOST
Sure is, the lost and found is located at the main information/token tent near the festival entrance.
We do hope that there is no lost and found, the only thing worse than spilling a beer is losing your phone, wallet or sunglasses. Please take extra care to not lose your friends as they tend to be harder to store in lost and found!
WHEN WILL THE
BEER/MUSIC/FOOD LINEUPS BE ANNOUNCED?
We “name, names” in the lead up to the festival for all brewers, artists/bands and food operators so you know who’s going to be there!
We spread the news via the Brewsletter, social media and website
DO YOU HAVE FOOD FOR VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS?
We sure do, while the saying may go “No good story started with salad” food, on the other hand, can start magnificently with salad.
Brewers Feast is a fully catered event with a range of handpicked food operators to meet everyone's taste, including delicious vegetarian and vegan options. In 2017 vegetarian and vegan options are available from Man I Love Falafel, Dos Diablos, Soul Kitchen and more.
WHAT TOILETS ARE THERE AT
Toilet facilities are located at the bottom of the cider garden or near the food court. All toilet facilities are portable facilities and include a dedicated disabled toilet that also contains baby change facilities.
Toilets have been marked on the map in the festival program or ask one of our friendly volunteers for directions.
CAN I BE APART
OF THE FESTIVAL?
Absolutely! We are always looking for volunteers, sponsors, brewers and stallholders.
We have a number of volunteer positions available. If you are interested in volunteering at Brewers Feast in 2019 there will be a range of exciting and rewarding roles available. Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, work as part of a team, give back to the community and learn new skills whilst having a lot of fun in the process. Interested in being a volunteer? Email us at
Stand out from your competitors, build your brand and reach your target market with a Brewers Feast sponsorship package. As a sponsor, businesses will benefit from direct community exposure as well the opportunity to leverage the Brewers Feast audience and brand. Interested in being a sponsor? Email us at
Brewers Feast is known for its comprehensive selection of beers, represented by a great range of Victoria’s finest craft breweries. Interested in being a festival brewer? Email us at
Brewers Feast is on the hunt for well presented, unique food and general retail stalls. There are limited places at the event, stalls will be subject to selection criteria to match the style and theme of the event. Interested in being a stallholder? Email us at
CAN I PARK AT
Yes, there is all day paid parking in the car park directly across from the Convent on St Heliers Street. The machines accept credit cards, notes and gold coins. Funds from the car park go towards the restoration and overall running of the Convent.
Being a festival that serves alcohol we strongly encourage responsible drinking and driving, if you’re planning on having some of the great craft beer then we suggest organising a designated driver or leave the car at home in favour of a Uber, taxi or public transport.
Carpark rates at the Convent for weekends are:
Weekend rates: 30 mins = $3 $2 per hour thereafter 5 – 10 hours = $12 *Max daily rate (until 2am) = $28 *Additonal overnight fee (after 2am) = $25 *Lost ticket = $28
Please check the Convent website for current prices.
IS THERE PUBLIC
Yes, there are a few options to get to the festival via public transport.
TRAIN & WALK (walking: 10 – 15 minutes) Catch a train to Victoria Park Station (South Morang & Hurstbridge lines) Note: some express services skip Victoria Park Station. View Train timetables: Hurstbridge Line (to city) Hurstbridge Line (away from the city) South Morang (to the city) South Morang (from the city) Walking directions from train station: 1. From Victoria Park Station walk towards Johnston Street 2. Turn left at Johnston Street (east, away from the city) 3. Continue along Johnston Street (700 metres / 10 minutes) 4. Turn right onto Clarke Street (100 metres / 1 minute) – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road! 5. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes) 6. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)
BUS (walking time: 3 – 5 minutes) There are two buses that regularly pass the Abbotsford Convent: 200 – City (Melbourne Central) – Bulleen 207 – City Doncaster – SC via Kew Junction Walking directions from bus stop: 1. Get off at Clarke Street / Johnston Street (Abbotsford) 2. Walk along Johnston Street (50 metres / 1 minute) 3. Turn right onto Clarke Street (100 metres / 1 minute) – there is a bridge to get you across this busy road! 4. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes) 5. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)
TRAM & WALK (walking time: 20 – 25 minutes) Catch tram 109, 12 or 48 to Victoria Street / Nicholson Street (Abbotsford) View Tram timetables: 109 – Box Hill – Port Melbourne 12 – Victoria Gardens – St Kilda 48 – North Balwyn – Victoria Harbour Docklands Walking directions: 1. Head east on Victoria Street toward Nicholson Street, Abbotsford (14 metres / 1 minute) 2. Turn left onto Nicholson Street (950 metres / 12 minutes) 3. Turn right onto Abbotsford Street (400 metres / 6 minutes) 4. Turn right onto Clarke Street (60 metres / 1 minute) 5. Turn left onto St Heliers Street (140 metres / 2 minutes) 6. Enter via Gate One (opposite the car park)