The Holland Festival was held in Melbourne each year for 40 years until 2014. After a three years hiatus, the Festival returned in 2017, 2019, 2020 & 2023. It is now managed by the Rotary Club of Casey.

About the Holland Festival Management Committee

The Holland Festival Management Committee purpose is operating a cultural festival for the benefit of the community, including people of Dutch heritage and to raise funds for charitable purposes including Rotary community service projects. The Committee is made up of Rotarians plus selected invitees all of whom are volunteers.

The Net Proceeds from the Festival will benefit local charities and not for profit organisations, as well as worthy community groups via the Rotary Club of Casey.

About the Rotary Club of Casey

The Rotary Club of Casey brings together people of passion, diverse experiences, and perspectives to exchange ideas and take action. They work to empower, educate, and develop youth, to build goodwill and understanding between cultures, communities, and countries. Through these initiatives, Rotary aims to promote peace, resolve conflicts, prevent and treat disease, improve sanitation, improve maternal and child health, and to develop economies and communities.

In 2017 members of Rotary  decided to bring the Holland Festival back to life and  2017 saw the first new festival. It then returned in 2019 & 2020  until Covid stopped it for 2 years. It returned in 2023 and will run again in 2024 at a new, better and bigger venue.

About the Venue

The Holland Festival will be held at the Event Centre – Caribbean Gardens in the eastern suburbs of  Melbourne about 25km from the CBD. The site has 45,000sqm of parklands, a beautiful lake, parking for 4000cars and an 8,000sqm indoor space. The site is adjacent to the Eastern Freeway. https://eventcentralatcaribbeanpark.com.au

Tickets will be able to be purchased from about November  –  online and stored in mobile phones or printed. They will be scanned for entry at either of the three entrance Gates for swift access to the festival.

Tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card on the day of the festival, but the best (and least expensive) way, and to skip the queues at the Ticket Booth, is by purchasing tickets online.

Ticket Type Price Discounts
Early Bird Discounts of 20%, 15% or 10%
Early Bird Discount as above
Students - 13 - 18yo
$10 Inc. free Sjoelbak & Games
No Discounts
Children - 12 & under (babies too young to ride - free entry - no ticket required)
$10 inc. free Carnival rides & Games
No Discounts
Families (2 adults & 2 or more children)
$64 per family
No Discount

Early Bird (Stage 1) Discounts of 20%  for tickets purchased prior to midnight 31st December  2023 – Code: “HAGELSLAG”

Early Bird (Stage 2) Discounts of 15%  for tickets purchased from 1st Jan & prior to midnight 13th March 2024 – Code: Stroopwafers 

Early Bird (Stage 3) Discounts of 10%  for tickets purchased from 14th March & prior to midnight 14th April 2024 – Code: GEZELLIG (in capitals)

Companion Cards are very welcome

Please read the Festival’s Terms and Conditions prior to purchasing a ticket

Parking and Public Transport

Parking is available on-site. Entry to the car park from Ferntree Gully rd & Stud rd. Those wishing to use public transport are advised to catch a train to Glen Waverley station and use taxis or Uber. An estimate of the fare is approx $10, (not including surge rates). Make sure the driver takes you inside to  the market hall entrance.

Alternatively, a public bus stops at the gate. But it is a long walk from gate to the Festival hall.. (about 1km) – Try and hitch a ride!!

Childrens Carnival (Kermis)

Children’s tickets include unlimited access to the rides in the Kermis (carnival).

Tickets are available online or at the Information Booth inside the festival.

Festival FAQS

Have a stress-free festival when you know the ins and outs.  FAQS