The Holland Festival is an All-Ages Festival.

Do I need to speak Dutch?

Not at all! The festival is designed to cater to both people that are fluent in Dutch, as well as people that do not speak a word of Dutch at all.

Date, Place and Time

Saturday 27th April 2024

The Event Centre - Caribbean Gardens - 1280 Ferntree Gully Rd Scoresby

Gates Open: 10am  

Festival Finishes: 5pm


Tickets are available at the Ticket Booth inside the venue near the pavilion on the day of the Festival, as well as online. Companion Cards are welcome.

Tickets can be purchased by credit or debit card via the website at any time (if there are queues – use your Smartphone!)

Early Bird Discounts (25%,20%, 10%) applied to tickets purchased before Festival Day.

25% before End 2023

20% from Xmas to March 14th 2024

10% from March 15th to April 14th.

On the day of the Festival online sales are the same as the gate prices.

DOGS are not allowed as it is an indoor venue.

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

2024 Tickets

Ticket Type Ticket Cost Discount
Early Bird Discounts of 25%, 20% or 10%
Early Bird Discounts of 25%, 20% or 10%
Children - 13yo - 18yo - Unlimited Sjoelbak included (great prizes) -
Early Bird Discounts of 25%, 20% or 10%
Children - 12 & under - Inc. unlimited carnival rides. Children too young to go on the rides are free and don't require a ticket.
Early Bird discounts of 25%, 20% or 10%
Groups of 30 or more
$10 per person
No Discount

Entry / Entry Festival Entrances

Entry to the festival carparks via:

  • 1280 Ferntree Gully rd  Entrance - Parking free inside the venue
  • Stud rd entrance  - Parking free inside the venue
    • Ticket booths sited near the entrance to the pavilion inside the venue
    • Bags may be checked as per our terms & conditions 
    • Vendors, Volunteers & Exhibitors enter via the same gates
    • Parking attendants will be present to assist and advise 

Age & Covid Restrictions

  • Attendees may need to show proof of age to gain entry to the areas where alcoholic beverages are sold.  
  • Covid restrictions will be as mandated by the government. None are expected.

What to Bring

While the festival will aim to meet all the needs of our attendees, there are some things that you should bring with you to make your time more comfortable.

  • Your Ticket (electronic copies on your mobile phone or printed/hardcopy tickets)
  • Proof of Age ID in case you are asked at the bar
  • Dogs will not be allowed in 2024 - it is an indoor venue.

Parents Change Room

To assist people with infants and toddlers, the festival will provide a space for parents to change their children.​ The festival will also provide a bin for parents to dispose of (bagged) disposable nappies.


The Event Centre has a large toilet block outside near the entrance to the market hall that caters to people with physical restrictions. Six portable toilets are also sited near the Stage area, one suitable for those with physical restrictions. We would appreciate these being left for use to the elderly and less mobile and the fitter attendees using the ones near the entrance. Our Volunteers will make it their job to assist those who require it with the best possible parking spots and/or drop-off points.

Prohibited Items

The festival aims to provide a safe environment for all attendees. We are also bound by the rules City of Knox  and Victorian State Government. As a result, there are some items that are not permitted in the festival.​

  • Items that may cause injury, public nuisance, or safety concerns
  • Alcohol from outside the festival*
  • Aluminium cans
  • Animals (jacketed assistance animals are permitted)
  • Bags and Eskies that are too large to be stored under a seat
  • Flares and fireworks
  • Glass items
  • Illegal substances, including controlled, dangerous or illicit drugs​
  • Laser pointers
  • Musical instruments and/or noisemakers (drums, whistles, horns, etc) without a Performer Pass
  • Skateboards, skates, scooters, and/or helmets of any form other than standard bicycle helmets​
  • Tripods and/or professional recording devices unless you have a Media Pass
  • Weapons and items that could be reasonably mistaken to be a real weapon

We want to keep our alcohol license, so please do not bring any BYO alcohol on site. Our license requires that all alcohol must be sold and consumed within the licensed areas.

Smoking is not permitted within the market hall. Pass-outs can be requested from the Information Booth near the entrance. Smokers are requested to bring a container for their cigarette butts as they are responsible for disposing of their waste products.

Attendees that are carrying prohibited and/or illegal items/substances will forfeit their ticket and will be escorted from the premises. Where appropriate, the police will be contacted.

There will be festival staff at the ticket boxes that can be consulted if there is any doubt as to whether an item is permitted.

Dietary Restrictions

The festival seeks to have food vendors that can cater to all dietary restrictions. Food vendors will do their best to cater to vegetarian, Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and/or dairy-free.

If you have a specific food allergy, please feel free to contact the festival via info@hollandfestival.org.au and we will do our best to enquire with our Street Food vendors to see if any of them can cater to your needs

Waste Management

The Holland Festival is committed to providing a clean festival environment with minimal impact to the environment.

We thank all of our attendees for helping us to minimise the festival’s impact on the environment by using the appropriate bins for all their waste.

Travel to the Festival “Dutch Style”

The most iconic Dutch method of transport is to travel by bicycle.

A safe secured area will be designated while you enjoy the festival (BYO locks and chains).

Public Transport

The event centre is about 10km from Glen Waverley Station. It costs about  $8-12 to get to the Event Centre from the Station via Uber or taxi. Please ensure the Uber or Taxi takes you the the Entrance of the market hall as it is about 1km from the road entrance. Buses are also available but will mean a long 1km walk to get to the actual festival.

Refund Policy (inc. for Covid)

Tickets are not refundable, but they can be transferred to another person. Once a ticket has been scanned in for entry to the festival it cannot be used again by someone else.

Tickets will be refunded if the event is cancelled because of Covid. Tickets will also be refunded to anyone diagnosed on Festival day with Covid but proof from a health professional is required. 

Patrons that purchase goods from vendors that are faulty or not as described should contact the stallholder directly. All stallholders have a website or Facebook page.


There is parking on-site for 4000 cars. Entry to the car park is either from Ferntree Gully or Stud rds.  Rotarians will be managing car parking to ensure you get the best possible available space and that the elderly and invalids can park close to the entrance. 

What is the Festival’s Privacy Policy?

The Holland Festival Inc respects the privacy of all individuals from whom they interact with. The festival will not disclose any specific information about an individual nor our customer database to a third party unless directed by law.

The festival will collect, store, and use information about people that purchase tickets, complete feedback forms, participate in competitions, and/or subscribe to the festival’s email list for the purpose of market research and to promote future festivals.

You may request a copy of the information the festival holds about you, or to be removed from our customer database at any time by sending an email via the contact page: Contact Us

How Do I Contact the Festival Organisers?

The festival organisers can be contacted via the Contact Us page