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Sustainability

The Town aims to  explore what makes an ideal town and sustainability is a vital part of this. We are aiming to set a new standard for Australian festivals for sustainability. Each year we aim to get as close to zero waste as possible, while co-creating an environment that naturally stimulates you. We respect the beautiful land with its fresh waterways, a thriving eco-system and on-site creatures. We ask all Town Residents to explore this ethos and create an awesome mirror for our everyday lives and how we live.

Partying

We aim to provide a beautiful space where you can naturally play, relax and also get ridiculously silly! We want everyone to have a creative uplifting weekend where you come home inspired and full of good energy, not drained. Party naturally, sleep and eat well over the weekend, and set the tone to keep doing this forever and keep our scene sustainable.  If you can enjoy what we do naturally, we believe then we have created the perfect space that doesn’t require enhancing to be enjoyed.  Creativity over consumption is another key ethos of The Town.  There have also been studies that show that connection is the antidote for addiction.  The Town has no mobile reception and also allows us to escape our reliance on technologies, and connect in a more human way.

We recommend having a weekend off, but If you do smoke over the weekend,  pretty please always use film canisters and the provided mannequin heads for your butts  :)

Zero Waste

All our food and drink stalls will be at worst compostable waste. Our bar will be washable cups and please feel free to bring your own cups.  Be a Town Pro and bring a plate, cup and crockery and wash your own after purchasing at the wash-stations. We also ask that you don’t bring disposable rubbish and plastics. Tupperware and smart storage of food, a reusable bottle, and no plastic or glass are such a huge help and reminds us all how to operate more simply and take individual responsibility. Please no excessive alcohol such as kegs and multiple bottles or slabs, and only bio-glitter please if you want to get sparkly. These simple steps by everyone will set an amazing standard and mean we can party without rubbish and will be looked upon very well for being invited back to this beautiful new site. Last year, everyone took home their waste and we only generated Two 3-meter cubic skips of rubbish! Lets aim for even closer to zero waste this year, it truly is possible <3  :-)

Sustainable Transport + Camping

To avoid putting pressure on the site we need your help with carpooling and camping humbly.  (Please no busses/trailers/caravans).  We ask tents are kept to a humble size but do encourage colourful and fun campsites. This helps us spread throughout the site, making sure everyone is comfortable and feels a sense of community and sharing. Packing light means partying smart and in a way where less is more, which is the most important element of our approach. Do BYO Mailbox and anything else you think will brighten the suburb you’re in! (flags, and decor the folds up small is great for lots of mileage but a small amount of packing space)

*Please arrive in full cars. Carpooling page here– and note all cars with less then 3 people will need to pay $20*

Thankyou for your sustainable input <3

This is a collective effort and we are so grateful to have you beautiful people on board our experiment! Lets set the standard for showing how we can live our lives sustainably, both at and away from parties.