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Recycling and sustainable waste management are priorities
for festival organisers and we are always looking for ways
to improve our systems. We also rely on the support and
cooperation of all festival participants. Please help keep the
Woodford Folk Festival clean and green.
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Camping on-site for the full six days of the Woodford
Folk Festival is by far the best way to immerse yourself
in all the festival has to offer. There are, however, a few
things you should keep in mind when preparing to camp
at the festival.
Facilities – While we continue to improve the facilities
please remember that our camping grounds are
generally used only once a year. Toilet and shower
facilities are adequately basic. Peak times for shower
queues are in the mornings and late afternoons so
please avoid these times if you don’t want to wait.
Grounds – Because of limited use it is not possible for us
to provide perfectly level camp sites with well manicured
lawns. Several thousand trees have been planted in the
camping grounds and they are only beginning to provide
Weather – The festival is held in the full glory of summer.
Conditions can range from very hot and dusty days
through to impressive summer thunderstorms, and
can be pretty chilly if you’re still wandering about at
four in the morning. Campers should prepare for any
Your Camp – You are creating a temporary home at your
camp. It may be a day retreat from the festivities as well
as a place to crash at the end of the day so please make
sure you are comfortable and consider your camping
Bus Traveller’s Camping - There is a designated car-free
camping area provided especially for non-motoring
season campers, located on the Track Winding Back,
just south of the Land of Nod – see Festival Map 2.
Water - Always a precious commodity, at Woodfordia we
are self-suffcient and take all our water from an on-site
dam. We would appreciate it if all festivillians would join
us in conserving water in the following ways: restrict
yourself to one shower a day, turn the water off when
brushing your teeth and please bring some water with
Generators in camp grounds - The use of generators
in the camp grounds is not permitted due to noise and
Essential medications storage - A cool storage facility for
essential medications is available during the event at the
doctor’s clinic at the Festival Medical Centre.
Some suggestions to ensure a more comfortable camp
• Avoid tents with built-in groundsheets: these are
effective in keeping out moisture from the wet ground
but they’re also a great way to keep rain water in. Bring
a small shovel and create a drainage ditch around
your tent. Also consider where the water will naturally
fow along the hills and roads when you choose the
direction of your tent.
•Raise your bedding off the ground. A fold-up camp
stretcher allows air circulation and protects your
bedding from any water that may enter your tent.
Keeping personal belongings off the ground is also a
good idea – a fold-up chair makes a great wardrobe
•Have a tarp stretched somewhere for comfortable
shade and a covered area.
• There is no electricity available on site for patrons’
campsites unless they require it for life-support. See
disability access info.
•Our grounds need to accommodate a large number
of people so please keep your campsites small and
conserve space wherever possible.
•To keep the number of cars in the campground to a
minimum only one car is allowed per campsite. Please
do not drive around the grounds once you have set up
•Theft can be a problem at any large event, so please
do not bring anything of value to the festival other than
what is absolutely necessary. All valuables remain the
responsibility of the camper.
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The Festival Garbology Department
operates a comprehensive waste
recycling system and we encourage all
festival participants to support our waste
minimisation efforts. A huge challenge in
waste recycling is avoiding contamination,
i.e. plastics in the compost, or food waste
in the recycling bins, so please be mindful.
The festival recycling project is now
supported by the EPA’s Public Place
Recycling - Events & Festivals initiative.
Provision of additional red bin lids for
general waste, and yellow lids for co-
mingle recycling (recyclable plastics,
glass, aluminium and metal cans)
throughout the event precinct will assist
you in the separation of materials for
recycling. Recycling depots are also
located at all festival toilet blocks. These
recycled materials are transported to
a Multifunctional Recycling Centre in
Brisbane where they are sorted into
component products for re-manufacturing
or re-use. Cardboard is collected at
recycling stations, bars, stalls, and food
venues for transport to a re-manufacturing
If camping, please recycle as much as
possible using the recycling stations and
use the organic waste collection system
for compost. Bag and place your general
rubbish, i.e. non-compostable food waste
and non-recyclable materials, into the
industrial bins located around the festival
village and at all amenities blocks around
the site. This waste will be transported to
Food stall holders at Woodford Folk
Festival are required to use only
compostable or biodegradable plates and
wooden eating utensils for food service
rather than plastic plates or cutlery.
Organic waste from the camping area and
from food stalls is composted. Campers
can place vegetable scraps, paper and
biodegradable or compostible plates
(excluding meat & fsh) in compost wheelie
bins located near festival amenities blocks.
Consider using re-usable water bottles
for water consumption to help us reduce
plastics at the festival.
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We suggest that a hat and sunglasses, a
small hand fan, comfortable shoes and
sunscreen are essential for an enjoyable
visit. It can get cooler at night. We also
suggest an umbrella or raincoat, and
suitable shoes, in case of summer rain.
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There are three refll Mt. Beerwah spring
water outlets throughout the festival.
Please consider buying a festival water
bottle from the Festival Shop and re-use
it throughout the festival by getting cheap
spring water reflls throughout the days
The festival’s reticulated water supply
comes from our own dam via an on-site
water treatment plant. The festival site
water catchment is a well-protected native
vegetation area and treatment includes
fltration and chlorine disinfection. Our
treated water meets the Australian Drinking
Water Standards and QFF staff and Qld
Government inspectors monitor a range
of indicators to ensure the water supply
The QFF has now met the long standing
challenge of fnding a sustainable solution
for the treatment and re-use of waste
water with the commissioning of Midell
Water to install an on-site waste water
treatment plant. This plant eliminates the
carting of all waste water from site and in
so doing reduces the QFF carbon-footprint
Festival volunteer amenities cleaning
teams – our S-bend Warriors - use
environmentally friendly cleaning products,
which means a reduction in energy and
chemicals used in wastewater treatment.
We have introduced a number of water
saving initiatives, including pressure
reduction valves, spring-loaded taps, low
fow shower-heads and dual fush cisterns
in amenities blocks. These devices are
effective and we appreciate your continued
assistance in helping us manage and
maintain a self-suffcient water supply.
The protection and continued rehabilitation
of the waterways on the festival site are
a priority. We ask that patrons be aware
of signed ‘storm water quality protection
zones’ in some of the camping areas –
please do not enter these zones. We thank
you for your support.
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A festival laundry service is available at
Infology for patrons, venues, volunteers
and performers during the festival. Fees
apply. PickUps/Drop offs 9am and 6pm
from Dec 26th (6pm) - Jan 1st (9am).
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Emergency services need our street signs
and can’t do without them. Buy a souvenir
street sign at the Festival Shop for only
a few dollars. Support the festival, don’t
remove our signs and endanger lives.
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A lost and found service is managed at
Infology. The festival has a proud history
of reuniting festivillians with their lost
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The Woodford Folk Festival gratefully
acknowledges the support given to the
festival by the Woodford Lions Club and
the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
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