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COMMON TICKET QUESTIONS

How much are Festival tickets and do they sell out?

TICKET PRICES FOR 2017

 

  • Maidens (11-18yo)                           $149
  • Day Tickets (Sunday Only)              $149
  • Round 1 (Early Bird)                         $237 ( SOLD OUT)
  • Round 2                                              $269
    Round 3                                              $299

Thursday night ( additional night)- $25

What does my ticket include?

Basic Camping for three full days and two nights in the beautiful grounds of Bay Park with access to hot showers and flushing toilets

All Workshops, Information Talks, Discussions and Classes

Performances, Concerts and Entertainment

Access to over 130 Healers and Psychics providing sessions for free and by donation

Access to over 50 market stallholders, offering exceptional clothing, jewellery, handmade craft, health and beauty services and products for mind, body and spirit

Entry to Galleries, Installation Spaces and Community Projects

A Seven Sisters Festival coloured booklet

An Unforgettable Transformational Experience and a Plethora of Delights and Surprises!

How can I pay for my ticket?

Tickets can only be purchased online with a credit, debit card (select option at bottom of payment screen- Mastercard or Visa) or via your Paypal account.

I'm buying 4 tickets for my friends, do I need to put names on each ticket?

Yes, you do need to put a name on each ticket.  If you need to sell your ticket however, there are no name changes required.

All of my etickets have the same name, I'm confused?

It does not matter what the name on the ticket says, just as long as you make sure each ticket you print has a different Ticket ID number.  These will be scanned at the gate.

Where is my ticket? Will it be sent by email or post?

You have the power to choose your ticket format and how you receive it! Awesome!

Your eticket will be emailed to you which you print out and take with you to the festival .

Also if you forget your ticket, our scanners can pick up the code of your eticket on your smart phone! Wow technology is amazing!

What is the additional fee structure?

We needed to make things easier for our team and for you, so we decided to get some help from ticketbooth.

This means we do not have to have someone man the phone, update the spread sheet and send receipts on a daily basis.  You also won’t need to worry about losing your ticket or investment. Ticketbooth does this for us, and therefore they charge a booking fee. We think that is fair enough!

You can call them or email them directly below but firstly check here  http://www.ticketbooth.com.au/contact/ to see if they have an instant answer to your query.

Ticket Buyers Support:
1300 762 344 (9AM-5PM EST Mon-Fri)
support@ticketbooth.com.au

We all also know that all online transactions involve a fee of some level, whether that is a credit card fee or a bank transaction fee. Paypal sometimes absorbs fees into the sale, in this case we have kept it transparent to avoid having to raise our ticket price and cause confusion between the two systems. All good though!

GST is included in all our  ticket prices.

What about refunds?

Please refer to our festival TERMS AND CONDITIONS on our website, for our refund policy.

If you are unable to come, you are able to sell or pass your ticket on with no need for a name change! Facebook is a great way to do this.

Can I give or sell my ticket to someone else? What about ticket name changes?

Yes, you can give or sell your ticket and no, you do not need to change the name!

It is the barcode not the name that is important.

Keeps it nice and simple!

Can you help me with other ticket issues?

Yes, we can! Well our friendly team at Ticketbooth can.

You can call them or email them directly below but firstly check here  http://www.ticketbooth.com.au/contact/ to see if they have an instant answer to your query.

Ticket Buyers Support:
1300 762 344 (9AM-5PM EST Mon-Fri)
support@ticketbooth.com.au

 

 

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Where is the Festival held?

Bay Park- Mt Martha, Victoria

Bay-Park is located on the Mornington Peninsula in Hearn Rd, Mt Martha.

Approximately 70Km from Melbourne and 10 Km from Mornington, Bay- Park is easily reached via Nepean Highway or East link and Peninsular Link.

Melways Ref: 150 H7 ADDRESS: BAY PARK 60 Hearn Road, Mount Martha, 3934 .

How does the Festival operate?

The festival is all about options and what feels right for the individual. The event runs for 3 days and 2 nights from Friday to Sunday afternoon and guests stay overnight in their preferred choice of camping, luxury camping (glamping), cabin or offsite accommodation.

There will be multiple workshops and activities running at any one time and you have the choice of attending information talks, workshops, dance or craft classes, listen to live music or performances, receive a massage, treatment, peruse the markets or explore the festival grounds.

There are no pre-bookings for workshops; you simply turn up on the day.

There will be communal eating times where workshops do not run and guests are able to purchase hot meals from our selection of food stalls.

In the evenings and at various times throughout the weekend there are large group activities and of course our main stage concerts and Chai Tent performances that feature an exceptional line-up of female performers.

There are also group opening and closing ceremonies, which we encourage women to attend; to help set the mood and intention for the beginning and end of the gathering.

On Sunday our beautiful event will conclude with a closing ceremony at 4:45pm, allowing women enough time to pack up camp and travel safely home before the new week begins.

Do I need to pay or book for any activities?

Concerts, talks, workshops and materials are included in your ticket. You simply turn up on the hour on the day. Workshops run multiple times throughout the weekend, so if you miss out on one, there are opportunities to catch it at another time.

The only activities that require bookings are the reading and healing sessions at the healing haven. These sessions are all by donation.

When does the site open and close?

THURSDAY:         Early settlers access from 4 pm.

FRIDAY:                6am – 11.30pm

SATURDAY:         6am – 11.30pm

SUNDAY:               6am – 6pm

What do I bring?

  • Yoga mat
  • Notebook and pen
  • Sheets, pillow, sleeping gear, if bunking
  • Tent, pillow and sleeping gear, if camping
  • Camping gear if camping
  • Torch
  • Towel and personal toiletries for showers
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen, hat and mosquito repellent
  • Cash for food, chai, cakes, market stalls (there are two ATMs on site if required)
  • Loose clothing for yoga and workshops and warm clothes for the evenings
  • An open mind and heart

ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING

How does camping work?

CAMPING AREAS:

Onsite we have designated camping areas marked out by signs and bunting, these areas are slightly removed from the festival grounds and are further specialised into camping areas for mums and bubs, quiet camping, solo campers and general.

There are no personally allocated plots, you simply drive in, find a spot that suits and set up tent.

You can camp next to or in your car

Campervans are allowed in general camping

Best to come early to have more choice.

Our Mums & Bubs camping area has  a “Mums & Bubs Goddess Suite ” equipped with  change tables/ bathtubs/ feeding chairs).

We also have a quiet zone which is a little more removed from the festival site, to allow for peace, space and privacy and to camp with other campers who like a peaceful camp zone.

FACILITIES:

There are many water taps onsite, all providing clean drinking water.

We have lavishly decorated bathrooms.

We have hot showers and flushing toilets.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no cooking or refrigerated storage facilities available. We have several food vendors serving a wonderful assortment of tasty food options, including vegetarian,  gluten free and vegan .) Sample menus will be posted early in 2017.

FIRE:

At designated times throughout the festival , there are communal campfires, manned by trained fire wardens.  Other fires amidst the camping grounds, are NOT PERMITTED  due to safety risks.

For any other queries, please contact info@sevensistersfestival.com

Where do I camp & do I have too?

The vast majority of festival guests stay on site and escape the familiar for 3 days.

Basic camping with access to drinking water taps, flushing toilets and hot showers is included in your ticket price.

For those who desire an onsite cabin, luxury camping or access to a powered site there is an additional cost.

There are many guests who prefer to stay in local B&B’s, motels or hotels in the area and join just for the daytime festivities and park onsite in the day parking zone.

You can call the Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre and Booking Service P +61 3 5987 3078 | Free call 1800 804 009 (outside area only) to help you find a place to stay.

AirBnB is another service to help you find lodgings.  https://www.airbnb.com.au

There are also some guests who drive home as we are only an hour from Melbourne CBD.

The choices are endless and they are yours to make! Design your own Seven Sisters Experience.

 

What about Luxury Camping?

Keen to come along, but not into camping? Are you traveling interstate or have no gear?

Let our Glamping experts set you up a lavish, luxury tent or tipi, equipped with lighting, bedding and décor to allow you to enjoy your Seven Sisters Festival experience in ease, comfort and style.

Tents can be purchased for groups or individually to share with other solo glampers.

To see more photos and prices go to our Tickets and Accommodation Page.

What is your cabin refund policy?

All accommodation and luxury camping can be refunded in full up to 1 month prior to the event, otherwise the payment is forfeit.

Guests are however welcome to transfer their reservation to another guest or friend but is the responsibility of the individual to organise and alert involved parties.

Can I hire a cabin on site?

Yes, for those who are quick, you can purchase a bed in a cabin at the station or the lodge.  We only have 60 available so first in best dressed.

All onsite accommodation is to be booked via our online booking system and is $50 per bed, per night with a minimum of two nights, however an additional night (Thursday) can be pre-purchased at the same time.   This is only available for women who are staying in cabins for the duration of the festival.

  • There are power points in the cabins and close access to bathroom facilities.
  • The site is a scout camp and not a retreat centre so as a result the accommodation is very basic.
  • You must provide your own pillows and linen (fitted sheet and blankets).
  • There are no double beds or private rooms with en-suites.
  • All beds are bunk beds.
  • Rooms are shared with other guests and there are no individual keys, hence rooms go unlocked. All individuals are responsible for their own property. Please carry personal items or lock in your car for safety.
  • Cabins range from 2 to 10 in a room. Again first in, first serve.
  • Cabin hire is however a very easy and a comfortable alternative to camping and at a very cheap price for the convenience of packing and setting up camp. Cabin guests are also very centrally located in the festival grounds.
  • For those who like more comfort, you may prefer to find lodgings or B&B’s outside the festival grounds. Your festival wristband allows you to enter and leave the festival within certain time periods and park in the day parking. Gates are open all day from 6am but close in the evenings at 11.30pm.

 

Can I bring a camper-van?

Yes, you can bring your camper van. There are additional facilities available such as powered sites if you require this.

There are only 10 powered sites at $50 for the weekend in the premium camping zone behind the oval which can be purchased online.   First in best dressed!

Do you have a site map?

Yes, we do.  Please click here to view 

ONSITE PRACTICALITIES

What about food and drink?

This year our food market will be the biggest yet, hosting a collection of delicious multicultural food vendors, who will be serving a variety of hot and cold meals, snacks and beverages.

Teaser Menus will be released in early 2016. (Vendors will also cater for those with lactose, gluten intolerance and will offer vegan and vegetarian meals.)

Many guests also bring their own non-perishable snacks that can be easily stored. Due to OH&S issues, food safety regulations and the growing number of participants, we do not allow guests to bring their own perishable food to cook and we cannot provide kitchen facilities or fridge space.

Are pass-outs issued?

Your festival wristband allows you to leave and return to the site for those staying off site but we encourage participants to be present throughout the festival.

Guests can leave and enter festival grounds at these times

THURSDAY:   (Early settlers – 4pm- $25 for extra night)

FRIDAY:                6am – 11.30pm

SATURDAY:         6am – 11.30pm

SUNDAY:               6am – 6pm

Please note – There is a ONE off car levy of $10 which covers you for up to 4 days.

Is there an ATM on site?

Yes, there is an ATM on site.

You may wish to purchase food, coffee, art, crafts, books, CDs, merchandise or any of the wonderful items that will be sold at our numerous market stalls so bring your card just in case.

Please note that ticket prices increase each year, so best be prepared and purchase your ticket for next year’s festival at the very lowest special price it will be of $225, from the info tent.

So come prepared for a bargain!

Is there mobile phone reception?

Yes, there is mobile phone reception but we encourage guests to switch their phones off during the day and refrain from making calls until nightfall in the privacy of their own tents.

Charter Bus and Car pooling?

CARPOOLING FB PAGE

Click here for the Facebook carpooling group or

search for and join the group “Seven Sisters Festival – car pooling Page” and secure a ride with another festival guest.

Please note that due to lack of interest there is no Charter Bus this year.

 

CURIOSITIES

Can I bring pets?

Absolutely NO pets are allowed on site as Bay Park is a nature reserve and the landowners wish to lessen disturbance on the natural wildlife. Fair enough!

Why aren't men allowed?

Most of the content relates specifically to women and in order to create a space where women can explore that comfortably we felt that it was appropriate to create a women’s only event. Women’s only events are also a practice employed by almost every ancient culture and society and we wish to further develop that.

There are also existing male only conferences, retreats and festivals, such as Menergy, Manshine and Tribal man.

This one is for the girls!

Please note however, that we may at times throughout the festival, be required to have male contractors on site, or the site warden,  if there are issues relating to infrastructure or power.

Why can't I bring my kids?

As this has been a controversial issue in the past we put the question forward to past participants in our review survey.

Over 75% of women requested to keep this a female adult only event so we will continue this.

We do however allow babes in arms ( 0-18months) and girls from 11 years upwards.

Please note we are strict on this policy.

Our main focus however is to create a space where adult women can take 3 days of the entire year to just focus on themselves.

Is the Festival baby friendly?

Please note as this is a women’s festival and not a women’s and children’s festival we only allow babes up to 18months.

For those who are bringing a young babe, we have done our best to provide for you by  creating a Mum and Baby Social Sanctuary.

We will create a clean, comfortable area where mums can feed and change their babies in a clean well lit marquee with comfortable and practical seating, bean bags and floor mats, cushions, soft blankets and changing areas with soft mats and blankets and mosquito nets.

We have complimentary antibacterial wipes, nappy barrier cream, water and cotton wool and nail brushes available.

Additionally we maintain a sterile container to assist bottle feeding and nursing mums with keeping brushes, bottles and other items sterilised.

This is all free of charge to support new mums to have more fun!

Is the festival open to all women?

Seven Sisters Festival welcomes all women, including: women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), women of transgender, intersex and diverse sexualities, women of diverse abilities, and women of diverse religious backgrounds and belief.
Our position is one of full participation in what is a large, public event. We recognise the diversity of our community and will be working within a framework of affirmative action and self-determination.

Conditions of the Seven Sisters site can vary due to unforeseeable weather. Conditions of the site can compromise access to women of diverse abilities.

Please make contact with Seven Sisters Festival regarding accessibility if you have specific requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Contact: info@sevensistersfestival.com

What's not allowed?

Due to our strict safety policy and OH&S legislation, and the sheer number of guests we cannot provide cooking or fridge facilities.

We respectfully ask also that you adhere to the following –

  • No fires, gas stoves, pyrotechnics, firecrackers, sparklers or flares
  • No dogs 
or pets (guide dogs are an exception)
  • No drugs or alcohol

We ask also that you

  • Observe the specified ate opening and closing times
  • Wear the official festival wristband at all times
  • Be clothed at the festival to provide a comfortable and safe environment for all women from a diverse range of cultures and with many world views
  • Wear appropriate footwear on the festival site at all times

It’s all to keep everyone safe and comfortable.

Is Seven Sisters a Nudist Festival?

Seven Sisters Festival encourages freedom of expression, self love and body confidence, however we do ask women to remain clothed during the Festival.  We are guests utilising a beautiful site governed by Scouts Victoria and it is on their request we respect their “no nudity” policy. Providing a comfortable and safe environment for all women from a diverse range of cultures and with many world views requires us to remain clothed during our time together.

If nudist public expression is of interest to you, festivals or venues such as www.confest.org.au or http://valleyviewnaturist.com.au/Home.php can accommodate to your needs or interests.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

I want to come, but don't want to go alone!

There are many women who really wish to come and hold themselves back out of fear of going alone.

There are also many however, who brave it and come along anyway!

There are so many of you in fact, that we have decided to further support our solo flyers by creating ‘The Friendly Sisters Camping Zone’ and the meal time ” Meeting point” which is situated on the oval underneath the Seven Sisters Flag.

These areas are run by welcoming women who hold circles at meal times, so solo women can make friends and mingle with other solo women.

So come meet others just as brave as you at Seven Sisters 2017.

I heard about Goodwill Tickets?

Each year we give a number of goodwill tickets to support those women in financial hardship or as a thank you to women who have gone above and beyond to serve their community and require a weekend of love, support and encouragement.

To be eligible you must apply directly yourself and cannot apply on behalf of a friend or acquaintance. Please send an email of no more than 400 words to our Festival Assistant Director, Corinne at  corinne@sevensistersfestival.com.   Please ensure your application is sent by no later than 30th November 2016 and Corinne will let you know whether your application has been successful by 31st January 2017.

I am seeking support about domestic violence or sexual assault, can you help?

Let SECASA assist you.

The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (SECASA) provides services in Victoria, Australia within the Mornington Peninsula, City of Frankston, Bayside, Port Phillip, Stonnington Glen Eira and Kingston local government areas. In addition we also work in the Cities of Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia growth corridor.

SECASA Offer a range of services including counselling for victim/survivors of sexual and physical assault, children from the age of 4 and adults, female and male. The Centre works with non-offending family members, partners, caregivers and support workers. In addition they run a treatment program for young people with sexually abusive behaviours between the ages of 10-17.

They also offer a range of alternate approaches to healing including art, reflexology, gym, yoga and support groups.

http://www.secasa.com.au/about-secasa/

Contact SECASA

Admin: 03 9928 8741
Crisis: 03 9594 2289
Fax: 03 9928 8749
Email: secasa@monashhealth.org

Is the Festival wheelchair accessible or suitable for those mobility impaired?

The Festival site has a variety of surfaces ranging from grass, gravel, dirt and some paths.

Depending on whether the site has had much rain on it will also determine how solid the ground is.

There is one onsite bathroom with a wheelchair accessible toilet and shower, located next to a wheelchair accessible cabin.

This accommodation however is very basic and is a shared dorm room of 10 bunk beds which are open to general public at $50 per bed per night.

In the past we have been able to accommodate women with special needs by offering closer parking and some people have been able to manage with walking aids.

We will do our best to support you to attend, therefore please contact us in advance so we can discuss this with you.  info@sevensistersfestival.com

Do you have any resources or information on our Transgender community in Victoria?

If you are seeking further information on our Transgender community in Victoria, how to support and be an ally, please look at Transgender Victoria…
A counselling and referral service is available for LGBTQI individuals at Qlife…
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