Info for Residents

Each year, residents and businesses of the City of Port Phillip, and in particular St Kilda, host one of Victoria's biggest and longest-running cultural events. Over the last 35 years, the St Kilda Festival has evolved into a huge community celebration of summer, spanning various venues and locations across the entire St Kilda precinct.

Looking out for the locals

The City of Port Phillip works hard to minimise disruption to locals during the Festival and any changes to the area such as parking and road closures. Each year, we work closely with Victoria Police to ensure that Festival Sunday runs smoothly and safely, with as little impact on the local surroundings as possible.

The St Kilda Festival precinct is a dry zone on Festival Sunday, except for designated licensed areas. Festival Sunday is also car-free within the Festival precinct. Visitors to St Kilda during the Festival are encouraged to take public transport to minimise traffic congestion and the impact on the environment. Residents in affected areas are issued with access permits and maps detailing road closures and vehicle entry and exit points.

Stay in touch

In January, residents are encouraged to visit www.stkildafestival.com.au for details on how the local area is affected, and a dedicated hotline number is provided for residents and businesses to obtain further information.

If you need to get in touch, please email stkildafestival@portphillip.vic.gov.au or call 03 9209 6490 with any questions or feedback.