Events & Activities

Taking part in St Kilda Festival, one of Australia’s most loved festivals, is a great way to showcase and attract people to your event or activity – whether to watch, take part or just raise awareness.

To submit your proposal, you need to complete the application form on this website and send through all required information.

Assessment Criteria

Each application will be assessed against the following criteria:


Safety is the number one concern for all events to be held at the Festival.


The Festival will look for events that are entertaining, engaging and unique.

Fit with the Festival content and surrounding activities

Events at the Festival need to fit in with overall programming, and collectively provide a cohesive line up. (Please note: the Festival focuses on Australian programming and content.)

Minimal impact to the environment

Events need to give consideration to the environment both directly in the space they are working in, and indirectly to wider considerations such as energy and water usage and carbon offsetting.


The organisers’ experience and capacity to produce the event.

Space required

Although St Kilda is large, space at the Festival is limited. We won’t be able to fit everyone in, so please consider your footprint.

Please note:

  • The Festival is unable to fund events and activities – all events must be able to be produced at the Festival independently. (See below for more information about contribution for community groups.)

  • Sponsorship of your event at the Festival is limited to signage at the event only. All sponsorships must be pre-approved by the Festival before proceeding.

  • St Kilda Festival values open and accessible entertainment, so preference will be given to events that do not charge admission. Please note commercial activities that charge admission fees to the audience may be charged a site fee.
  • Events or activities that require liquor licensing as part of their program will not be permitted.
  • The event will have the responsibility of ensuring all relevant licences are obtained that may be required for your activity. This includes APRA and PPCA.

The St Kilda Festival is committed to universal access for participants and audiences. Please contact the Festival office on 9209 6490 for accessibility enquiries.

Are you a local community group?

Community groups within the City of Port Phillip may be eligible for assistance with event costs. More information is available HERE.


Please note applications close 5pm, Thursday 28 September and late submissions will not be accepted.


Events & Activities Entry Form

More information
  • Files must be less than 5 MB.
  • Allowed file types: png jpg jpeg.
To help us with programming please provide some details about your act; when it was established – how many times you have performed including where and when (please keep under 150 words)
Please list two referees and their phone numbers. Referees must be able to vouch for quality and standards of similar events you have previously held (not required if your event has previously been held at St Kilda Festival)
Please provide an overview of your event requirements including the amount of space required, surface required, bump in and out times etc.
Please provide an overview of ways in which you will manage impact to the environment while running this event including protection from damage to parks, reserves or surfaces, any resulting pollution, water usage or otherwise