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