- THE FESTIVAL
The festival offers daytime disability parking facilities for all our day visitors as well as disability camping facilities for those staying overnight or longer. You will need to download the Disability Camping form and/or the Disability Parking form to register before coming on site. This way we can best cater for your needs.
In addition, the Woodford Folk Festival welcomes people with disabilities and we are constantly working on ways to improve the site and the experience for all, but we do need to advise that the festival site and location does offer some challenges for those with mobility problems. The event is held on a rural property (an old dairy farm) and the terrain is often uneven and/or sloping. The pathways are either dirt or graveled and during peak periods of the festival the pathways can become very crowded and difficult to negotiate for people in wheelchairs or with mobility problems. The disability amenity blocks provided are clean and sturdy, but basic, and the festival site is large (the festival entertainment precinct area alone is on 50 acres). During the day, the weather conditions can be extremely hot, and on some evenings, quite cool.
We have a designated disability parking area in the main day car park for day visitors. It is located close to the walkway to the festival entrance. This day parking area is automatically available for any vehicle bearing a standard disability sticker – just follow the Disability Parking signs once you enter the festival day car park. We are aware that some disabilities are of a more temporary nature and if you don’t have an official sticker and need to use the designated day parking disability area, we invite you to let us know when you arrive. Just go to the SOLUTIONS lane in the DAY ticketing admissions tent and advise that you need a disability car park form for display in your vehicle.
If your mobility is particularly limited, we have a small number of spaces available closer to the entertainment precinct area. These spaces must be pre-booked using the online Disability Parking form, which needs to be submitted to the festival office prior to the event and your arrival.
If you feel that you would benefit from the support of a carer while you are at the festival, it may be possible for the carer to receive a complementary ticket. Such tickets are allocated on an individual needs basis. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special permission can be sought to bring Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and trained Assistance Animals onto the festival site.
The festival has a designated disability camping area situated close to the entertainment precinct entrance and available for both overnight and season campers with disabilities. A small number of these camping sites have access to power (for life support equipment only) and all have access to a disability toilet and shower facilities. These camping sites are limited and must be pre-booked using the online Disability Camping form which needs to be submitted to the festival office prior to the event and your arrival.
Disability access toilets can be found in both a central location within the festival village and in the disability camping area (Season Camping).
On the evening of the Fire Event (1st Jan), one of the shuttle buses will transport patrons with disabilities who find it difficult to make the walk to the Amphitheater. Once you are on site, please book your place with the Disability Camping Staff (office located in disability camping area, opposite amenities blocks 29-30). Please note that this vehicle is a standard small bus.
AUSLAN interpreters will sign selected events at the festival, indicated in the day programme guide by the signing symbol. If you want to take advantage of this, please arrive 10 mins prior to the start of the nominated event to meet the interpreter and ensure your place in the AUSLAN allocated seating, which has clear vision to the interpreter. Latecomers cannot be guaranteed a clear view of the interpreter. The Opening Ceremony will have a designated seating area that provides a clear view of the interpreter. Infology can advise of its location.
Number: 0408 384 286
Active ONLY from 27 Dec – 1 Jan inclusive
This year, the Festival is offering an interpreting booking service, where an AUSLAN interpretor can be allocated to you for ad hoc events. Additional information about the AUSLAN booking service will be available at Infology. If you are Deaf and wish to book an interpreter throughout the festival please SMS 0408 384 286 and provide the following information: your name, event name, venue and time of the event. An AUSLAN interpreter will be allocated to you if time and staffing permits.
We are happy to assist people with disabilities in making plans for a pleasant and safe festival experience. Please download the forms available above and return them via email to ensure that your disability parking and/or camping space is secured. If you need further assistance or information about disability camping, parking or access at the Woodford Folk Festival, please email email@example.com