We want you to have the best possible time. The time of your life. We want your friends and the people around you to have a great time too, and that means looking after yourself and others.
Although the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre may feel like a sovereign dominion, the same laws that apply outside its boundaries apply within them. It’s important to follow all state, federal and local laws, in addition to our specific policies and terms and conditions.
Similarly, the laws of the human body are no different here than anywhere else. If you are intending to take drugs or drink alcohol, please take these things into consideration:
- Rest and rehydrate. It goes for three days. Pace yourself if you want to enjoy it all. Take regular drinks of water.
- Never source drugs at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre.
- Mixing alcohol and drugs greatly increases the possibility of overdose or accidents, as does mixing two or more drugs, even if taken hours apart.
- Do not use drugs on your own. If you are feeling unwell, tell someone.
- If you or someone near you is feeling unwell, immediately alert our staff, or a Helper Hut, or security, or the First Aid/Welfare team (to the far right of the stage). Please also be aware that if you or a friend have taken drugs and are in need of medical attention, medical staff are not obliged to involve anyone else, including the Police. So don’t be afraid to go to First Aid. The First Aid/Welfare team is not here to judge you, they are here to help you. So be honest with them. Everyone can access appropriate professional help during the weekend.
We respect and welcome our similarities and differences.
If you behave like a Dickhead, this place isn’t for you. If you have a mate who behaves like a Dickhead, please leave them at home, along with any offensive signage, slogans, clothing, costumes, etc. Offensive verbal comments, aggression, violence, intimidation, harassment or assault of any kind – to anyone – is never OK. We work closely with Victoria Police and others to look after the haven here. There may be a requirement to eject and/or charge people behaving like a Dickhead.
Looking after yourself and others means respecting consent; we can only freely agree to something if we are able to express our thoughts in a clear, calm way. Consent is not the absence of a No – it’s the presence of a Yes. Consent is given by opting in – not by being silent. Once consent is given it can be withdrawn at any time. In line with this, the Victorian Government has introduced affirmative consent laws that mean a person must take steps by saying or doing something to find out if the other person consents. The Penington Institute has some great resources if you are interested in finding out more.
There’s plenty of room in the campgrounds and in the Amphitheatre, so there’s no need to crowd anyone’s personal space. If you’re keen to share personal space, please either wait to be invited or ask the person politely. If the person is cool with sharing their space, make sure this continues to be the case. If they choose not to share space (or choose to stop), respectfully and gracefully give them plenty of room, without any fuss. The same goes for sexual attention and physical contact.
Moshing, crowd surfing and stage diving do not respect personal space – please don’t do that here.
Before rushing to judgement, or giving yourself or someone else a bad time, please request our Welfare team via your Helper Hut. They listen without judgement to help us all understand what’s really going on, and make sure we’re understood. It’s normal to misunderstand things, particularly if we’re tired or intoxicated.
If you have a viral or bacterial illness please stay at home, or go home, to keep from infecting others.
Arrive in convoy with your friends if you wish to camp together. Reserving campsites is not the way we do things.
Drive real slow = 10 km/h or less. Around walking pace.
It is vitally important that all internal roads and gates are kept clear for emergency vehicles. If you park any part of your vehicle on a road, you’ll be asked to move to somewhere else in the campgrounds. There’s a Public Car Park (near Reception) that you are welcome to use.
Trees aren’t always as sturdy as they look. Take care when camping under them and definitely don’t climb or hang anything from them.
Keep your campsite clean by using the bags handed to you at Reception and by using the 5 different waste streams. Keep Meredith Town and surrounds clean as well.
Fully extinguish all cigarette butts and put them in the bin.
Make sure everyone has a good view of the stage. Elevated/raised couches, chairs, platforms, gazebos, marquees, umbrellas, etc are OK in the campgrounds, but not OK in the Amphitheatre.
Please let your neighbours decide what they’d like to listen to at their campsite. Keep your own volume low and content friendly. Be careful using the car stereo once parked too – keep your ignition turned off until it’s time to go home.
Never reverse. Always check under and around your vehicle before moving it.
Drive only when you are ready to leave and never before. If you need to leave early, park in the Public Car Park (near Reception), take the shuttle to Meredith town and back, or check out Heaven Eleven (to the right of the Gift Shoppe), which sells things you forgot.
Drivers must ARRIVE AND LEAVE WELL UNDER .05 and not under the influence of illegal drugs. Be safe and avoid heavy penalties and/or loss of license. Free breath testing is available next to the Ferris Wheel throughout the weekend.