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Venue Entry Conditions: Due to COVID-19

Is there shade in the viewing area?

Is the event free, do I need a ticket?

What can I bring?

Can I bring alcohol?

Can I bring the kids?

Where can I park?

I don’t want to drive, what is the best way to get to the shows?

What if it rains?

What are the Food options onsite?

How do I apply for a Food Stall?

Will tickets be available at the gate?

What accommodation is available in Geelong?


Venue Entry Conditions: Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 venue restrictions will apply:

Only fully vaccinated patrons are permitted to attend.

You will be required to sign into the event with the Victorian Govenment QR code system for contact tracing purposes and to provide proof of vaccination. Staff can sign you in manually if you do not have a smart phone. Printed vaccination certificates will be accepted. This is a condition of our event permit – we must enforce this.

Patrons can only sit in the area allocated to you by the COVID marshall or on an available picnic rug.

Do not attend the event if you have been in close contact with a person who is COVID positive, you are COVID positive or you have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 Hotspot in the previous 14 days. You will not be admitted entry

While our team are doing everything possible to ensure patron safety, we encourage you to self-manage while onsite and make your personal attendance decision based on current COVID-19 information and your personal circumstances. You are encouraged to complete a symptom self assessment available here.

Is there shade in the viewing area?

Yes there is a lot of shade in the viewing area from large trees. Best to come early so to reserve a good spot in the shade. We have organised a number of beach umbrellas you can get from the ticket desk to use during the event.

Is the event free, do I need a ticket?

The event is not free, we rely on ticket sales to meet our large expenses including venue hire, musicians, crew etc. That said we change the minimum amount we can possibly manage as we put this on for the good of the community. Tickets can be booked at geelongjazz.com

What can I bring?

You may bring your own standard sized camping chair (low-to-ground chairs recommended). High back (deck/camping) chairs are permitted, however you must sit at the rear of the venue for the benefit of others.

You are permitted to bring a supermarket sized cooler bag and picnic into the area.

Pack your COVID essentials including a bottle of sanitiser and a face mask.

Wear sensible footwear.

Bring sunscreen and a hat! Please note: there are few sheltered areas.

For sunny days make sure you wear a wide brimmed hat for protection and bring sunscreen with you.

If the forecast is for rain please bring suitable shoes and a poncho or raincoat.

Can I bring alcohol?

You can consume BYO alcohol at the events. No glass containers are permitted. No alcohol will be available for sale at the events.

Recommended Liquor Retailors:

Union St Wine: https://unionstreetwine.com.au/

Can I bring the kids?

Absolutely! Children under five are free. A discounted ticket is available for 5-17 year olds.

Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian at all times.

Where can I park?

There is ample parking outside the Botanic Gardens as per our venue map.

I don’t want to drive, what is the best way to get to the shows?
Public Transport – Geelong Botanic Gardens is located 9 minutes from the Geelong Railway Station via bus route 30. To plan your journey go to the PTV Website.

Ferry – Coming from Melbourne CBD? Travel with Port Phillip Ferries from Docklands to nearby Geelong Terminal just a short walk from the gardens.

Yacht – Sail your own yacht and dock at Royal Geelong Yacht Club right on the doorstep of the Botanic Gardens for a classic Geelong experience.
Book your wharfage now – CLICK HERE

What if it rains?

Geelong Jazz Soirees Summer Series proceeds rain or shine. If it is raining, limited seating will be set up on the stage so please come early!

In the case or wet weater don’t forget to pack a raincoat.

Wet weather seating

What are the Food options onsite?

You are welcome to bring take-away food or a picnic.

Geelong CBD is full of fabulous food outlets including takeaway and dine in options.

Recommended Food Outlets:

Cafe Go: www.cafego.com.au (great picnic packs available on concert days)

Orchid&Co https://www.facebook.com/orchidandco/ (Great coffee just outside the gardens)

James St Bakery: http://www.jamesstreetbakery.com.au/ (Dine In & Take Away)

You must put your rubbish in the bin – or take it home. We do not have the resources or capacity within our small budget to pick up after you.

How do I apply for a Food Stall?

There will not be food stalls at the 2022 series. However, you are welcome to leave your details with us at callum@callumwatson.com.au and we will be in touch if any opportunities arise.

Will tickets be available at the gate?

If not sold out prior, tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. 

What accommodation is available in Geelong?
Accommodation is abundant and varied throughout the Geelong region. We pride ourselves on well-appointed accommodation, great atmosphere, prominent locations, friendly hosts, comfortable and inviting rooms.

Recommended Accommodation:

Vue Apartments Geelong: www.vueapartments.com.au (15% off available for ticket holders)

R Hotel: www.rhotelgeelong.com.au (15% off avalable for ticket holders, Dog friendly)

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