What are the Food options onsite?
Amidst the ferns in Geelong Botanic Gardens is ‘WYM’, a family-owned café. Open late for the Soirees, indulge in locally sourced pastries, specialty coffees, teas, and a tempting array of homemade picnic cheese and dip platters, wraps, and toasties.
You are also welcome to bring take-away food or a picnic.
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.
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.
Wear sensible footwear.
Bring sunscreen and a hat!
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.
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.
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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.
How do I apply for a Food Stall?
There will not be food stalls at the 2024 series. However, you are welcome to leave your details with us at email@example.com and we will be in touch if any opportunities arise.
Are you looking for workers?
Yes, we are seeking casual crew to assist with setting up, entry and pack up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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. For more information please go to Tourism Geelong Bellarine.