FAQs: Splendour In The Grass

Splendour In The Grass

Question #1: Is Splendour for all ages?

It sure is, but anyone aged 15 or under, going to Splendour will need to be accompanied in and around the festival precinct by a parent or responsible adult. This is unless they are camping on site, in which case, anyone under 18 must have a parent or responsible adult guardian in their camping group.

Question #2: Are Minors allowed into bars and licensed areas?

NO, most definitely not. Any minors found in these areas will be evicted from Splendour and may face prosecution. This includes minors in the company of responsible adults – those aged under 18 cannot enter such areas even if they are with a parent or other adult.

Question #3: What items are not allowed at Splendour?

  • Illegal drugs
  • Glass
  • Cans and metal water bottles
  • Full or partly full plastic bottles of water, soft drink etc
  • Fireworks, flares, fire twirling paraphernalia (sticks, balls etc)
  • Skateboards
  • Boogie boards and Boogie board covers
  • Milk/bread crates
  • Chairs (folding, portable, camping)
  • Anything studded (i.e. belts, wristbands etc)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Containers of liquid fuel
  • Video and audio recording devices, including GoPros (other than mobile phones)
  • Drones
  • Professional still cameras (small still cameras ARE allowed)
  • Laser lights
  • Umbrellas (please use a plastic poncho or a raincoat instead)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Water pistols
  • Protest paraphernalia and banners
  • Any other items considered illegal or dangerous
  • Strictly no animals (with the exception of service or assistance animals, such as guide dogs)


Question #4: It’s winters, but it’s Australia, what should I pack for Splendour?

It’s complicated. Like any coastal location, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable. We can have gorgeous, warm sunny days where all you’ll need is a t-shirt, jeans, sunhat and sunscreen. But at night and in the mornings the winter chill can hit. So to maximise happiness and comfort, go for style and substance. Prepare for the best of both worlds – beanies, warm jackets, doonas, cosy socks and something weather proof. A trusty pair of gumboots will never go astray either.


Question #5: Will there be Police presence at Splendour?

There will always be a Police presence at Splendour and this year is no exception. You can also expect that Police drug detection dogs will be in attendance too. You know the drill and the consequences but it’s worth reminding everyone again.

So consider yourself officially warned. Possession, sale or use of illegal drugs or illicit substances is strictly prohibited. Any persons found with them in their possession will be removed from Parklands and subject to police action. Police will be out and about on the streets, conducting roadside breath-testing and drug-testing on nearby roads too so plan ahead, designate your driver and never, ever, ever drink and drive.


Question #6: Will Airport Shuttles service North Byron Parklands?

As a major tourist centre, Byron Bay is serviced by numerous airport shuttle services. These operate from the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport and most of these airports have good online booking facilities. Please check to see if they list Splendour or Parklands as a drop-off/pickup point. We strongly recommend booking your shuttle in advance as these services are very popular.


Question #7: What buses will Splendour run?

There will be a number of festival bus services operating between the festival and surrounding areas, including frequent shuttle services to Ocean Shores, Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay from Wednesday for campers staying on site.


Question #8: What is Family Camping?

A Family Camping Ticket provides access for each ticket holder to The Meadow, a family friendly camping area within the general campgrounds. Children aged 11 and under are admitted free, and must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times whilst at the festival or campgrounds.

Every person staying at the Family Campground requires a 2017 Family Camping Ticket per person. Family Camping Tickets are one ticket per person for those aged 12 or older.


Question #9: What’s the security like in the camping area?

Apart from on-site Camping Marshals, there will also be security personnel near the camping areas. The marshals’ campsite for each area is marked with large signs. All queries and concerns should be directed to your marshals.

Leave valuables in the boot of your car or deep in your pockets or even better, don’t bring them at all. Despite the best efforts of our staff and security personnel, there are still scumbags who steal other people’s belongings.


Question #10: Are their toilets and bathrooms at the campsite?

Yep and they’re award winning too! All water has to be purchased and transported on and off site. Parklands has some of the finest, environmentally friendly compostable toilets and low-flow gas fired showers.