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- When is the festival?

WAGF 2021 runs 4pm Friday 8th October 2021 - 8pm Sunday 10th October 2021

- When does the festival schedule come out?

It's out! Check it out HERE

- Where is it and how do i get There?

The festival will be held in Margaret River, in the state's South West region, a scenic 3hr drive south of Perth city via State Route 2. For more info on getting here, see HERE

- Where Can I Stay?

Margaret River has plenty of accommodation options both in town and throughout the wider region - check out our list of choice places to stay HERE.

- Where Can I park?

3hr parking for the Main Exhibition at Margaret River HEART is available at the front and rear of the building, though if you intend to stay in town we recommend you take your feet to the streets and make the most of the many events all within close walking distance of each other in central Margaret River. Alternatively, each venue has its own parking facilities as usual, though if you intend to drink we ask that you make a plan beforehand. Information can be found on local taxi services below.

- Does Margaret River have a taxi service?

Yes, you can call Margaret River Taxi Service on (08) 9757 3444 - see HERE for more info.

- What disabled facilities are there at the festival?

All of the venues have wheelchair access, and most have disabled parking options along with disabled toilet facilities. Margaret River HEART has all three. For seated performances, please contact us with details and we'll make sure to reserve you an easily accessible seat. Any Q's, don't hesitate to ask.

- Is this a family friendly event?

Yes - all ages welcome! We're all about inspiring the next generation of pickers and pluckers, and we've made the festival as accessible and welcoming as possible to facilitate this. There are plenty of free events, and paid events are free to kids 12 and under provided they have a parent with a festival pass as they will need to be supervised at all times. Many of the festival venues also have playgrounds and fun stuff to keep the kids happy, though some become strictly 18+ after a certain time, so if you intend to be out into the evening please contact the venue beforehand to be sure or check for an 18+ sign on the festival program. Youth (U18 years) also need to be accompanied by a parent/carer in our licensed venues. Please keep in mind that there may be some language or performances you may consider unsuitable for children due to some artists' freedom of expression. If you haven't already, check out the YOUTH PROGRAM.

- Are there food options?

Yes, you can find plenty of incredible options at all the festival venues, or a short walk along the main street if you want even more choice. The only exception to this is RAC Margaret River Nature Park, which will be BYO snacks for a family-friendly afternoon event, and Margaret River District Club.

- Is it BYO?

No, apart from RAC Margaret River Nature Park on Saturday afternoon, which is BYO food and drinks and will be a family-friendly event, so we ask that you drink responsibly.

The following venues offer alcohol service:

- Margaret River HEART

- The River

- Settlers Tavern (with the exception of the youth event Sunday Morning)

- Colonial Brewing Co (18+ only)

- Morries

- Burger Baby

- Brewhouse

- Margaret River Distilling Co

- Margaret River District Club (18+ only)

As mentioned previously, U18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times at venues where alcohol service is being offered.

The following venues are strictly alcohol free venues:

- The Zone Room

- CWA Hall

- South Regional TAFE

- Can I bring my dog?

No, sorry.

- Can I volunteer at the festival?

Yes! Submit an application to volunteer HERE. Note that volunteer positions for 2021 have been filled, though we'll add your name to the list for the next festival!

- Can I use EFTPOS?

Yes, all of the festival venues take card.

- Where can I find an atm?

If you need or prefer cash, many of the venues have an ATM on site, and there are a number of ATMs on the main street of Margaret River (Bussell Hwy), marked out on the festival map in your program.


- How can I buy a Festival Pass?

Via Humanitix HERE

- How much do Passes cost?

$150-$180+bf - see full information HERE


See information regarding Event Registration HERE. Registration is important for some of the smaller capacity workshops and will be available first to First Release Pass Holders. 

- Do i need to buy passes for my children?

Children (12 years and under) get free admission to all festival events (provided you have a valid festival pass) but need to be under adult supervision at all times. Some venues are strictly 18+ after a certain time; if you intend to be out in the evening please contact the venue beforehand to be sure - you will see some events marked as 18+ on the event program. If you intend to bring your child for a workshop, please make note of this during the registration process. Workshops are free for U13's to attend, provided a parent guardian holds a festival pass or single ticket to the workshop and registers for the event (info here). Passes for 13-17's are standard price. If you haven't already, check out the YOUTH PROGRAM for tons of stuff just for the kids.

- Where can I pick up my Pass from?

You can find the friendly festival team waiting for you with your lanyard, wristband and relevant add-on's at the Festival Info Centre, located in the foyer of Margaret River HEART, 47 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River. Passes will be available for collection at the exhibition opening on Friday night from 4pm, and from 9.30am-5pm Saturday & Sunday.

- Can I just buy a ticket for one event?

YES! Tickets to individual events are on sale now - click here to browse the list of events.

- Can I buy tickets at the event?

If there are single event tickets remaining you can purchase these over the weekend at the Festival Info Centre, located in the foyer of Margaret River HEART.

- Can I buy a day pass?

Yes! See HERE.

- When does the festival schedule come out?

It's out! Check it out HERE

- What does a festival pass get me?

You'll have access to all festival events over the weekend as long as you have your wristband and photo ID. It also gets you first acces to registering for the events you wish to attend so you don't miss out! Make sure to read the important information regarding passes, along with Terms & Conditions.

- Will I receive a physical ticket?

No. Your ticket will be sent to you via email once the booking process has been completed. To save paper we encourage that you save this to your phone/tablet to show event staff when you arrive to collect your pass.

- i've lost my ticket!

If you can't find your confirmation email with enclosed ticket, email us at and we'll resend it to you. Make sure you put in your correct email as we'll also use this to send you a link to the registration portal when it opens.

- I've Lost my lanyard!

Never fear - all pass holders also receive a wristband to wear. You'll be able to get into all events with your wristband and photo ID, however you won't be able to get in without your wristband, so be sure to keep it on for the weekend!

- Can I bring my booking confirmation on my smartphone or tablet?

Yes, just make sure your device is readable (eg. cracked screens, charged).

- Do you offer concession price passes?

Sorry we don’t. We keep our ticket prices as affordable as possible along with offering plenty of free events as part of the festival program. Sign up to our mailing list for first access to Early Release tickets, which are cheaper.

- Do you offer refunds?

Sorry we don’t. In special circumstances we may be able to help, however if you have changed your mind or are unable to attend the event you can list your ticket for sale on Tixel, our official ticket resale platform - it's a piece of cake! Problems with Covid? See answers in T's&C's or get in touch.

- Is it safe to buy a secondhand ticket?

Yes, but only from Tixel - see the full list of events HERE for available secondhand tickets.

- Can I transfer my ticket?

For any resale of tickets we strongly recommend you use Tixel to protect yourself against scammers. Check out the easy process HERE - you can even keep your ticket listing private so no one else can buy it if you already have a seller.

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