The Wild takes place on a spectacular private estate deep in the Balingup hills. Gates open at noon on December 30th and the main stage will start rocking at 4pm. The last act will finish at about 8pm on January 1st. Everyone will need to be offsite by midday on Wednesday the 2nd.
Please make sure you read the following information so that you’re in the know. If you have any questions fee free to ask us.
– No Fires
– No Glass
– This is event is a BYO alcohol event. There will be no alcohol for sale onsite. Glass bottles are not permitted. Please only bring what you need, drink responsibly, look after yourself and each other.
– No Antisocial or unwanted sexual Behaviour
– No Illegal Substances
– Leave No Trace – everything you bring, make sure you take it away
– No Butts – ensure cigarette butts are 100% extinguished. Butt ’em out, pick ‘em up, put ‘em in the bin. It’s real easy.
– BRING: Photo ID, Campout Ticket, Carpass (or cash) to enter.
Note: Tickets at the gate will be $300, car passes will be $50,
It pays to plan ahead.
– DON’T FORGET TO ALSO BRING: Kindness, an open mind and good vibes.
– READ the FAQs and this info sheet
On The Ground
We are very privileged to be able to use such an amazing location – you will see for your self once you arrive. Let’s all keep it that way. Keep the site tidy, respect the neighbours, dispose of your cigarette butts responsibly and take your rubbish and recycling home with you. The Wild has a leave no trace policy so please respect it.
First aid is available 24/7. Please refer to the site map for the medical tent location. We have dedicated medical staff, camp rangers, event Security and Volunteers across the site so please reach out if in need.
Toilets are located throughout the event site and camping ground. Their locations will be clearly signed and also marked on the site map. Please don’t have a sneaky wee in the bushes, keep it clean.
We are all going off grid and much to our satisfaction you may not get phone reception. This a very good thing. The Wild is time to unplug, unwind, detox, be in the moment and enjoy your time and each other.
Banned Items (what not to bring)
For your safety and enjoyment, please don’t bring these things (or we’ll have to take them off you):
Glass: No glass at all. Plastic or cans only. No glass bottles of any kind (including beer, wine, champagne). All glass will be confiscated, and we will not be able to return it.
Fire: flares, fireworks, sparklers, candles, campfires, you name it, if it involves a flame it is categorically prohibited. There will be a total fire ban both day and night.
Gas: bottles and/or hot cooking equipment, BBQs, camp stoves, lanterns etc.
Electronic Devices: sound systems, drones, generators and lasers
Furniture: large furniture such as couches or non-collapsible tables.
Other Stuff: skateboards, scooters or rollerblades, the venue is just not suitable for them.
Illicit Substances & Illegal Weapons: all items that are deemed dangerous by staff or camp rangers and illegal items will be confiscated and may result in your ejection from the campout.
Negative Vibes and Bad Attitudes
Excessive Amounts of Alcohol (1 carton or 1 x 700mm container of spirits – not in glass – per person maximum)
Dogs or animals of any kind
We will inspect all goods and vehicles entering the site at the gate before entry so please be mindful when planning your trip.
Antisocial, dangerous, harassing or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated at all. If you are causing a disturbance to the event or to any of our guests you will escorted back to your tent and asked to leave the grounds as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are feeling unsafe in any way, please approach any of the staff at any time.
Stay classy and look after each other. We’re all here to have a good time. Be the best human you possibly can be!
Camping for the full 3 days is included in the cost of your event ticket. You can set up camp from Sunday 30th December at 12pm. You must be packed up and leave the venue no later than 12pm, Wednesday 2nd January.
Campervans, motorhomes and caravans are welcome however, all flammables must be removed before the event, including gas bottles. Please also note you are not guaranteed to camp near your friends in a campervan or caravan.
No “Land Grabbing” allowed. If you wish to camp with your friends please plan to arrive together.
You are allowed to park your car next to your tent in the general camping zone. There will be a designated family camping area and glamping areas that are quieter and closer to amenities.
Once you arrive you are asked to not leave the event site, unless there is an emergency. If you do need to leave the site, please find one of our camp rangers who will assist you to safely leave the grounds. Please note, if you do leave you will not be permitted to re-enter the event.
Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for any lost or stolen items so please leave your valuables at home or lock them away.
Avoid setting up next to vehicle exhaust.
Keep your campsite free of flammable material and rubbish.
Don’t leave your vehicle running longer than necessary.
No gas bottles (including fridges, burners and kegs that require cylinders).
Everything you bought with you, make sure you take it back with you. Leave no trace.
No cooking/heating appliances. There is plenty of affordable and delicious food options – so no need to bring your cooking gear- why not have a real break!
Mark your tent so you can find it easily at night
Be nice to your neighbours
What To Bring
We highly recommend bringing the following along with you:
Tickets, ID and Car-passes
(Tickets at the gate will be $300 cash – it pays to plan ahead!)
Cash (there are no ATM facilities on site)
Your own cup, plate and cutlery
Any required medication (see our medical tents for storage if needed)
Shade set up for camping
Sunscreen and insect repellent
Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, condoms, deodorant, tissues, sanitary items, etc.
First aid kit – bandaids, headache and hangover relief, lip balm, earplugs
Pillow, sleeping bag, camping mattress, air pump,
Tent with extra pegs, fold chair, shade, battery-powered camp lantern, solar fairy lights and pretty things if that’s your fancy
A tent marker (all tents look the same, flag or similar on a pole)
Torch for each person in your camp (headlamps are good)
A drink bottle and any food you’d like to bring along (no glass – reusable containers)
Bulk drinking water – bring a big (e.g. 10 litre) container for drinking per person minimum, there will be uncertified rain water available for washing, cleaning, brushing your teeth, etc.
Clothes for hot and cold weather, bathers, towel, washcloth
DRESS UPS and fancy things – but remember how shit glitter is.
Floaty devices for any child who is not a strong swimmer
There is a rather large dam on site. YES! You can swim in it BUT only during swimming times. We know how tempting it will be, especially if it’s hot, but entering the dam is strictly prohibited outside of the designated swimming times:
31st December 8am – 7pm
1st January 8am – 7pm
It is essential you only swim in the swimming zone. Do not go swimming outside of these areas or outside of the swimming times.
No night swimming ANYTIME ANYWHERE. It’s for your own safety.
If you do, we will need to ask you to leave the event and no one wants that.
This is a very strict enforcement of our insurance requirements.
Please help us to make this event happen again and play by the rules.
Swim at your own risk, no diving, respect the lifeguards, look out for each other, parents supervise your kids at all times and let’s get wet.
Bush Fire Rules
In the case of a bush fire all exits will be closed. There is to be absolutely NO ONE leaving site. The safest place to be in a bush fire is at the muster point which is on the lawn by the lake.
Other Useful Bits
There could be a police presence at the event and surrounding area.
BYO alcohol is permitted, however we have a strict no glass policy and alcohol limits. Drink responsibly
There is NO shade for camping. Please bring your own shade set ups.
Make sure to drink plenty of water and keep hydrated. Please be conscious of the hot weather conditions and act accordingly.
Wear hats, hang out in the shade when you can and slap on some sunscreen.
Please seek immediate medical assistance from our first aid tent if injured or ill.
Please drive safely to and from the campout. Be responsible and plan ahead; make sure you have a designated driver for the trip home. Keep in mind there will be large numbers of patrons arriving and leaving the festival at once which is why it is even more important each and every designated driver do their due diligence.
The fences and barricades up around the event serve a purpose so please don’t be a dick and climb over them
Respect the swimming rules
For your safety please always stay within the festival boundaries, familiarise yourself with the festival map grid reference of your campsite, the location of you’re the first aid tent and the emergency assembly areas.
Please notify our camp rangers if you see something you think is unsafe or might need attention.
Avoid driving if you are feeling tired.
Any doubts, please reread or contact us
The drive will take you about 3 hours from Perth. Please plan accordingly and drive safely.
Once you purchase your ticket, you will be sent all the venue details, we want to keep this secret between us for as long as we can.
If you choose to drive, every vehicle will need to purchase a vehicle pass. This includes private charter buses, RVs, cars, motorbikes etc. Remember to purchase your carpass before, otherwise it will $50 at the gate – Cold. Hard. Cash
We will be donating all profits from car passes to Forests for Life, a not for profit group dedicated to protecting the native forests in Western Australia’s South West. We love them.
Please drive safely to and from the campout.
Be aware of the gate arrival and departure times and plan accordingly
Respect the communities you are driving through, slow down, don’t litter, don’t be rowdy, buy your last minute supplies from the locals. You know… just be a decent human.
While at the event, NEVER REVERSE. Always check under and around your vehicle before moving it.
Do not drive during the event.
Be responsible and plan ahead; make sure you have a designated driver for the trip home. Keep in mind there will be large numbers of people arriving and leaving the festival at once which is why it is important each and every designated driver do their due diligence.
Avoid driving if you are feeling tired.
Listen to banging tunes
Carpool with friends. Road tripping to a camping festival is one of life’s true pleasures! Hanging with your loved ones, less money spent on petrol and the fuzzy feeling of contributing fewer emissions into the atmosphere… does it get any better?