Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Gathering of the Kindred Spirits


Kindred Spirits of all ages from all walks of life gathering together over 3 days and 2 nights to share experiences and connect with each other. With over 160 workshops, performances, art and craft workshops, dances, music, food stalls, markets, acoustic music, nature crafts, Teen Workshops and a dedicated children’s festival The gathering of the kindred spirits provides a safe and secure place for all ages. It’s a magical experience, and one not to be missed. Who organised The Gathering of the Kindred Spirits: 2 women brought together through their own life adversities. They created The Gathering of the Goddesses and saw the need for a gender diverse festival. Come join your community of Kindred Spirits and see how much impact a healing modalities festival can have.




Where is the Victoria Festival Held?


1 hr from Melbourne’s CBD or 30 Minutes from Tullamarine Airport. 7km from Riddells Creek Train Station. 6 Kent Road Riddells Creek. Within the Macedon Ranges, Riddles Creek is located in the Macedon Ranges Victoria.




How much are tickets


We have partnered with OzTix for our ticket sales. See our Ticket page for details on prices.




Car Pass - Do I need one?


Every car entering the festival site requires a car pass. We encourage you to carpool. Car Pass is to be purchased before entry to site. They are limited and there is no parking outside the festival. You will need a festival pass additional to the car pass. Two types of car passes are available Small to Medium Car Pass or Large Vehicle Pass for Class B vehicles Parking next to your accomodation will mean you are unable to leave the site unless emergency during festival times. Parking in day parking enables you to leave the site during festival times. Restrictions are in place regarding moving to and from site for safety purposes. No driving around site is allowed before sunrise or after sunset. No caravans to be brought onto site. The Gathering of the Kindred Spirits are not liable to any damages to vehicles on site. You will be parking under and around forest area.




What is included in my ticket?


Your festival pass is included in your ticket. You have access to all workshops, childrens village, performances, teen activities, nature crafts, arts. You will need to pay for any purchases you make at the markets or food vendors. Healing & Readings can be pre purchased or paid at the festival for a reduced cost starting from $40.




What is a day pass


Day Pass ticket is valid just for one day of the Gathering. It allows you entry from Sunrise on the day of your ticket until 10pm. If you’d like to participate in any activities before 8am or after 9pm activities, you will need a weekend ticket. The Gates open at sunrise and close at 10.30pm. Our Gates will be staffed. Access through the gates will not be available outside these hours unless an emergency.




What do I Bring?


Please see our what to bring page




Accessibility Accomodation ? Parking / Toilets / Showers


This gathering has a designated accessible camping area situated close to the heart of the festival available for season campers with disabilities, and a dedicated accessible overnight camping area. Camping sites have access to power (for life support equipment only) and all have access to accessible shower and toilet facilities. These camping sites are limited and must be pre-booked using the following forms. We have accesibility toilets and showers near camp site. We ask that you email us prior to attending– this way we can best cater for your needs. Please keep in mind this is a forest, dirt tracks and flat areas where possible. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to provide hoists.




What Happens When I Arrive?


1) On arrival you will go to the marked gate area. 2) Staff will be at the gate to meet and greet you. 3) Staff will ask for your ticket and scan it. You can supply paper or on smartphone version. 4) We will match your ID with your Ticket name. 5) Staff will provide you with a wristband, program and festival map. 6) You will then be directed to your allocated camping/ glamping or Dorm area and parking area if you have a car pass. Exclusive package will need to go to our concierge area. 7) If you are staying for one day - you will be shown to the day parking area if you have a car pass.




Do You Offer Payment Plans?


Yes, we have payment plans! Click here for tickets




Refunds


Refunds are not made if: 1) You change your mind 2) You are unable to attend the event due to a change in personal circumstances 3) Due to poor weather before, during or after the event. 4) Tickets are not interchangeable between events, the ticketed event selected is final. Names on purchased tickets can be changed online. You can resell your tickets via Tixel COVID Pre-event: If a patron becomes symptomatic in the 2 weeks leading up to the event, a full refund will be offered. If a patron becomes symptomatic during their first day at The Gathering of the Goddesses, they will be entitled to a full refund. If a patron arrives at the gate to check-in and has been identified as symptomatic at that time, a full refund will be offered. During event: If a patron becomes symptomatic from the second day of the event, they will present to a medical professional immediately on-site, leave the event and take a COVID test. A full refund of their ticket will be offered. If event is cancelled before you attend, you will be provided a refund. If event is rescheduled your ticket will automatically transfer to the new dates.




Glamping What Is Included?


Single Bed Linen. Towels. Cushions. Rugs. Blankets. Rechargeable warm light USB lantern. Chairs.




Do I Pay For Parking


Yes. You will need to purchase a Vehicle Pass. Cars will not be able to be driven on the site at night due to safety reasons.




Dorm Rooms


Yes you can book out one dorm room block. Please contact us for this. They are a short walk from the festival. See our Map for more details.




Camping Areas


Every Camper is allocated a site and car space if purchased. Bring our own tent or select a glamping tent. Sleep in your van, campervan, small class B motorhome or pop up 4 wheel drive. No caravans. You will have access to flushing toilets, hot showers and power charging station




Can I Sleep In My Car


Yes,We welcome Vans, Class B campervans, Poptop 4wheel drives, camper Trailers, Roof Top Tents, Annex. No caravans allowed on site.




I Need A Travel Buddy


Join our Facebook page, car pool or chat with our festival goers. In the heart of our Gathering we have a meeting place as well as a hub setup.




How Do I Book For Workshops


You dont need to book. You go to the Marquee where the workshop is being held at the time it is being held. We will display our program closer to the gathering date to enable you to start selecting what you want to do. Online program booking will be made available exclusive to ticket holders. Workshops are included in your ticket price.




Is there any Internet or Phone Reception?


Yes we do. The entire festival has 3g coverage in 2020. 2021 will see 5g upgrades to the area. We will also have a power up station area to charge up your mobile phones. You can also bring your power bank or car charger.




Leave No Trace Festival - What does this mean?


We have a focus on ‘minimal waste’ or ‘Leave no trace’. Please take all your rubbish with you as you leave the event or take your waste to the designated waste collection points. Please minimise the packaging you bring. Remove from their packaging. Please do everything possible to take all your rubbish with you when you leave. Please do not leave your rubbish in the gallon drums around the sites, these are intended for water for fire safety.




Do I Need Cash?


Every Stallholder/ food vendor will have eftpos. We are dedicated to minimal cash on site.




Please Note:


Parents/ Guardians need to be responsible for their children at all times. We do not provide child minding services. Only assistance animals are allowed. No Pets. Please contact us for this. No fires, gas stoves, fire crackers, pyrotechnic, sparklers or flares No drugs or alcohol There will be no cooking facilities on site. If you require a fridge, you will need to bring an esky and you can order ice daily. Wearing appropriate footwear is recommended. The Gates open at Sunrise and close at Sunset. All Gates will be staffed during this time. Access through the gates will not be available outside these hours unless an emergency. Full Nudity is not recommended, feel free to be creative and use some form of coverage




Can I take Photos or record?


YES We encourage you to. Please be respectful and seek permission from others. Please remember that there are some attendees who do not wish to have their photos / recording taken. Some photos and recordings will be taken throughout the festival for creative and marketing purposes by event management. This will be announced beforehand to allow those not wishing to participate to leave the area. All Photos, Video and recordings are rights to The Gathering of the Goddesses. #thegatheringofthekindredspirits #tgotks




Medical


We have a first aid centre in the heart of the Gathering. This is manned by qualified first aid staff hired to attend our event. We do encourage you to bring a few basics examples: panadol, bandaids. ESSENTIAL MEDICATIONS STORAGE: Limited cold storage of medications will be available if required, however may attract a small fee. Should you require this service, please contact us on by set date here so that adequate storage space can be arranged.




Workshops - Ages Limits


Childrens Festival Workshops do not require bookings and are generally suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a guardian/parent. If your child/ren are alone you will be contacted by our staff to come and get them. General Workshops are generally suitable for age 12yrs+. Some may be suitable for young adults and it will be dependent on the person running the workshop as to whether they accept under 12yrs. Please email to confirm before booking.




Assistance Animals / Animals


The property is home to an abundance of native flora and fauna. For this reason we only allow assistance animals. Please see contact us if you require to bring an assistance animal.




Do You Have Student / Pensioner/ Conce


No. We aim to keep our festival tickets prices as low as possible for everyone and provide payment plans. We also have an extensive volunteering program where people can volunteer at the festival in exchange for a Volunteer ticket. You can apply for a volunteer ticket under our Apply Now




Can I purchase Food / Drinks?


Yes you can. There will be a variety of food stalls available for you to choose from. We encourage Eco- Friendly food stalls and catering to all food requirements. We have water fountains around the gathering site to fill up your water bottle as well. Ice will be available for purchase daily at the general store. Everyone must take their waste to the designated waste collection points or home. We are a no waste festival. Please see our what to bring page