The Essentials


Tickets can be purchased here. Your ticket is valid for the entire 3-day festival and entitles you to camp in the community. You'll be given a wristband at the festival gate that must be worn for the entirety of the festival. 

Tickets will also be available at the gate as you arrive at Barunga Festival.

Barunga is Alcohol and Drug Free

Barunga is a dry community, and the Festival is a strictly drug and alcohol free event. Please note there will be police checks on the road to Barunga and your car may be searched.


Self-sufficient camping is the only option at Barunga. There are no hotels at Barunga. Hotel, motel and caravan park options outside Barunga are available in Katherine (80 km NW) and Mataranka (83 km SW) and there is a small hotel in Beswick (30 km east).

healthy food policy

Barunga Festival has a healthy food policy. A variety of food options are available at reasonable prices throughout the Festival in Heritage Park. The general store in Barunga is incredibly well stocked and surprisingly affordable. Support the community by buying locally if you can!