The Hills Are Alive is a 3-day Music, Comedy and Camping Festival that’s all about getting great people together, to enjoy incredible live music, in a breathtakingly beautiful location.

Tickets include free camping, BYO alcohol, licensed bars, over 30 bands and comedians, field games, street cart food, chill out areas, late night DJ's, art installation, morning yoga and much more.


Gates open Friday 23rd March at 2pm

Gates close Sunday 25th March at 4pm


The Hills Are Alive takes place on "the Farm".

The farm is located 10mins from Loch Village, 20mins from Wonthaggi, 95mins South-East of Melbourne.


  • Due to The Hills Are Alive being on a hill, there is limited flat ground. As a result the camp-ground is located approximately 500m from the car park. You cannot camp next to your car. Arrive early to secure the flattest sleeping area!
  • Baggage Ferry System: Will operate from 12:30pm to 6pm on the Friday and 11am till 4pm on the Sunday. Just like at the airport... only it's a tractor (and maybe a ute)!
  • Please try to car-pool with friends as this will lower the environmental impact on the farm and make for a more fun-filled road trip.
  • Upon arrival at the site, you will be required to present your passes. Anyone without the required pass will not be allowed access to the event.
  • No swimming in the dams.
  • No camping Sunday night.
  • Take care under trees - branches can drop.


  • Bring clothes/protection for all seasons - especially some warm ones (hope for the best...plan for the worst!).
  • Water.
  • Food and beverages (Yep. You can bring your own drinks but there are also some great bars onsite. Please do not bring any glass as this is a working farm and the cows don't wear shoes.
  • Delicious food and good coffee will be available from a very special selection of food outlets. If on the off chance you have to queue think of it as a chance to meet new friends!
  • A tent. Don't forget the tent pegs. Please note that you cannot camp with your car. The camp ground is a 5-10 minute stroll from the car park.
  • Sleeping gear.
  • Folding chair to relax in.
  • A torch to guide you to your tent (no street lights in the country).
  • Mobile phone. Coverage is not great but if you walk to the highest part of the site you might get a signal.
  • Any medication you require. The closest pharmacy is 20 kms away.
  • Cash to buy food, water and band merch (t-shirts, stubby holders, and other good-time souvenirs available). The closest ATM is also 20 kms away.
  • Fun stuff - Frisbees, hacky sacs, footballs, totem tennis, drums, board games etc.
  • Fly repellent / corkscrew hat can be handy.


  • No fireworks, gas bottles, BBQs or cooking devices of any kind. There is a total fire ban day and night.
  • No dogs, pets or wild animals (humans included).
  • No bad vibes or arrogant attitudes ;)


Anyone found without a valid wristband are considered to be breaking the law and will be evicted from the event site and handed over to the police. Anyone found assisting trespassers will also be evicted from the event. If you can't afford a ticket we're more than happy for you to apply to be part of our amazing volunteer team.


The Hills Are Alive 2018 is an 18+ event, HOWEVER PARENTS CAN BRING THEIR CHILDREN (12 to 17 - $99 +booking fee, Under 12 - Free) IF THEY COMPLETE THE FAMILY REGISTRATION PROCESS.

The Family Registration From can be requested by contacting The Farmer ( once parents have purchased their own tickets.