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Saturday 14 September to Sunday 13 October 2024.

The Floriade gates will open at 9:30am and close at 5:30pm.

Floriade is held in Commonwealth Park located at Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra.

Floriade is free to enter and does not require registration. There are some paid events included in the Floriade program. Look out for ‘Book Tickets’ specified on the applicable event pages and linked to ticketing websites for purchase. NightFest is a ticketed event. Keep an eye on the Floriade website to stay up to date on the latest details regarding this year’s festival.

Floriade is offering gardening tours, guiding you through the festival garden beds. From designing the flower bed displays to what types of flowers we use, our gardening team will share interesting information on what it takes to produce the largest flower show in the Southern Hemisphere! This will be a ticketed experience. Dates, times and ticket prices will be released closer to the event date.

Floriade will be returning in 2025 from 13 September to 12 October.

*Please note dates are subject to change. Ensure you check back closer to the event to confirm.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of the most up to date information. Subscribe to the Floriade newsletter through the link on the website.

General Information

Due to liquor licencing restrictions, only alcohol purchased from one of the licenced traders can be consumed at the event. You can bring your own food and drink to Floriade and NightFest, but there is also a range of food and drink options available for purchase from our range of food vendors. If you purchase closed bottles of alcohol from one of the retail vendors on site it is not for consumption on site, and should be taken home.

This year there will be a range of food and drink vendors on site offering a wide variety of food and plenty of seating. You do not need to make a booking.

Yes! There will be vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options or alternatives available. While not all vendors may not cater for all requirements, we are confident you will find something delicious to suit your needs from the wide variety of food stalls on site. Please check back later to see what options are available from each vendor.

In the interest of health and public safety, no dogs or any animals (other than guide dogs and companion animals) are permitted to enter Floriade or Floriade Nightfest. All other dogs will be permitted at Floriade only on Sunday 13 October 2024 for Dogs’ Day Out. Conditions apply.

Yes, we will have a dedicated room for baby/infant care which will include the below:

  • Change table
  • Low sofa style seating and stools for breast/bottle feeding
  • Microwaves to heat/sterilise equipment
  • Accessible toilets located nearby

All accessible toilets within Floriade also include a baby change table.

Yes, most of Floriade is cash free. Cash may be used in the Floriade Shop, and to purchase train tickets, but most vendors do not accept cash.

There is no ATM available on site. The nearest ATMs are:

  • Inside the Convention Centre Newsagency located at 33 Allara Street (next to Crowne Plaza Canberra). Opening hours 8am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday, closed on Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays.
  • Bank of Queensland Canberra City branch, 331/240 Bunda Street. Available 24/7.

The Floriade team will be capturing the beauty of the flowers in Commonwealth Park this year. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and keep an eye on the website for all the details.


NightFest will be held from Thursday 3 October to Sunday 6 October 2024.

Nightfest gates will open from 6:30pm till 10:30pm.

We encourage purchasing online early to avoid disappointment of missing out, ticket sales for each evening will be available online and onsite up until 9pm each evening of NightFest unless sold out.

Yes, Companion Cards are accepted for NightFest and selected ticketed daytime experiences.

Yes, you can! However, we do ask that patrons respect others around them by placing chairs to the back or sides of grassed viewing areas so they do not obstruct the view of others who may be sitting on picnic blankets at ground level. Please also be aware that the NightFest program offers multiple performances and entertainment on stages around the park, rather than a central stage.


Floriade is Australia’s Biggest Celebration of Spring and is committed to reducing barriers and delivering an event that is accessible and inclusive.
We would like your visit to Floriade to be an enjoyable experience. Floriade is accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers, and will offer the following services:

  • Accessible parking
  • Front gate drop off zone for mobility impaired or aged visitors
  • Accessible toilets

Floriade is located on a four-hectare site. The circuit around Floriade is approximately 1.6km and contains some loose granite pathways. We recommend you wear sensible footwear and take all necessary precautions to prevent injury to yourself or those in your party.

Accessible public parking is available adjacent to the Regatta Point entrance (access off Commonwealth Ave). Parking is limited and vehicles must display an authorised disability parking permit.

Yes, Floriade is accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers. Display marquees and markets in Floriade are all at ground level. Most marquees are fixed with accessible ramps. Accessible toilet facilities are also available across the event site. Paths are wide enough to accommodate pedestrians, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers. Be aware there are some loose gravel pathways and there may be water on pathways after rain.

Getting to, in and around Floriade

Due to the ongoing works relating to the extension of light rail services and other capital works underway in the city, access to some of the carparks in the vicinity of Commonwealth Park that are normally used by visitors to Floriade is now limited.

Parking at Regatta Point and Acton Park is very limited. Motorists are encouraged to consider other public parking options within walking distance of Floriade including the Canberra Centre, CIT Reid, off London Circuit, and off Edinburgh Avenue. There is also public parking available in the National Triangle, however, capacity will vary between weekdays and weekends. A Floriade Shuttle Bus will service several of these parking locations from 9:30am to 5:30pm each day.

Starting at the end of September 2023, construction work began on Raising London Circuit and to accommodate this the below car parks are impacted, reducing overall parking capacity:

  • Corner of Constitution Avenue and London Circuit car park
  • Acton Waterfront car park
  • Corner of London Circuit and Edinburgh Avenue.

For an overview of all the parking and traffic changes currently in place go to https://www.builtforcbr.act.gov.au/travel-impacts

You are more than welcome to ride your bike to Floriade, but in the interest of public safety, all forms of bicycles and tricycles, including hand-propelled tricycles, are not permitted within the grounds of Floriade. This excludes mobility scooters, which are permitted in the Floriade site. Bicycle racks are provided close to each Floriade entry gate. Make sure you bring your own lock and chain. Provision can be made for tricycles to be stored at any of the entry gates, however Floriade takes no responsibility for theft or damage and space is limited.

In the interest of public safety, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades/skates are not permitted within the gates of Floriade. This excludes mobility scooters, which are permitted in the Floriade site. Bike racks will be available at each of the Floriade gates, but you will need to provide your own lock and chain. Provision can be made for skateboards, rollerblades and scooters to be stored at any of the entry gates, however Floriade takes no responsibility for theft or damage and space is limited.

Floriade Community

Floriade Community was introduced in 2021 following the success of Floriade: Reimagined in 2020, which saw more than 90 community groups plant bulbs and annuals to help create a tulip trail through Canberra’s suburbs. This year 300,000 bulbs and annuals will be made available to schools, community groups and organisations as part of Floriade Community to spread the joy and colour of Floriade throughout Canberra in 2024.

Get Involved

If you are interested in becoming a Floriade volunteer, please sign up to the mailing list via our volunteers page, and we will contact you when applications open.

Applications for food vendor and market stallholders for 2024 are now open. Please go to the home page to find further information.

If you are a professional performing artist or group and would like to be considered for the 2024 program, please email your details through to us at entertainment@act.gov.au.

Opportunities for school and community performance groups will again be offered for Floriade 2024, and applications for these performer categories will open in June. Visit our performers page for more information.