FAQs

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About Floriade

Floriade does not have an entry fee and does not require registration. There are some paid events included in the Floriade program. Look out for ‘Ticketed Events’ specified on the applicable event pages and linked to Ticketek or Third Party website for purchase.

We recommend you refer to the Floriade website to stay up to date on the latest details regarding this year’s festival.

Saturday 17 September – Sunday 16 October 2022.

The Floriade gates will open at 9:00am and the park will close at 5:30pm daily.

The theme for Floriade this year is the Sounds of Spring. This will be reflected in the entertainment program., with a range of musical perfomances and installations throughout the park.

Yes, please check the Full Program for all the program details.

NightFest, Floriade’s dark side, will return to Commonwealth Park from Thursday, 29 September – Sunday, 2 October. The NightFest program is available on the NightFest page.

Tickets for NightFest are available through the Floriade website from Ticketek – the only authorised ticket reseller for the event. Tickets purchased from any other online provider are not legitimate and will not be accepted.

In the interest of health and public safety, no dogs or any animals (other than guide dogs and companion dogs with official documentation) are permitted to enter Floriade.

All other dogs will be permitted at Floriade on Sunday 16 October 2022 only for Dogs’ Day Out. Conditions apply.

Due to liquor licencing, 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 are also a range of food and drink options available for purchase from our range of food vendors. If you purchase bottled alcohol from one of the retail vendors on site it is to take home only, not for consumption on site.

Floriade, Australia’s biggest celebration of spring, attracts thousands of visitors each year. Floriade is a family friendly event and is smoke-free within its boundaries at Commonwealth Park.

We kindly ask that you respect other patrons and refrain from smoking or vaping in the Floriade site.

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.

Floriade Events

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 were made available to 100 schools, community groups and organisations as part of Floriade Community to spread the joy and colour of Floriade throughout Canberra in 2022. All the planter boxes and pots which were distributed across Canberra in 2021 will be back in Commonwealth Park this year.

Yes, please go to the Floriade Community page and click the link to the Tulip Trail map to see the locations of the Floriade Community plantings.

Yes there will be photography workshops – head to the Floriade Program page for more details .

Yes there will be a Bulb Dig. More information will be available on the Bulb Dig page soon.

Yes Dogs’ Day Out will be held on 16 October. More details will be on the website soon.

Accessibility

Floriade is located on a four-hectare site. The circuit around Floriade is approx 1.6km and contains some loose granite pathways. Please wear sensible footwear and take all necessary precautions to prevent injury to yourself or those in your party. A limited number of wheelchairs, walking frames, electric mobility scooters and strollers will be available for hire on site.

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Floriade volunteer. Please sign up to the mailing list via our volunteers page, and we will contact you.

Alternatively, if you have further questions, please email event.volunteers@act.gov.au.

Thank you for your interest in applying to perform at Floriade. Applications for 2022 are now closed. Please email entertainment@act.gov.au to sign up to the mailing list to be advised when the Expression of Interest to perform in 2023 opens.

Thank you for your interest in applying to perform at Floriade. Applications for 2022 are now closed. Please email entertainment@act.gov.au to sign up to the mailing list to be advised when the Expression of Interest to perform in 2023 opens.