Floriade Terms & Conditions

The following conditions of entry apply to all patrons who enter Floriade or Floriade NightFest.

Patrons are not permitted to bring the following items into the Floriade site:

  • all animals, except assistance (guide, hearing or service) animals. All assistance animals must remain well behaved and in control of the handler at all times. Poorly controlled animals seen barking, lunging, or being aggressive will be asked to leave the park for the safety of other patrons.
  • other dogs are only allowed on the site on Dogs’ Day Out
  • BYO alcohol
  • glass
  • bicycles, tricycles (including hand propelled tricycles), roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, foot propelled scooters, electric scooters (excluding mobility devices) or segways.
  • drones and other remote-control devices.
  • weapons such as knives or any device that has potential to cause injury or public nuisance.
  • incendiary devices including flares and fireworks.
  • any prohibited or illegal substance.
  • Entry to Floriade is free, but charges may apply for some activities within the Floriade site. Floriade NightFest is a ticketed event.
  • Management reserves the right to inspect and search bags brought into or out of the Floriade site.
  • Bicycles and tricycles may be parked at the bicycle racks provided. Roller blades, roller skates, skateboards and hand propelled tricycles may be stored inside the entry booths by Floriade staff.
  • Patrons bringing personal items to Floriade do so at their own risk.  The Australian Capital Territory will not be held responsible for any damage to, loss or theft of personal property, whether brought into the Floriade site or deposited at storage facilities outside.
  • Patrons are admitted at their own risk. The Australian Capital Territory will not be held responsible for the death or injury of any patron during their attendance at Floriade.
  • Patrons agree to indemnify the Australian Capital Territory against liability in respect of all claims, costs and expenses and for all loss, damage, injury or death to persons or property caused by the patron in connection with their attendance at Floriade, except to the extent that the Australian Capital Territory caused the relevant loss, damage or injury.
  • The Floriade site must not be used for any political or other demonstration.
  • Signs and banners are not permitted inside Floriade and must not be displayed on any fence surrounding the Floriade site.
  • Unless approved by Management, the sale of goods or services, or the conduct of charitable collections, raffles and fundraisers is not permitted within Floriade or the Floriade precinct including adjoining car parks and Commonwealth Park grounds.
  • Unless approved by Management, the distribution of brochures, flyers, pamphlets or vouchers of any kind is not permitted within Floriade or the Floriade precinct including adjoining car parks and Commonwealth Park grounds.
  • Unless approved by the Management, buskers or other performers are not permitted to perform at Floriade or within the Floriade precinct including adjoining car parks and Commonwealth Park grounds.
  • Patrons must obey all signs, notices and directions given by Management.
  • A Sensory Hour will run from 9am until 10am on weekdays (excluding Public Holidays). During this hour the sound will be turned down creating a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere to provide a sensory friendly experience at Floriade for people with sensory processing challenges. No stage performances or amplified sound will occur until after sensory hour concludes at 10am.
  • Access to venues or activities may be limited to ensure comfort for all patrons.
  • All patrons attending Floriade during the advertised sensory hour should be respectful and considerate of the needs of other patrons who may have sensory processing challenges, and who may be over or under sensitive to sound, light, smell, taste and/or touch.

Animals are not permitted to enter Floriade, except:

  • assistance (guide, hearing or service) animals which are trained to alleviate the effects of a person’s disability and to meet the standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate for an animal in a public place.
  • dogs (excluding assistance animals) are only permitted on site during Dogs’ Day Out on Sunday 16 October.

The following conditions apply:

  • All dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
  • Dogs and owners remain on designated paths and do not enter any garden bed at any time.
  • Dogs (excluding assistance animals) must not enter any indoor food venues, outlets or preparation areas.
  • As per ACT law, owners must dispose of their dog’s waste responsibly.
  • Dogs must be fully vaccinated.
  • Dogs must be socialised and non-aggressive/reactive to people or other dogs.

For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of patrons, Management reserves the right to:

  • refuse entry at their discretion;
  • refuse entry to, or evict any person deemed to be intoxicated or affected by a prohibited substance;
  • refuse entry to, or evict any unauthorised person; and

refuse entry to any person who attempts to bring any restricted or prohibited item into the Floriade site.

  • Floriade is a licensed event;
  • it is an offence for minors to purchase and consume liquor;
  • it is an offence to purchase liquor for, or supply liquor to minors; and
  • persons supplying liquor to minors will be reported to the police and penalties apply under the ACT Liquor Act 2010.

Floriade is a smoke-free event and smoking or vaping is not permitted within the Floriade site.

Please follow these COVID-Safe practices and control measures while attending the event:

  • Practice good hand hygiene.
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5m from others wherever possible.
  • Face masks are recommended in circumstances where physical distancing isn’t possible.

Patrons must stay home and not attend the event if they:

  • Feel unwell or display any symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by ACT Health.
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 7 days.
  • Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • Are required to self-isolate or quarantine.

By entering the event, patrons acknowledge that to comply with current Public Health Directions the following requirements or actions may be undertaken over the duration of the event including but not limited to:

  • Cancelation or postponement the event.
  • Reduction to the number of persons who may attend the event.
  • Changes to standing or seating configurations or densities.
  • Mandated use of face masks.
  • Other COVID-19 control measures or requirements as per Public Health Directions.
  • Are a household contact of a person with COVID-19 as per the household contact risk mitigation requirements

By entering the event, patrons acknowledge and accept the risk that even with control measures in place there remains a risk of transmission of viral illness including COVID-19 at the event. By attending, patrons have considered and accept the risks and their own personal circumstances, including any health condition or vulnerability that they may have or that of persons whom they may be in close contact with following attending the event.

The ACT Government will have a photographer and videographer onsite during the event taking photographs of and filming performances, activities, workshops, exhibits and the crowd.

By entering the event site, you consent to being included in any photography or videography taken at this event, and used, without permission or compensation by the ACT Government.

Images or video may be used in communications and promotional material, such as newsletters, websites, social media, videos and other materials, including use by ACT Government portfolio ministers.

If you DO NOT wish to be photographed or filmed, please notify a member of staff.

The ACT Government photographer or videographer may also request to take photographs of or film small groups and individuals.

If you are approached to have your photograph taken or to be filmed, you will be asked for verbal consent. Children under the age of 12 will require written parental consent to appear in photographs or videos. The images will be released to the ACT Government and used in the same way as listed above.