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August 7, 2022

Essential Info for Everyone

With the big weekend coming soon (August 26-28), it's probably a good time to start making some plans and work out all the logistics and essentials.

Have you registered/donares to attend?




CAR: Kalkaringi is a full day’s drive from Darwin and about 4-5 hours fromKatherine. It’s all sealed road (unless you’re coming from the west).


BUS: There are public buses with Katherine Coaches that leave Darwin (Palmerston) onMondays & Thursdays at 7:30 AM and get to Kalkaringi (via Katherine) at7:00 PM. If you want to make it in time for the start of the festival on Friday26 August, plan to arrive the day before.


PLANE:Charter flights are available with Hardy Aviation.



FreedomDay Festival is a bush-camping event. All visitors need to come fully self-sufficient with their own tents, swags, vans etc. There is plenty of space to set up in allocated bush-camping areas.


*There are very few powered sites. If you’re bringing a generator, please be mindful of noise.



Our community store has a wide range of supermarket goods and sells fuel. It will also run a take-away food service. Our social club will offer food and non-alc beverages (this is a zero-alcohol event). We will also have food vendors andBBQs.


*Please bring your own drinking water. Water will be on sale, but we STRONGLY encourage bringing your own big, multi-day supply too.


*We also encourage visitors to bring extra food supplies, snacks and special dietary items.



- Camp chairs, eskies, plates, cups, cutlery

- Picnicblankets

-Re-usable water bottle

- Torches and lighting for the evening

- Sun protection – broad-brimmed hat, sunscreen, umbrella

- Money - anticipate your needs for the weekend (there is an ATM)

-Medication (cool storage if necessary), first aid kit



While restrictions have eased since last year, it’s still super important to keep our community safe from COVID and the flu. If you’re feeling unwell and have any symptoms, please do not travel or attend the festival.


*Please do a RAT test on the day you're leaving home for Freedom Day AND also on the day you are due to arrive in community.



This is a zero-alcohol event. It is illegal to bring alcohol into the community unless you have a special permit. The police will be randomly searching vehicles as they arrive.


Please visit our FAQs page for more info:

And drop us a line ( for more questions.

Posted by:

Luke Wright

Festival Director at Gurindji Freedom Day Festival (Gurindji Aboriginal Corporation)

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