Background

Big changes for 6th annual event! Geelong’s Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) celebrates its 6th anniversary with a number of exciting changes when it returns to the Geelong Racecourse on February 17. Inspired by the fast-growing craft brewing industry, GABF begun in 2013 as a celebration of mostly local and state-wide breweries. Today the festival...

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FAQ

What time is the festival? Gates open at midday and close at 8pm, Alcohol service will cease at 8pm. Can children come? Yes children are welcome, we will have activities and kids entertainment. Children 12 and under are free, 13 to 17 year olds are $20. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult...

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Tokens

GABF Geelong will use a token system as its currency for food and beverage purchases. Each token has a value of $2 and can be purchased: with ticket, or at our designated token tents at event, or from our roaming token sellers. Tickets pre-purchased online are entry only or with 20 tokens and all include an official event glass and...

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Travel

Getting to the festival is easy with heaps of ways to arrive and depart: A regular 15-20 minute shuttle service will operate directly from South Geelong station, commencing 11.45am through to 3pm. Return services commence at 5pm with stops at South Geelong station and Geelong’s CBD after 7pm only. For your convenience, buses will operate...

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Volunteers

We are now accepting volunteer applications from fellow beer enthusiasts or anyone that just wants to lend a hand!  There are various roles and times available. Volunteers must be between 18-65 yo (due to insurance requirements). Bump in Friday 16th February – 4.5 hour shift. Festival – Saturday February 17 2017 11.30am-4pm 4pm – 8.30pm All volunteers...

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