visitor information - camping here

Campsite bookings for ACOF 2022 will open on 4 July 2022. Please ensure you read the below information prior to booking.

Camping is provided by the Australian Camp Oven Festival Millmerran Inc.

Camping is available for motor homes, caravans, camper trailers, tents and swags.

campsites

Camping on-site for the full week leading up to the Australian Camp Oven Festival is by far the best way to immerse yourself in all that Millmerran and the Darling Downs has to offer.

Camping is available between Monday 26 September to Monday 3 October (only) – you can stay for as many nights as you like during that time at the same price.

Shower and toilet facilities are available in the camping grounds for the full week.

There will be a number of events happening in Millmerran during the lead up to the festival weekend and the area is also home to a range of natural attractions for you to explore while you visit.

Campsite bookings will open on 4th July 2022 and can be booked online or by phone. There is one fee and you can stay as many nights as you like during the period from 26th September to 3rd October. You will need to pay for your festival entry at the time of booking your campsite.

Phone number is: 0429 727 503

 Click for a copy of the campsite map This is a guide only

Costs are:

Powered sites:
regular size site: $160/site
larger site: $170/site
(powered sites are very limited)
+ Festival entry per person

Online tickets:
Weekend pass $45/adult
Children under 17 years – free

Unpowered sites:
$70/site
+ Festival entry

Booking Fees apply

You may book multiple sites, just select site and the number of adults on each site.

Things to consider when preparing to camp at the Festival:

We aim to get you into your campsite as quickly as possible however there may be queues when you enter the site. We will be doing our best to minimize delays but you can help out by making sure you have your tickets ready to be scanned. If your friends have your tickets make sure you organise to meet them outside the grounds to get your tickets. Tickets don’t have to be printed – we can scan from your mobile device.

Collection of tickets is available from the Millmerran Visitor Information Centre, Corner Mary and Edward Street Millmerran. The Information Centre will be open from 10am – 3pm.

You MUST have your tickets with you to enable entry into the Showgrounds.

It is our expectation that every person that books a camping site at the Festival has read and accepted our Camping Rules.  You can read these in full by clicking here.

Because of limited use, it is not possible for us to provide perfectly level camp sites with well manicured lawns and water taps to each site. Just remember that this is a showgrounds not a caravan park.

Powered sites are very limited and they will sell out fast.

The majority of campsites are approx. 12m x 6m (40ft x 20ft).  Campsites in the Red Section Rows B to T are larger @ approx. 12m x 7m (40ft x 23ft), and a number of powered sites are 12m x 7m.  If your vehicle and accommodation does not fit on either of these size campsites please choose a Big Rig campsite or call us to discuss your options.  Maps with these areas will be available to see in the near future.

While we continue to improve the facilities please remember that our camping grounds are used only a few times a year. Toilet and shower facilities are adequately basic. Peak times for shower queues are in the mornings and later afternoons so please avoid these times if you don’t want to wait.

Spring on the Darling Downs can be unpredictable and all we can say is – expect the unexpected! Come prepared for warm to hot days and cool to cold nights. You should prepare for any weather occasion.

Water is a precious commodity at Millmerran. We would appreciate if everyone would join with us in conserving water in the following ways:

  • Restrict yourself to one shower a day
  • Turn the water off when brushing your teeth
  • Please bring some water with you – full tanks when you arrive
  • The water tap near your campsite cannot be hooked up to your van.  They are there for everyone to use.

Those are the basics and we appreciate your efforts in conserving water where possible.

Theft can be a problem as at any large event so please do not bring anything of value to the festival other than what is absolutely necessary. All valuables remain the responsibility of the camper.

Campsites near the festival stage areas and in other areas may hear music from the festival precinct until the late hours of the night. Fellow campers and festival volunteers may be up and about all day and night, with vehicles moving around from early in the morning. Please bring your ear plugs if you are a light sleeper.