visitor information - FAQs

Our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) covers off all the hot topics that we are regularly asked about. Please review before you attend our 2022 event!

Tickets to the  Australian Camp Oven Festival can be purchased online or at the gate.

Gates will open for caravaners at 8am each morning. 

Weekend entry is from 7am. 

If you are coming for the day we will have car parking just across from the main gate on Millmerran Cecil Plains Road. Look for the signage.  


Tickets to camp onsite or daily tickets will be available on  our website in 2024.




Yes, you can bring your dog along but PLEASE remember that your dog is your responsibility – so clean up after it.  No dogs are allowed in the food areas. 

Don’t allow your dog to sit at your camp site while you are not there and bark continuously, and please don’t bring your dog if it is not good in crowds and with other dogs.

Yes, generators are allowed – however, there are rules regarding the use of generators. 

GENERATOR HOURS ARE between 8 am to 9 pm only.   

No – for your safety and as part of our insurance cover we cannot allow fires in undesignated areas including the campsite area. If you want to cook your own camp oven meal we will have an area available during the week before the festival. Just ask at the information area for details. 

You may use heat beads at your site as long as it is in an enclosed device e.g. an Oz pig etc… Someone must be in attendance while the heat beads are going in case of a fire.

Yes, there are toilets and showers available. There are a number of toilets and showers spread across the site. We continue to improve the facilities but please remember that our camping grounds are used only a few times a year. Toilet and shower facilities are adequately basic.

You may have to line up for a shower if you choose to go at the busy periods. Peak times for shower queues are mornings and late afternoons so please avoid these times if possible.

You are welcome to bring your own shower and toilet if you would like (there is a black water dump point onsite).

Yes, there are water taps onsite and all water is treated town water and is safe to drink.  Taps may be some distance from your campsite

Water is a precious commodity in the bush. We would appreciate if all patrons would help us conserve water in the following ways: restrict yourself to one shower per day, turn the water off when brushing your teeth and you could even bring some water with you. 

The festival offers daytime disability parking facilities inside the grounds for day visitors. A valid pass must be shown.  Please arrive to gate 1 and you will be shown to the parking area. 

We advise that the festival site and location does offer some challenges for those with mobility problems. The event is held at the Millmerran Showgrounds and the pathways are either dirt or graveled with some uneven areas which may pose a problem to some.   

We have people movers (big golf buggies)  over the festival weekend to help those with mobility problems to get around the grounds. 

When you enter the festival all main stage entertainment and demonstrations by various groups are paid for. Available to purchase on site is: food, merchandise, goods from stall holders and raffles. Some onsite competitions will have a small entry fee. 

Yes! There will be a mobile ATM on site over the weekend. There is a fee to use the ATM, as with any non-bank ATM. 

ATM’s are also available in Millmerran at:  

  • National Australia Bank, Campbell Street Millmerran  
  • Heritage Bank, Campbell Street Millmerran  

Of course there is some great camp oven food available to purchase with everything from cornmeat fritters, to stews and damper.  Some other options will be hot chips, cooked breakfast, sandwiches, ice-cream, hot potatoes and deserts. 

A number of stall holders cater for those with special needs including: gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. Please ask the stall holders to see what they offer. 

There will not be any food stalls onsite until Friday evening so please be aware of that. 

Can we please ask that if you are going off to explore the festival after sitting at the stage area – especially under the shade tents, can you please move your chair to the back of the tent as others will be looking for shaded spots to sit for a while?  

If a chair in the seating area is left unoccupied overnight it may be removed by Festival staff.  You can collect your removed chair from Lost & Found located at the Information tent.   Any chairs which remain uncollected from Lost & Found or the Festival Site will be given to charity. 

Yes. There is a lost and found property area located at the Information Tent.   

Lost and Found inquiries can be made post festival to Australian Camp Oven Festival on 0429 727 503 or via email to 

Lost property will be kept for a short time after the festival and if not claimed the item it will be donated to a local charity.  

A great idea is to write your mobile phone number on your child’s wrist band so that we can get in touch if they do become separated from you.

The whole community of Millmerran! Whether it is local community groups or local businesses; many local organisations are involved in the running of the Australian Camp Oven Festival. These groups either sell their goods to you or are paid by the ACOF committee for their services, e.g. the footy club helps serve food, school groups sell food, the scout group sells drinks and many more. 

Also the ACOF committee is committed to buying locally wherever possible. We are lucky to have great retailers in Millmerran. 

The committee of the Australian Camp Oven Festival is made up of volunteers. 

No – but if you subscribe to our e-newsletter you will be kept up to date with all of the latest information on when bookings for the next festival will open.

The Showgrounds are approximately 3kms from Millmerran township. There is a courtesy bus is available from the showgrounds to Millmerran several times a day during the week leading up to the festival and over the festival weekend. 

Not too long to go now! Festival bookings will open on 4 July 2022. Our campsites go extremely quickly so we encourage you to book as soon as you can as they will sell out (and quickly!).

YES!  You most certainly can book sites for family and friends. 

You will just need to know the number of adults for each site when you make the booking.  

We have Primary Healthcare access and a public hospital in Millmerran. For information about the Millmerran Hospital   

There is also a pharmacy in Millmerran who will be open until 12 noon on Saturday. * Please remember to make sure you are not going to run out of your prescriptions over the Sunday or public holiday.

The early spring weather on the Darling Downs can be unpredictable. The weather can range from hot and dusty days through to cool/cold evenings. Visitors should come prepared for any eventuality. 

Mobile phone coverage can be limited in the Millmerran region, the Telstra network and Optus are the most reliable signals.  

Keep up to date while travelling in our region by tuning into one of the stations below. You can listen to the local stories and keep informed on weather, news, road conditions and events. 

Radio station Frequency 
ABC Southern Qld 747AM   
Millmerran Radio 87.6 FM 
Hot FM Toowoomba 100.7 FM 
4AK (Toowoomba) 1242 AM  
Triple M (Toowoomba) 864 AM 
Service Address Telephone 
Police, Ambulance, Fire  000 
SES Saleyards Rd  132 500 
Millmerran Hospital Commens St 46953111 
Service Address Telephone 
Millmerran Information Centre  Cnr Edward & Mary St 46952560  (10am – 3pm – selected days)