FAQs

White Night Ballarat 2024 takes place from 6 pm to midnight on Saturday 1 June.

Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the night.

About the Night

WHERE CAN I FIND A MAP OF THE EVENT?

Download your copy here.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION BEFORE THE EVENT?

The best place to find accurate and up-to-date information is here on the White Night website, and on the event’s social channels including Instagram and Facebook pages.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION DURING THE EVENT?

An Information Point will be located at the corner of Doveton Street South and Sturt Street. Staff will be on-hand to help with your questions. For updates throughout the night, keep an eye on our social channels.

 

WHAT TIME DOES WHITE NIGHT START/END?

White Night commences at 6PM and concludes at midnight. Six hours of non-stop entertainment, artwork, culinary delights, lights and lasers!

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT WHITE NIGHT?

You are welcome to visit White Night at any time between 6 pm and 12 am. All attractions will run for the full duration of the event so there is no need to rush. Please take your time and enjoy the event.

 

IS WHITE NIGHT TICKETED?

No, White Night is a FREE event. No registration is required to attend, just show up and have some fun. While the event is free to access, food served by mobile food traders within the event precinct will need to be purchased.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE EVENT?

Make sure you bring a water bottle, a charged phone and comfortable shoes. White Night is an outdoor event so please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. You’re welcome to bring your own snacks if you’d prefer not to order from one of the many food vendors and restaurants at White Night.

 

CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL AT WHITE NIGHT?

No. White Night is an alcohol-free event.  However, many of the local restaurants and bars will be open for business.

 

WILL THE EVENT GO AHEAD IN THE CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER?

Rain, hail or shine, the event will proceed unless it is deemed unsafe to do so. Check the weather forecasts in advance and come prepared.

 

IS WHITE NIGHT FAMILY FRIENDLY?

Yes, White Night is designed for all ages. The event precinct will be busy, so we encourage parents to keep a close eye on younger children.

 

IS WHITE NIGHT PET FRIENDLY?

White Night is not pet friendly – unless you need a service animal. As much as we love our furry friends, it’s best to leave them at home during the event.

 

WHERE CAN I EAT?

Ballarat’s culinary delights will be in the spotlight with many award-winning eateries and food purveyors taking part in White Night Bites and providing a snack or two for the late-night adventurer. Check out White Night Bites in the program on this website for a full list of cafes and restaurants open during White Night in the Ballarat CBD.

 

DO I NEED CASH?

The vast majority of participating food outlets use EFTPOS however we’ve all been caught at one time or other when the system goes down – best to carry some cash!

 

WILL THERE BE TOILETS AVAILABLE?

Yes, in addition to all Council facilities which will be open for the duration of the event, there will be extra port-a-loos on site.  Check the website map for locations.

 

IS WHITE NIGHT AN ACCESSIBLE EVENT?

Yes, all installations are wheelchair accessible.

 

WHERE WILL THE FIRST AID STATION BE LOCATED?

First Aid will be located on the corner of Doveton Street South and Sturt Street and the corner of Mair Street West and Armstrong Street North.

 

WILL THE ROADS IN THE EVENT PRECINCT BE CLOSED?

Yes the roads in the event precinct will be closed to vehicles. For a full list of road closures please click here.

 

SAFETY AT WHITE NIGHT EVENT

Ensuring the safety of attendees is a priority for Visit Victoria and the Producers of White Night Ballarat.  Additional lighting, security staff and event marshals will be deployed, and there will be safe and well-lit areas for pick up and drop off.

About the Program

IS THERE AN OFFICIAL PROGRAM GUIDE?

The program is available here. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest announcements.

 

WHO CREATED AND PRODUCES THE EVENT?

White Night Ballarat is a State Government of Victoria initiative that is owned and managed by Visit Victoria. It is produced by Accolade, with Artistic Director Andrew Walsh AM at the helm curating works created by local, national and international artists.