Frequently Asked Questions

White Night Geelong is on Saturday 13 October 2018, and runs from 7pm until 2am.

Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the night. Check back here for updates leading up to the event.

About the Night

WHAT IS WHITE NIGHT GEELONG?

Inspired by the international Nuit Blanche movement that began in Paris in 2002 and came to Australia as White Night Melbourne in 2013, this spectacular event finds the city reimagined through art, music, colour and light. Making its debut this year, White Night Geelong welcomes all to witness the city reimagined in a one-night-only festival of illumination, transformation and participation.

WHERE WILL WHITE NIGHT GEELONG BE HELD, EXACTLY?

The White Night Geelong precinct features Gheringhap Street as its spine and one block either side. It is bordered in the south by Ryrie Street and Western Beach Road in the north.

IS WHITE NIGHT GEELONG FREE?

Almost everything at White Night Geelong is free, but some venues may have ticketed events; these will be clearly indicated on their individual program listings, along with booking details.

About the Program

IS WHITE NIGHT GEELONG SUITABLE FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE?

The majority of the White Night Geelong program is suitable for all ages. Any venues or works with an age restriction due to program content will be identified on individual program listings.

WHEN WILL THE PROJECTIONS AND LIGHTING DISPLAYS START AND END?

White Night Geelong runs from 7pm to 2am, however the projections and lighting works are best viewed after darkness falls (around 8pm).

WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE THE ENTIRE WHITE NIGHT GEELONG PROGRAM?

The White Night Geelong program has lots of free activities, so you may not be able to experience every single thing. But if you want to try, you have from 7pm until 2am! Pace yourself, and take advantage of the quieter moments to rest and recharge and enjoy your evening. White Night Geelong is yours to create for yourself – no two people will have the same experience.

WHO CREATED AND PRODUCES THE EVENT?

White Night Geelong is a State Government of Victoria initiative that is owned and managed by Visit Victoria, and proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong. It is produced by David Atkins Enterprises, with Artistic Director David Atkins OAM at the helm curating works created by local, regional and national artists.

Planning Your White Night

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION BEFORE AND DURING 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 Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also sign up to the White Night newsletter below.

On the night there will be Service Hubs located throughout the precinct, staffed by our friendly Guest Services team members, who will be happy to assist you.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT WHITE NIGHT GEELONG?

White Night Geelong is a unique event that runs from 7pm until 2am, allowing you to choose an arrival time that suits you. Arrive whenever you want, stay as long as you like and enjoy everything that’s on offer at your own pace. You could start with dinner at a local restaurant, then continue through the evening; you could bring the kids for an adventure before bedtime. It’s up to you!

There are incredible events taking place throughout the evening. The biggest crowds at White Night Ballarat were there between about 9pm and 11.30pm, and it’s likely this will be similar in Geelong. If you find yourself in a crowd, be patient and follow any directions from the White Night Geelong team.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO WHITE NIGHT GEELONG?

Make sure to bring a water bottle, a charged phone and comfortable shoes.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?

Check the weather forecast and come prepared. Follow White Night Geelong on Facebook and Twitter and check the website for updates.

Access & Amenities

WHERE CAN I GET HELP DURING THE EVENT?

There will be Service Hubs across the White Night Geelong precinct and our Guest Services team members will be present and identifiable throughout the night to assist with any queries.

WILL SEATING BE AVAILABLE?

White Night does not provide any outdoor seating in the event precinct, however seating will be available in some participating indoor venues, restaurants, cafes and bars.

IS WHITE NIGHT GEELONG LICENSED?

No. White Night Geelong is an alcohol-free event. Alcohol is only permitted within licensed venues. It is an offence within the City of Geelong to consume or carry opened alcohol in public areas.