Home to the Kiama Rugby Club & Kiama Knights, Changing Tides Festival is situated on the historic Kiama Showgrounds located at 2 Bong Bong street, Kiama NSW 2533


  • The festival entrance will have a dedicated accessible entry lane.
  • The entry to the festival will have a clear pathway for patrons who have accessible requirements.
  • VIP ticket holders will be able to access the VIP Pavilion via an accessible ramp.
  • There will be two accessible toilets located at the viewing deck and next to medical.
  • The festival will be all grassed areas and the surface of the grounds are flat.
  • The viewing deck is positioned next to FOH, access will be made available for patrons and a carer.  


Travelling by bus +-

Local bus companies will be operating to and from the event. Please watch this space for further details.

Travelling by train +-

Kiama train station is a 7-minute walk (500m) to/from our venue at Kiama Showground.

For timetable information, please visit

Travelling by taxi and rideshare +-

Taxis and Rideshare operators will be directed to a designated zone on site.

Uber & Go Buggy both operate in and around Kiama’s surrounding areas. Please check with each of the rideshare platforms for further information and availability.

Please note: Rideshare vehicles must be an authorised service provider with Point-to-Point Transport. Vehicles are not permitted on the property.

Travelling by private transfer +-

There are many local private transfer companies that can accommodate groups of all sizes.

Driving your car +-

It is strongly recommended that you avoid driving to Changing Tides as there is no parking available onsite and very limited parking in the surrounding streets. Should you be driving your car, please take notice of the parking signs as most streets have timing limits. Please do not drive if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. When driving long distances, remember to avoid fatigue by taking regular breaks or sharing the drive.

Items not allowed at Changing Tides +-

To ensure the safety and comfort of our festival attendees, we kindly as to leave the following at home.

Not allowed into Changing Tides:

  • Bags larger than an A4 piece of paper – 30cm x 20cm
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Alcohol brought in from outside the event
  • Full or partly full bottles of water, juice, soft drinks etc
  • Sealable food/drink pouches
  • Glass of any kind
  • Weapons of any kinds
  • Fireworks, flares, fire twirling paraphernalia (sticks, balls etc)
  • Laser lights
  • Chairs (folding, portable)
  • Inflatable furniture
  • Video and audio recording devices, including Go Pros (other than mobile phones)
  • Professional still cameras (small still cameras are allowed)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Drones
  • Protest paraphernalia and banners
  • Umbrellas (please use poncho or raincoats instead)
  • Water pistols
  • Skateboards
  • Culturally sensitive items and attire
  • Anything studded (i.e. belts, wristbands etc)
  • Non-biodegradable glitter
  • Clothing, jewellery or accessories displaying the name of any motorcycle-related or similar organisations or any “declared organisation” within the meaning of the Crime (Criminal Organisation Control) Act 2009 is not permitted.
  • Strictly no animals (with the exception of service or assistance animals such as guide dogs)
  • Any other item considered illegal or dangerous

Glamping +-

New for 2023 we are proud to present Petit Nomad’s Glamping Bell Tent village for Changing Tides Festival.

Be the envy of your mates this year and book yourself into camping retreat at Killalea campground. Even better why don’t you get your mates together and all stay.

At The Village you’ll find Bell tent accommodations to suit your budget.

Tent check-in: from 3pm Friday 15th December, 2023

Tent check-out: 10am Sunday 17th December, 2023

Location – Killalea campground

​Your tent will be pitched & ready for your arrival. They also take care of the pack down, so you can enjoy the weekend to the fullest.
Please book direct with Petite Nomad along with any queries you may have at

Shuttle +-

For all those who want to leave the car at home and make your way to #CT23 we are excited to announce that Sheppos Transportation Services will be offering Shuttle services to and from the event both days.
Check out the below routes and contact them direct for more info and to book! or call them on 02 40229544

Route 1 – Oak Flats Train Station – Kiama Showground

Route 2 – Kiama Leisure Centre Car Park – Sebel – Kiama Train Station – Showground

Route 3 – Gerringong Mecure Resort – Fern Street (near town hall) – Train Station – Showground

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