Youth Policy

To ensure a proper level of security and safety for all attending Splendour particularly those who are under 18, we have a Youth Policy in place which forms part of our Conditions of Entry for both the event and campground areas. This policy is in line with several other events around the country.

  • All minors aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at the Entry gates (or they may be refused entry) and at all times whilst at the festival or campgrounds. We recommend that the guardian is 25 years of age or older.
  • Ticketholders aged 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent and/or adult guardian at all times in the Venue campgrounds, and the parent and/or adult guardian must also hold a valid Camping Ticket to the Event. We recommend that the guardian is 25 years of age or older.
  • Children aged 12 and under are admitted free and must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at the Entry gates and at all times whilst at the festival or campgrounds.
  • Those aged 13 or older must buy a ticket.
  • A parent or guardian may accompany a maximum of 3 patrons aged 15 or under.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that all youth patrons accompanying them comply with instructions issued by festival staff. They must also follow any instructions contained in all permanent and temporary signage throughout the festival site.
  • Patrons under the age of 18 must not engage in any illegal or disruptive activities whilst on site. This includes underage drinking, use of illicit substances or any generally disruptive behaviour.
  • Any breach of these conditions may result in the eviction of the parent/guardian and all accompanying minors from the festival site.
  • While it is not our preference for an 18 year old to be in charge of minors accompanying them at the festival or in the campground, in the eyes of the law an 18 year old is classified as an adult. 
  • If you are an adult planning to accompany any minors at Splendour, please ask yourself the following questions if relevant to you.
    1) Can I moderate my alcohol intake so that I can responsibly take care of any minors in my care?
    2) Can I still enjoy Splendour with my minors in tow?
  • If you’ve answered ‘no’ to either question you might need to re-think whether you are the right person to be accompanying minors around the Splendour festival and campground.
  • Responsible adults with minors in their care should note that they will not be able to enter bars or licensed areas on site with the minors in their company.
  • Anyone who is considering being the nominated adult in such circumstances should consider this responsibility very carefully.
  • The festival may require adults and minors to sign an "Accompanied Minor Form" so that in the event of an incident we will have details on record.
  • For Under-18s who don’t have a driver's license (Learner's Permit) or a current, valid passport, we will also accept a copy of your birth certificate PLUS one of the following:
    • Student ID Card
    • Bus Pass
    • Bank Account Statement in your name

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