Djerriwarrh Festival

1. Overview



Welcome to the 2019 Djerriwarrh Festival, an awesome display of what makes our community unique!

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Saturday 9 November 2019

Melton Recreation Reserve, Reserve Road

Event Times

  • 11am Street Parade
  • 12pm – 10.00pm Festival program
  • 8.30pm Bonfire*
  • 9.45pm Fireworks finale*
  • 11am – 10.30pm Lions Club Carnival

 *Fireworks and Bonfire are weather dependant.

2018 Djerriwarrh Festival

Contact us

Please contact our Events and Culture team on 9747 7200 or via email: with any further queries you may have.


2. What's on


Melton City Much More Street Parade

The Lion’s Club Carnival (until 10.30pm)

12pm 5pm

Sustainability Lane

Get Active Expo

Pet Expo

Buskers Tree

Market Stall Village

Intercultural Communities

Kids Zone

Arts and Culture

Emergency Services Display


Djerriwarrh Festival Bonfire


Main Stage Entertainment 


Fireworks Finale 


Food Truck Frenzy 


  • STREET PARADE The best place to watch the parade is along High Street- between Palmerston and Coburn’s Road. 
  • THE EMERGENCY SERVICES INFORMATION AND DISPLAY are set to explode this year – LITERALLY! Come and see up close real-life demonstrations from the CFA – watch them in action between 12pm and 5pm just behind the Market Village. The SES and Victorian Police Proactive Units will also be there. Be sure to say hi! 
  • MARKET STALL VILLAGE With up to 100 handpicked arts, crafts and specialty stalls – this is one SUPER SIZED market village - grab yourself a bargain!
  • PET EXPO IS BACK with everything you need for your best fury, scaly, feathered friends!  Featuring free pony rides and action-packed displays! Plus Dachshund racing, contact to register your pup in the race.
  • KIDS ZONE NEW IN 2019 - Dino Dig Zone. Check out Nylon Zoo – an enchanting story time hub and the super cute petting zoo. ALL FREE OF CHARGE
    Story time  in the larger than life Nylon Zoo Dingo is on between 12pm and 5pm. Please note, each session goes for approximately 20 minutes 
  • FAMILIES AND CHILDREN MARQUEE is where you will find a sensory overload of FREE, hands on activities for children’s aged 0-12 years.
  • THE BONFIRE  This back to basics bonfire with an edge, is guaranteed to go off in more than one sense. The best place to see all the action will be from the Main Stage. The lighting of the bonfire will commence at 8:30pm. (Subject to weather conditions).
  • INTERCULTURAL COMMUNITIES – Welcome to Djerriwarrh Festival’s dedicated space showcasing traditional dance, food and music to celebrate Melton’s diversity and engage locals with people and culture from all over the world. There will be robust and interactive multicultural performances from the Intercultural Stage! 
  • GET HEALTHY AND GET ACTIVE in this festival favourite expo. The Get Active Expo promotes active and healthy lifestyles to all residents through interactive activities. Register on the day to receive your sport passport. Participate in all the activities to go into the draw for some prizes. Try your skills with a hockey stick, tackle a rugby league bag or jump, skip, hop and throw your way through an obstacle course and more.... The expo also provides links for residents into local sporting and recreation clubs and provides the clubs an opportunity to recruit new participants, members and volunteers from the broader community.
  • LIONS CLUB CARNIVAL The Lions Club Carnival starts on Friday 19 November at 6pm. On the event day the Carnival begins at 11am and concludes at 10:30pm. The Carnival will also operating on the Sunday until around 4pm. All queries regarding the carnival should be directed to The Lions Club of Melton via email at

3. Main Stage


Tuena’s music style can be described as honest and thoughtful. Their song writing is well crafted with ideas deriving from life experience, culture and personal beliefs, interpretative to each listener. Tuena are known for their powerful and emotive performances, drawing in attention and providing feel good textures, rhythms, and atmosphere.


Hailing from Melbourne’s west, Billy Davis is a musical juggernaut in waiting. Already gaining support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, they also skyrocketed to the peaks of the Spotify Viral Charts (#3 in Australia, #4 in the US and #7 globally). Featuring up to 11 members when playing live, the band has been pieced together by the multi-talented band leader and chief-songwriter William Rimington (who also spends his time playing keys in Kimbra’s touring band). With their upbeat jams appearing as a breath of fresh air on the Australian (and international) music scene.



The VANNS began in 2013 at High School when Singer / Guitarist Jimmy Vann and drummer Lachie Jones casually threw a band together to enter a competition.   

After school finished, Jimmy and Lachie reached out to bass player Tommy Teiko to complete a tightly wound trio dedicated to developing a sound around their shared love of acts like Cold War Kids and Jeff Buckley. 

For Jimmy – The VANNS started as a party band that accidently got serious.  



It was back in 2004 when Miss Connie and Black Angus started making beautiful music together. A series of singles at first then, in 2006, their self-titled, 3 x platinum debut album. Spearheaded by a spectacular salvo of chart topping hits – UFO, Pictures and I Love It – Sneaky Sound System won ARIA Awards for Breakthrough Artist and Best Dance Release, the first of 14 nominations to-date.

4. Food frenzy

Pizza, burgers, sweets and more! Wander down our food truck alley filled with delicious flavours from around the globe. There is plenty to satisfy the whole family.

  • Western Water H20 Pop Up
  • Traditional Baked Potato 
  • Spud Bros Spiral Spuds
  • Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia
  • Opa Greek Street Food
  • The Communal Oven 
  • Angies Kitchen
  • The Gozleme Station
  • A Touch of Spain
  • Mamma Van
  • Whataburger
  • Barbecuehan - Filipino BBQ
  • The Kraken Squid 
  • Hare Krishna Food
  • Just Char kway Teow
  • The Dumpling Man
  • Mr Quick Whip
  • Sweet Forbidden Journey
  • Kerbside Kravings 
  • Boost Juice Mobeel 
  • Miss Mollys Cakes
  • City to Surf Mobile Café 
  • Bean Me Up Coffee
  • Happy Gelati


5. Road closures, parking and public transport

The public can park anywhere near the event site as long as they follow road regulations and don’t block residential or business driveways. ACCESS parking is available out the front of the Willows Historical Park on Nixon Street. Vehicles displaying their accessible permit will gain entry.

Please note the road closures and times.

We encourage people to use public transport where possible. Additional services have been arranged, departing Palmerston St Terminus from 10pm, 10.40pm, 11.20pm and Midnight, stopping at all bus stops along routes 453T, 455T, 457T, 458T

Buses are running as per normal Saturday timetables; however some routes will be affected by the Parade road closures. For information, call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit .


Parking is prohibited along High St from Melton Valley Hwy and Smith St, including Yuille St from 6am to 11pm on Saturday 10 November 2018.

 The following traffic restrictions will apply on the day

4.30am – 10.00am Traffic Restrictions

  • Full Closure of High St from Coburns Rd to Station Rd / O’Neills Rd
  • Full Closure of High St from Station Rd / O’Neills Rd to Yuille St
  • Access along Station Rd/ O’Neills Rd to remain open. No access to High Street will be permitted.
  • Full Closure of Alexandra St from High St to Unitt Street Access still to IGA car park from Alexandra Street.
  • Full Closure of Palmerston St from McKenzie St St to Wallace Square, Access still permitted down Wallace Square from Unitt Street end.
  • Full Closure of McKenzie St from Smith St to Palmerston St
  • Full Closure of Smith St from Unitt St to McKenzie St
  • Full Closure of Henry St from Palmerston St to Smith St

10.00am – 2.00pm Street Parade

  • Full Closure of High St from Coburns Rd to Yullie St
  • Full Closure of Station Rd / O’Neills Rd from McKenzie to Unitt St
  • Full Closure of Alexandra St from McKenzie to Unitt St
  • Full Closure of Palmerston St from McKenzie St to Unitt St, with access to Wallace Square from Unitt St end.
  • Full Closure of Smith St from High St to Palmerston St inclusive of Henry St, with access to Wallace Square from Unitt Street.
  • Full Closure of Nixon St from Smith St to Reserve Rd

5.00pm – 12.00am Fire Works

  • Full closure of Nixon St from Smith St to Reserve Rd
  • Full closure of High St from Melton Valley Drive to Smith St, including Yuille St

10.00am – 10:30pm Event

  • Full closure of Nixon St from McKenzie St to Reserve Rd

6. Frequently asked questions

Will first aid be on site?

Yes, we will have first aid services on site for the duration of the event. Please refer to our festival brochure map – you can pick one up on the day from our Information Booth – located at the Oval entrance!

Will Police be present?

Yes, Victoria Police will be at the event, for the total duration of the event.

Will additional toilets be available?

Yes, additional toilets including accessible toilets will be brought in for the duration of the event.

Does the event have baby change and breast feeding facilities?

Yes, baby change and breast feeding facilities will be available at the event.

Will there be a Lost Childrens point?

Yes, a Lost Children’s point has been allocated and will be manned for the duration of the event. Lost Children’s can be found just near the food court.

Can we bring our own food, chairs and picnic rugs?

Yes, you are permitted to bring your own food and beverages (no alcohol). It is also recommended that you bring your own chairs and picnic rugs.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, friendly pooches on a leash are always welcome at Djerriwarrh Festival.

Can I bring my drone?

Djerriwarrh Festival is a no fly drone zone. For the safety of the community it is illegal to fly drones over a crowd without a CASA permit. For further information on drones at public events please visit the CASA website. 

 Is there an ATM on site? 

Yes, it will be located next to the food court.

Will there be photos taken?

A council photographer will be taking some happy snaps on the day! We’ll share these on our social media and websites. If you’re a bit “camera shy” and don’t want your photo taken – just let our photographer and/or our event staff know on the day!

I've got a question that hasn't been answered

Refer to our Q&A document or contact the Events and Culture team on 9747 7200 or email