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Banned Items

River Sounds is a safe, secure, inclusive and law abiding Festival. We put the care, comfort and safety of our patrons, staff and artists at the centre of everything we do. To achieve this, the following list of items are banned at River Sounds. 

  • Bags larger than an A4 piece of paper – 30cm x 20cm

  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia

  • Alcohol brought in from outside of the event

  • Full or partly full bottles of water, juice, soft drink etc

  • Sealable pouches (yoghurt, baby food pouches)

  • Glass of any kind

  • Weapons of any kind

  • Fireworks, flares, fire twirling paraphernalia (sticks, balls etc)

  • Laser lights

  • Milk / bread crates

  • Chairs (folding, portable, camping)

  • Inflatable furniture of any kind

  • 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 a plastic poncho or a raincoat instead)

  • Water pistols

  • Skateboards

  • Culturally sensitive items and attire

  • Non-biodegradable glitter

  • Anything studded (i.e. belts, wristbands etc)

  • Clothing, jewellery or accessory displaying the name of any motorcycle-related or similar organisations or any “declared organisation” within the meaning of the Crimes (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 items considered illegal or dangerous

On-site facilities


  • River Sounds operates a large licensed bar area which includes undercover seating and an outdoor beer garden. (Minors are not permitted in the licensed area) 

  • A large number of tasty food stalls operate at River Sounds, plus under cover seating for dining 

  • EFTPOS and cash withdrawal facilities. Contactless payments are preferred.  

  • Free fresh drinking water refill stations

  • Artists merchandise

  • St John's Ambulance first aid services 

  • Security for patron security

  • Covid Marshall's 

  • Ample toilet facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible festival site and amenities


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