No. The Festival is strictly no BYO alcohol. The Festival rules also stipulate no glass and no household furniture allowed onto the site. Patrons found with any glass during vehicle checks will have ticket removed, and be turned away from the Festival site. Patrons found to have glass on their campsite will be instructed to pack up and leave the Festival site.
Vehicles will be searched at the front gate and any alcohol will be confiscated.
We have 2 Bars at the Festival (Bundy Bar and XXXX Gold Retreat) all selling alcohol at very reasonable prices.
Gates open to the camping areas at 6am on Friday morning. The Festival arena gates open at 8am daily.
All campers must be off site by Sunday night.
Yes kids UNDER 13 years (12 years and under) are FREE. So make sure you bring them along for a great family getaway. There are plenty of free activities for kids to see, watch and do over the weekend.
Check the Festival programme for full details and times.
Some of these include:
Sunrice Family Centre - free children's activities including facepainting, woodwork, painting, bubble blowing, non powered games (hookey, quoits, stilt walking, tug-o-war etc)
No. All vehicles are welcome to our Festival. We have hundreds of caravans, campertrailers, sedans, mobile homes and more come along to the Festival every year.
Yes. But only inside the Festival arena. There is no access to ATMs on the site for ticket sales, so make sure you have cash at the gate to buy tickets - or even better, pre-purchase you tickets!
There would be nothing worse than having to turn around and go back into town to get the cash or finding out you're going to miss the action because tickets are sold out.
There will be 4 ATM's available once you are inside the Festival area located near Gate 1 in the Festival Operations Centre and Emergency Services Compound.
There are six ATM's in Deni all within the CBD area, Napier/Cressy and Wellington Streets. The town also has NAB, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank and Bendigo Bank branches. Muster HQ in Hardinge Street accepts cash, Mastercard, Visa and Eftpos.
Yes. Purtills Buses begin at 5pm Friday from key points around Deni to the Festival. And begin again at 10am Saturday.
A bus ticket will be available for only $10 per person for unlimited travel to and from the Festival and Deni. You can purchase your bus ticket from key locations throughout Deni as well as when you board the bus..
They will drop off and pick up in town starting at Wired Entertainment, and do a circuit of Deniliquin picking up at the following locations:
Each round trip will take approximately 1 hour.
Yes. Small fires only that provide warmth and for cooking.
Fires must have a 3 metre clearing.
NSW Rural Fire Brigade will be present at the Festival to extinguish bonfires or fires that are deemed dangerous.
Please consider the safety of yourself and others.
No. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed. Although we love dogs, imagine all the dog poo!! Cats and any other animals are also prohibted on site.
Guide dogs are - of course - accepted.
Yes, we have two official Deni Ute Muster merchandise sites. One will be situated near the front gate, beside the Information Centre.
The other will be located towards the Bundy Bar.
There will be a huge selection of memorabilia and merchandise products this year all of good value and quality.
But get there early, as there is a huge demand for our merchandise products.
Alternatively, you can buy your merchandise from the online Muster Shop.
Friday: 8am to 10pm
Saturday: 8am to 10pm
Sunday: 7am to 11am.
As you would understand due to the huge amount of utes in the ute paddock it is logistically very difficult to control.
We cannot guarantee that you can save a space for your mates.
You will have more of a chance if you all drive in together.
If you are keen to organise 20 or more utes in the one area please contact the festival office on 03 5881 3388.
Food ranges from $3 through to approx $15 for a larger meal.
Our food court area includes the Day Stage with constant entertainment by up and coming artists throughout each day. A marquee is provided in the centre of this area with loads of chairs and tables.
Camping is included in the Festival ticket price!
There are 3 separate camping areas being:
Utes Only Camping Area - Only utes are allowed. No trailers of caravans
Non Ute Camping Area - Located opposite the Ute Camping Area. This area is for people who don't have a ute but want to be near their friends in the Utes Only Camping Area. A trailer or sedan allowed in this area.
Family Camping Area - This is a Family area. Caravans, utes and sedans with trailers can camp in this area. Traffic controllers will direct you there. Because this is a family camping area, a reasonable level of behaviour is expected. Please limit loud noise and activities after midnight, limit swearing and be aware that there are young, impressionable people camping nearby, and we want them to have a great time at the muster and come back in the years to come.
Showers and Toilets are available in all camping areas for free.
Bring your tent and/or swag, warm clothing, refreshments and personal items. No responsibility will be taken for valuable items. If you lose something of value, please notify the information centre so they are aware if it happens to be handed in.
Don't have any camping gear? Don't panic. Just rent a tent for the Muster! Tents are set up ready for you to sleep in Friday and Saturday nights, and then dismantled for you on Sunday. Rent A Tent prices include: tent (available in 2, 3, and 4 person sizes), camp stretcher, camp mat and sleeping bag (with liner). All you have to do is bring a pillow!
For more details, contact us
Sorry but No!
YOU can try and sell it to a mate.
Event Medical Services Australia will be on site from 6am Friday through to 12 noon Sunday.
The medical centre is located within the Emergency Services compound adjacent to Gate1.
In the event of an accident or emergency contact
Event Medical Services Australia by phone on 03 5881 5163
Yes. Breathtesting facilities will be available.
Deniliquin Council & RMS will be providing a breathtesting facility near Gate 1 for a gold coin donation.
These donations are directed towards road safety projects within the Deniliquin community.
Friday: 5pm to 12.30am
Saturday: 9am to 12.30am
Sunday: 6am to 12noon
Please ensure you are under the legal alcohol limit before you get behind the wheel!
Can I move my ute once I have entered into the Muster Paddock?
No sorry... it is too difficult to control the traffic otherwise and also unsafe.
Lost children can be taken to or collected from the Police Station located near Gate 1 (Main Entrance) in the Emergency Services Compound.
Yes. the Muster paddock is divided into 4 Bays.
Each lane is then signposted from A-J.
Don't forget to look which lane you are in so you can find your way back!
We all know the Deniliquin Ute Muster is a fantastic event to attend, and we love the fact that people - able bodied and those more restricted - can come along and enjoy our truly iconic festival together.
But to make sure those who have needs greater than most can enjoy the Festival to their full capacity, we've put together a list of facilities and support services the Festival and Deniliquin provide to ensure everyone can have an enjoyable time.
Please give the team at Muster HQ a call if you have any questions about accessibility to site, accommodation on-site and facilities that we have. Email any queries here or call (03) 5811 3388
Disability access toilets will be available at the Festival.
• Gate 1/Main Entrance
• Disabled camping area
The Deni Play on the Plains Festival is a proud member of the Companion Card association. This means those people who have full time companion carers can attend the Festival with their friends and family.
The Festival provides a Festival Pass free of charge to the Companion Card holder's carer to ensure both can have a fantastic time at our event.
There is a large area on the western side of the Festival area allocated for disabled parking and camping, near Gate 2 and the family camping area.
The Festival provides disabled amenities near the Operations Centre at the Festival site, and alongside the disabled parking area. There is both on-site shower and toilet facilities near the disabled parking/camping area.
Mobility scooters/medical battery recharge
We are aware a number of our Festival patrons require mobility scooters to get around our event site, or require battery operated medical equipment while they are camping on-site.
As the Festival camping areas are un-powered, there is the opportunity for people to recharge scooter batteries and medical equipment batteries at the Festival Operations Centre. A bank of 240 volt power points is available for people to plug in scooters, or battery rechargers during Festival time.
While security is provided at the Festival and the Operations Centre is in close proximity to the on-site NSW Police command centre, Festival organisers take no responsibility for scooters and batteries which are left to charge unattended.
For people driving to our event who have difficulty getting in and out of vehicles, the Mobil North Service Centre on Davidson Street, Deniliquin, provides full driveway service for people fueling up vehicles.
The map below indicates where disabled facilities are located, however, a more detailed map will be available closer to Festival time.
Do we have to say it again? NO GLASS! Bring glass on site and expect to be asked to leave.
Absolutely not! Camping and camping gear only can be brought onto the site including temporary fold out chairs, tents and camping gear.
Simply wear your bluey and come to the area in front of the stage at 2pm Saturday afternoon. Let's smash the current record of 3500 singlets!
Yes NSW Road Rules do apply onsite and the speed limit is 10kms an hour. It is a public holiday in NSW so double demerit points will also apply.
29 Jul 14 -
There has been a flood of best wishes and congratulatory messages today from the Deniliquin community for new world record holder Melanie Schlanger.
A new world record bid has been held as part of the annual Deni Ute Muster each September/October NSW Labour Day Long weekend since then, bringing more and more utes and visitors to our town every year.
From our modest beginnings in 1999, the Deni Ute Muster sincerely thanks all our visionary partners for their role in creating our unique outback festival.
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