Palmerston Youth Festival 2023 was a HUGE success...but don't take our word for it. Ask the 7000+ people that came!

Stay tuned as we begin our planning for the 2024 Palmerston Youth Festival. You will not want to miss this one. 

Palmerston Youth Festival 2023



COVID-19 information
When attending events please observe physical distancing and hygiene requirements as advised by the Chief Medical Officer at all times. A minimum space of 1.5 metres between you and other people that you do not know. Avoid touching your face and cough and sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow. Hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser. Stay home if unwell.

Food and drinks

Attendees are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks to all events. Food trucks will be available at some events.


In July the days are sunny, and the nights are mild. The weather couldn’t be better!


Do you provide cloaking and storage?
Geekfest will accept Cosplay items but does not provide a cloaking or storage services for personal belongings. All other events will not have a cloaking or storage services for personal belongings

Will there be First Aid?
All events will have first aid officer available if needed. If you hurt yourself let one of the event staff know.

What about lost property?
Lost property can be handed in or collected from event staff.
Just identify your missing item to claim it if it has been handed in. Realise you’ve lost something after the event? All lost property will be taken to the Palmerston Recreation Centre and can be collected there, you can call 8935 9975

Prohibited items

The following items are prohibited at Palmerston Youth Festival: glass, sharp objects, aerosol cans, pets, alcohol and illegal substances. No professional photographic equipment, professional audio recorders or video cameras will be permitted. 

Zero tolerance 

We have a zero tolerance approach for any antisocial, aggressive, dangerous or intimidating behaviour, consumption and possession of alcohol, consumption and possession of any illicit substances. Any of these activities will result in immediate eviction from the event.


Is there accessible parking?
Designated accessible parking will be available at all venues.

Are there accessible toilets?
Accessible toilets will be available at all venues.

Getting there

By Air
Darwin is serviced by most national carriers, with frequent flight routes and connections to most capital cities in Australia. Keep an eye on our Facebook for sale updates!

By Road
It's an epic road trip up north, with some incredible landscapes making for an unforgettable adventure with mates. Travel by car, campervan, or four-wheel drive across the red desert, stopping along the way to explore the NT's world-famous national parks, waterfalls and watering holes.
Keen to explore once you're here?

There are plenty of accommodation options resorts, hotels, motels, Airbnbs, backpacker accommodation as well as caravan parks and campgrounds.

There are two hotels based in the Palmerston CBD if you want to stay walking distance to the events.

Quest (pet friendly)

Getting Around Palmerston
Palmerston CBD is just a 10-minute stroll from the bus depot. If walking's not your thing, a taxi, Uber or minibus will help get you around.

Public Bus
Blue Taxi 
Metro Minibus