This is the ultimate guide to camping at Bass Camp. Read below for the ultimate checklist, tips and tricks on how to Bass Camp, in a tent.
Tickets & ID
Everyone must bring their entry ticket with their name on, either as a printed ticket or on screen with a barcode. Please also bring your photo identification.
You can find your ticket in your email sent from Humanitix, or you can get another copy of your ticket in your online Humantix account.
Packing & Parking
Cars are not permitted in the camping area. There is limited car, campervan and caravan Parking in the camping area.
With a Flexible Car Pass (available only for Weekend Passes) you can park your car in the designated carpark inside the gate. With a fixed car pass or a campervan pass you can camp with your vehicle but will not be able to move it once onsite.
There is also public parking for free outside the front gate, these car parks will not be supervised and parking here is at your own risk.
There is also parking for free outside the front Gate, approx 500 metres away near Cockburn Road. This car park will not be supervised and parking here is at your own risk. With a Car Pass (available only for Weekend Passes) you can park your car in the designated carpark inside the gate, approx 300m from the camping area. We will shuttle you and your camping gear from the Gate/Car Park into camp for free!
Free Shuttle Bus
Our shuttle bus is free for all ticket-holders, and will carry you and your camping gear through to the camp grounds, where you can then unload and setup camp. With this in mind, pack your bags and camping gear in easy-to-carry bundles and containers. Our Bass Camp crew will be there to direct and assist you.
Tent & Shade
Bring your tent with tent-pegs to secure to the ground. There are sometimes coastal winds from the beach, so it’s important to use decent tent pegs to keep your tent grounded.
Some camping spots will have shade, but the majority of grassed areas for camping may not have shade during the heat of the day.
Bass Camp has plenty of shaded areas for hanging out, with tables and chairs for your comfort. Make it easy on your setup and pack-down by bringing only your essential camping gear.
Breakfast is available for $10 – $15 pre-sale per meal from our onsite Camp Canteen. Keep an eye out for our menu coming soon…
Lunch and dinner food truck options will also be available.
You may not need to bring any extra food, but you are welcome to bring whatever food you wish. If there is a complete fire ban during Bass Camp, cooking with a flame will be prohibited. If you do bring food, use an eski or container to make it easy to carry in and out of the campgrounds.
Plates, bowls and cutlery are provided by the Camp Canteen, so you may not need to bring these if you are relying on buying meals.
Drinks & Ice
Bring your own drinks to Bass Camp, including alcohol for the weekend. Glassware and glass bottles are banned, to avoid injury from potential broken glass. If you do buy drinks in glass, please switch to a plastic or metal container before you pack for Bass Camp. Tinnies are way better than glass stubbies too.
Alcohol will not be for sale, so you must bring your own. The food trucks will have coffee, tea, fresh juices and some softies for sale.
Don’t forget your drinking cups, again not glass.
There are drinking water fountains around Bass Camp, but you may want to bring your own drinking water for convenience. It’s a great idea to bring a drinking water bottle so you can stay hydrated in the summer sun, especially on the beach.
Bass Camp has showers available for everyone, so you don’t need extra water for washing.
If you plan to sleep at some point over the long weekend at Bass Camp, bring your camp bedding for your tent. Check the weather forecast, and you’ll likely see a hot summer weekend, without the need for heavy bedding. Do bring something to sleep on, such as an air-mattress or foam mattress. Keep your packing light, as you won’t be able to park your car next to the camping area.
Bunk beds are available for Weekend Passes at $60 per person, sharing in a dorm of 20-32 people.
If you’re planning some beach time at Bass Camp, you can access the beach through our security gate. Please note that by leaving the camp grounds, you will be entering a public beach and you will require your wrist band to get back into Bass Camp. The beach gate will be open during peak times, with security guards and lifeguards on duty.
Bring your beach gear, including protection from the harsh sun. It gets very hot in the sun, so please bring a hat and sunscreen, and drink plenty of water before, during and after your beach time. Also bring beach fun! Don’t forget the eski, beach towels, festival sunnies, inflatable unicorns, donuts and novelty pizza slices, beach balls, frisbees and all the fun you need for Bass Camp by the beach.
Bass Camp is located at the Point Peron, with showers and flushing toilets, a camp kitchen, and everything you need for a comfortable weekend. There are still some important items you should bring to survive your camping experience:
- Solar or battery powered lighting for your campsite
- A personal torch
- Hat and sun protection
- Towel and personal toiletries
- Required medication
- Water bottle for each person
- Eski to keep your drinks and snacks fresh
- Tent pegs, tent ropes and a hammer
Get into the spirit of Bass Camp with your party gear! Dress-up, or dress-down into the Bass Camp theme. It’s going to be hot and summery in the day, and illuminated at night. Bring your doof stick, party tricks and glow-wear! There will be splash pools and slides near the main stage, and the sandy beach is a short stroll away.
What NOT to Bring
Don’t be that guy or girl. Please don’t bring:
- Lasers or fireworks
- Animals, unless they are a registered service animal.
- Glass-ware or glass bottles
Please be mindful of rubbish, and use the bins provided around camp.