Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures

Garma Terms and Conditions

Garma Event Terms (or download PDF)

Deed of Agreement to Make a Record of Garma 

Conditions of Permits (PDF)

Privacy Policy (PDF)


Garma Event Terms

Tickets to Garma are sold by the Yothu Yindi Foundation (ABN 28 221 722 606) who is responsible for the Event. The following conditions are both of sale (including any resale or subsequent assignment), entry and attendance at the Event.

  1. ‘You’ and ‘your’ refers to the customer. ‘We’, ‘us’, ‘our’, ‘Garma’, “YYF” and ‘Event organiser’ refers to the Yothu Yindi Foundation, its employees, contractors, volunteers and authorised persons. This agreement means these terms and conditions and any other conditions specified by us on our website and booking forms.
  2. All bookings and ticket purchases are non-transferable and may not be sold or transferred by you.
  3. No refund or exchange on any ticket or service fee will be given except in accordance with the applicable laws in the region of purchase, or at the discretion of the Yothu Yindi Foundation. Garma is an all-weather event. No refunds will be made if you choose not to attend due to inclement weather.
  4. There will be no refund on any unused portion of tickets if you or your invitees are asked or forced to leave or if you decide not to attend any part of the Event.
  5. We reserve the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity.
  6. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone the Event for any reason. In the event of the cancellation in advance of the Event, we will provide a refund less an amount to cover the cost of ticketing.
  7. Wristbands will be attached at the gate and must be worn at all times for the duration of the Event.
  8. It may be a condition of entry to the Event that a search of your person and/or your possessions is required at the time of entry to the venue. Glass, alcohol, weapons, illegal substances or any item the Event organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner may be confiscated. Refusal to consent to a search will prevent entry to the Event, without refund.
  9. Audio or visual recordings of the Event are prohibited. Still cameras (not professional) are permitted but images may only be used for private purposes and not public display. By attending the Event, you consent to being included in any film and/or sound recordings of the Event that may take place and agree for these recordings to be used by the Event organiser. By attending the Event, you agree to adhere to the conditions outlined in the Authority to Make a Record of Garma policy.
  10. Animals are not permitted, except in accordance with legislation.
  11. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept liability of any nature for the acts, omissions or default of those providing services in connection with the Event or any liability for any injury, damage, loss, delay or additional expenses which are incurred at or in association with this Event. Where legislation implies any condition or warranty which cannot be excluded or modified, that condition or warranty will be deemed to be included in this agreement. However, our liability for any breach of such condition or warranty will be limited, at our option, to the resupply of the services or the cost of having the services supplied again. In no event will we be liable for any indirect, consequential, exemplary or special damages.
  12. You shall not venture outside of the marked boundaries of the Gulkula site without the explicit permission of event staff.
  13. Admission is at the ticket holders own risk. You acknowledge that neither we nor the venue will be responsible for any loss or damage to property (including personal property such as bags, money or other personal items) brought to or purchased at the Event by you or your invitees.
  14. You will be liable for any loss or damage caused at the Event by you or your invitees.
  15. You must ensure that you and your invitees act in an orderly manner when attending the Event. We may refuse entry or evict you or any of your invitees if they are behaving in a disorderly, offensive, threatening or inappropriate manner towards any person.
  16. The Event is open to all ages. Children who attend the Event must be supervised by an adult at all times. Children who behave in a disorderly, disruptive or inappropriate manner may at the sole discretion of the Event organisers be required to leave.
  17. Alcohol is forbidden at this event. Alcohol cannot be brought or consumed at Gulkula. We reserve the right to evict patrons who disobey or break the law.
  18. The Police will be actively patrolling Garma and anyone found consuming, supplying or buying alcohol, or being intoxicated in any way, will be evicted from the Event and will face criminal charges.
  19. Anyone found supplying or consuming illicit drugs will be evicted from the premises and face criminal charges.
  20. Smoking is only permitted in marked designated smoking areas. Smoking outside of designated areas is strictly prohibited
  21. The whole venue is a Glass Free Zone. No glass is to be brought into any part of the venue including the car parks and camping areas. Please do not bring glass into the venue – consider your fellow Garma patrons’ feet – as glass and soft tissue do not mix.
  22. Trading signs or other signs are not permitted without prior written consent of the Garma. No ticket holder is entitled to do any trading without the written consent of the Event organisers.
  23. Tickets cannot be used as part of any marketing, media or sales promotion whether commercial or non-commercial without the prior written consent of the Event organisers.
  24. In order to purchase your ticket, we may need to collect and keep personal information about you including your name, address, credit card or payment details, telephone number and the names of all ticket allocations. We may also need to disclose your personal information as required by law or as permitted under the Privacy Act. Our Privacy Policy outlines how we will handle your personal information.
  25. Fires are only permitted within fire circles as set out by the Event organisers. Wood is provided for these fires and must not be sourced from outlying areas. Do not collect firewood. Fires must be attended at all times.
  26. The Yothu Yindi Foundation cares for the environment and community. Please be respectful and place any litter in the bins provided around the venue. Do not burn rubbish in fires. Be waste and water wise. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.
  27. Please respect our community and do not create excessive noise or litter while traveling to and from the Event.
  28. Roadways and designated trails must be kept clear. Public road rules apply, and you must obey all traffic signs.
  29. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Northern Territory, Australia
  30. This ticket doubles as a permit waiver to enter Aboriginal land during the festival period. All guests must agree to, understand, and sign the General Conditions of Permits policy when booking online.


Garma 2019 Event Terms

Signed: ____________________________________________
The guest: ____________________________________________
YYF: ____________________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________

Electronic acceptance of your online/manual registration and attending Garma means that you accept the terms of this agreement.


Friday 31 July - Monday 3 August 2020

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