Please read these FAQs before attending NudeManFest

General FAQs

As a general rule, cancellation of a registration must be notified via email to NudeManFest prior to 14 days before the event to be entitled to a full refund. Registrations cancelled after 14 days and before 7 days before the event will be entitled to an 80% refund. Registrations cancelled on or after 7 days prior to the event will not be refunded. Substitutions may be made at any time. All refunds will be made within a two month period after the event.

If tickets are purchased through a ticketing partner, such as Midsumma for the Australia Day Long Weekend, you are advised to consult Midsumma for its terms and policies.

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No. All tickets must be pre-purchased. This is for security purposes. It helps us to keep a record of all ticket holders and prevents people just turning up who might wish to cause us harm.

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At all times, cigarette smokers may not smoke inside any building and must only smoke in designated smoking areas. We request that you do not smoke in your tent. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in appropriate rubbish recepticles.

Drugs are not permitted under any circumstances.

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When camping in the outdoors fire can affect your experience in many different ways. We use fire to cook and create ambience and warmth, or, used in the wrong way, it can kill us. As there are many of us camping in the middle of the summer months in a dry bushfire prone area, we ask that you help to keep each of us safe by only using the communal stoves and BBQs for cooking where we have nearby fire extinguishers.

Individual BBQs, Camp Fires, Personal Candles, Incense Burners and any other naked flame are Strictly Prohibited during the Fire Danger Season.

At all times, cigarette smokers may not smoke inside any building and must only smoke in designated smoking areas. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in appropriate rubbish recepticles.

Fire Plan: While we don’t want you to be alarmed, we do want to be vigilant and prepare you in the case of a fire threat during NudeManFest. There are several access points for a safe exit, in the event of a bushfire. We have, to date, no history of a bushfire at NudeManFest and we expect your 100% cooperation in keeping it that way.

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To put it bluntly, no. A lot of our guests are uncomfortable with their photos being taken, so we ask that you be polite and don’t walk around and take photos out of respect for other guests. However, if you would like to go somewhere private (your tent, a walk etc….) with your camera, that will be okay. You can take photos around the location as long as you are not near roads or other properties and you are respectful of others. Due to sensitivities surrounding NudeManFest, we will not have an official photographer. We will not be posting any photos on our website in the foreseeable future.

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You can contact us here.

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There are lots of places to keep warm and dry at NudeManFest. Check the weather forecast in advance and bring some warm clothes, gumboots and umbrella if it is appropriate, but unless extremely unusual weather conditions occur, the festival will continue on, rain or shine. If it is cold, you are more than welcome to rug up – you don’t have to remain naked the whole time if you are cold.

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The parking area is close to the camping areas. We will request all visitors park in the designated area, once you’ve unloaded your tent and other equipment. We ask that cars are kept off the camp site to keep the area clean and healthy, unless you are towing a caravan or trailor. You can easily walk to your car at any time.

We have a great cooking area with a number of barbecues, including an area for vegetarians only. There are kitchen facilities that everyone is welcome to use, including a microwave, kettle and sink/dishwasher for washing up (cleaning products provided), as well as a range of cooking utensils to prepare food on the barbecue. Depending on the location of the camp, you will be advised whether you need to bring crockery/cutlery/cooking equipment at the time of booking. For safety reasons, we ask you to leave all barbecue, gas burners and cooking facilities at home and use ours. We have plenty of room for everybody. Remember that, during the summer it is often a Total Fire Ban day, so everyone needs to use common sense around fire.

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We generally ask you to park your car in a designated parking area and not on the camp site are (unless you have a disability or a special need). If you are bringing a tent, it’s fine to park whilst setting up your tent, then you should move the car to the parkign area. However you can park alongside the camper vans and sleep in your car there.

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We don’t have cabins or rooms to hire out. We may, in the future, hire out tents, but at this stage, you will need to bring your own. Depending on where the event will be, there are bunks that can be used, but you must book a bunk at the time of booking your ticket.

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Camping sites are allocated as you arrive. Spaces can’t be held, so please show up at the same time if you’d like to camp together.
There are plenty of camping spots available. Each year we keep opening up new locations to camp. We recommend looking at the map that will be emailed out before each event.

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In a word, No. The idea is to log off and disconnect and engage with your fellow campers. Even fellow campers who are with Telstra have had issues with reception. You may go for a bit of a walk up the mountain to get reception if you really need to check who is on grindr, but seriously, take the time at NudeManFest to turn off your phone, leave your laptop or tablet at home and enjoy the scenery, the environment and communing with other like-minded men in a relaxing bush setting. There is no internet (or wifi) but there is a landline in case of emergencies. There are power points if you do need to charge anything: – just talk to the NMF coordinators. Benalla is a 15-20 mins drive from the site where you will get wifi reception if you need to to check messages, emails etc

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The area is mostly of remnant bush, which provides a lot of coverage. The nearest neighbour is about 1 km away. You are safe and private. There is a lot of tree coverage, so no one will be able to see what is going on as long as you stay in the main grounds. We do ask people if they are near the main road to put clothes on and respect the neighbours.

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The property is quite large and can accommodate a lot people. The limit is dependent on our Planning Permit conditions. We’ve never had under 100 people at the main events. Sometimes we’ll organise smaller events with just 25 people or so. Different NudeManFest events will have different turn-outs but you will be sure to have fun just being on the property. Whether there be a large number or people or a small number of people, either way has its pros & cons, but each time we have a fantastic time. There only needs to be one other special person to have a good time.

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NudeManFest is hosted in a secluded area away from main roads. Everyone camps in the main area or a bunk can be booked, depending on the location of the event. If camping, you will need to bring a tent and sleeping equipment. There are showers and toilets, BBQs and refrigerators/freezers and a kitchen.

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To be honest, it is hard to tell. The age range is quite broad and a number of different guys attend NudeManFest. Usually the age is around 20 to 80. But no matter of the age of the people there, everyone will be friendly and made welcome. The youngest we have had at NudeManFest was 18 and the oldest was 85. This was at the same event. Please note, you need to be over 18 years old to enter the event. We expect all people to be friendly and receptive to others. Rudeness because of age or looks or other bodily features will not be tolerated. If you are looking for Mr muscle-gorgeous-twink, we suggest you stay at home. NudeManFest is for all men, regardless of looks or size and if sex results from that, so much the better.

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Yes, people will be having sex. You are free to do what you want, however, we ask that you be respectful of others around you and not have sex in the public areas. There will normally be a private room set aside for sexual activities and you are asked to confine activities to that room, to your room if you booked a bunk or to your own tent. It is up to you to practice safe sex. BYO condoms, lube etc.
It is a common misconception that nudist events are just orgy filled weekends with people having sex everywhere all of the time. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Please do not go naked out onto the road beyond the private areas or into locations where you are likely to be seen by the general public.

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There is plenty of room if you want to bring a caravan or motor home, but we cannot offer you power. Refrigeration and cooking facilities are available in the communal areas. We ask that no generators are used in the main camping area late at night to respect other festival goers’ experiences. If you need power for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to sort out arrangements.

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There is a wide range of guys who attend, with a broad range of body types, sizes, shapes, ages, races, sexualities and so forth. As long as you identify as a man (a gentleman, a sir, a boy who is over the age of 18), you are able to attend NudeManFest, no matter if you are gay, straight, bisexual. We also warmly welcome our trans brothers who are FTM. As long as you are someone who identifies as a male and are naked, you are able to join us. Being a nudist isn’t about how you look, if you are a Daddy, Son, Geek, Leather Man, Otter, Ostrich, Rugged, Wolf, Chub, Bull, Twink, Twunk, Pup, Circuit Boy, Gym Bunny, Jock, Art / Show, Clean-Cut, Sandwich or Metrosexual you are all welcome. We also have bankers, lawyers, businessmen and tradies – it really doesn’t matter about social class; we don’t have any labels once the clothes are off. People aren’t there to judge, or make fun of anyone. And not everyone is there to pick up (although this does happen and we don’t mind it). Everyone is welcome and we hope that others will make people feel a part of the community. This is not a typical camp site and we don’t want to use stereotypes or label people. Most of the people who do attend are very relaxed, welcoming and care-free. They are just there to be naked and enjoy themselves. We expect you to be the same.

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No, this is a Nude Man Festival.

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Yes, straight guys are more than welcome at NudeManFest, as long as they are aware that they will need to be naked, just like everyone else. We have had many straight and married guys who have attended NMF. We do not discriminate and we welcome all types of men, regardless of sexuality. Some men just like to come and be naked with their fellow brothers. (If you want to be discreet then you just need to let others know your situation or change your name. No one is going to be stalking you and we will respect your privacy.)

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If you identify as male, then you are a part of NudeManFest. We invite all our brothers – it is that simple, as long as you are willing to strip completely off, to come join us.

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In a word, yes. As everyone will be naked themselves, so it will be best if you don’t cover up. It is unfair if someone comes along and stays in their underwear the whole weekend. It will make the rest of us nudists feel uncomfortable. No one will force you to remain naked if it gets too cold, for example, but keep in mind we are nudists. If you are wearing some kind of clothing (even a jock strap) for the whole time, this would cause an issue. Therefore, we reserve the right ask you to strip off or please leave, as staying clothed will be disrespectful to the other members of the nudist community. An example would be: some nights it gets cold up in the country, so some of the lads would wear a warm coat and no pants. Others will rug up when outside and if they enter the house they will strip off again. On extremely hot days, people are known to wear long sleeve tops to protect their skin, but you should always bring sunscreen and you can always ask someone to help you apply it. If we are holding a NMF event in the cooler months March-October we may have a bonfire to allow us to continue to enjoy the naked experience in comfort.

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What to Bring

You will need to bring a tent, air mattress (if you don’t have an air pump, someone will be able to lend you theirs), sleeping bag / blankets etc. Bring clothes in case it gets cold at night. Also pack food, alcohol, sunscreen, towel and shower stuff etc… You may want to bring drinking water. Filtered water from the creek is provided at the camp grounds. The festival will provide a number of facilities and utilities, including barbecues, urns for coffee / tea, toasters and a cool room/fridges. We will ask campers not to bring any barbecues or gas burners for safety reasons. We provide all cooking facilities.

We have a great cooking kithcen area with a number of barbecues, including space for vegetarians only. There is a commercial kitchen with full facilities that everyone is welcome to use. Including a microwave, kettle, sink and dishwasher for washing up and ample cleaning products as well as a range of cooking utensils to prepare food on the barbecue. There is plenty of crockery, cutlery and drinkware. For safety reasons, we ask you to leave all barbecue, gas burners and cooking facilities at home and come use ours. We have plenty of room for everybody. You only need to bring food and alcohol. Everything else is provided.

For those who wish to book bunks, a mattress with sheet and pillow is provided, but you might prefer to bring your own pillow and you will need to provide your own doona or sleeping bag or sheets or blankets.

There are lots of places to keep warm and dry at NudeManFest. Check the weather forecast in advance and bring some warm clothes, gumboots and umbrella if it is appropriate, but unless extremely unusual weather conditions occur, the festival will continue on, rain or shine. If it is cold, you are more than welcome to rug up – you don’t have to remain naked the whole time if you are cold.

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The parking area is close to the camping areas. We will request all visitors park in the designated area, once you’ve unloaded your tent and other equipment. We ask that cars are kept off the camp site to keep the area clean and healthy, unless you are towing a caravan or trailor. You can easily walk to your car at any time.

We have a great cooking area with a number of barbecues, including an area for vegetarians only. There are kitchen facilities that everyone is welcome to use, including a microwave, kettle and sink/dishwasher for washing up (cleaning products provided), as well as a range of cooking utensils to prepare food on the barbecue. Depending on the location of the camp, you will be advised whether you need to bring crockery/cutlery/cooking equipment at the time of booking. For safety reasons, we ask you to leave all barbecue, gas burners and cooking facilities at home and use ours. We have plenty of room for everybody. Remember that, during the summer it is often a Total Fire Ban day, so everyone needs to use common sense around fire.

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No. Whilst there are dogs and a range of animals on the premises, we need to protect their safety, so please make alternative arrangements for your pooch and/or pussy or any other pet, whilst you are at NMF. We simply cannot manage a situation where we allow everybody who comes along to bring their pooch, as the dogs out of their own territory would be fighting and barking all the time and this is not restful for anybody.

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Yes! We would love for anyone to serenade us with their talents while we relax in the hammocks drinking cocktails and margaritas.
If you are an actual band / DJ, or have some kind of performance you would like to do at NudeManFest, we would be interested in you coming along and putting on a bit of a show for us. Contact us to discuss.

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You will need to bring a tent, air mattress (if you don’t have an air pump, someone will be able to lend you theirs), sleeping bag / blankets, pillows etc. Bring clothes in case it gets cold at night. If you have booked to sleep in a bunk, only bring sheets/blankets/pillows or sleeping bag. Pack food, drink, sunscreen, towel and shower stuff etc. You should also bring drinking water.

Please do NOT bring any knives or dangerous weapons. For safety reasons we ask campers not to bring any barbecues or gas burners. We provide all cooking facilities, crockery and cutlery.

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There is plenty of room if you want to bring a caravan or motor home, but we cannot offer you power. Refrigeration and cooking facilities are available in the communal areas. We ask that no generators are used in the main camping area late at night to respect other festival goers’ experiences. If you need power for medical reasons, please contact us in advance to sort out arrangements.

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You will need to bring a tent, air mattress (if you don’t have an air pump, someone will be able to lend you theirs), sleeping bag / blankets etc. Bring clothes in case it gets cold at night. Also pack food, alcohol, sunscreen, towel and shower stuff etc… You may want to bring drinking water. Filtered water from the creek is provided at the camp grounds. The festival will provide a number of facilities and utilities, including barbecues, urns for coffee / tea, toasters and a cool room/fridges. We will ask campers not to bring any barbecues or gas burners for safety reasons. We provide all cooking facilities.

We have a great cooking kithcen area with a number of barbecues, including space for vegetarians only. There is a commercial kitchen with full facilities that everyone is welcome to use. Including a microwave, kettle, sink and dishwasher for washing up and ample cleaning products as well as a range of cooking utensils to prepare food on the barbecue. There is plenty of crockery, cutlery and drinkware. For safety reasons, we ask you to leave all barbecue, gas burners and cooking facilities at home and come use ours. We have plenty of room for everybody. You only need to bring food and alcohol. Everything else is provided.

For those who wish to book bunks, a mattress with sheet and pillow is provided, but you might prefer to bring your own pillow and you will need to provide your own doona or sleeping bag or sheets or blankets.

At all times, cigarette smokers may not smoke inside any building and must only smoke in designated smoking areas. We request that you do not smoke in your tent. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in appropriate rubbish recepticles.

Drugs are not permitted under any circumstances.

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When camping in the outdoors fire can affect your experience in many different ways. We use fire to cook and create ambience and warmth, or, used in the wrong way, it can kill us. As there are many of us camping in the middle of the summer months in a dry bushfire prone area, we ask that you help to keep each of us safe by only using the communal stoves and BBQs for cooking where we have nearby fire extinguishers.

Individual BBQs, Camp Fires, Personal Candles, Incense Burners and any other naked flame are Strictly Prohibited during the Fire Danger Season.

At all times, cigarette smokers may not smoke inside any building and must only smoke in designated smoking areas. Cigarette butts must be disposed of in appropriate rubbish recepticles.

Fire Plan: While we don’t want you to be alarmed, we do want to be vigilant and prepare you in the case of a fire threat during NudeManFest. There are several access points for a safe exit, in the event of a bushfire. We have, to date, no history of a bushfire at NudeManFest and we expect your 100% cooperation in keeping it that way.

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You may want to bring your own drinking water. Filtered water is provided at the camp ground which is used for drinking and showering. The drinking water is taken upstream from the swimming area and, as it is continuously flowing over rocks, it is a safe and pure source of water to drink. The water flows down from the surrounding mountains and is classed as ecologically healthy river.Water is a limited resource however, so we ask that you be considerate with your shower time and keep to a quick wash off rather than your normal shower routine at home. Water can become a scare resource in the summer months in the bush, so we simply ask for you to be conscious of water limitations and the environment and reduce your shower time. This way we can all continue to enjoy the beautiful shower facilities at NudeManFest.

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We do not have specific facilities for douching. If you need to, you should bring your own.

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The parking area is close to the camping areas. We will request all visitors park in the designated area, once you’ve unloaded your tent and other equipment. We ask that cars are kept off the camp site to keep the area clean and healthy, unless you are towing a caravan or trailor. You can easily walk to your car at any time.

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Travel

Benalla Train Station is about 30km from the camp ground. If you are unable to get a lift or drive to the festival, someone may be able to pick you up from the station, but you must pre-arrange this 48 hours before the start of the event. Alternatively, please talk to your fellow campers whom you know, to work out a plan for them to pick you up. There is no telephone or mobile phone access on the site – you cannot rely on ringing up to be picked up. So therefore you need to plan in advance. The best thing to do, is contact us 48 hours prior to the festival for advice.

Also, there might be an option to car pool. If you have room in your car or need a lift, it is useful to post on the NudeManFest Facebook page and let others know your situation. There is usually room in a few cars that are heading up from Melbourne. And in previous events we have seen a number of people become friends on the drive up.

NudeManFest is held in Northern Victoria. If you are driving from Melbourne, it’s approx. 3 hours. From Sydney it’s 8 hours and 4 hours from Canberra. It is possible to catch a train or a bus, but if you need to be picked up, you MUST arrange with us 48 hours prior to arriving at the festival. Contact us here. There are no telephone or mobile phone facilities at the premises, so you cannot ring us when you arrive in the hope of being picked up.

A few days before a festival event, those who booked tickets will be sent a map with detailed instructions on how to get there. All tickets are pre-purchased and cannot be bought at the door.

As you drive in to the venue, you will see a large main building to the left across from a lush green lawn. From the main building, walk to the main camping area to find a location to set up. If you are uncertain, please ask for more information. For camper vans and such, you will go to the camping area and park near to the parking area. If no one is able to meet you (for example, if you arrive late at night), come to the main building – most people are usually relaxing, playing, eating or drinking. You will easily be spotted as a newbie, particularly if you are wearing clothes. Come say hi – there will usually be a few friends floating around. We will all be able to greet you, help you get settled in and direct you. It is a very relaxed community vibe.

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