Some things you need to know about coming to Barunga:

  • Barunga is located 70kms south-east of Katherine on Central Arnhem Rd (sealed road, no need for 4WDs).
  • Fuel is unavailable for sale at Barunga Community, make sure you fill up in Katherine.
  • Barunga is a dry community, and the Festival is a strictly drug and alcohol free event. Please note there will be police checks on the road to Barunga and your car may be searched.
  • Camping areas available in Barunga Community. Festival staff will direct you to these areas. If camping doesn’t appeal there are hotel/motel options in Katherine (
  • There will be a combination of portable and permanent toilets on site, but showering facilities are very limited. There is a beautiful (croc free) river to swim in!
  • Barunga Festival 2017 has a healthy food policy. A variety of food options will be available at reasonable prices throughout the Festival. The Outback (general) Store in Barunga is incredibly well stocked and surprisingly affordable. Support the community by buying locally if you can!
  • Entry fee valid for 3-day Festival (includes camping fees).
  • Access from 10am Friday the 9th June to lunchtime Monday the 12th of June.
  • Wristbands will be issued at the gate and MUST be kept on for the duration of the Festival.
  • Dogs are not permitted at the Barunga Festival.
  • Please refer to the FAQ for answers to common questions.