WOMADelaide is situated in Adelaide's Botanic Park, and the terrain consists of a combination of mostly flat grass, paved areas and gravel. During peak traffic periods, and especially after rain, parts of Botanic Park can become more difficult to negotiate for people using mobility aids.
A Pathways & Clearways Map will become available closer to the festival.
We are continually striving to improve access to WOMADelaide and enhance the experience of our patrons with disability. Please contact us if you require any information or advice further to the below.
An accessible parking and drop-off zone is located next to the Hackney Road entrance, immediately to the South of Plane Tree Drive on Hackney Road. Accessible parking is shown on this map here. These parks do not require payment.
There are limited accessible parking and drop-off locations allocated outside the Frome Road entrance, between the Zoo and Victoria Drive on the eastern side of Frome Road.
These may be updated for 2024, please check closer to the event.
There will be Access Taxis drop off and pick up points located near the Hackney Road Entrance and the Frome Road Entrance for people who have requested a taxi.
Locations will be updated for 2024 closer to the event.
Given that areas of the festival site are uneven and the pathways between stages can become very crowded, for reasons of public safety we need to carefully manage the numbers of mobility scooters admitted to ensure that they are required for patrons with severely reduced mobility. Direct application for a permit should be made to the Box Office Manager by 5pm Thursday 29 February. Please email email@example.com. Enquiries after this date should be directed to the onsite Box onsite.
"Take a Rest" seating banks are located at Foundation Stage, Stage 2 and Stage 3 in consideration of our diverse and multi-generational audience.
Assistance animals at WOMADelaide are welcome and encouraged for anyone who needs them. To help us support you and your Assistant animal onsite, you must submit an Application and Registration Form**. Note that we require a copy of the document showing your Proof of Assistance Animal Training or Public Access Test Pass.
Owners of guide dogs are not required to give proof.
Please download the form HERE and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only guide dogs, hearing dogs, or registered assistance and companion animals are allowed on site. All registered animals must be on a lead and with their owner at all times while on the Festival site. The Festival takes no responsibility for the acts of assistance and companion animals. Persons with assistance and companion animals may be liable for any injury, loss, or damage caused by their animal while on the Festival site.
Accessible toilet facilities are installed where possible along the sealed surface cycleway which runs around the perimeter of Botanic Park, with privacy screening and clear marking to encourage use only by patrons who require accessible facilities. Please see the festival map for specific locations.
Unfortunately, the festival is unable to provide fully accessible private change facilities.
WOMADelaide is a participant of the National Companion card scheme, we make every effort to ensure the festival is accessible to our patrons.
Companion card holders qualify for concession price tickets and a second ticket at no cost for their companion.
When you arrive at the Festival Box Office present your National Companion card, our staff will then allocate a corresponding complimentary ticket. There is a limit of one companion ticket issued on a daily basis per person. When attending the Festival for multiple days and retaining the same companion, a 3 or 4 Day ticket will be issued to your companion. For further information please visit www.sa.gov.au