Festival Accessibility

Two festival goers in wheelchairs being pushed by their carers on the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink.

Everyone is welcome at the Bathurst Winter Festival!

Bathurst Regional Council is committed to making the Bathurst Winter Festival a safe, inclusive, accessible and enjoyable event for all, and we are constantly working on ways to improve our festival site and the experience for all.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us.

Festival Site

The Bathurst Winter Festival is held across two parks located in the Bathurst CBD, the festival site is large, situated across approximately 15 acres.

Paths of travel are either grass parkland, gravel or bitumen road.

During peak periods the festival can be very crowded, including on Opening Night and Brew & Bite.

Download the 2024 Festival Accessibility Map(PDF, 512KB)


Designated accessible parking zones are located close to the event precinct near the main entrances.

The accessible parking areas are displayed on the festival map.

Access Ramps

Ramps are located near all accessible parking zones and throughout the festival allowing access to all areas of the event precinct.

Accessible Toilets

Unisex accessible toilets are available at the permanent toilet block located in Machattie Park.

Additional accessible portaloos will be available at feature festival events, including Opening Night and Brew & Bite, located in Court House Lane. 

Assistance Animals

Trained, registered and visibly identified assistance animals are welcome when accompanied by their handler.

Companion Cards

Complimentary tickets are available to companion persons upon presentation of a valid companion card at the time of purchase. See below for how to redeem complimentary tickets:

  • Ice Skating Tickets – Please call 123 Tix on (02) 6881 8632.
  • Ride Tickets – Present valid companion card at the onsite ticket box.

Sensory Zone

A sensory zone will be located in the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink marquee throughout the festival. This area will have items to assist individuals with sensory processing challenges including noise cancelling handphones.

Our goal is to provide an inclusive experience for each patron to the Bathurst Winter Festival and strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing challenges.

McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink Accessibility

Visit the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink page for details. 

Visit Bathurst Accessibility Information

For more information including accessible venues, parking areas, toilet facilities and businesses to assist in planning your visit to Bathurst, check out the Guide to Accessible Bathurst.


Proudly brought to you in partnership with the Festival's Accessibility Partner, LiveBetter.