Every year about half of our participants come from out of town (be it from elsewhere in New South Wales, inter-state or overseas), so we've decided to provide some options to help you get accommodation that works for you while you're in Melbourne for the festival.
We're in the process of working out a deal with one of the hotels close by the venue to provide a reduction for festival participants on their normal rate. (Once we do, we will announce it here.) We have also set up a Secret Facebook Group for all people coming to the festival, so you can connect with each other beforehand, and also, if you wish, make accomodation arrangements with participants who live in Sydney. This is a monitored group where all posts will be approved by moderators. If you live in Sydney and you have a spare bed or bedroom, consider offering it to someone from out of town at a reduced rate. If you're from out of town and you are looking for accomodation, don't be shy! Make an announcement in the group! Connecting with others who are already going to the festival is a great way to feel more secure and supported. When you buy your ticket, we'll send you the details as to how to join.
The SFORGS Team