Botanica Spirits & Food Festival Melbourne
The Timber Yard
351 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

Each ticket includes:

  • Entry to the Timber Yard on your selected date.
  • Complimentary tastings at the onsite distillers. One tasting session at each distiller. Tastings include samples of the distillers gin or spirits they craft.
  • Four hours of immersive event time at Botanica Festival.
  • An exclusive Botanica tote bag with a special tasting glass (PET) for you to use and keep.
  • Access to talks, demonstrations and masterclasses on the live stage.
  • Access to the Botanic Bar, Food Trucks & Craft Vendors to shop from.

Botanica is an 18+ event. Underaged persons cannot attend Botanica.

You are invited to explore a range of premium Australian Distillers and their expertly crafted products. Learn about their process, beverages, and brand face-to-face as your sample their product. There is the opportunity to purchase take-away bottles right there!

We encourage responsible service of alcohol with a no tolerance policy. The event runs for 4 hours offering you plenty of time to take a break between each distiller, grab some food, and drink plenty of water.

Service of alcohol will finish 20 minutes before the end of the event.

Botanica will have a range of local food vendors serving up your favourites feasts for you to enjoy at the festival. There are table and chairs for you to take a break, relax and soak up the immersive atmosphere during your time at Botanica.

There is also a range of stalls featuring native ingredients and goods to enjoy in-between any spirit tastings.

Looking for a curated beverage? Check out the Fever-Tree Bar serving up a range of spirits, beers & wines.

Please note the Bar does not do tastings, full serves of drinks are available to purchase from here.

Check out live talks, classes & demonstrations. A full program will be released closer to the date.

Getting There

The Timber Yard is a contained venue with indoor and outdoor spaces.

If you have any accessibility concerns, we encourage you to contact us.

The Timber Yard is located in Port Melbourne. There is no onsite parking at the venue, but there is street parking in the surrounding area.

There is a bus to The Timber Yard. Taxi / Ubers can also easily access the area.

Given the alcohol available at Botanica Festival we encourage you to not drive.

  • No pets are permitted.
  • Smoking is strictly not permitted.
  • No BYO alcohol is permitted.
  • 18+ only.
  • See Terms & Conditions &/or FAQ’s for more.
  • Bars and tastings will close 20 minutes before the end of the event.


As Botanica is an event that has many vendors selling alcohol all attendees must be 18 years or older and must have a ticket to attend this event. ID’s will be checked upon entry. Unfortunately this also means no infants / babies. 

YES! Each vendor will be selling a range of full-sized gin/spirits bottles & products for you to purchase.

All takeaway sales must remain sealed until you leave the event. A no tolerance policy is in place for anyone that breaks the rules.

There will be a variety of food trucks, vans and vendors to purchase food from throughout the festival, as well as some tastings and samples from a couple stall holders.

Most dietary requirements will be catered for and full list of food vendors will be published closer to event day. 

Please note vendors are subject to change.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the festival. Free water will also be available at the event.

If you want to sit down and enjoy a drink with your friends, we also have a pop-up bar onsite for you to purchase a relaxing drink with your food and entertainment.

Botanica is a Cashless event. Card is the preferred method All distillers and food vendors will accept EFTPOS payments. Some vendors may accept cash but this is not guaranteed.

You can purchase your tickets online through the Botanica website. We do not have an onsite box office and all tickets must be purchased before you arrive. Tickets are limited so we suggest purchasing early to avoid disappointment.

No worries at all. Sometimes our confirmation emails get lost in your junk inbox or a typo was made upon checkout.

Email us at hello@botanicafestival.com.au and we will resend them. Otherwise there is also a door list on the day that we can search your ticket from.

Yes. Simply show your tickets displayed on your phone at the gate. Just make sure you have them ready before you reach the gate to avoid unnecessary queues.

Refunds are not available if you are no longer able to attend or change your mind. Depending on availability you may be able to exchange to the alternate date on sale (fees apply).

Refunds are only issued if the event is cancelled. If you can no longer attend, you may give or sell your ticket to another person. Tickets are fully transferable for the same session on the scheduled day.

No. Botanica is a fully licensed event. You will have access to free tastings and a bar to purchase full serves of drinks. 

Take home purchases can be made from the distillers, but must remain sealed.

There will be a variety of food options available at the event so you don’t need to worry about bringing your own food.

Bags will be checked on the way in so we suggest not risking bringing anything in.

Botanica is an entirely smoke and vape free event/venue.

Pets are not allowed at Botanica Festival. If you wish to bring a service animal, please contact us beforehand to confirm.