General FAQ's

Thursday, October 17th, 8.45AM – 5.30PM.
Then join us for Cocktail Hour, sponsored by WorkPro from 5.30-6.30PM, and the RecFest Rocks after party, from 6.30PM onwards!


Welcome To Thornbury, Melbourne’s Best Food Truck Park & Beer Garden! 520 High St, Northcote, Victoria.

Good question! We recommend you catch public transport because, hello, there is a bar!

Located at 520 High Street, Thornbury, Victoria, your best options is to get a tram or a train from the Melbourne CBD.

Tram commuter? Jump on the 86 tram towards Bundoora and hop off at the corner of Dennis Street and High Street, or Darebin Road and High Street.Keep an eye out for the giant neon “Welcome To Thornbury” sign to find us.

Train commuter? Take the Mernda Line and hop off at Croxton Station and then just walk your pretty little self five minutes up the road. We will have signs along the route to guide you there.

Coming in via Melbourne Airport?: It is roughly a 35-40 min drive from the Tullamarine Airport to Welcome To Thornbury. Catch the airport shuttle to the city or grab an Uber/Taxi.

RecFest is a conference with a festival vibe, so wear what you would to any other festival – oh, with a hint of SUPERHERO! Or head-to-toe SuperHero. You decide. We do recommend flat footwear, and clothes for all weather types. Most of the event will be held in the warehouse indoors, but food and drinks will be served outdoors in the Food Truck park. We’re hoping for October sunshine, but it is Melbourne so it could change in a heartbeat!

Bring your ticket (digital or print) and a reusable water bottle. RecFest is trying to reduce its carbon/plastic footprint and though we can’t avoid all plastics, we would like to reduce & recycle wherever possible. To support this please bring your own bottle! We’d also recommend a notebook and pen, but please don’t bring anything you don’t want to carry around all day or anything valuable as there’s NO CLOAKROOM!

Lunch and breaks will have some terrific food with lunch provided by food trucks. We will cater for vegetarian and gluten intolerance. If you have any other dietary requirements, let the team know. Join us at RecFest Rocks from 5.30pm, where we will be serving drinks until the tab runs dry! And the food truck park will be open to the public in the evening, so you can grab a bite to eat if you are stick peckish.

If you have registered for the conference and are unable to attend, we’ll miss seeing you in at RecFest 2019. You may nominate another person to attend the conference in your place at any time, just send an email to to advise who will be attending in your place.

If you’re not the ticket holder, please do let us know a minimum of 72hrs before the event so that we can change the ticket into your name. You will need to be registered correctly to gain access on the day. Email for any changes.

If you would like to cancel your registration, please email Your registration fee, less a $50 administration fee, is refundable up until 30 September 2019. Sorry, no refunds payable for cancellations from 1 October 2019.

We would love to speak with you! If it’s too late this year, there’s always next year. Email

Wonderful! Send them our way. Email

They sure will. Register 5+ for discounted tix. Register 10+ for heavily discounted tix!

We certainly do. But be sure to get in quick before 1 August 2019, as tickets are limited and are subject to availability.

No, there isn’t. We’re sure you will be so mesmerised by our panel that the last thing you will want to do is work!

#RecFestAus2019 – make sure you use it so we can reshare any interesting social media posts.

After every session, there will be a 30 minute Ask Me Anything Session with the speaker. Here you can meet the speakers and ask them any presentation related questions. Please stay tuned on the day for details on where these meetings will take place.