Environment & Sustainability


 The beautiful Wallaby Creek site is nestled between ancient rainforest and sacred waterways. Our Wallaby Creek team also has an unwavering passion and dedication to protecting the natural environment. We maintain a commitment to minimising the festival’s environmental impact and creating opportunities to raise awareness on environmental issues.

Each year we improve, fine-tune and implement new green-initiatives with the goal of putting the festival at the forefront of environmentally friendly event management. We are working with our staff, artists, suppliers, crew, volunteers, donors, sponsors and audience to ensure that sustainability is a key focus in everything we do.

We are learning, practicing and educating where we can. We truly believe that every little bit helps, and over our 20 year history have implemented the following green-initiatives:


Planting & rehabilitation of festival site 
Since relocating the festival to the current site at 720 Shiptons Flat Road, festival volunteers have held several working bees and planting events to clear and rehabilitate the site. This included planting more than 250 site-suitable native trees and saplings #regenerativeagriculture

Considered programming
We incorporate environmentally themed workshops, panels and screenings into our program, in the hope of affecting attitudes and behaviours in the community and in 2022, we hosted the inaugural Wallaby Creek Permaculture and Sustainability Expo onsite.

“Leave no trace” philosophy
We’ve been encouraging campers and festival go’ers to ‘leave only footprints’ for all of our 20 years. While festival venues have moved, the message remains the same: Leave no trace.

What you can do to help

  • BYO water bottle to use at our water refill stations
  • BYO cup to use at our bars and food stalls
  • Refuse plastic serve ware from food vendors, ask for alternatives or…
  • BYO crockery & cutlery
  • Use the right bin for your waste
  • Use what you need
  • Use water responsibly
  • Leave no trace

Getting T0 wallaby creek

Wallaby Creek Bridge
720 Shiptons Flat Rd Rossville
Far North Queensland