Getting there

Take the hassle out of the day by coming to Pako Festa by bus, train or by walking.

Parking: Parking around Pakington Street fills up fast! Please leave driveways free, no parking in ‘no standing zones’ and no parking behind or in front of barriers. Fines will apply. Accessible parking is available at the rear of the Geelong West Town Hall in the Albert Street Carpark.

Vline: Coming by train to Geelong? The Geelong Railway Station is an easy 5 minute walk from Pakington Street where the Festa is held. For timetable information contact Vline on 136 196.

Buses: Pakington Street itself is closed to transport during the Festa. For the timetable and changes to services contact McHarry’s Buslines on Ph 03 5223 2111 or Benders Busways Ph 03 5240 5000

Taxis: Drop off and Pick up points are located in Albert St, Hope St, Waterloo St and Gordon Ave.


153 Pakington Street

Geelong West, 3218


Ph: (03) 5221 6044


Pako Festa Survival Guide

Alcohol Free Zone: with the exception of designated licensed areas. Alcohol is strictly prohibited at Pako Festa. Fines of up to $2,000 may apply.

Don’t Forget: hat, sunscreen, comfy shoes, water, and if you smoke – carry an ashtray.

Keep it Clean: Pako Festa aims to eliminate unnecessary packaging, reduce waste, maximize recycling and reduce littering. Look out for Recycling Stations (and rubbish bins) around the site.

Pako Headquarters: Located at Diversitat, Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington Street, Geelong West. Visit here for ‘Lost & Found’ (children and belongings) or for general information ph. 03 5221 6044.

Pets: We encourage you to leave your Furry Friends at home. Pako Festa is an extremely busy event and it may cause some distress to your pets and others around them.

Road Closures from 3am, reopen 10pm:
Pakington Street and streets adjoining it are closed to all traffic from (and including) Anglesea and Collins Streets at the northern end and Autumn Street at the southern end from 3am reopening at 10pm. See the map on the program page for details.

Toilets: Toilets are located at West Park, Geelong West Town Hall and Waratah Street. Accessible toilets are located at Karingal, West Park and Geelong West Town Hall

Water Keep hydrated on the day. Water is available from many traders and stalls.

Accessible Features

Toilets: In the West Town Hall (main entrance in Pakington Street) and also in the public toilets at the back of the hall. At West Park, Fire Station end, a portable accessible toilet is available.

Ramps: Ramps to enable better access from the road to the pavement - one located between Albert and Weller Sts, and one between Albert and Preston Sts.

Parking: Accessible parking back of Town Hall.

Specific Needs Centre: Facilities for people with disabilites, older citizens, breast feeding mothers etc at Karingal 151 Pakington Street.

Chill out spaces

Geelong West Presbyterian Church , Cnr Waratah and Pakington Street and

Geelong West Presbyterian Church cnr Pakington & Waratah St are providing a 'rest & drink area' in the yard of the church for anyone attending Pako Festa. Expect to revitalise the batteries with refreshments in the shade, free drinks and seats (including some highchairs) for people to take a few minutes out of the crowd to sit down and relax.

Geelong Vineyard Church, 178 Pakington Street.

Rest area inside the church with tea and coffee and cold drinks for children. Also offering a range of children’s activities throughout the day pop in and say hi and welcome them to Pakington Street