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Welcome to Caloundra State School 2019 CMF Camping

As our major fundraiser for 2019, Caloundra State Primary School is providing camping facilities during the Caloundra Music Festival on the lower school grounds and Glamping on the upper ovals near the school. The four hectare site is flat, open and elevated, with some beautiful shady sites, providing families an affordable accommodation option for the Caloundra Music Festival. We manage the number of campers to maintain a friendly feel.

This is the eighth time we have hosted the Caloundra Music Festival Campground. The feedback we received from the hundreds of campers in the past has been overwhelmingly fantastic. This was mainly due to the wonderful campers who make the long weekend a fun, music-filled festival in the great outdoors. We hope you have a great time here this year in beautiful Caloundra. Please find below a few things that will help make your stay a pleasant one.

Full payment is required before entry to the grounds. Please read Camping Conditions of Entry prior to buying your tickets.

All queries are to be emailed to:


ID REQUIRED Camping pre purchased tickets must be named.
AGE RESTRICTIONS Campers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
GROUPS  Families and groups wishing to camp together must arrive at check-in together.

Breakfast is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A coffee van will also be on site!

Campground Manager

Your hosts for the long weekend will be Derek, Jacquie, Gary and Janelle who will be ably assisted by their team and various members of the Caloundra State School Parents’ and Citizen’s Association.

Our managers, or one of their staff, will be on site providing:

  • A friendly, welcoming presence 24 hour per day from 3pm Thursday 3rd October to 10am Tuesday 8th October. Please note that the campgrounds strictly open at 2pm Thursday and close at 10am Tuesday;
  • Volunteers and other CMF staff will be permitted to set up from 12pm on 3rd October
  • Reception of patrons – checking in and out;
  • Assistance in the placement of patrons into their camping areas;
  • A sense of safety and security; and
  • Information and general campground management.

Camp Facilities

Access to the Caloundra State School grounds by the public is limited to the bottom school ovals surrounded by George, Queen and Ulm Streets ONLY. DO NOT access buildings or facilities of the school surrounded by Regent, Queen and George Streets.  Glamping will be set up on the ovals near the school hall and only Glampers are allowed in that area.

Your camping pass entitles you to an unpowered 8m x 8m site and access to all relevant facilities on the bottom school ovals only. Each camping site allows space for a tent or 2 and one vehicle (Camping Areas 1, 2 & 3). Extra vehicles can be parked on the street surrounding the school ovals. Families and groups wishing to camp together must arrive together.  Cars need to be parked on the street if heavy rain is expected to protect the school ovals from vehicular damage in the wet.

Upon arrival, park on Queen Street before entering camp site. Check in with the Camp Manager at the Information Tent to receive your information pack, site allocation, wrist band and vehicle pass. From here you will receive directions as to how to reach your campsite and where to park your vehicle. Be aware of other campers – especially children. Speed limit is less than 10km/hr.

The camp ground facilities include modern, well maintained hot water showers & toilets, cleaned daily (near the entrance); hospitality marques with tables and chairs for use of campers for dining or relaxing (no smoking); on site management and 24hr security; perimeter lighting.

NOTE: Portable shower & toilet facilities will be closed from 10am on Tuesday 8th October. 

A powered glamour area to help you create your special festival look!

Glamping areas – details on the CMF website (link).

Other things to note;

  • Caravans and larger motor homes will be in their own section. Entry via Ulm Street, after checking in.
  • Performers and festival volunteers will be in a separate area, south of the caravan area.
  • Plenty of street parking if you choose not to park on the grounds or wish to use your vehicle during the day.
  • Breakfast available Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Proceeds to go to the school Chaplaincy. Coffee van will also be in attendance.
  • Phone charging available – $2.00 at Manager’s Tent. Proceeds to go to the school Chaplaincy.
  • Address – 56A Queen Street, Caloundra, QLD 4551
  • Book and Pay online early to secure your space!                                          


How to get to the Caloundra Music Festival

The Music Festival provides free courtesy buses that depart regularly from the campground entrance on Queen Street and return regularly until about 11pm.

If feeling energetic, it is a short 1.2km walk to the main stage for the Music Festival. Walk up past the school in Queen Street, veer left on to Queen Street, follow the road up past the water tower and turn right at the Edmund Street roundabout and walk down the hill – you are THERE.

Other things you may want to know

  • It is a short 1.5km walk to Stockland Shopping Centre which has a Coles, Kmart and specialty stores for any grocery or camping needs that you may have.
  • Caloundra Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre is 1km walk away (unless you cross the fields at the bottom of the school). There are various heated pools including a 50m, 25m, Indoor, rock and kids’ play pool and a skate park.
  • The beaches are open and you can also walk to them from the campground. You have the choice of Kings Beach, Happy Valley and Bulcock Beach. Remember to swim between the flags at all times. Happy Valley does not host lifesavers.

Please note to avoid disappointment valuable items should not be left unattended at the campground.

Glamping Option

Need accommodation? Camping not really your style? Glamping sites are now available!

Caloundra State School, together with Tentz, would like to offer you a camping experience like no other. Find out all the details here.

2019 Camping Prices - First Release

Season 5nts

Arrive Thursday
Depart Tuesday

Adult 18+$143
Youth 13-17rs$102
Child 2-12yrs$67
2 Adults, 3 Youth/Children

Long Weekend 4nts

Arrive Thursday
Depart Monday

Adult 18+$122
Youth 13-17rs$87
Child 2-12yrs$59
2 Adults, 3 Youth/Children

Perfect Weekend 4nts

Arrive Friday
Depart Tuesday

Adult 18+$122
Youth 13-17rs$87
Child 2-12yrs$59
2 Adults, 3 Youth/Children

Weekend 3nts

Arrive Friday
Depart Monday

Adult 18+$102
Youth 13-17rs$72
Child 2-12yrs$49
2 Adults, 3 Youth/Children

Single Night

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday

Adult 18+$44
Youth 13-17rs$35
Child 2-12yrs$25
2 Adults, 3 Youth/Children

NOTE: All prices include a booking fee. Camping tickets must be named.  Prices listed are per person, (except for Family Ticket).

If you need to change names at any time please refer to FAQ Page

*Please read Camping Conditions of Entry prior to buying your tickets.

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