Step into a world where botanical alchemy intertwines with passion, and where the heart and spirit of Melbourne beats to the rhythm of gin.

Gin lovers and enthusiasts, mark your calendars for a transcendent journey through the world of gin at the St Kilda Gin Festival, coming alive in September 2024.

Prepare your palates for an adventure as we bring you an extraordinary gin experience boasting an impressive lineup of 30 Aussie Craft Distillers, all converging in the heart of Melbourne. With over 120 unique gins awaiting your pleasure, this three-day gin festival promises to be a celebration of Australia’s vibrant gin scene.

Tasting Sessions

Friday 13 September
5.30pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 14 September
10.00am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 5.00pm
6.00pm – 9.00pm
Sunday 15 September
11.00am – 2.00pm



We hear you Melbourne!

Due to popular demand from our Timber Yard festival, we’ve added another dazzling new venue right in the heart of Melbourne, the St Kilda Town Hall promises a second gin festival in the one year. And the surprises keep coming! Enjoy complimentary Long Rays mixers to craft your perfect gin on the spot. Plus, get a taste of victory as you sample some of the medal-winning gins from the prestigious 2024 Australian Gin Awards.

From classic to contemporary, matured to Old Tom, over-proof to flavored, and traditional gin liqueurs, we’ve got every gin category under the sun, ready for your discerning palate to explore. It’s a kaleidoscope of flavors, aromas, and stories, all waiting for you to discover.

So, join us at the St Kilda Gin Festival, where the spirits flow, the atmosphere sizzles, and the world of gin unfurls in all its splendor. Raise your glasses, toast to the spirits of Australia, and let your gin adventure beGIN!

Your tasting session tickets include:

  • 30 Distillers to meet
  • 120+ Gins to taste

  • Long Rays Tonic & Soda Water

  • Free Tote Bags
  • Ice, Water & Tasting Cup

  • 3 Hour Tasting Session

Picture this… ALL drinks are included in your ticket !

Three-hour tasting sessions that will take you on a tour of gins from around Australia. From the lush rain forests of Queensland to the arid outback of South Australia, we’ve curated the finest collection of gins, each bottle brimming with the essence of Australia’s diverse landscapes.

And the perks don’t stop there! As you dive into the world of gin, you’ll receive a free tote bag to carry home your cherished gin purchases, ensuring your collection blossoms with newfound treasures. And when those hunger pangs strike, fear not as light meals will be available for you to purchase. Step into the art and craft of gin-making itself. Meet the distillers, the visionaries behind the magic, and learn about the intricate process that transforms botanicals into liquid gold. Get ready to uncover the secrets of gin that have been handed down through generations.

Flora Gin Masterclass

Join us for a truly immersive gin experience at the Flora Gin Masterclass, hosted by the renowned distiller Ben Osbourne. This exclusive event is your chance to discover the artistry and craftsmanship behind Flora Gin from Canberra.

What’s Included:

Gain exclusive insights from Distiller Ben Osbourne himself

Enjoy a light, locally sourced snack to tantalise your taste buds

Perfect mixers with Long Rays tonics

Stand a chance to win a delicious bottle of gin to take home

Entry to the following festival for extended enjoyment

Ticket Price: $95 per person

Limited spots available! Book now to secure your place and embark on a journey through the botanical wonders of Flora Gin. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your gin knowledge and indulge in a sensory experience like no other.

Reserve your tickets today and let Flora Gin whisk you away on a flavourful adventure!

Flora Gin Masterclass – Friday 13 September 5pm-530pm.
$95 includes the following 3 hour festival session. Book here now.

Tanglin Gin Masterclass

Join visionary founder and head distiller, Tim Whitefield on an exhilarating journey into the heart of Singapore’s first-ever Gin distillery, where craftsmanship meets innovation in the art of gin-making.

Tim will guide you through a tantalizing exploration of three exceptional gins that define the essence of Tanglin’s craftsmanship. First in line is the Tanglin Orchid Gin, a modern classic that marries the juniper’s piney embrace with the unexpected spice of Amchoor and the delicate allure of Vanilla Planifolia Orchid.

Next up, the Tanglin Singapore Gin unveils a symphony of flavours derived from native Asian ingredients. Young Ginger and Kaffir Lime Leaves dance with Chilli, Cassia, and Mandarin Peel, delivering a sensory journey that tingles the taste buds and leaves a delightful lift.

And finally, the Tanglin Black Powder Gin. A true powerhouse in the world of gin, this extraordinary creation has earned the prestigious Double Platinum award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. With a formidable 58% ABV, it’s smooth enough for sipping, but beware – this gin packs a punch and demands respect.

To complement this extraordinary gin tasting, each expression will be expertly paired with delectable accompaniments including Long Rays mixers, enhancing the overall experience and ensuring a symphony of flavours.

Immerse yourself in the stories, flavours, and craftsmanship that define these exceptional gins. Whether you’re a seasoned gin enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this masterclass promises an unforgettable hour of discovery and delight.

Tanglin Gin Masterclass – Saturday 14 September 5pm-6pm.
$110 includes the following 3 hour festival session. Book here now.

Willing Distillery Masterclass

Willing Distillery is a national and international award-winning distillery located in the Northern Territory’s capital of Darwin. Specialising in producing high quality, traditionally distilled craft spirits which are uniquely flavoured by native Australian ingredients.

Born from a lifelong love of spirits and fascination with the distillation process, host David Willing is driven by a desire to create a premium product that embodies and honours the best qualities of Northern Territory’s culture and the local natural environment.

Join David for this masterclass where you will taste and learn about the truly Australian native botanicals that make up Willing Distillery’s gin along with some amazing cocktail recipes exclusively curated to match the profile of each gin.

And there’s a bottle of gin up for grabs!

Willing Distillery Masterclass – Saturday 14 September 1pm-2pm.
$110 includes the following 3 hour festival session. Book here now.

From Shadows to Spotlight: Prohibition Liquor Co. Shine in Masterclass

Step into the spotlight with South Australia’s Prohibition Distillers’ Gin Masterclass, where history meets innovation and flavours converge. Join us for an exclusive event featuring:

Meet the Master: Engage with head distiller Hugh Lumsden as they reveal the secrets behind crafting premium gin.

Long Rays Tonics: Experience the perfect pairing of our artisanal gins with Long Rays Tonics.

Sample Four Unique Gins: Explore the diverse flavors of four handcrafted gins.

Entry to Following Festival: Access an exclusive festival following the masterclass.

Culinary Delights: Enjoy delectable food matched to enhance your tasting experience.

Prohibition Liquor Co. Masterclass – Sunday 15 September 10am-11am.
$110 includes the following 3 hour festival session. Book here now.

Cosmopolitan Hotel

  • St Kilda Town Hall – 850m
  • 3 Star Hotel

Adara St Kilda


  • St Kilda Town Hall– 700m
  • 4 Star Hotel

Kimberley Gardens Hotel

  • St Kilda Town Hall– 1.7km
  • 4 Star Hotel

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your ticket grants you entry to the tasting session specified on your ticket and includes a tote bag for take-home purchases. All distillers will be running tastings throughout the session, which is included in your ticket price.

There is no limit to the amount of gins you can sample however we highly suggest that you pace yourself over the 3 hour session. The distillers will pour a small sample of gin into your tasting glass and you can either add your own Long Rays mixer or sample it neat. There will also be a spittoon at each stand should you wish to mouth sample only.

Drunken and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated and at our discretion anyone deemed to be intoxicated will be escorted from the venue.

If you have lost or are having trouble finding your ticket, go to Eventbrite and login with your email address and password. You will be able to resend your ticket/s to your email address or print them out from your account. Please contact if you are still having issues.

Yes, you can give your ticket to whoever you like. There is no need to change the name on the ticket. You will not be refused entry if you are not the person named on the ticket however they will still be required to check in with the ticket.

All attendees must be 18 years or older and must have a ticket for the event.

Your ticket will include the start time and duration of your tasting session. This information is also available on Eventbrite. If you are late, you will not be allowed to stay for the following session. Please note that final samples will be served 15 minutes prior to the end of the session to give you time to finish your drinks, finalise your purchases, and make your way to the exit.

Yes! You may buy bottles of gin from the distillers to enjoy at home.

Water, tonic and soda are included in the ticket and will be available during the tasting sessions.

Card is preferred for purchases at the event, and some of our events are completely cashless. All distillers and food vendors will accept EFTPOS payments.

Yes, our events are wheelchair accessible. Events taking place in multi-level buildings will have lifts available if needed.

Given that this is a licensed event, we do recommend utilising public transport to get to the venue and to get home. Some venues will have parking available. Please check the websites of our venue partners for further details, availability and cost.

Refunds are only issued if you request a refund 30 days prior to the event or 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. To request a refund go to your Eventbrite accounts dashboard to request a refund.