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.

3 Hour 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

TICKETS FROM

$70

3 Hour 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

TICKETS FROM

$70

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 flavoured, 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 flavours, 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 splendour. Raise your glasses, toast to the spirits of Australia, and let your gin adventure beGIN!

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.

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!

Masterclasses

$115 per ticket which includes the following 3 hour tasting session.

For a taste of paradise, look no further than White Oat Distillery tropical gin collection! This trio of Queensland gins is your ticket to a flavourful getaway.

Friday 13 September 4:30pm-5:30pm

Whether you’re a seasoned gin enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this masterclass promises an unforgettable hour of discovery and delight.

Saturday 14 September 5pm-6pm

Learn about the truly Australian native botanicals that make up Willing Distillery’s gin along with some exclusively curated cocktail recipes.

Saturday 14 September 1pm-2pm

Step into the spotlight with South Australia’s Prohibition Distillers’ Gin Masterclass, where history meets innovation and flavours converge.

Sunday 15 September 10am-11am

Distillery Discoveries & Familiar Faces

Featuring a distillery discovery and one of our familiar faces at the St Kilda Gin Festival this year.

Distillery Discovery

Fossey’s

Fossey’s

A family-owned and operated, Fossey’s is the epitome of a boutique Distillery. Embracing family history, sensational local produce, and storytelling through the art of Gin Swilling and Distilling. Taking exceptional local produce and the highest quality ingredients to create a new level of uniqueness without any compromise to quality and flavour.

Fossey’s Navel Strength has that perfect balance of strong but so very, very smooth which allows for a rare opportunity to fully taste, appreciate and savour the truly sensational flavour profile that is, Fossey’s Navel Strength Gin Elixir.

Familiar Face

Taylor and Smith Distilling Co.

Taylor and Smith Distilling Co.

Taylor and Smith Distilling Co. is an independent artisan distillery in Hobart, owned and run by Natalie and Ben. “We experiment with Tasmanian botanicals and carefully craft our base spirits to synthesise the Tasmanian landscape and write out the stories of place. The scale of the season is compressed in Tasmania so you get an intensity of flavour in our botanicals.”

Their Honey Gin is a special collaboration between forager-chef Analiese Gregory, her honey bees and Taylor & Smith Distilling Co. Each beeswax-lined bottle celebrates the essence of the Tasmanian Spirit, with gentle sweetness from Analiese’s hives.

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

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.

Suggested Stays

From $104/Per Night

St Kilda Town Hall – 850m
3 Star Hotel

From $122/Per Night

St Kilda Town Hall – 410m
4 Star Hotel

From $138/Per Night

St Kilda Town Hall – 1.7km
4 Star Hotel

From $279/Per Night

St Kilda Town Hall – 220m
5 Star Hotel

Responsible Service of Alcohol practices will be observed. Enquiries: hello@ginevents.com.au

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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 hello@ginevents.com.au 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.

Some people change their mind and cancel their refund request so all refund requests are actioned approximately five weeks prior to the festival date.