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Ticket Type Remaining Price * Fee Quantity
Saturday 27th October (11:00 - 15:00)   more info Sold Out A$50.00 A$3.56
Saturday 27th October (16:00 - 20:00)   more info Sold Out A$50.00 A$3.56
Sunday 28th October (12:00 - 18:00)   more info Sold Out A$50.00 A$3.56
Distiller's Dinner - Friday 26th October (18:30-22:00)   more info Sold Out A$95.00 A$5.80
* Prices include GST

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What’s Junipalooza you ask? Let’s break it down:

Juni: An abbreviation of Gin’s signature botanical, juniper.
Palooza: A party, celebration or festival.
Junipalooza: Dozens and dozens of gin makers in one room, sharing their love for the spirit and serving up samples and stories for all to enjoy.


Junipalooza is heading back to the Meat Market in Melbourne for its third turn of the wheel, bringing with it familiar faces and a whole host of new distillers for you to sink your teeth into.

Junipalooza is very much one of a kind. Sure, other Gin festivals exist, but this is about more than the spirit – it’s about the people who make it, the stories behind it and the passion that goes into it. You’ll get a chance to chat to the distillers as you sip their gins, and gain a greater understanding of the botanicals at work as you taste them in situ.

All samples throughout the day are included in your ticket price, and with over 40 different distilleries in attendance, you’ll need to do some homework ahead of time to make sure you get the chance to swing by all your must-taste gins. (Word of warning: that list will be long!) You’ll be able to buy directly from the brands, should (or rather, when) you fall in love with the gins you try, but if you don’t want to weigh yourself down during the session you can swing via the Junipalooza shop on your way out to stock up in one fell swoop.

There’ll also be masterclasses to attend, huge stocks of tonic to taste and a fantastic pop-up from one of Melbourne’s most trailblazing cocktail bars.

Junipalooza is THE Melbourne event as far as gin fans are concerned, offering obsessives the chance to try something entirely different and newbies the chance to fall in love with the most creative, diverse and delicious of spirits.

To keep you in tip top shape for the day, there’ll be food from Burn City Smokers, Maker & Moner, The Brulee Cart and 196 Degrees Below, as well as water from Daylesford & Hepburn Springs.

We’re selling tickets in three tiers this year: Super Early Bird ($30), Early Bird ($40) and Standard ($50). There on sale now, so you best hurry if you want to catch a bargain.

See you down there…

** NEW for 2018 is our brand new Distiller's Dinner! This year, the Junipalooza team are starting the gin-filled weekend in style by hosting an intimate Distillers Dinner on Friday 26th October from 18:30-22:00

You'll enjoy a 4 course meal with matching Gin cocktails and meet and chat with some of your favourite Australian distillers who will be on hand to chat all things gin.

Tickets are $95 per person and include a drink on arrival, 4 courses with matching cocktails.**

 Meat market venue

emile ward, caroline childerley, olivier ward

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What does a ticket include?

Entry into Junipalooza Melbourne 2018 and direct access to the people who produce and are behind your favourite tipple. More to come on this soon!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

YOU HAVE TO BE OVER 18 to attend this event. Please bring a valid form of identification with you on the day. (Passport or driving license)

Will my friends be able to buy tickets on the door on the day of the event?

NO. Unfortunately, our licence means we cannot sell tickets on the door. Please book ahead.

Can I leave and then come back?

No, re-entry is not permitted.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

E-mail if you have any questions.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are available on all tickets (including earlybird, day tickets, weekend tickets, masterclasses) up to the 1st October 2018. After that date - tickets are non-refundable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, but ticket on your phone can also be accepted.

I do not have a printer or my printer is broken and I cannot print my confirmation, how do I show proof of tickets?

If a printer is unavailable please get a friend or colleague to print your ticket. Alternatively show Eventbrite confirmation e-mail/ticket on your phone.

I have not received my confirmation email, what do I do now?

An automatic confirmation is sent out to the email address provided in the booking when it is confirmed. Please check your spam/junk folder as some email providers classify it as spam. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact

What happens if I lose something during the event?

Where possible we will notify you if any identification for the item is provided. If you think you have lost an item, please contact us using and if we have it we can arrange for you to get it back.

Can I bring my children with me?

Due to our licence, we will not be granting access to ticket holders accompanied with their children.

Please note:

Unfortunately, while 100's of people can have an amazing day there's always going to be "that" one person so...
If we decide that your behaviour is inappropriate, of an intoxicated nature and/or dangerous to yourself or the general public, we reserve the right to take appropriate action. Please drink responsibly.

Do you have questions about Junipalooza Melbourne 2018? Contact Gin Foundry & The Gin Queen

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Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street
Melbourne, VIC 3051


Gin Foundry & The Gin Queen

Gin Foundry is the home of gin. We aim to celebrate the spirit and all involved in it – be that makers, drinkers, bartenders or ambassadors – by hosting gin-focused events across the year. We also run the most comprehensive gin website around and are proud parents of the Ginvent Calendar.

Caroline Childerley launched The Gin Queen in December 2013 to share her enthusiasm for gin and the people who make it. She regularly holds sell-out gin tasting events and made the Top 100 Most Influential List compiled by Australian Bartender Magazine in 2015. She is the Australian Ambassador for World Gin Day and an Associate Judge for the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards 2016.

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