Venue & Location

BuzzConf Festival 2017 is being held at Phoenix Park, Ballan

Did you see those rolling green hills and blue sky on the way over here? It was like the Windows XP desktop background!

– Marty, OceanLabs

BuzzConf is held at Phoenix Park, a short way outside Melbourne, at Ballan, Victoria.

By being outside the city, all the attendees – presenters, keynotes, and guests – will spend the whole weekend together, learning, innovating and having fun!

Huge marquees, fields, indoor lounges and dedicated children’s areas ensure there’s plenty of space for everyone to learn, hack and play.


We think that you’ll get the most from the festival if you’re camping close to the action in one of our three campsites: Family Camping, Quieter Corner or Party Animal. All have plenty of power for your techy toys!

There are also several premium accommodation options available, including dorm rooms and Glamping tents which need to be prebooked on the Registration form. If you do not opt for one of these accommodation upgrades, you will need to bring your own tent

Internet and phones

We’ve got awesome coverage on site, with a 120mbs up/down wifi connection, and great mobile reception from a new tower in the town.

Getting there

Ballan is easy to get to with Public Transport from Southern Cross Station, or a short trip by car. Check the map below!

We’ll also be shuttling people from Ballan Station to the festival site to make it even easier – but you’ll need to book a place on the shuttle when you register.