Snoozefest 2023

After the success of Snoozefest in 2022, we’re excited to return to Gumbuya World in 2023!

Get excited for a fun night sleeping under the stars, enjoying EXCLUSIVE night time access to the park, including rides, animals and meeting new and old Girl Guide friends, as well as an extra offer for those true Theme Park enthusiasts!

When |
5:30pm (Please note the earlier arrival time) Saturday 16th September to 9am Sunday 17th September, with a special Sunday offer! **
Who | Girl Guides aged 10-17 + Leaders
Where | Gumbuya World, 2705 Princess Highway, Tynong

Cost for Guides (10-17) |
$120 per Guide – includes entry, rides, other fun activities, dinner, supper, breakfast, badge & surprise goodies!
(A 50% deposit & balance option is available upon registration.)

Cost for your pre-purchased Limited Edition Snoozefest 2023 Beanie | $20
Cost to purchase Beanie onsite |

Cost for Leaders |
$30 or $55 for ride participation

And for our Theme Park enthusiasts…half price Sunday Gumbuya basic park entry for up to 3 family members! **
Cost for Youth | $17
Cost for Adults | $19.50
(See the event booklet for information on how to take up this offer)
** A Guides Snoozefest registration cost does NOT cover Sunday Gumbuya entry.

Make sure you read the Information Booklet before you register, it contains vital information. Also, read to find out about our special Sunday offer!

Snoozefest Information Booklet & Kit List

Snoozefest Information Booklet & Kit List – Printable

Leaders Information Booklet

Leaders Information Booklet – Printable

Registrations closed

Registrations have now closed.
To be placed on the cancellation waitlist, please email


** Please note, the dates for Snoozefest 2023 and Sunship Earth 2023 overlap, with Sunship Earth commencing the date that Snoozefest concludes. We are aware this may affect a small number of Guides who wish to attend both events.
Guides wishing to attend both events should contact the Sunship Earth Leader in Charge before completing their registration for Sunship Earth to make special arrival arrangements.
For any queries relating to the State Event calendar, please contact the Guiding Management Team via



What are the Snoozefest timings?
6pm – Arrival & check-in
6:30pm – Dinner commences
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Wildlife Trail is open
6:30pm – 9:30pm – Rides in operation

The times of operation for the rides and Wildlife trail are Gumbuya policies.

What does my registration fee cover?
Youth registration covers
– Entry & rides
– Dinner, supper, breakfast
– Badge & suprise goodie
– Acces to the Wildlife Trail
How do I pre-purchase my Beanie?
When completing your Snoozefest Registration, be sure to click the blue ‘ADD’ button. You will then see a yellow ‘In Itinerary’ button. This denotes your item has been added. The checkout total will reflect the added item. You can only pre-purchase 1 Beanie.
Can I pre-order and pick-up at Snoozefest?
Yes, absolutely! To pick up your order at Snoozefest, upon checkout, in the ‘Special Instructions for Seller’ box, type ‘Pick up at Snoozefest – by JANE CITIZEN’
I hear the GGV pop-up shop is comng to Snoozefest. What might be available?
The Snoozefest 2023 Beanie’s will be on sale, and other items might include torches, swap badges, drink bottles, mugs, cosmetic bags, toiletries and Jamboree 2023 Mascot ‘Pebbles’.

Cash and card functions will be available.

Can I buy tickets for Gumbuya World for the following day?
Yes! Once you have registered for Snoozefest, you will receive a link within 7 days to purchase your 50% discounted tickets.

This is a purchase directly through Gumbuya and their ticketing policies apply.
Please do not share this link with friends, family or non-Snoozefest attendees.

What do I need to bring?
Please refer to the Kit list on page 11 of the Event Information Booklet. For sleeping requirements, please refer to page 10 of the Event Information Booklet.

Make sure all your belongings are clearly labelled.

Are there some things/rides my Guide won't be able to do at Snoozefest?
Yes. Gumbuya’s operational requirements are applicable to all users. Some rides have age and/or height requirements, and thus if your child does not meet these requirements, they will not be allowed to participate in that particular ride.

The Waterpark will not be in operation for Snoozefest.

Do I need to buy a Swag?
It is not required that you purchase a swag specifically for this event. If your child has access to a swag that they are able to carry and bring to Snoozefest, they are encouraged to bring it. Our preference is not to peg out sleeping equipment, reducing potential impact to the environment. Test your swag before Snoozefest to ensure that it is usable without pegging. Please see page 10 of the Event Information Booklet for a breakdown of what is comprised in a Bedroll.
Can my Guide bring their phone with them?
Girl Guides Victoria strongly encourages Guides and Guardians to think about whether devices are needed for this event, and acknowledge that GGV cannot take responsibility for their safekeeping.
If Guides do have electronic devices, Girl Guides Victoria recommends the following:
• When participating in activities, phones are put away
• Cameras are not used in tents
• Permission is always sought from others before photos are taken
• All posts are made with respect to our Guide Promise to “respect myself and others”
• Remember that all common social media platforms require participants to be 13 years of age.

Event photographers will be posting to #guidesvic and #snoozefest with the above guidelines in mind. Guides can also share photos so that we can follow all the fun! In light of today’s ubiquitous availability of cameras and social media choices, Girl Guides Victoria cannot monitor and are not liable for any photos youth share. If you have any questions regarding this, or if there are specific legal issues regarding custody or safety with respect to photos, please contact

Is Gumbuya World wheelchair friendly?
All public areas of the park are wheelchair accessible. Some assistance may be needed in limited sections of a very small number of paths. For further details
What happens if we have bad weather?
This is an outdoor event, and the plan is for Guides to sleep outside. We will keep an eye on the weather, in the lead up to the event. In the event we cannot go ahead due to extreme bad weather, we will communicate this via text message and our social media channels. If it rains heavily during the event, there are some limited indoor areas for Guides to sleep.


Check out some of our Guides making a Bedroll!


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