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Melbourne Food & Wine Festival FAQs

Last updated 4 December 2023

We look forward to welcoming you to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2024.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Monday 29 January for MFWF subscribers – sign up here for free to gain access to this pre-sale opportunity. Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday 1 February.

World’s Longest Lunch and Brunch


Kings Domain is a 10-minute walk from Flinders Street station. Several tram lines also run down St Kilda Road and stop directly outside the event site; check PTV for your best options.

Parking around the event site is limited. Several carparks are within walking distance; check with parking providers directly for fees.


Outdoor events are subject to adverse weather conditions. Ticket buyers accept the risk that weather may affect the event and acknowledge that tickets will not be refunded or exchanged for a gift voucher, except to the extent otherwise required by law.

If we’re alerted in advance that the event may be affected by adverse weather conditions, we reserve the right, per our terms and conditions, to move the event indoors or move the event date within two days of the intended original event date.


The World’s Longest Lunch is an all-inclusive ticket with all food and beverage on the day included. Tickets for World’s Longest Brunch are inclusive of food, a welcome drink, a coffee and water on arrival. Additional drinks can be purchased on the day.


The World’s Longest Lunch will run from 12 noon to 3.30pm and the World’s Longest Brunch runs from 10.30am to 2pm.


This is a fully ticketed event, and no tickets will be available on the day. All seating is pre-allocated and table/seat numbers will be listed on your ticket; please ensure you bring a copy of your ticket with you on the day.


Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The purchase or consumption of alcohol is restricted to over-18s. Identification may be checked.


The World’s Longest Lunch and the World’s Longest Brunch are pet-free events.

MFWF at Fed Square –  Information  


For details on transport and parking please refer to the Fed Square website: Getting Here – Fed Square, Melbourne Australia.


All transaction points within the Festival site will be cashless. Please bring your credit or debit card to buy food, drinks and goodies.


Hours vary across the festival; please check the specific event pages for a detailed listing.


There is no reserved or allocated seating at Fed Square events. Free seating options will be available throughout the event site.


Free weekend events at the Fed Square are open to all ages.

MFWF supports the responsible service of alcohol. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years. Identification will be checked at the bars and licensed venues.


Please refer to the following information for information regarding accessibility at Fed Square

General information

COVIDSafe – Information

We look forward to welcoming you at the March Edition of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2024. Our events will be organised in accordance with Victorian Government health orders in place at the time of and in lead up to the events. Our FAQs are updated as required and anyone attending the festival will be obliged to comply with any COVID measures in place.

What should I do if I am unwell prior to the event? 

You must not attend MFWF events if you have COVID-19. We recommend that you get tested if have any COVID-like symptoms. Please refer to the refund section of our terms and conditions regarding your ticket if you test positive for COVID and cannot attend.

How do refunds work? 

Please refer to our terms and conditions for the full refund guidelines.

Who should I contact if I want a refund or if I need to change my card details? 

Please email all your booking details to to request a refund, along with the reason for requesting the refund. Your request will be assessed by the MFWF team in line with our ticketing terms and conditions.

How long are MFWF gift vouchers valid? 

In line with the ACCC requirements, MFWF gift vouchers are valid for three years from the date of purchase for the entire MFWF program (subject to availability).