Will I need to purchase a ticket to enter the event?

Tickets will not be required to enter the event area. Tickets will only be needed for skating on the ice rink. You will be required to check in to the “Check in CBR” app upon arrival to enter the ice skating space.

What days/nights will there be markets at the festival?

Markets with a range of stalls from local designers and traders will be held on site for the opening weekend (Friday 25 to Sunday 27 June) and the following weekend (Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July). Food stalls will also be present every weekend throughout the event. A smaller range of coffee and snack options will be available everyday throughout the event, both day and night.

When does the event start and finish?

Wintervention starts on Friday 25 June and runs through to Sunday 11 July.

Will there be food and drink available?

A small range of food and beverage options will be available every day throughout the event, with additional food and beverage stalls present during weekends.

How do I get to the event?

There are several ways to get to the event by public transport. To plan your commute, please visit the Transport Canberra website, available here.


There are several parking locations near Civic Square, including:

London Circuit East Parking

London Circuit car park (opposite Mooseheads Nightclub)

Canberra Centre car parks

Are there any public toilets nearby?

Yes, port-a-loos will be available on site. Other public toilets are available at the city bus interchange and inside the Canberra Centre.

Where’s the nearest ATM?

The nearest ATM’s to the event are located in Ainslie Place, just opposite Civic Square. This strip connecting Civic Square to the Canberra Centre offers a range of ATM options.

Is the event and ice rink handicap accessible?

Yes and we will accept companion cards for skating, so just buy 1 ticket to skate and the card holder will be allowed for free.