Australia's Biggest International Country & Roots Festival

CMC Rocks The Hunter 2014 is proudly presented by Holden
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Conditions Of Entry

To ensure that everybody enjoys CMC Rocks The Hunter 2014 and to make your experience pleasurable, there are a few rules and other pieces of important information you need to be aware of.

A survival guide, detailed map and clear instructions on how to get to each Camping Spot will be sent out to the mailing list and available on the website closer to the date of the Festival.

By purchasing your Event Ticket and/or Camping Ticket you agree to the full terms and conditions as outlined here. Please read all terms and conditions carefully and contact us if you have any questions.  A couple of things to note:

Conditions Of Entry

  • Event staff reserve the right to refuse entry or evict patrons who behave in a disorderly, offensive or inappropriate manner.
  • No anti-social behaviour – please treat others as you wish to be treated.
  • Patrons choosing to leave valuables at the Camp Site do so at their own risk.
  • On arrival at the Event Site and the Camp Site, your person, possessions and/or vehicle may be searched for Prohibited Items and any Prohibited Items, or any item Event organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner, may be confiscated.  Refusal to consent to a search may prevent entry to the Event Site and/or Camp Site without refund.
  • Any persons found to be in possession of illegal substances or partaking in illegal activities will be removed from Event Site / Camp Site and will be referred to the police.
  • The following items (Prohibited Items) will not be permitted into the Event Site or Camp Site:
    • Alcohol – any alcohol found at the Event Site or the Camp Site will be confiscated and the offending patron(s) ejected from Event Site / Camp Site for the remainder of the Event
    • Offensive weapons, including potential missiles
    • Illegal substances
    • Glass of any kind
    • Animals (excluding service dogs such as guide dogs and police/emergency service dogs)
    • Flares, fireworks or sparklers
    • Drums
    • BBQ’s, fires and open flames of any kind
    • Sound systems
    • Portable laser equipment and pens
    • Couches
    • Anything studded (ie belts, wristbands, etc)
    • Audio or video recording devices
    • Professional photography equipment (eg telephoto lenses; any lens over 20cm; any detachable lens or anything deemed by Event staff to be professional photography equipment)
    • Skateboards, scooters, rollerblades or bicycles
    • Any other item deemed to be dangerous or offensive or potentially dangerous by Event organisers.


  • For all the revellers who just can’t say goodnight, there will be an exclusive 18+ campers-only bar operating on the Event Site each night until 2:00 am.
  • Male and Female toilet and shower blocks will be located throughout the Camp Site.

First Aid & Security

  • Security and Police personnel will be present at the Event Site and Camp Site for the entire duration of the Event, including overnight.  Additionally, Peer Group Marshalls will be at the Event to assist patrons with any enquiries and monitor patron safety.
  • Qualified First Aid Staff will be present for the duration of the Event and will be located at the back of the non-powered Small Site Camping Spots or can be contacted through Security or other Event staff.


  • Only Large Camping Spots have power available to them.
  • Event staff will be available to discuss power availability on arrival or prior to booking.
  • All patrons in the Large Camping Spots who want to use the power are required to supply their own extension cords (up to 30 metres in length will be required, depending on the site position) to plug into the Camp Site distribution board.  All extension cords must be tested and tagged as per Electrical Testing Standard AS3760.

Mobility Impaired Access

  • Event Customer Service staff will be available to assist with mobility impaired disability access between the Camp Site and the Event Site where required and requested to assist.
  • Patrons are encouraged to contact Event staff in advance via the CMC website if there are any queries.

Driving and Camping Setting Up

  • To manage traffic in and out of the Camp Site, all drivers are required to enter at the sign-posted entry gate on Broke Road only.
  • Campers will then be directed to a Marshalling Point where cars will be registered and patrons will be directed to their allocated Camping Spot.  Please ensure you have both your Event Ticket (Wristband) and Camping Ticket (Wristband).
  • Small Camping Spot:  campers staying on a Small Camping Spot will be directed to their allocated area to unload belongings before proceeding to the Camp Parking Site.
  • Medium Camping Spot:  campers staying on a Medium Camping Spot will be directed to their allocated area to unload belongings and park their car (additional vehicles proceeding to the Camp Parking Site).
  • Large Camping Spot:  campers staying on a Large Camping Spot (Caravan and Mobile Homes) will be directed to their allocated area.
  • Camp Site access maps will be available on the website closer to the Festival date.
  • All Camping Spots will be allocated within the applicable Small / Medium / Large area.  For the health, comfort and safety of other campers, patrons must ensure that they remain inside their allocated area and do not allow any equipment to venture into their neighbour’s space.
  • Please do not drive your vehicle around the Camp Site unless you absolutely have to.  Vehicle Movement Curfews will be in place.
  • Patrons planning to drive off-site during the Festival are encouraged to park their vehicles in the General Admission Parking Area (outside the Camp Site) as there are no Vehicle Movement Curfews in place for that Parking Area.


  • The Camp Site is an alcohol-free zone at all times.
  • For those patrons who enjoy having a drink or two after the Festival, Hope Estate has established a bar especially and exclusively for 18+ campers which can be found at the top of the Event Site in the building behind the Winery Amphitheatre.
  • CMC Rocks The Hunter and Hope Estate will be ensuring the principles and laws relating to the Responsible Service of Alcohol are maintained throughout the Event Site.  Any persons who are intoxicated, violent, quarrelsome or disorderly may be removed from the Event Site in accordance with the NSW Liquor Act 2007.
  • Patrons should remember that alcohol can remain in the blood even the day after drinking.
  • Patrons should be aware of the NSW legal blood alcohol limits that apply (dependent on the category of driver’s licence and the type of vehicle being driven).