This bulletin provides an overview of the demographic profiles, patterns of festival attendance and drug use, policing experiences and help-seeking behaviours of 5,155 Australian music festival attendees surveyed in late 2018. Specifically, it outlines:

  1. Demographics (age, sex, residence, education, employment, criminal history)
  2. Frequency and nature of festival attendance within and outside Australia
  3. Frequency of illicit drug use and typical quantities consumed
  4. Likelihood and nature of police encounters
  5. Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) seeking and level of interest in reducing drug use



Caitlin Hughes, Monica Barratt, Jason Ferris, Adam Winstocke
Date Commenced
16 Jul 2019
Resource Type
DPMP Bulletins