Bendigo Craft Beer & Cider Festival will operates with digital currency to ensure speed of service, increased security and ease of transactions at the many Bars, Food Outlets and Merchandise Stall.

Most importantly, this reduces lines and rustling around trying to find your tokens to buy a beer.

All food, merchandise and drinks purchased at the festival will be paid for using the simple, tap-and-go Festival Digital Currency Wristbands. Festival Digital Currency wristbands is topped up at currency stands or by our friendly roaming top-up currency sellers.

Bendigo Craft Beer & Cider Festival is a ‘cashless’ festival. In other words, to buy food and drinks at the event you’ll need to use festival currency as CASH WILL NOT be accepted by vendors.

Buy festival currency at the event (with exact cash or credit card). The wristband you will receive contains a chip, which can be read by the vendor’s scanning device, that deducts a set amount depending on what you purchase. It’s so simple to use, let the vendor know what you would like to purchase. They will ring up the transaction on their device. Then scan your wristband against their device and bingo, transaction is complete, start enjoying your beer and food.

We would recommend a minimum of $50 to be pre-loaded onto your wristband to maximise your experience at the festival.

You can simply ask any vendor how much credit you have remaining by scanning your wristband, or doing the same at any Roaming Top-Up Seller or Festival Currency Booth. After each transaction, the vendor will also show you the balance on your wristband.

That’s easy: A one-time activation fee of $2.50 is deducted from your initial top-up.

To redeem currency that you dont spend on the day, make sure you keep your wristband, and click on the FESTIVAL CURRENCY REFUND button below and follow the instructions.



Simply enter your full name, email address, BSB, Account Number as well as the RFID number printed on the back of the wristband and the 4-6 digit serial number printed on the side of your wristband and hit complete!

Your refund will be processed back into your bank account within 14 working days.

Please note, refunds under $5.00 are unable to be processed.

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