The entertainment program is made possible thanks to organisations and individuals who give their time freely and who greatly contribute to the success of the festival.


The main components to entertainment program consist of:

  • the main stage at Federation Square
  • entertainment at Deakin Edge
  • light entertainment at Yarra Terrace
  • Kidstop, offering a variety of carefully planned and prepared activities for kids


Expression of Interest to participate as a Performer is now available.

Download a Stage Performance Expression of Interest


If you are interested in contributing to the entertainment program in other ways, please contact the Polish Festival committee.




We offer sponsorship opportunities in the following formats:


  • Tailored Sponsorship
  • General Sponsorship including Platinum, Gold and Silver
  • Specific Sponsorship including Deakin Edge and Kidstop


There are also advertising opportunities available via the Festival Booklet and Flyer.


The 2017 Sponsorship Prospectus is now available




Showcasing Polish culture in the centre of Melbourne


  • Are you a Polish Organisation?
  • Do you have a business selling Polish products and/or services?
  • Would you like to be part of the Polish Festival?


The Polish Festival @ Federation Square is a fantastic opportunity to bring your business or organisation to the attention of the Melbourne community and increase your exposure.


In 2017 we are once again seeking to expand the Polish “taste” experience by increasing the diversity of Polish dishes and refreshments. When deciding on the nature of your stall, we encourage you to consider including a variety of dishes not previously showcased at the festival, but ones that are common in Polish kitchens, such as the delectable kopytka z sosem, gulasz z miesem, bigos z chlebem or even barszcz z uszkami. We are particularly interested in someone setting up a refreshment (non-alcoholic) stall in the form of a kafejka (café) on the River Terrace with tables and chairs.


It’s important to note that being Polish isn’t a prerequisite for holding a stall at the festival – in fact, we encourage non-Poles to join us. You just need to be keen to present Melbourne with a taste of Poland through goods and services  associated with Poland.


How to be a stall holder


If you wish to participate, download and complete the appropriate Expression of Interest

– you can apply for more than one stall, e.g. general and food stall

– please note that due to time constraints, late expressions may not be considered


Closing dates for Food, General and Deakin Edge Literary Corner stalls is Friday 18 August 2017


Download Food Stalls Expressions of interest


Download General Stalls Expressions of interest


Download Deakin Edge Literary Corner Expressions of interest - Located in a prime position, the Deakin Edge Literary Corner is a new initiative at this year’s festival and is open to anyone wishing to showcase Polish-themed literature.


The appropriate form must be lodged by post to:


Polish Festival Inc.

1/21 Madden Avenue

Carnegie Vic 3163


Or by emailing:


Payment must be made along with your application.


Payment options include:

  • Direct deposit into the following bank account
    Bank: Westpac Bank
    BSB: 033 132
    Account Number: 271874
    (please ensure your name or the name of your organisation is included with your payment)
  • Cheques are payable to Polish Festival Inc. and must be attached with your posted application


Any enquiries should be directed to


We thank you for your interest and look forward to working with you to bring a taste of Poland to Melbourne at the Polish Festival @ Federation Square.


Temporary food premises


A temporary food premises registration is required for food sold or served at community events such as festivals, markets, single temporary stalls, fêtes or sausage sizzles. This is a City of Melbourne requirement. To operate a Temporary Food Premises within City of Melbourne, you must hold a Victorian Food Act registration.


It is a requirement of the City of Melbourne that, in order to participate in The Polish Festival @ Federation Square, all food stalls comply with their regulations. Please refer to the City of Melbourne guidelines and application form for more information.


Polish Festival @ Federation Square supports sustainable events


Federation Square has adopted a strong sustainable focus around the site by using Green Energy, the installation of rain water tanks which service the gardens and public toilets, and the implementation of a large waste and recycling program. Learn more about  Federation Square’s commitment to environmental sustainability.


In keeping with this focus, stall holders at the Polish Festival @ Federation Square shall ONLY use biodegradable cutlery, crockery and glassware products




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