The Sexual Health and Safety at Festivals Toolkit has been developed by Penington Institute with funding support from the Victorian Department of Health.
It was produced to assist organisers of Victorian-based music festivals to promote sexual health and safety at their events. Although the toolkit has been developed with the sexual health and safety needs of young people in mind, its implementation will be of benefit to all patrons as well as festival personnel.
This toolkit provides a framework to assist event organisers to incorporate sexual health and safety considerations when planning and running their festivals based around five themes: commit, engage, support, respond, train.
The toolkit was developed in consultation with an advisory group with expertise spanning the music festival industry, sexual health promotion, sexual violence prevention and peer-based harm reduction. It is intended to complement other harm reduction measures to minimise health and safety risks to patrons and support the delivery of safer music festivals overall.