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All the Squawkers' Permits have been sent out!

If you haven't received yours please check your junk mail box. Should it not be there, please email so we can send. Some emails have bounced because they have been changed, not provided on the booking form or given incorrectly, e.g. one example was provided as but should have been

Special notes for arrival

On your Squawkers Permit there is a time slot asking you to arrive between X am and Y am. It is a Council requirement that we do not disrupt local highways and roads, hence the staggered arrival times. 

Those, who have been to our nesting site before, will know that is it a long rectangle. We need to fill those sites in a certain formation for ease of entry and to make your waiting time as little as possible. The siting team and meet and greet can only achieve that aim if you come within that time slot. 

On arrival at either Copland Street or Tasman Road you will be sorted into site numbers, so please ensure you have your Squawkers' Permit printed out, on your iPhone or iPad (or similar) so you can show what your site number is.  The team will have a printed list to cross check if needed. 

If you come outside that time slot, you will be asked to wait in a holding area until there is someone available to site you. That could be in a short period or it could be after lunch by which time everyone should be on site. If you have any difficulty with the allocated time slot, please email as soon as possible and we will endeavour to adjust for you. Don't just turn up at the gate and expect it will be OK as the domino effect will be horrendous for our volunteers. As always we will do our best but with the changes to the grounds this might mean moving you to an another site. 

Alternatives to staying on site

The most receptive caravan park people have been the new owners of the Wagga Wagga Tourist Park who provided the following information which seems to meet all criteria, especially being pet friendly. If you are planning to come early or stay over after the Festival, please think about supporting Kelly and Marty.

Thanks for your enquiry today, we have 12 large powered sites with water that would suit caravans at $29 per night, we also have plenty of room for unpowered tents or campers at $25 per night. We have a brand new amenities block with disabled bathroom and access and laundry. There is also a huge camp kitchen, with BBQs, stove and microwave.
At this stage we have 8 of our self-contained cabins available and they vary in price from $99 2pp (studio, 1 bedroom) $119 2pp (2 bedroom sleep up to 4)-$125 2pp (2 bedroom sleep up to 5). Extra adults are $18 and children $8. All cabins have a full kitchen, bathroom and all linen provided.
Pets are welcome, as long as they are on a lead and cleaned up after. Pets are allowed in the cabins but incur a one off cleaning fee of $25.

So feel free to contact Kelly and Marty - Phone 02 6922 7219 or email their park is about 7 minutes drive from the ACTA grounds.

Discounts of 10% on both sites and cabins are offered for a full week stay.

The International Hotel on the corner of Lake Albert Road and the Sturt Highway has offered $129 per night subject to availability (normally $149 per night).  Call Sam on 02 6971 7077 or email her at
We will have more staging points to share nearer the event - the above is specifically for those who want to come as day visitors and stay offsite.

Day Visitor Passes 

These can be for either 4 (Friday to Monday inclusive) or 7 days (Friday to Thursday inclusive). You can purchase at the gate $25 per person x the number of days you wish to attend. This gives you entry to all entertainment and activities from 8 am till the end of the day (probably around 9.30 pm at night).  There will be a dedicated car park area and all vehicles must be removed each day for insurance purposes.

Lions Catering at Stone the Crows Festival

The local Wagga Wagga South Lions Club will be joining our flock catering for breakfasts and dinners including Crowburgers and other easy meals. If you are a member of the Motorhoming Lions Group and would be available to assist please contact co-ordinator Michelle by email - there are quite a few helpers from within their club and Michelle will work out a roster to cover the vacancy spots.

Don't forget any queries - please email so we can address your concerns.

There will be more frequent editions of the Crow Chronicle as time counts down to our start date.
Travel safely till we come to our nesting grounds 
Chrissy, Jim, Grant and all the team who make it happen

Powered sites are already fully booked - any applications for power are now on waiting list for cancellations
Loyalty or group discounts are only applicable for the full Festival
Unpowered sites available in all areas - sites are only confirmed when full payment is received.

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