Steampunk Events in Australia 2022
With restrictions easing and the world opening again, it’s only right that we celebrate the opportunity to meet up with friends and enjoy some Steampunk events on the 2022 calendar! Whether you are looking for a day trip to enjoy or a weekend extravaganza to party, here is a list of the upcoming events you won’t want to miss!
23rd April: Wimmera Steampunk Festival
Where: Street Party Lochiel Street Dimboola, Victoria 3414
- Cost: $15 at the gate, $11 online, 17 and under free entry
Extra: Must be fully vaccinated to attend – Non-smoking – Car Park – Public Toilets
Presented by the Dimboola Imaginarium, this is the debut of the Wommera Steampunk Festival, with the night market including food stalls, live bands, short films, and exhibitions and much more to create a fun environment for all to enjoy! Embracing the history of the railway town, this festival is a great chance to demonstrate your Steampunk style with the many excitedly planning their twisted 19th Century clothing!
30th April- 1st May: Steampunk @ Altitude
- Where: Bombala Street, Nimmitabel NSW
- Cost: Free Entry
A very popular annual event, Steampunk @ Altitude is an awesome celebration of Steampunk style! With everyone encouraged to wear their finest themed clothing, with the fashion parade slated to be a fan favourite event for people and pets alike! With people judged at 3pm Saturday and animals 1pm Sunday, both you and your pets can be winners! But the fun doesn’t stop there! Starting on Saturday with a high tea, stroll the vendors scattered around the area until the Tacky Races at 2pm before heading to the Federal Hotel for vintage games, beer, and karaoke!
2nd July: Maldon Gothic & Victorian Picnic
- Where: Maldon Shire Gardens, Maldon VIC
- Time: 12-4pm
- Cost: Free
- Extra: BYO Drinks, Food and Rug
Taking place in a gorgeous garden setting, this picnic is open to all to enjoy! Whether you love Steampunk, Lolita, or Goth fashion, you will feel at home among this ever-growing group of enthusiasts! With facilities including BBQ’s, toilets, and a playground, this is an event for the whole family! Bring your own basket or take advantage of the hampers that can be pre-ordered from local cafes and mingle with like minded new friends!
9th & 10th July: Abbey Medieval Festival
- Where: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, QLD
- Cost: TBA; Tickets available in April
Well-known and loved in the region, the Abbey Medieval Festival is an annual treat that includes reenactors, performances, good food, and merchants selling their wares! With all attendees invited to dress up in costumes of their choosing, this festival is a fun experience for all ages! Watch dedicated reenactors recreate history through demonstrating crafts, swordsmanship, jousting, making weaponry, and so much more!
30th & 31st July: Hunter Valley Steamfest
Where: Rally Ground, Maitland NSW
Cost: Free Entry
With market stalls, face painting, live entertainment, and vintage diesel rides, the Hunter Valley Steamfest focuses on the history of steam and industry in the region. With tickets available for steam train rides and an array of activities set to take place over the weekend, the 35th Annual Steamfest is shaping up to be a memorable event!
With costumes encouraged, this is a fun excuse to pull out your favourite Steampunk outfit and enjoy some vintage fun!
27th August: CapriCon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention 2022
Where: Rockhampton Showgrounds, Rockhampton QLD- New Exhibition Road, Wandal QLD
An amazing experience for all ages and fandoms, Capricon is Queensland’s largest single day pop culture event! A perfect opportunity to pull out all your favourite and most impressive cosplay gear, this is a fun, immersive and inclusive day out many look forward to every year! With guests from television, films, comics, gaming, literature, and cosplays in attendance, there is something for everyone to enjoy no matter what your interest!
10th-13th November: Circuspunk NZ
Where: Grahamstown, New Zealand
Taking over much of the town of Grahamstown, this annual extravaganza is one of the most fabulous events a Steampunk lover can attend! Hosted by Steampunk the Thames, this massive event is combining Steampunk and Circus themes to create a memorable time for all to enjoy! With special events, entertainment, and market stalls on offer, this collaboration between local community groups is an exciting undertaking that you won’t want to miss! Dress up in your finest cosplay and explore with friends new and old!
Where can I find Steampunk Outfits?
Choosing the right outfit for a festival, convention or picnic can be difficult, so why not browse our wide collection of Steampunk options and find your new favourite look! From women’s and men’s shirts, pants, dresses, and skirts to accessories such as hats, fascinators and belts; the addition of Plus Size options and shoes ensures the possibilities to create a unique style are endless!