Steampunk Events in Australia 2023
Upcoming Steampunk Events within Australia in 2023
With a new year comes new chances to get out into the community and enjoy your passions! From dedicated themed parties to fun picnics and creative festivals, celebrating all things Steampunk is easy with this list of Steampunk events happening around Australia and New Zealand in 2023! Whether you are looking for a chance to catch up with old friends, or for an event to make new ones with likeminded individuals, your passion for Steampunk in both your fashion and lifestyle can be celebrated and enjoyed no matter where in the country you reside! Find something local or travel to somewhere new and immerse yourself in the Steampunk way of life!
22nd April: Wimmera Steampunk Festival
- Where: Street Party Lochiel Street Dimboola, Victoria 3414
- Cost: TBA
- Extra: Nonsmoking, Car park, Toilets
Presented by the Dimboola Imaginarium, the success of the 2022 festival has led to bigger and better things this year! At the Wommera Steampunk Festival, you can expect night market including food stalls, live bands, short films, cool exhibitions, and acts, and many more attractions! Come along and bring your family in their best Steampunk clothing to explore and enjoy this fun take on Steampunk style!
29th & 30th April: Hunter Valley Steamfest
- Where: Rally Ground, Maitland NSW
- Cost: $5 entry to the rally ground, under 16 free; free to enter the station precinct and market stalls
With a huge range of market stalls, live entertainment, and vintage diesel rides, the annual Hunter Valley Steamfest celebrates the history of steam and industry in this historic region. With tickets available for steam train rides and an array of activities set to take place over the weekend, the 36th Annual Steamfest is sure to be a memorable event!
With costumes encouraged and celebrated, this is a fun chance to rock your favourite Steampunk outfit and enjoy some wholesome vintage fun!
6th-7th May 2023: Steampunk @ Altitude
- Where: Nimmitabel NSW
- Cost: Free Entry
One of Steampunk’s most popular annual events, Steampunk @ Altitude is a friendly community celebration of Steampunk style! With all attendees encouraged to dress up in their best Steampunk looks, there are markets, live music, and games for all to enjoy! Keep an eye out on their website to keep up to date with planned attractions, and further details!
8th & 9th July: Abbey Medieval Festival
- Where: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, QLD
- Cost: TBA; Tickets available closer to event dates
Famous and beloved by all in the Moreton Bay region, the Abbey Medieval Festival is an annual event that includes fully costumed reenactors, thrilling performances, good food, and popular merchants selling their handmade wares! All attendees are invited and encouraged to dress in costumes, making this festival a fun and educational experience for all ages! Come along and be amazed by dedicated reenactors recreating history with demonstrators exhibiting crafts, acts of swordsmanship, jousting events, weaponry making displays, and so much more!
13th-15th July: Fantasy Masquerade Ball NZ
- Where: Millenium Hotel, Rotorua New Zealand
- Cost: Early Tickets from $99.50- standard tickets $125 for the ball, costs to be advised for other events
- Extra: Must be in costume to attend the ball
Creatively inspired by some of the most beautiful films in recent history, this costume ball is an unmissable event in the New Zealand social calendar! Start your day with a visit to the craft market across the road from the venue, and then enjoy dressing up in your finest Steampunk, or creative costume, and try your best to win the annual costume contest!
With different events spanning the weekend including a movie night, art gallery, Big Wigs and High Hats event, and more; this weekend is one not to miss!
4th-6th August: Goldfields Gothic Festival
- Where: Maldon VIC
- Time: TBA
- Cost: Free
- Extra: BYO Drinks, Food and Rug
Taking place in the gorgeous setting of Maldon Victoria, this event is open to all to enjoy! Whether you love Steampunk, Lolita, or Goth fashion, you will feel at home among this community of enthusiastic friends! With further program dates and details to be decided in March, you have plenty of time to block off the weekend and prepare to make the trek to this lovely town for a weekend of all things alternative! With the picnic in the gardens being a popular annual attraction, you will be able to relax and enjoy making new friends while catching up with old ones at this weekend extravaganza!
2nd September: CapriCon Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention 2023
- Where: Rockhampton Showgrounds, Rockhampton QLD- New Exhibition Road, Wandal QLD
- Time: 10am-8pm
- Cost: TBA
A fun and immersive experience for all ages and fandoms, Capricon is Queensland’s largest single day pop culture event! An opportunity to show off your creativity and your favourite and most impressive cosplay gear, this is a fun and inclusive day out to look forward to every year! With special guests from television, films, comics, gaming, literature, and cosplays in attendance, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy!
Other Steampunk Events in Australia and New Zealand
- Steampunk NZ Festival - Oamuru NZ (2-5 June 2023)
- Adelaide Steampunk Aetherfest (September)
Where to Find Steampunk Outfits in Australia?
Choosing the right outfit for a festival, convention or picnic that perfectly captres your own unique love of Steampunk style can be a long process, so why not make life easier and browse our wide collection of various men’s and women’s Steampunk clothing and accessory options and find your new favourite look! From women’s and men’s shirts, pants, dresses, and skirts to fun and unique accessories such as awesome hats, ornate Steampunk fascinators and detail-loaded belts; the addition of beautifully high quality Plus Size Steampunk options and even Steampunk shoes guarantees that the creating a fantastic Steampunk look is easy to achieve!
Can you please add Adelaide Steampunk Aetherfest to the list.
We are currently sorting out our dates and venue for this year but it will be some time in September.
Would it be ok to send you the poster for Steampunk NZ Festival – Oamaru NZ? 2-5 June 2023
Programme of events releases March 10.
Festival Planner 2023
Why are my eyes closed in that photo?
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