Find a Steampunk event to attend in the 2024 Australian social year!
Every year, Steampunk enthusiasts prepare themselves for the upcoming events that will allow them to dress up in their best steampunk outfits and hang out with both new and old friends who share a love of the alternative.
While the global pandemic put a hold on most events for a time, with a new year comes fresh opportunities for everyone to enjoy! From familiar favourites to new and exciting festivals, parties, and more; 2024 is packed with amazing Steampunk events around Australia that are fun for everyone!
Costumed Life Drawing - Steampunk Edition
- Where: Et Al Gallery and Studio Fifth Ave, Sandgate QLD 4017, Australia
- When: Thu 18th Jan 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
- Cost: $30 each
Ideal for artistic Steampunk fans, this night hosted by Et Al Gallery is a fun excuse to channel your Steampunk love and create something beautiful! With two Steampunk outfit-wearing models ready to pose for you, this is a great way to enjoy learning how to draw models in clothing and accessories. All you need to bring is your sketchbook and drawing implements such as pencils, charcoal, erasers, sharpeners, and you’ll be ready to go!
- Where: Recreation Grounds Spring St, Sheffield, Tasmania
- When: 9th-11th March 2024
- Cost: TBA
Steeped in history, Steamfest Sheffield is a fun, educational event that you don’t want to miss! Filled with beautiful steam engine trains, this long weekend event is perfect for wearing your Steampunk outfits and exploring the wonders of the steam powered world! With activities, stalls, and so much more on offer, it is no surprise how popular and beloved this annual event is! Enjoy yourself with friends and family and take advantage of the beautiful scenery of the surrounding town!
Wimmera Steampunk Festival
- When: Usually in April, date TBA
- Where: Street Party Lochiel Street Dimboola, Victoria 3414
- Cost: TBA
- Extra: Nonsmoking, Car park, Toilets
Once again presented by the Dimboola Imaginarium, this awesome festival has become a firm favourite with each passing year! At the Wommera Steampunk Festival, expect night market filled with food stalls, live bands playing cool music, amazing short films, cool exhibitions to explore, popular acts, and much more!
Come dressed in your finest Steampunk outfit and bring along the family to enjoy this sensational weekend! Usually held in April, 2024’s date is yet to be decided, so keep a look out on the Facebook page for updates!
HUNTER VALLEY STEAMFEST
- Where: Rally Ground, Maitland NSW
- When: 13-14th April 2024 Saturday: 9.00am to 9.00pm/Sunday: 9.00am to 4.00pm
- Cost: TBA
From market stalls and fantastic live entertainment to vintage diesel rides, the annual Hunter Valley Steamfest is an opportunity to celebrate the history of steam and industry in this beautiful and historic region. Whether steam train rides are your thing, or you’d prefer any of the array of activities set to take place over the weekend, the 37th Annual Steamfest is always a memorable event!
For Steampunk lovers, this weekend is a fun excuse to get into your best look and blow everyone away! Costumes are not only encouraged but celebrated; enjoy this chance to parade your favourite Steampunk outfit and bask in some wholesome vintage fun!
- Where: Lithgow Showground, Lithgow NSW
- When: Sat April 20 & Sun April 21 (with a preview on Fri April 19)
- Hours: Fri 3pm – 6pm, Sat 9am – 6pm and Sun 9am – 4pm
- Cost: TBA
Celebrating the birth of steel in Australia in Lithgow, NSW, this annual festival is a firm favourite among the huge crowds of international and local attendees! With artists, performers, and so much more; this arts festival is one of the largest in the country and continues to grow! With Steampunk, Goth, Medieval, and many more clans joining the fun, this is a great opportunity to add to the crowd in your own unique way! Immerse yourself in the Ironfest fun and become one of the regulars!
STEAMPUNK @ ALTITUDE
- When: 4th-5th May 2024
- Where: Nimmitabel NSW
- Cost: Free Entry
The most popular Steampunk annual event in NSW is back! Known as a very friendly and welcoming community, Steampunk @ Altitude is a celebration of all things Steampunk style! With everyone attending encouraged to dress up in their best Steampunk costume and show off their unique style, there are fantastic markets, live bands, and fun games for all to enjoy!
For further details, be sure to keep a close eye out on the event Facebook page and prepare for the time of your life! If you are interested in helping at the festival as a volunteer or a stallholder, there are also contact details on the Facebook page for you!
BRISBANE GOTHIC AND ALTERNATIVE PICNIC
- Where: Forest Meadow, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane, QLD
- When: 15th June 2024 12:30 pm-5:30 pm, Official Afterparty to come!
- Cost: Free, but BYO food
- Tickets: Free Registration here!
- Sponsor: OtherWorld Fashion
- Extra: Family friendly, no glass permitted, no weapons including those for LARP or costume, disability access
A staple for Brisbane and surrounding area Goth, Lolita, Steampunk, Rockabilly and Alternative style lovers, this picnic is the annual event of the season! Family friendly of course and with the usual prizes on offer for the two best dresses attendees, this absolutely amazing picnic is a chance to catch up with friends both new and old!
Make your mark in your finest outfit and bring a picnic basket to enjoy a sunny afternoon with like-minded people in lovely Brisbane! You will need to register to receive your wristband for the Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic, and please remember your own chairs, blankets, and assorted picnic items such as cutlery.
ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL
- Where: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, QLD
- When: 6-7th July 2024
- Cost: TBA;
Tickets available closer to event dates One of the Moreton Bay region’s gems, the Abbey Medieval Festival is an annual event that includes not only fully costumed reenactors and amazing performances, but also great food and popular stallholders selling their gorgeous handmade items!
Any who attend are encouraged to dress in their favourite Steampunk, Medieval, and alternative costumes, which makes this festival both educational and fun for all ages! Dedicated reenactors showcase history while demonstrators show off their crafts, brave acts of swordsmanship, fun jousting events, weaponry making displays, and much more!
Read OtherWorld Fashion Crews Abbey Festival experience and learn more about the festival!
GOLDFIELDS GOTHIC FESTIVAL
- Where: Maldon VIC
- When: 2-4th August 2024
- Cost: Free
Once again held in the gorgeous town of Maldon Victoria, this annual event is open to all to enjoy in a new and exciting way! For lovers of Steampunk, Lolita, or Goth fashion, this community of enthusiastic friends will welcome you warmly!
With the local community taking on the running of this festival, the now intimate event is sure to be a fun and exciting time for all Steampunkers who attend. With further information to be provided regarding the new format later, keep your eyes peeled for any updates!
CAPRICON STEAMPUNK AND POP CULTURE CONVENTION
- Where: Rockhampton Showgrounds, Rockhampton QLD- New Exhibition Road, Wandal QLD
- When: Saturday 31st August 2024
- Cost: TBA
Capricon is Queensland’s largest single day pop culture event for all, no matter what age bracket or fandom you belong to! As always, this event is an opportunity to show off your creativity and your most impressive cosplay outfit!
Fun and inclusive, this is a day out to look forward to every year! Look out for special guests from television, films, comics, gaming, and literature and experience and amazing day that is guaranteed to have something for everyone to enjoy!
STEAMPUNK VICTORIANA FAIR
- Where: Goulburn Historic Waterworks Marsden Weir, off Fitzroy St, Goulburn, NSW, 2580
- When: 19-20th October 2024
- Cost: TBA – Can be purchased at the gate on the day
This beautiful, fun-packed fair is an adventure sure to thrill for Steampunk lovers of all ages! With a huge range of events over two days, this is the chance you’ve been looking for to dress up in your finest
Steampunk cosplay outfit! With an itinerary that includes a costume parade, train rides, tea and parasol duels, a circus workshop, pet parade, local artists and musicians, grand teapot racing, and so much more, you’ll be spoiled for choice of how to spend your days!
Also featuring acts including New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra, Sideshow Annie, The Enchanted Trove, and the Lieder Theatre Fire Show on Saturday night, you can’t afford to miss this fair!
WHERE TO FIND STEAMPUNK COSTUME OUTFITS IN AUSTRALIA?
Finding the perfect Steampunk costume for your next festival, convention, picnic, or Steampunk themed Halloween can be a hard, so why not make life easier and browse our huge 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, skirts, and jackets to fun and unique accessories such as cool hats, ornate Steampunk fascinators and functional belts, Otherworld Fashion has something for everyone!
With the addition of beautiful, high quality Plus Size Steampunk options and even Steampunk shoes, you are sure to find a fantastic Steampunk look you’ll love.