Visiting Artists


February and March is a busy time in Adelaide. With the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Womadelaide and the Clipsal 500 all on at various and overlapping times, finding a place to stay can be a tricky business. Think about your accommodation needs as soon as possible and consider:

  • Do you need a self-serviced apartment with a kitchen and laundry?
  • Are you travelling with a lot of people that need to stay together?
  • Will you need to be close to your venue to save on transport costs?
  • Are you on a limited budget?
  • Do you have any friends you could stay with?

Be sure to check where your accommodation is located on a map in relation to your venue and the city centre so you are aware of possible travel times and check what time public transport runs to, you don’t want to end up with $50 taxi fares to get home each night.

Need somewhere to stay this Fringe? Mantra Group is the official Adelaide Fringe hotel partner, across the Mantra and BreakFree apartments. Get the full Fringe experience by choosing one of their Fringe packages. Packages offer an extended Fringe experience so just ask about the offer when you contact them.

Further accommodation links below: (Please note: Adelaide Fringe does not endorse any of the businesses listed but offers this information in good faith as a service to visiting artists.)

Hostels & Backpackers

Share Accommodation & Rentals

Caravan & Camping

Adelaide Accommodation

Bed and breakfast Accommodation

Fast facts

1.2 million (at the 2011 Census)

Fringe Festival Weather
Summer (Dec-Feb) 25C – 42C
Autumn (Mar-May) 20C – 30C
Sunscreen, big hats, sunglasses and lots of water are essential items!

Australian Dollars

Daily Newspapers
The Advertiser (Monday-Saturday and also a Fringe Festival Partner)
The Sunday Mail (Sunday only)
The Adelaide Review (fortnightly)

Beer Terminology
Schooner (285ml – small)
Pint (425ml – large)

And Adelaide is home to…

The closest and most accessible beaches of an Australian capital city

  • The Pie Floater (a meat pie in pea soup)
  • The National Wine Centre, North Terrace Adelaide.
  • The Central Market, the largest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere and the longest running in Australia.
  • The Art Gallery of South Australia, which has the largest collection of 18th Century Australian art on display
  • The largest and oldest glasshouses in a Botanic Garden in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The largest display of Aboriginal culture and artifacts in the South Australian Museum and Tandanya (National Aboriginal Cultural Institute).


Non-resident artists who earn income through their event in Adelaide Fringe 2016 will need to be aware of their obligations under Australian taxation law as it applies to them. Please contact Mirella Innocente, Finance Manager, for further information and advice on +61 8 8100 2014 or email

Visa Assistance for International Artists

Non-resident artists or companies intending to enter and perform or exhibit in Australia as part of 2017 Adelaide Fringe will need to apply for a Temporary Work (Entertainment) (subclass 420) to perform at Adelaide Fringe. Adelaide Fringe will liaise with you and the Immigration Department who assess each case and submit the required paper work and forms.

You can visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website at for further information about visiting Australia from overseas. For more specific information on Entertainment Visas, click here. If you have any queries regarding international visas please contact