Freeplay 2019 Tickets

Freeplay 2019 Conference

RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May, 8:30am-6pm

$95 full / $60 concession

Freeplay is hosting a two-day conference at RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building. Join us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary. Hear from Australia’s leading and emerging independent game makers as they discuss their craft and reflect on their culture across a number of panels and formats. The conference will be home to our international keynote guests Hannah Nicklin and Richard Lemarchand.

Tickets include both conference days (Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May) and the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 12 May.

Freeplay 2019 Awards Ceremony

Clik Collective Kensington, Sunday 12th May, 7:30pm

$15 — FREE for conference attendees

Join us for the final event of the festival, as we celebrate Freeplay 2019 and announce the winners of the 2019 Freeplay Awards! The Awards Ceremony is FREE for conference attendees. Just show your conference lanyard for entry.

Freeplay 2019 Workshops

Library at The Dock, Performance Space (Level 2), Thursday 9th May

Kathleen Syme Library, Training & Learning Centre (Level 2), Friday 10th May

$10/$12 each

We have six exciting 2-hour workshops at Freeplay this year, from improv games, zine making, and colour grading to Bitsy games, shaders in games, and small business round tables. No prior knowledge is required.

Space is limited. Purchase your individual workshop tickets before they run out!

Freeplay x Hovergarden: The Night Market Party

Siteworks, Saturday 11th May, 7:30pm-11:00pm


Freeplay and Hovergarden team up once again to present a magical night full of videogames, installation art, live music, drinks, an artists market, and more! Come and see the Hovercade Collection 2K19, a series of new original work by local artists to be exhibited at this event!


Boardgames Up Late

The Arcade, Thursday 9th May, 7pm-10:30pm


Come along to The Arcade for another year of Boardgames Up Late, as we play, laugh, backstab, chat about, and explore the wonderful world of boardgames. Bring your own boardgames or play some of our curated selection!

Please enter The Arcade through the Tope St entrance!


Freeplay 2019 Online Sessions

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th May, 12pm-8pm


Freeplay will be host to 8 online live-streamed panels sessions with local and international guests. Watch from home as we stream the panels live. Grab a drink, make some tea or coffee, sit down, and enjoy the conversations!


Drinks at SK

Bar SK, Friday 10th May, 7pm-late


Chill at SK, have a drink, meet other Freeplay attendees, and play some sweet local videogames.


TAG: Traditional Aboriginal Games

Carlton Gardens, Sunday 5th May, 10:30am-12pm


Freeplay in partnership with RMIT Games have invited the lovely folks from TAG (Traditional Aboriginal Games) to host a series of Indigenous games for us to learn and play at Carlton Gardens.

Come along, and join us for a range of physical games, or just relax on the grass and say hello to fellow Freeplay attendees. The games will end at 12pm, but feel free to stick around and chat with friends.

Sign up for the games here, space is limited, and the event will run rain or shine:

Easy map pinpointing the meeting location:


Freeplay acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the Lands upon which the festival takes place.
We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider community and beyond.
Sovereignty was never ceded, and this always was and always will be Aboriginal land.