Lightning Ridge Opal and Gem Festival
Wednesday 24 July 2024 to Saturday 27 July 2024
The Lightning Ridge Opal and Gem Festival is a four day event that includes the Opal Queen Ball, Opal and Gem Expo, IOJDAA Trade Show, and IOJDAA Jewellery Competition which is held biannually.
The event attracts approximately 4000 people over the four days, and the event is the largest on the Australian opal events circuit. The indoor and outdoor stalls feature a wide variety of cut and polished gemstones, jewellery and lifestyle products.
The festival is run by the Opal and Gem Festival Committee and is a not-for-profit event with approximately 15 percent of the profit donated back to the local community.
A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)