It’s with a heavy heart that we have decided to close our doors at The Gov for a little while.
We can’t guarantee how long the closure will last, but will be monitoring the situation closely and when Government recommendations ease will be ready to bring the magic of live music back for us all.
Thanks to all of the artists, staff and Gov lovers who have given us incredible support over the years and in this difficult time. We are all in this together and will miss seeing you in here each and every day.
While we’re gone, please stay safe and look out for each other.
With lots of Gov Love to you all x
Currently our kitchen is operating on restricted hours opening from 6pm - 8pm for dinner service.
On nights when there is a show at the Entertainment Centre (across the road) we run a shortened menu in our restaurant to ensure you’re on time for the event! Check it out HERE
We always do recommend booking a table – especially if there’s a show on in the venue, we tend to book out well in advance. Please give us a call on 8340 0744 to reserve your table.
Yes you can. Click here to download our menu, and give us a call on 8340 0744 before 11.30am for lunch orders or 5.30pm for dinner orders.
*PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE NO LONGER OFFERING PREORDERS AS THE OFFICE IS NOT STAFFED DURING THE WEEK
Yes you can. Please take a look at the Functions section of our website. Our Functions Manager will be happy to help you plan your event – email@example.com
Unfortunately, we do not offer split bills. We have an ATM in the saloon if you require cash.
Never fear! Whenever we have a show in the venue The Gov’s Cafe is open for quick and delicious bites to eat. With burgers, chippys, yummy pizza slices and an ever-changing selection of other treats, it’s easy to fuel your fun while you’re at the show.
In short, no, and we just can’t take your word for it either. As a licensed premises, we are required by law to ensure everyone has a valid form of ID and if they’re buying booze, are legally allowed to do so.
What is a valid form of ID you ask? Well, these are the accepted forms of ID as per Liquor Licensing Regulations…
•Current Driver’s License.
• Proof of Age Card (issued after October 2006)
We do not accept…
•Foreign Driver’s License
•School / TAFE / Uni ID Cards.
•Paper receipt for recently renewed license.
•Construction / White Cards.
•Birth Certificates without accompanied photo identification
•Fire Arm License.
•Fakies. (Just a waste of your money).
•Notes from your parents.
Sound affects people in different ways. We record and maintain all our sound levels, but if you’re worried about your hearing ask to grab a set of earplugs from our venue bar. They’re $2 per pair.
Well, if you provide us with acceptable Photo ID [Valid Drivers License, Government issued Proof of Age Card or Passport], then you can be admitted to the show and served alcohol. Sorry team but Student IDs or photos of your Driver’s License just won’t cut it!
If you rock up to a show drunk, you can’t come in. No thongs or steel cap boots are allowed in the venue. And dangerous behaviour including crowd surfing, stage diving, moshing and violent dancing is not allowed. If you break any of these rules, we will remove you from the venue immediately without warning or refund and if you’ve been a real wally, we’ll ban you.
Be cool. Ok?
Click here to go to our online Gig Guide section to select a show and purchase tickets online with your credit card. Alternatively, you can give Oztix a call on 1300 762 545 for phone sales, or if you prefer to pay cash, pop into any Oztix outlet (hint - we’re an Oztix outlet so you can buy tickets from our Front Bar whenever we’re open).
Always remember when you’re buying tickets to any show to go through a registered ticketing outlet. If you purchase your tickets through a third party or resale site, we cannot guarantee your entry on the night!
We do not recommend buying tickets through Viagogo
We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. If you really want to see a show it’s best to book ahead. Door sales are only available in the event the show doesn’t sell out prior. Generally, tickets sold on the door are at a higher price point.
All shows at the Gov are general admission / standing room unless specified. We provide seating where possible when the show doesn’t sell out but we cannot reserve seats. For a sold out show, it’s always standing room only.
Yes, we do. The Gov is fully accessible to wheelchairs. Please call us on 8340 0744 to discuss any special requirements.
You can attend any show at The Gov if you are accompanied by your parent and you must leave the premises before midnight. You can also attend designated ‘all ages’ shows unaccompanied. There are no pass-outs at ‘all ages’ shows for under 18s.
Nope. It needs to be Mum or Dad – sorry.
No. Don’t be that guy. Unless you have the artist’s prior approval, keep your phone/camera/etc. in your pants.
We’re not overly fond of the Tuba, but we’d love to hear the band. You can get in touch with us to discuss it. Check out the Human Contact page.
The Gov is an official ticketing partner of Oztix and all of our shows are available through their outlets (online, phone and in store). Occasionally there will be a small allocation of tickets available via another outlet such as Moshtix, Ticketek, Ticketmaster or Eventbrite, however, this is on a show by show basis. We strongly advise customers against buying from resale sites like Viagogo and recommend that tickets are only purchased from registered ticketing providers. If you are unsure, please feel free to call the venue on
8340 0744 Mon - Sat or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
We cannot guarantee tickets purchased from resale sites (like Viagogo) will be valid for the performance.
No, The Gov doesn’t have any accommodation. But we are only a short distance from North Adelaide where you can find many options to suit your budget OR if you snag a hotel on North Terrace - you can catch the FREE tram straight to our door!
There is plenty of parking close by along Station Place and within walking distance at Bowden.
Alternatively, you can park across the road at the Entertainment Centre (which costs $4 during the day or $12 after 6pm - at least, that’s what we’ve been told!)
There is a tram available from the Adelaide CBD which is free to use! Just jump on anywhere along King William Road or North Terrace and get off at the Entertainment Centre stop. See the timetable here.
You can also catch a 151, 152, 153 or 155 bus from North terrace in the city and get off at the Entertainment Centre.
You could also walk or cycle the scenic route along the River Torrens from the city which is quite lovely and shouldn’t take longer than an hour.
A cab ride from the city to The Gov will cost you around $10.
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