Is this an alcohol-free event?

This is a strictly alcohol-free event.

What is a “Beat to Quarters”?

Originally, the ship’s drums were beaten as a call for the Ship’s Company to man their quarters, or action stations, when battle was imminent.

Will road closures be in place for the event?

Yes, road closures will be in effect for this event. The event page provides a full list of road closures

Where can I find information about parking?

It is expected that up to 2,000 people may attend the Freedom of Entry event, and as a result, car parks close to the Nowra CBD will likely fill up fast. Early arrival is recommended to maximise your chances of getting a car park in close proximity to the event.  

View map of car parks in Nowra CBDWhen accessing the map, click on the car park description or on the map markers to view the details of the car park.

Please also note that there will be controlled road closures and changed traffic conditions surrounding the Nowra CBD.

Where is Rauch Park?

Rauch Park is located at 60-62 Junction Street, Nowra. It is next to Pacific Smiles Dental, and across the road from Silver Spoon Thai.