Can you believe it?  This year is the 31st year that the event will take place in Ballarat…..we have a tradition to uphold so let’s make our alumni proud!


The now iconic 'Tour of Tradition' (aka Pub Crawl) is the largest university event of its kind in all of Australia and quite possibly the longest running Uni event in the country as well.  It is the event with all the hype...nominated for the Guinness Book of World Records with over 2000 students attending back in 2015 and it is one our most prized traditions.


We made one big change last year, we decided to start all ticket holders at the same hotel and you were only assigned your group upon entry…..it made the start nothing short of EPIC!


This year we are doubling down on this notion and making the start more of an event to remember.



The venue for the start of this year’s Pub Crawl was carefully considered and The Sporting Globe won the race hands down.  Picture a beautiful hot summers night and we will be booking out the entire first floor (with wrap around balcony) and the rooftop bar to create one of the best O Week events and it’s only the START.  The ultimate venue to take advantage of that beautiful daylight savings sunlight and a magical view of the CBD prior to students taking to the streets.



For those of you that are looking for a recovery session before the big danced begins…we have you covered…….

Adding to the experience this year, doors will open at 5pm and students can enjoy the very best of this venue in a pre-pub crawl party experience.  Ticket holders can enjoy an exclusive drinks and food package between 5pm and 7pm including:

-FOOD & DRINKS DEAL coming very soon....sorry for delay, we promise it will be good.

-You also get to hang out in either the rooftop bar or balcony so with some funky tunes to get you in the mood for the big TOUR.



Everyone will start at the same venue , registration will begin as early as 5pm (if you want to get involved) but everyone will need to be in by 7:30pm to be allocated a group.

Once your group is ready to go, then your chosen leaders will take you on this time honoured mystery tour of Ballarat before ending back at the official After Party venue where you can use your Pub Crawl wristband for FREE ENTRY.

You will not know which venues your group will be visiting throughout the night but we can tell you that each venue has been specifically chosen to house various forms of unique entertainment that will make the event even more interactive and interesting. 



The only thing we can guarantee with this format is that if you arrive with your friends then you will be assured to be in the same group as them.  Arrive at different times and then it will be luck of the draw.

We will try our best on the night to accommodate people but best to get in early to get what you want.



This is the one event that you will definitely need to pre-purchase your ticket and instantly save $10 when you purchase your 2020 Stone Cutters Membership at the same time.

Tickets officially go on sale Monday 3rd February at all outlets (see below) and some will be available on the both the Monday & Tuesday during O Week at the Fed Uni (Mt Helen campus only).

Just remember that students are still encouraged to pre-purchase tickets at the Ballarat ticket locations listed below to ensure they will not miss out (limit of 750).



Event: 31st Annual 'Tour of Tradition'

Venue: All groups beginning at The Sporting Globe

Dress: No dress theme in 2020

Time:  Doors open at 5:)00pm, crawl starts at 7.30pm SHARP (ready to move on)

Early Drinks & Food Deal: $10 Beer Jugs and $12 Spirit Jugs, $1 Chicken Wings, $6 Pizza’s and $10 any main menu between 5 – 7pm.



Cost: $20 Pre Sold (with membership) $30 without.
Available: from Wednesday Feb 3, 2020
 - Celebrations Mt Clear & Alfredton Stores (prior to O Week).
 - On Campus Stone Cutters Marquee (Mt Helen only), Monday & Tuesday of O Week (only if tickets remain).


Note: Buy your 2020 Stonecutters Membership to receive discount entry to this event and all other late-night social events on the program.  They also include your 2020 Membership Key Ring, giving you access to crazy drink special at all Cutters events throughout the year.  Memberships will be on sale at Cellarbrations Mt Clear & Alfredton prior to O Week for only $20).

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