Open Family Retreat

Monday 17 April – Wednesday 19 April

Working With Children Check

We are required to ask all adults attending overnight to have a Working With Children Check.

Every adult coming will need to apply for one before booking. If you do not already have a current Working With Children Check, you will need to fill in an online application and visit a Service NSW location to show them your identification.

This must be done before booking. After we have received your booking will ask you to send us your application number. If this is not provided, your booking will be cancelled and deposits are not refundable.

The check must be complete before the start of the retreat.

Going Forth

Vijayaloka is a meat, smoke, drug and alcohol free retreat centre. Please do not bring any meat, fish, alcohol or drugs. If you need to smoke, please do so well away from the retreat centre.

Your Welfare & Safety

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable time on retreat with us.

If you or your children coming on the retreat have any physical, emotional or mental health difficulties that may affect your participation in the retreat, please contact us before you book so that we can make sure we will be able to accomodate you in the best way.

Please also let us know if you or your children coming on the retreat have any dietary requirements other than requiring plant-based food (all food at Vijayaloka is plant-based) or an allergy to gluten, nuts, garlic and/or onions (options for these are available on the booking form).

COVID Safety

We are taking precautions to reduce the risk of COVID transmissions in line with Government recommendations, but being on retreat means you will be in close contact with the same group of people: preparing food and eating together, meditating in an enclosed space, and sharing dorm rooms.

Please do not book or come on retreat if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, have been in any of the recent case locations listed on NSW Government's website, or have been in contact with anyone who has or may have COVID. We will offer a full refund, waiving our usual cancellation policy if any of these apply.

For more information see our COVID-Safe policy

Cancellation Policy

Our retreats often book out. The booking cost includes a non-refundable* deposit of $30 per person (for both adults and children). If you need to cancel your booking, the remaining amount can be transferred or refunded. If you cancel with at least 48 hours notice the deposit can also be transferred onto any other upcoming retreat.

* Does not apply if you develop COVID symptoms, have been in a recent COVID case location, or have been in contact with anyone who has or may have COVID since booking. In this situation, please contact us and we will provide a full refund or transfer.