Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club sponsorship of the 2018 Blessing of the Fleet Parade

Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo Club Blessing of the Fleet ParadeFor the 8th year in a row The Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club is pleased to be involved with the Blessing of the Fleet festival, for the 2018 Festival by an increased commitment of $10,000 with a platinum sponsorship.

So don’t miss Ulladulla’s spectacular annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival on Easter Sunday 1 April 2018, one of the biggest festivals on the South Coast.

There will be a myriad of colour for the Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo Club Blessing of the Fleet Parade starts off the day with the wonderful and imaginative floats with the festival’s princesses and their partners.

The Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo Club Blessing of the Fleet Parade is led by St Peter the patron saint of the Fishing Fleet following by the float of the winning Festival princess and her partner.

Picture and video 15 December 2017: Presentation by  Milton Ulladulla Ex Servo Club Secretary Manager Daryl Bozicevic to the Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival committee members Phil Brown and Leonie Smith.

Milton Ulladulla Ex Servos Club
212-222 Princes Highway Ulladulla
Phone : 02 4455 1444
Email: ulladulla exservos club

The Milton Ulladulla ExServos Club is the premiere club in the Milton Ulladulla region. An award winning club, it provides first class club facilities and services, in a safe, family-friendly environment. Situated on the Princes Highway in Ulladulla, the club is the only one in the area that is open to midnight, 7 days a week.  

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2018 Festival Princess information

Casey DorrellBlessing of the Fleet Festival 2018 Princess to be eligible you must be:

  • Going into year 10 in 2018.
  • Resident in the area between Bawley Point and south of Sussex Inlet, and/or
  • Attending one of the schools: Ulladulla High, Nowra Anglican College or St John’s Catholic


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Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Parade

Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Parade

Due to Covid19 Health regulations, the 2020 Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Parade and Festival were cancelled.

The Blessing of the Fleet committee will be examining options for 2021.

Let’s hope for further easing of restrictions on group gatherings.








The Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Parade commences from the Rotary Park and continues along the Princes Hwy, turning into South St, then Burrill St and finishing up at the Ulladulla harbour wharf.

Commencing at 11:20 am, The Blessing of the Fleet Parade is a highlight of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival.

A 64 year old tradition, the Parade never disappoints, with myriads of colourful and exciting floats, all vying for First, Second and Third place.

The Festival and the Princesses showcase the most wonderful imaginative floats, making it one of the largest Street Parades in New South Wales.

Lead by the local Italian community and the Festival Princess, the Parade is the annual pilgrimage to Ulladulla harbour for the traditional blessing ceremony under the watchful eye of St Peter, the Patron Saint of the Fishermen.

Each Easter Sunday, thousands flock to see the Parade, the Blessing Ceremony, enjoy the entertainment and activities around the harbour and then marvel at the fireworks display in the evening over Ulladulla Harbour.


The Easter weekend is a time when Ulladulla comes alive to celebrate one of the biggest festivals on the South Coast. It is a time when the family can enjoy a relaxing break from every day life as well as enjoy the celebrations that see people coming back year after year, making it a family tradition for many.




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Standards for Floats

Standards for Floats

Festival ParadeGeneral Conditions for Vehicles:

  • Maximum length 19m, max height 4.5m, max width 3.5m
  • All floats must be roadworthy and registered with RMS NSW.
  • Vehicle Registration is to be submitted by the 2nd week of Ball rehearsal, Photocopies are acceptable.
  • The vehicle for a float may be a trailer, truck or utility (ute), but not a car.
  • Vehicles travelling to and from the parade must have:
    clear vision through front windscreen & mirrors;
    Blinkers, number plates & brake lights visible to all road traffic.

Your Float in the Parade:

  • The float must be decorated according to the theme you have nominated & will include advertising of your sponsor but will not just advertise your sponsor.
  • Register your float theme with the committee early to avoid disappointment.
  • Each float will have Two (2) Marshals. Marshals must be over 18yrs of age and will walk beside float. Name & contact No of the Marshals must be submitted by email.
  • Each Princess must provide a written commentary, even if you are sharing. Commentary & Marshal details must be emailed to dee.fors@gmail.comFish out of water
  • If the commentary is not satisfactory you will be asked to revise or add more details.
  • No persons are to be seated on the edge of the vehicle/tray.
  • No children under 12 years of age shall be permitted on the float.
  • No member of your float group is to walk ahead of the float.
  • No items are to be thrown into the crowd from the float.

Criteria for Judging; The judges will present awards for:

  • Best Decorated Float
  • 2nd Best Decorated Float and
  • Two highly commended floats.
  • To qualify for best decorated float: all of the vehicle must be covered, including the cabin. The judge’s decision is final.

Assembling for The Parade:

  • All floats will be issued with a number (not your dance order) and will park in the matching numbered space at the assembly area.
  • Priscilla floatThe first three floats will be the Princess of the Fleet followed by the runner-up & then the 2nd runners-up, all other floats will follow in number order.
  • The Assembly area is Crescent Street Ulladulla. Floats are to be assembled by 9.30am. Enter Crescent Street from the northern end of Burrill St North only. It is dangerous and difficult if you enter from the southern end
  • Judging will commence with a walk/drive through the Assembly area, by the judges & will be completed later during the parade.
  • The Parade of Floats will commence at approximately 11.00am.
  • The Parade will depart from Crescent Street and terminate on the Ulladulla Wharf at approx 12.noon.

After the Parade

  • At the conclusion of the Parade all Princesses and Partners are to assemble at the Lower Stage adjacent to the harbour foreshore for announcement of winning floats and the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.
  • Before float vehicles are driven away following the conclusion of the parade, they must be made safe by removing decorations from the windscreen, blinkers, number plates & brake lights. Failure to do this may result in an infringement notice being issued by police.
  • Always put Safety First.

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Hints and Tips

  • Consider: repurpose, recycle & reuse for your float material.
  • Hand in the information requested completed and on time.
  • Committee members are available for guidance on Blessing of the Fleet matters.
  • Blessing of the Fleet can be hard work but the outcomes are rewarding.
  • Have fun!

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