Thanks for playing Outbreak Melbourne!

A huge thank you to everyone who played Zedtown: Outbreak Melbourne!

This was our first game in Melbourne and with 250 players taking control of the University of Melbourne I’m sure we’ll be back next year.

We saw lots of players with cameras and GoPros running around on the day – if you’ve taken any footage, we’d love to see it and put it here. Contact us (you can also share galleries to our Facebook page) and show us what you got!

If you’re keen to test your survival skills one more time in a brand-new environment, don’t forget we have another Melbourne game on April 9 at Monash University Clayton. ZEDTOWN: THE DEADLANDS will be played across our largest game map ever so gear up and get ready! You can buy tickets at Eventbrite.

In the meantime, have feedback and suggestions for Zedtown: Outbreak Melbourne? We’d love to hear them. Fill in our feedback form below.

See you soon!


Melb Uni Final Briefing

Rules for Zedtown: Outbreak Melbourne will be given out on the day as a small handbook.

Just a precious few sleeps until Zedtown: Outbreak Melbourne. Here’s everything you need to know and bring on Sunday – all the better to play your part as the world burns.


At the bare minimum, you’ll need to bring the following:

  • Some kind of foam dart blaster, or some rolled-up socks.
  • A good pair of running shoes.

We recommend you bring the following to fully enjoy Zedtown:

  • Water and snacks to help last out the day.
  • A smartphone to access our dedicated web app. A battery extender is also a good idea. More on the app below.
  • Extra ammo for your blaster. We provide some ammo drops, and there’s often lots to scavenge but preparation aids survival!
  • Costumes are fun! Have a thought about how you’d like to dress for the quarantine zone. There are prizes for best costumes!
  • Anything else you think would be fun! We’ve had people bring extra zombie make-up, secondary zombie costumes, walkie talkies, automated turret blasters, banners for forts. Use your imagination!


Please stay within the playable game zone at all times. Registration and induction will take place in front of Union House.

(Please note, faction strongholds are not listed on the map. This is intentional. We’ll be pushing the location of individual strongholds to each faction member via our web app when the game begins. It’s up to you to find the others!)


St Johns Ambulance is on site and will be set up next at the Zombie Hub at Union House.

(Also, this is a good time to remember that part of the terms of our ticket sales is that we all play at our own risk, so try not to do something crazy that will get yourself hurt!)


Our players are generally so good at cleaning up after themselves, please keep it up. Trashing the uni is going to be one of the quickest ways we get kicked off campus and we have to stop holding these events.


We’ve spoken about this at length on the blog, in the rules and on Facebook but as a final remember performance-enhancing modifications are not allowed at Zedtown. Only purely cosmetic non-mechanical/non-internal mods are allowed. If you’re concerned your blaster may not pass this ruleset talk to a mod and bring a stock out-of-box blaster as a backup. Click for more information.

Zedtown: Outbreak Melbourne

Australia’s largest zombie nerf war has made it to Melbourne.

Please make your way to the Quarantine Zone at Melbourne University. Arm yourself with a foam dart blaster, smartphone and whatever you need to survive the zombie apocalypse. Follow all instructions from CDCP officials promptly and prepare for the end of the world.

Do not be alarmed. You will be safe. We are here to protect you.

ZEDTOWN: OUTBREAK MELBOURNE is the largest real-world zombie survival game to be held in Australia. Shoot darts at zombies, tag humans, undertake missions and tell your own story.

700 players will be granted safe entry into the Quarantine Zone. Whether you make it out or not is up to you.

Find out more about Zedtown: Outbreak Melbourne.