G’day and Welcome


The 15th Guildford Banjo Jamboree is set for the weekend

21-23 September 2018

Jeanette Gillespie has retired as Chair of the Jambo Organising Committee, her contribution has been massive and it has taken two people to replace her, Liz Monty and Peter Mitchell are the new Coordinators.

Jeanette will continue to handle Performers, MCs and the Programme and for the first time in seven years she will hopefully have time to fully enjoy the Jamboree.

The Organising Committee have voted to make some changes:

  • This year, instead of a donation the fee for camping on the John Powell Reserve Oval & The River Reserve there will be $15 fee per site, regardless of length of stay. Camping will be free at The Big Tree Reserve but it is restricted to tents. Click the tab above for full details of camping and accommodation.


  • We have instigated online ticket sales through TryBooking that will hopefully save you time standing in queues at Registration. Click Ticketing tab.


  • Ticket prices have remained the same as last year but please note that there will not be a separate ticket available just for the workshops.


  • Camping is notavailable on the Tuesday or Wednesday nights. If you wish to arrive on the Wednesday night in order to volunteer your services for the set-up on Thursday, please let us know and we will find a spot on private property for you.


Some things haven’t changed, Gael Shannon is still the smiling face of our Volunteers, be sure to register if you would like to join her merry band of volunteers.


We thank Patrick Jones for allowing us to use his video that encapsulates the spirit of The Guildford Banjo Jamboree.

Liz Monty
0417 544 835

Peter Mitchell
0408 521 592