G’day and welcome


We thank Patrick Jones for allowing us to use his video (above) that so perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the Guildford Banjo Jamboree.

The 15th Guildford Banjo Jamboree is set for the weekend of 21-23 September 2018.

Jeanette Gillespie has retired as Chair of the Jambo Organising Committee. Reflecting her massive contribution over the years, it has taken two people to replace her – our new coordinators are Liz Monty and Peter Mitchell.

Jeanette will continue to coordinate the program, performers and MCs, and for the first time in seven years will hopefully have time to fully enjoy the jamboree.

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


The Organising Committee has voted to make some changes:

  • This year we are introducing a camping fee of $15 per vehicle for the John Powell Reserve Oval and the River Reserve, regardless of length of stay. Camping is free for ticket holders at the Big Tree Reserve but restricted to tents only. Further information is provided in the Accommodation tab.
  • Ticket prices remain the same as last year. Please note individual workshop tickets are no longer available.
  • Camping is not permitted on Tuesday or Wednesday night. If you wish to arrive on Wednesday in order to volunteer for set up on Thursday please let us know and we will find a spot on private property for you.


Liz Monty
0417 544 835

Peter Mitchell
0408 521 592


Latest news

From the Programmer

Applications have closed for performance and workshop spots at this year’s Jamboree. Thanks to all those who have applied/agreed to be part of another great Jamboree. Details of performers/workshop presenters and program will be on the Programming link soon.