Campers on oval

Camping is not available on the Tuesday or Wednesday nights. The John Powell Reserve Oval, the Big Tree Park and the River Reserve are not public camping areas – they are managed by different bodies and the Jamboree must apply for permission to use them.

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. General camping will then be available from 8am Thursday for volunteers, and from lunchtime Thursday for all other visitors. There are no powered sites. If you require power for medical reasons, contact us and we may be able to accommodate you in a private driveway nearby with power access.

Please look for and observe the signs in all camping areas and observe any other instructions or markings.

Maps to all venues will be available on arrival – from volunteers, and from the store, the post office and the Hotel. A map will also be found in the printed programme.


As a result of Public Liability Insurance constraints and in the interest of public safety, that while they are welcome in the town of Guildford, dogs are not permitted in any venue, including the hotel beer garden) during programmed events. Dogs must be restrained in camping and all other public areas. We hope that this will not cause any offence to Jamboree patrons and ask for their understanding.


A private block will be set aside as our emergency camping evacuation area – no general camping (see map).
The general emergency gathering area in the event of fire of other threat is on the asphalt area in front of the general store along to the fire station.

The Oval

CAMPING on the John Powell Reserve Oval is only available for wrist-banded ticket holders (including performers and volunteers). Other camping areas available will be Big Tree Park and the River Reserve. ** Our oval, the John Powell Reserve, has the special distinction of having one of the only turf cricket pitches left in Victoria. This area will be roped off and you are asked to be especially careful not to encroach upon it.

Session marquees will again be set up on the oval, with gas heaters, tables and chairs and a portable toilet nearby. When you are setting up camp, please note where these are and do not camp near them if you are sensitive to late-night noise!

There is a necessity to provide a ‘thoroughfare’ for Emergency Vehicles on the oval. Please do not set up camps on this thoroughfare.

Oval Facilities

  • Toilets and showers at the amenities block (with disabled access).
  • Portaloos dotted around

Fires are permitted on the Oval as follows

  • Fires on the Oval will be strictly controlled to comply with CFA and council requirements.
  • They must be contained and on stands which are not going to be harmful to the grass.
  • Campers bringing fire drums/burners must agree to them being inspected by CFA volunteers.
  • Patrons who bring drums are advised to bring their own supplies of untreated and unpainted firewood/fuel.
  • It is illegal to gather wood from the River Reserve.

The River Reserve

By the Loddon River – see town map. Available for camping for wristband holders only. Portable toilets but no other facilities or lighting. Facilities on the oval may be used by campers. No fires permitted.

Big Tree Park

Behind the oval, accessed from Ballarat Street – see town map. Available for camping for wristband holders only. Has a toilet block and barbecue area. No vehicles or fires permitted.

Other (out of Guildford)

Free camping is also available at nearby Mount Franklin crater, Vaughan SpringsChokem Flat and Warburtons Bridge.

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