Camping is available at one of three locations

The Oval

The Banjo Jamboree is fortunate to have the use of The John Powell Reserve for use as a camping ground during the Jamboree weekend.

The sessions around campfires, that go from morning to the night, make for a wonderful atmosphere. We are extremely fortunate that The John Powell Committee allow us to have approved brazier fires on their hallowed oval (see below for rules regarding brazier fires on The Oval). We therefore implore you to treat this facility with respect and not do anything that might jeopardize our use of it in the future.

The central turf wicket will be roped off and you are asked to be especially careful not to encroach upon it and please do not venture in your car off the thorough fare tracks, these have been purposefully laid out to allow Emergency Vehicle access.

Accesses to the oval to set up camp site will be:-

Thursday      8am-8pm

Friday             10am-10pm

Saturday        10am-07pm


Camping Fee $15 per site regardless of length of stay.

When you arrive you will be permitted to move onto the Oval and set up your camp but then you must visit reception and pay the camping fee. You will be issued with a sticker to display on your car. If you have paid your camping fee online you will be issued with a sticker at reception

The Jamboree has contracted to provide security between 10 pm each night until 8 am in the morning but it is also important for you to be vigilant e.g. locking instruments, alcohol and valuables in your car.

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!

Facilities at The Oval

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

Please note the rules regarding fires on the Oval:

  • Fires will be strictly controlled to comply with CFA and council requirements.
  • They must be contained in a brazier and off the ground so that the fire will not be harmful to the grass.
  • Campers bringing fire drums/burners must agree to them being inspected by CFA volunteers.
  • Patrons who bring braziers 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. Suitable for caravans and tents, especially liked by patrons who prefer to ‘get away from it all.’ Portable toilets but no other facilities or lighting. No fires permitted. Camping Fee $15 regardless of length of stay. Patrons may use the toilet & shower facilities at The Oval.

Big Tree Park

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

Other (out of Guildford)

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

BnB’s, Motels, Caravan Parks

The Guildford Family Hotel does not offer accommodation.

There are several BnB’s & Airbnb’s in the local area