Camping

The Oval – The John Powell Reserve 

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

Sessions around campfires go from morning to night, making 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). 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 – please be especially careful not to encroach upon it. Please do not park on or otherwise obstruct vehicle thoroughfares to allow for emergency vehicle access at all times.

Vehicle access to the oval for campsite set-up is available from 8 am Thursday 19 September & the oval must be clear of all campers by 11am on Monday 23 September. This is the deal with have with the oval ‘committee of management’ and it is non negotiable!

Facilities

  • Toilets and showers at the amenities block (with disabled access).
  • Two extra mobile showers.
  • Portaloos in various locations.
  • NB There are no powered sites

Fires

  • Fires will be strictly controlled to comply with CFA and council requirements
  • They must be contained in a brazier and off the ground so as not to harm the grass
  • Campers who bring their own braziers / fire drums must agree to them being inspected by CFA volunteers and bring their own supplies of untreated and unpainted firewood/fuel
  • It is illegal to gather wood from the River Reserve.

Session marquees

Session marquees are provided at the oval entrance with tables and chairs and a portable toilet nearby. When choosing your campsite, please note marquee locations  and do not camp near them if you are sensitive to late-night noise!

The River Reserve – Free Camping

The River Reserve offers a more peaceful camping option by the Loddon River – see Guildford map for location. Especially suitable for larger caravans and liked by patrons who prefer to ‘get away from it all’.  Campers are welcome to use the toilet and shower facilities at the John Powell Reserve. Please note fires are not permitted at the reserve.

Big Tree Park – Free camping

Camping at Big Tree Park is limited to tents only. Located behind John Powell Reserve, the park has a toilet block and barbecue area. Campers are also welcome to use the toilet and shower facilities at the John Powell Reserve. Please note that fires are not permitted at the Big Tree Park

Dogs:

Please note that while dogs are allowed at campsites, they must remain on a lead at all times. Dogs are not permitted inside venues, including the hotel and beer garden.

Outside Guildford

Free camping is available at several locations nearby: