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Ask Prem a Question
If you would like to ask Prem a question during the events at Amaroo, you can send yours now.
For details CLICK HERE
Dayas Fine Dining
Have you always wanted to dine at Dayas Fine Dining but cant go for dinner? Would you like the to be in the draw for a front row seat at one of the events? Then visit the Dayas Fine Dining page for all the information about the special VIP Buffet Lunches!
Swagman this year will be situated in the adjoining Grey & Blue Campgrounds. Click for Map. Breakfast & Coffee Carts will be available in the Community Hub in Grey campground. Red campground will be used by employees of companies working at the event.
A new map of the Pavilion layout, showing all the SHOPS
Less than 3 weeks until Amaroo! – Time to starting thinking WHAT TO BRING
If you’re staying onsite you will receive an email shortly with your tent/cabin number and campground colour.
IMPORTANT INFO – Seat Allocation Rotation
Catering Manager Paul Shakespeare shares what’s in store for Amaroo!
JOIN US AND VOLUNTEER!
There are still opportunities to help host this Epic Event! – Fit and observant people needed for Health & Safety team – Well groomed, focussed hospitality staff needed – New Deluxe Campground requires Information Hub staff – Airport Bus Liaison/Meet and Greet…
Come and enjoy being part of Team Amaroo 2018! Click here for roles!
Whether you can give a few hours or take on a larger role, it makes a big difference and is essential to the success of the event.
Volunteers from the local community will be helping at the event and raising funds for their organisations. The Lions Club will be assisting in the car park as they have done for many years, and the local Firemen will be helping you with your luggage – getting it to your tents and cabins. Not to mention the Tent record breaking Rugby Team!
20 Aug – TENTS – They are back! The local Rugby boys made short work on Saturday of the Deluxe tents, finishing up before 3pm! Last Saturday they set up all pioneer Tents in 8 hours with half the beds inside – this must be a record! Thanks to this amazing Team and the new Tent Peg. We are a week ahead of schedule. Ted Stevens, Operations Manager
Registration Update – 20 August
81% of the Amphitheatre seating capacity is now filled.
Registered Guests – 3,332
More than 700 people from all around the globe registered in the first 2.5 hours!
Almost 1,500 people registered in just over 24 hours.
14 Aug – The Help Desk has responded to over 5,000 emails, with most being answered within 24 hours! Thank you Simon & Team.
RECYCLING – HOW YOU CAN HELP
This year Amaroo is taking more steps with its commitment to recycling!
You can imagine how much waste is generated everyday by 3,000+ people! To tackle this, a Brisbane based Waste Removal company which has a good recycling program has been contracted. Spent cooking oil will be collected and sold on to make Bio-diesel fuel, and food waste from the restaurants will be composted onsite to be used around the property. Read More HOW YOU CAN HELP
MAKE SURE TO BOOK YOUR BUSES!
If you did not book your bus when registering. Click here for instructions on how to modify your booking.
Airport Buses Take a bus directly to and from Amaroo. These Coaches do not stop at Hotels.
Amaroo Mid-Year Raffle 2018
Win one of four great cash prizes and support the work of Ivory’s Rock Foundation.
A big Aud$3000 first prize, Aud$1000 second prize and two Aud$500 third prizes. Click here for more details
ACCOMMODATION UPDATE – 20 August
Ensuite Cabins – sold out in less than 48 hours!
Standard Bunkhouses – fully booked.
There may be cancellations – check the registration website.
Motor Home Spaces – 79% filled.
Deluxe twin tents – 88% booked.
Deluxe Double tents – 54% booked.
Deluxe single – 48% booked.
Single Pioneer Tents – 75% booked.
Twin Pioneer Tents – 62% booked.
Swagman – 401 people
Favourable Exchange Rates
Twin Pioneer Tent: AUD$1,760 – USD $1,297 / EUR €1,113/ GBP £996
(per tent, 7 days. Each person pays GBP £498) Rates are approximate, as of 7 Aug.
If you are having difficulty adding another person when you book a share tent, or when you try to modify an exisiting booking, click here for instructions.
You will need a Smart Card to register. When you enter your Smart Card number do not enter the country code.
For example, only enter the last 6 letters and numbers AAA123 not AUAAA123 Do not enter spaces.
Smart Cards allow for easy access into events at Amaroo. If you’ve had your Smart Card for a long time, you should consider replacing it, especially if your photo is old or unrecognisable. Apply for a new card here
7 Aug – The Amphitheatre Big Screen has arrived!
Thanks to good work from team India and team Amaroo, the screen has arrived early! Carlos, Amaroo Production Manager
INTERNET PROJECT – 5 August
Good progress is being made with the internet upgrade! Fibre is being rolled out to Sandy Creek Campgrounds including Orange and the Ensuite Cabins! See photos below.
PROGRESS REPORT – New Ensuite Cabins
96 Air-conditioned Ensuite Cabins have been purchased, providing a new level of comfort and privacy for guests.
21 Aug Turf was laid this morning along the “Avenue.” Steps and landings are continuing for the others
3 August All the bedrooms are wired up but getting the power to the whole area has been hard. We got delayed ten days by underground obstacles. Similar with the water. Ten bedrooms have full water supply now, we start again on Monday. I think by Thursday we will have good results!
27 July – The last of the Cabins was hoisted onto the foundations at 11:08 this morning and is being welded down. The first bathroom became functional with all plumbing connected (but not electricity yet) at 2:00pm.
23 July – Big day today. Fourteen bunkhouses hoisted into position ready for electrics, plumbing and steps!
20 July – Five of the twenty-four buildings have been craned onto the foundation poles and plumbing and electricity connection started. We lost a week because of a crane shortage but we are back on track now.
6 July – Most of the trenches are now filled in. Next week the foundation poles go in, then the cabins are lifted in & welded into place.
25 June – Work is underway to have all the cabins sited & plumbed.
Thank you to Chris Hamerton for the photos / updates – and the hard work!