The Muster Site
Beautiful and normally peaceful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park provides the perfect setting for this quintessential Aussie event, with over 50 hectares of well maintained, planned camping facilities, plenty of hot showers and toilets, and a central entertainment precinct. Located 40-kilometres south-west of Gympie, it’s an easy drive 2-hours north of Brisbane, just 40-minutes from stunning Noosa and heritage listed Fraser Island. The 20-minute forest drive from Amamoor is easily accessible by all vehicle types, with several creek crossings easily negotiated… just watch for meandering cows!
The entertainment precinct itself boasts multiple on-site venues each hosting its own array of talent during the four-day festival. Main Stage is set within a natural amphitheatre under the forest canopy and the remaining venues are housed under large marquee structures to ensure you enjoy the entertainment whatever the weather.
General camping costs are included in your festival ticket (camping is only available for the duration of the purchased ticket).
The camping grounds are accessible by caravan, motorhome, bus and other large vehicles, although there are plenty of utes and swags to be seen!
For those with a creative edge, a number of campsite competitions offer an array of prizes for campsites judged the most unusual and innovative and/or environmentally friendly.
Disabled camping spots are limited so please give the office a call on 07 5482 2099. You will need to book your space through the office to secure your disabled camping space, there are limited spaces available.
There is no power or generators supplied to the disabled camping area. You can bring your own generator, but you CANNOT run your generator during the night.
Nashville Park Camping
Nashville Park is an area you can book on line. The Muster will rope off this area for you from the 31 July 2017. You will be able to camp in this spot anytime from the 31 July 2017 but please remember that you must be self-sufficient until the 23rd August 2017.
There are 2 size allocations available in this area, Large (9mtr x 15mtr) or Regular (9mtr x 12mtr). Only a limited number of campsites will be for sale. There is a limit of one car per campsite, extra cars can be parked in the day carpark. These sites DO NOT have power.
Power will be supplied via a generator. The powered sites are not fault-tolerant and are not designed or intended for use in connection with equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as direct life support machines, in which the failure of a product could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage. If you have a life support machine, other electricity-dependent medical device at your camp-site, or if you are concerned that the power to a particular device may be turned off you should supply your own power. The Gympie Music Muster will not be responsible for any power difficulties or any damage that occurs to your camp-site. The Muster assumes no responsibility including electrical damage. Patrons will need to provide their own extension cord (up to 30 metres in length, will be required, depending on the site position) to plug into the camping ground distribution board. All extension cords must be tested and tagged as per Electrical Testing Standard AS3760. Please ensure you bring the correct extension cords as Electrical Inspectors may cut electrical cords that are not up to standard.
Banjo’s Gold & Banjo’s
Each year in August, the forest at Amamoor becomes a satellite-city complete with a general store, great food located in dozens of take-away food outlets, phones, EFTPOS and other essential services.
This is to cater for the thousands of music fans who flock to the site to soak up the phenomenal atmosphere while enjoying the best music in the country with numerous venues at this hallmark Australian festival.
While most choose DIY camping, many opt to indulge themselves in “Banjos”, the Muster’s on-site accommodation facility.
Banjo’s Gold and Banjo’s, are part of the Gympie Music Muster, a project of the Gympie Apex Club and supported by several other not for profit organisations.
Camp in Comfort with Banjo's
Located along the banks of beautiful Amamoor Creek, within the Muster site, Banjo’s Gold tent Motel offers exclusive private tent accommodation. Your well-appointed cabin-style tent is ready for you when you arrive, your beds will be made, tents are spacious, fully floored with three fully screened large windows, full front door with awning complete with internal lighting, carpet and camp style beds with mattress, linen supplied – sheets, blanket/s doona/s, pillow/s, (byor towels and toiletries), table & chair/s outside your tent, Hospitality marquee, big cooked breakfast Friday to Monday morning, gluten free catered for, complimentary tea & coffee, canteen with light snacks/meals available for purchase, hot showers and toilets exclusive to Banjo’s Gold and Banjo’s guests. Courtesy bus for Banjo’s guests, runs 7am till midnight Thursday to Saturday night and Sunday 7am till 10pm, mobile device charging in hospitality marquee, powder & makeup room with lighting, power, mirrors, secure car parking on site, security presence onsite, secure armband entry, this area is fenced off from the general public. No generators, campfires or gas bbq’s. No campervans, camping vehicles allowed in this area. The tents do not have power.
Located with Banjo’s Gold the only difference is Banjo’s customers will need to bring their own linen, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, towels, camping chairs and personal requirements etc., You will receive, a well-appointed, spacious, fully floored cabin-style tent ready for your arrival, with three fully screened large windows, full front door with awning complete with internal lighting, carpet and camp style beds with a mattress, Hospitality marquee, big cooked breakfast Friday to Monday morning, gluten free catered for, complimentary tea & coffee, canteen with light snacks/meals available for purchase, hot showers and toilets exclusive to Banjo’s Gold and Banjo’s guests, courtesy bus for Banjo’s guests, runs 7am till midnight Thursday to Saturday night and Sunday 7am till 10pm, mobile device charging in hospitality marquee, powder & makeup room with lighting, power, mirrors, secure car parking on site, security presence onsite, secure armband entry, this area is fenced off from the general public. No generators, campfires or gas bbq’s. No campervans, camping vehicles allowed in this area. The tents do not have power.
Getting to Banjo’s, Banjo’s Gold
Upon arrival at the Muster main gate, patrons will need to show proof of purchase of their pre-purchased e-tickets 1x tent ticket and 1 x festival ticket, before continuing through the campgrounds to ‘Banjo’s Tent Motel’.
After being welcomed at the reception area, you will show your tent e-ticket only, you will be given a Banjo’s Gold or Banjo’s armband (tent motel campers will have 2 armbands 1 for tent accommodation and 1 for the festival), you will need to show your festival ticket at the ticket box to receive your festival armband. You will be escorted to your allocated tent. It’s then simply moves in and make yourself at home.
‘Banjos’ staff will be happy to assist with parking, the parking area is within the grounds adjacent to the facility. Unless leaving the site, patrons will find they will not need their vehicle for the duration of the event – the entertainment area is within easy walking distance to ‘Banjos Tent Motel’, courtesy bus is available for customers camping in Banjo’s Gold and Banjo’s.
Where are the campsites located?
General Camping is located at many different designated areas throughout the site. Some of the more popular sites are:
- Poulsen’s Flat and Poulsen’s overflow: their entry points are located on the left hand side of Amamoor Creek Road, following the entry to the Banjo’s Motel areas.
- Poulsen’s Hill is another very popular area for camping, and is located on the right hand side of Amamoor Creek Road, after you have passed the entrance to the Poulsen’s flat camping area.
- Slim Dusty Drive (Permanent Camp Ground): is the Premium Camp Site at the Muster located just a hop, skip, jump from the Muster gates, great for the elderly, people with wheelchairs or children. This is a very popular campsite and books out early, Please contact the office to book your site .
NOTE: To Patrons camping in this area – Due to Occupational Health and Safety Laws you are not permitted to drive your vehicle through the Muster site during the Muster’s operating hours. You will either need to make arrangements to move your vehicle during the hours of 3am – 7.30am, park your car in the day car park area, or leave your vehicle with your campsite.
When can I arrive to set up my camp site?
Your General Camping Muster ticket provides you with access to the General Camp grounds from midday the day before the first valid day of your ticket when you are able to set up your campsite.
Please note that you will only be able to access the Muster entertainment precinct on the day/s of your valid ticket.
Can I reserve a campsite location?
With many loyal patrons who call the Muster Site home in August each year, the Muster allows patrons to come to the Muster site early to choose and ‘rope-off’ their site and set-up camp early each year. The earliest time that people can enter the site in 2017 is Saturday, 29th July from 7:00am.
All patrons who wish to take advantage of our Rope-Off period, must purchase a Camping Permit/Rope-off permit via the event ticketing system. A copy of the purchased permit and a copy of your season or 3 day pass (black out your personal details) must be displayed on the campsites that are set up before the Muster begins.
Each rope off area should be sufficient for a vehicle and caravan or tent only. Excessive areas will be reduced. A limit of one car per camp site will be enforced. Extra cars will be able to park in the Day Parking area.
On a rope off area, you must place a tent or van on site. A tent needs to be a robust shelter that can be zipped or laced closed to prevent wind entering and lifting or collapsing it. An open tarp is not adequate.
Surrounding your camping structure, boundary areas may be demarcated by the placement of rope or tape on the boundary. This must be safely and securely affixed to the ground.
The holder of the “roped off” area is responsible for all property associated with the reserved area and for maintaining their area.
Remember – you are not the only person coming to the Muster. Don’t take more than your allotted space, there is enough room for all Muster goers to camp in the camp grounds, make sure you share.
Do you need to Rope Off?
If you would like to see the Muster site and choose a camping space before every man and his ute arrives (literally), you can grab your rope off permit from our website or over the phone. Only if you have purchased a valid season or 3 day Muster ticket, before you can purchase a rope off permit.
NOTE: You don’t have to rope off a site to come to the Muster – your Muster ticket provides you with access to the camp ground from midday the day before your Muster ticket starts from (ie: if you have purchased a 4 day ticket, you can arrive from midday Wednesday to set up your camp and you can access the Muster from when gates open on Thursday). You only need to obtain a rope off permit if you intend to mark out your site prior to the Muster event starting.
When does the site open for Rope Offs what are the options available?
The earliest you can arrive at the Muster site to rope off is: 29th of July 2017
All rope off options are paid per campsite (not per person).
- 4 Week Camping Permit/Rope Off Permit Holders: Saturday, 29th July 2017 $196.00 (Gates Open at 7:00am)
- 3 Week Camping Permit/Rope-Off Permit Holders: Saturday, 5th August 2017 $146.00 (Gates will be open)
- 2 Week Camping Permit/Rope Off Permit Holders: Saturday, 12th August 2017 $96.00 (Gates will be open)
- 1 Week Camping Permit/Rope off Permit Holders: Saturday, 19th August 2017 $56.00 (Gates will be open)
Camp Wardens will be on-site to direct campers and provide information if necessary. Please respect these times and respect our volunteers so that everyone is a happy camper!
Each Rope Off Area/Size is as follows:
- 8m x 8m tent, ute etc.
- 10m x 10m Caravan, Camper Trailer with up to 6 people on that site.
How many Rope Off Permits do I need?
You only need to purchase 1 Rope Off permit per campsite which is either of the above as long as your caravan or tents fit on that site or you will need to purchase 2 sites etc.
You need to display a copy of your permit and a copy of your season or 3 day pass on your roped off camp site and Camping Marshals will be checking sites on a daily basis. (Black out your personal details on the tickets), leaving your name and barcode visible.
Don’t want to camp?
We have plenty of local Motels to accommodate you during festival time.
Gympie Muster Inn 07 5482 8666
Mary River Motor Inn 07 5482 9977
Nation Wide Motel 07 5482 5777
Fox Glenn Motor Inn 07 5482 3199
Shady Rest Motel 07 5482 1999
Great Eastern Motor Inn 07 5482 7288
Victory Hotel Motel 07 5482 1503
Honey Bee Farm – Kandanga
Phil Browne on 0418 758 456 or 07 5484 3550
Mary Valley Views – Imbil 07 5488 6740 or 0409 007 341
The Royal HotelThe Royal Hotel 07 5482 1144
Gunabul Homestead Self Contained Cottages 07 5483 7676
The Empire Hotel 07 5481 2882
Golden Gate Motel 07 5483 6066
Amamoor Lodge 07 5484 3500
Lagoon Pocket B&B 07 5483 2112
Araluen Retreat 07 5483 0000
Noosa Hinterland Blueberry Cottages
07 5485 2354 or 0410 571 459
Tranquil Views Yandina Bed & Breakfast 0404 022 211
Garapine – Amamoor 0484 344 770