Welcome! 👋 This sponsor portal is a starting point to assist with your organisation’s preparations for the MERC. Here you will find information on key dates and essential information to support your sponsorship of the event.

The MERC provides world class emergency rescue training and skill building opportunities for volunteer mines rescue teams and 2023 marks it’s twelfth year!

The role of our sponsors can not be underestimated in the success of the MERC and we acknowledge and thank our network of sponsors for your ongoing support.

If you have any queries, please contact Sue-Ellen Shaw at Partner&Prosper on 08 9443 3468 or sponsors@themerc.com.au.

Kind regards,
MERC Committee

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    Key Dates

    Step One – Marketing Assets – 4 August 2023

    This section is all about activating your sponsorship via the MERC website and social channels.

    We have an online form for you to check your logo and the link to your website, to make sure we’ve acknowledged your sponsorship and brand correctly.

    Please note, your logo will be used on other mediums, e.g. program, flip book, etc.

    If you’re a Platinum or Gold sponsor, we also ask you to provide us with some approved content for the MERC socials, a video or a photo, with some text! Help us to get your name out there!

    DEADLINE – Friday 4th August 2023

    Step One – Marketing Assets

    Step Two – Competition Site Logistics
    Confirm your marquee requirements and site location at the Competition
    » Follow the link to nominate your organisation’s marquee requirements along with your preferred marquee location at the Competition.
    2 September 2023

    Step Two – Competition Site Logistics

    Step Three – Merchandise

    • Each sponsor is eligible to order a complimentary short sleeved polo shirt plus a either a wide brimmed hat or cap, according to your sponsorship level. Please see the table below for your entitlements and sponsor code.
    • Visit the Eventbrite link to order your merchandise.
    • View the online order instructions here.
    • Polo shirts are available in ladies, mens and childrens sizes, further sizing information can be found by clicking the links.
    • Additional polo shirts, including a long sleeved polo shirt can be purchased ($35 each), by credit card via the link.
    • You can opt for either a wide brimmed hat or a cap. Additional hats are not available for purchase.

    Deadline: 28 September 2023

    Step Three – Order Merchandise
    Sponsorship Level Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Merch
    Merchandise entitlements
    (Polo shirt plus a hat or cap)
    Five each Six  each Four each Two each Two each

    Step Four – Advertising
    Download the advertising specifications.
    Here is the Sponsor Flip Book from last year.

    » Follow the advertising link to upload your artwork.
    Sponsors Flip Book (A4, digital)
    Deadline: 14 September 2023

    Competition Program (A5, printed) (Platinum and Gold Sponsor)
    Deadline: 7 October 2023

    Step Four – Advertising

    Step Five – Event Tickets

    • Each sponsor is entitled to a number of complimentary tickets to the Welcome Sundowner and Awards Ceremony, according to your sponsorship level. Please see the table below for your entitlements and sponsor code.
    • View the online order instructions here.
    • All event tickets must be booked online via the link.
    • Limited additional tickets are available to purchase to attend the Awards Ceremony, for $190 per person.
    • If you haven’t provided details of your guests attending the Awards Ceremony please complete and retuning this excel template to Suz George via sponsors@themerc.com.au.

    Deadline: 21 October 2022

    Sponsorship Level Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Merch
    Welcome Sundowner Ten tickets Six tickets Four tickets Two tickets Two tickets
    Awards Ceremony Ten tickets Six tickets Four tickets Two tickets Two tickets

    Welcome Sundowner
    Date: TBC
    Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
    Venue: The Camfield Hall & Garden
    Dress: Smart Casual

    Awards Ceremony
    Date: TBC
    Time: 6.30 pre-dinner drinks,
    7.30pm official proceedings
    Venue: Crown Perth
    Dress: Black Tie

    Step Five – Book Event Tickets Now

    Step Six – Award Ceremony

    Please follow the link to provide details of the person who will be assisting present the trophies on stage at the Awards Ceremony.

    Deadline: 4 November 2023

    Step Six – Award Ceremony
    Award Category Sponsor
    Confined Space Scenario Bundara West and Gastech
    Emergency Response Team Readiness Scenario Synergy
    Firefighting & Breathing Apparatus Scenario Stewart & Heaton Clothing and Global Fire Solutions
    First Aid Scenario Parabellum International and Zoll
    Hazardous Materials Scenario SETS Enterprise and Raw Hire
    Road Crash Rescue Scenario Fire Rescue Safety Australia
    Vertical Rescue Scenario Ferno and Riklan Emergency Management Services
    Best Medic Baseline Onsite and Health Watch Clinics
    Best Captain CMM and Mediscreen


    Award Category Sponsor
    Overall BA Skills Dräger and Volkswagen Group Australia
    Overall First Aid Skills Fire and Safety Australia
    Overall Team Safety 4 Giants Group and Thorzt
    Overall First Place WorkSafe Mines Safety
    Overall Second Place ISH24 Safety & Rescue
    Overall Third Place Core HS and Pac Fire
    Outstanding Volunteer Red Earth Health Solutions and Paull and Warner Resources
    Team Spirit Award (Chewie) The MERC Committee

    Step Seven – Attending MERC

    » If you are having a stand at the MERC over the Competition weekend, please follow the link to provide the the following information:

    Public Liability Certificate of Currency;
    List the staff who will be manning your sponsor display;

    Provide signed Disclaimer and Indemnity Statements for all staff manning your sponsor display. PDF | Word

    Deadline: 4 November 2023

    » Logistics Information


    Step Seven – Attending MERC


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    A full comprehensive program is now available to download.

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