This team portal is a starting point to assist with your team’s preparations for the MERC. Here you will find information on key dates and essential documents to support your participation in the competition.

Your involvement is integral to the success of this event and we sincerely thank you for your support. The MERC provides world class emergency rescue training and skill building opportunities for volunteer mines rescue teams and 2022 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 their ongoing support.

If you have any queries, please contact Suz George on 08 9443 3468 or

Kind regards,
MERC Committee

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    Charity Partner

    We are encouraging teams to actively fundraise for the Blue Tree Project, before and during the MERC. Host a fundraising event or activity at your workplace to raise funds and awareness of Blue Tree Project’s mission to help spark difficult conversations and encourage people to speak up when battling mental health concerns.

    Whether it’s a morning tea, BBQ lunch or Friday social there are loads of ideas to suit your workplace to help make your fundraising a success!

    MERC will use your team photo to set up your Team page on the MERC Community Impact Portal with Benevity.

    Blue Tree Project Fundraising Ideas

    Benevity Community Impact Portal

    Competition Policies

    Special Offers

    Pre-Competition Key Dates

    Step 1 – Company & Team Information
    » Visit the link to provide information on your company and team including:

    • Certificate of Currency – Public Liability
    • Certificate of Currency – Workers Compensation
    • Marketing Manager name and contact details
    • Company and ERT logo
    • Individual or Team Bio and Photos
    • Official Team Photo for use in the Competition Program and at the Awards Ceremony

    Deadline: 19 August 2022

    Step One – Company & Team Information

    Step Two – Merchandise

    • Each team is eligible for eight complimentary short sleeve polo shirts plus eight, wide brimmed hats or caps.
    • Polo shirts are available in ladies, mens and children’s sizes, further sizing information can be found by clicking the links.
    • View the online order instructions here.
    • Additional shirts, including a long sleeved polo shirt can be purchased ($35 each) by credit card via the link or via a PO sent to
    • Additional hats are not available for purchase.
    • Use the promotional code MERCTEAM when ordering your MERC team merchandise.

    Deadline: 28 September 2022

    Order Merchandise

    Step Three – Event Tickets

    Welcome Sundowner

    • Each team receives eight complimentary tickets to attend the Welcome Sundowner. There are no additional tickets available to purchase and tickets must be ordered via the link.

    Awards Ceremony

    • Please order your eight complimentary team tickets to the Awards Ceremony via the link.
    • If you prefer, please complete and return this template to Suz George by email to
    • Limited tickets are available to purchase to attend the Awards Ceremony, for $190 per person.
    • Please forward this link to your guests to purchase their own tickets. Add the names of any additional guests, to the template to assist with the seating plan.

    View the online order instructions here.

    Deadline: 21 October 2022

    Welcome Sundowner
    Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
    Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
    Venue: The Camfield Hall & Garden
    Dress: Smart Casual

    Awards Ceremony
    Date: Sunday, 27 November 2022
    Time: 6.30 pre-dinner drinks
    7.30pm official proceedings
    Venue: Crown Perth
    Dress: Black Tie

    Book Tickets

    Step Four – Final Team Details

    » Follow the link to upload the signed Individual Team Member Disclaimer and Indemnity statement and notify us of any dietary requirements of each of your team members.

    Deadline: 4 November 2022

    Step Four – Final Team Details

    Scenarios & Skills Sessions

    The MERC is comprised of seven scenarios that are set up to simulate a real emergency and each scenario should be treated as such. The scenarios that are assessed include first aid, HAZMAT, confined space, fire fighting, vertical rescue, road crash rescue, ERT and hazard and risk.

    Team Composition & Staging
    The overall team consists of seven team members and a team manager. Each event will only require six team members, with the seventh member (reserve) observing. The competing team consists of six team members who are to muster at the event start point as a team prepared to respond to an emergency. This will mean dressed in appropriate PPE with the required equipment, except for that which is supplied at the event.

    Skill Stations
    MERC will be holding skill stations as compulsory attendance training modules of the competition. These skill stations will be factored into each team’s timetable over the weekend. Teams will be notified if specific PPE is required.

    Please note that each team is required to supply their own equipment for each of the seven events. If your team is unable to supply equipment, please advise the MERC Committee via email to before 23 September.

    PPE & Equipment Lists

    Please ensure all PPE and equipment is in date, and meets Australian Standards, as it will be audited at MERC for compliance.

    Standards & Guidelines
    The MERC uses standards equal to those set by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy Mines Rescue Committee and the Emergency management for Western Australian mines – Code of Practice.
    Please refer to the MERC Competition Guidelines document.

    PPE & Equipment Lists


    Please see below for an overview of the weekend program; a full comprehensive program is now available to download.


    25 November 2022
    » Team managers and captains briefing
    » Access to grounds to set up designate team area
    » Welcome Sundowner at The Camfield
    26 November 2022
    » Event team briefings
    » Teams will participate in scenarios and skills sessions
    » Event open to the public
    27 November 2022
    » Teams participate in scenarios and skills sessions
    » Event is open to the public
    » Demobilisation Plan
    » Awards Ceremony at Crown Perth
    Full Schedule

    At the Competition

    Each team will be allocated:

    • 10m x 10m area on the grounds
    • 3m x 3m marquee
    • 1x tear-drop banner with team name and logo

    Additional team banners and mascots are welcome within the allocated team bay.
    Equipment trailers can be parked adjacent to the team tent for the duration of the event.

    Teams are requested to provide the following:

    • Esky
    • Additional bottled water as required
    • Chairs (a limited number of chairs will be available, it is preferred teams provide their own)
    • Sunscreen
    • Snacks
    • Rubbish bags

    MERC would not proceed without the support of the City of Perth and we would appreciate you acknowledging this by respecting the park and grounds. Star pickets are not to be used at Langley Park.

    Teams are responsible for keeping their marquee free from rubbish. Bins will be located around the competition grounds.

    Security will be on-site, out of competition hours, however it is recommended any equipment or valuables removed from the grounds.

    Please note that in the interest of safety, participants and spectators are not permitted on the competition apparatus before or after the conclusion of daily events.

    All team members (eight) will be provided with lunch on Saturday and Sunday of the Competition.

    Hot beverages, snacks, soft drinks and bottled water will be available for purchase, from onsite food vendors.

    Please note that there will be recycling bins on the grounds. Any funds raised from recycling of bottles will be donated to the Blue Tree Project.

    • Teams will have allocated parking for equipment trailers only.
    • All other vehicles will need to be parked in the City of Perth car park located across from the grounds.
    • Parking on the competition grounds is strictly prohibited and parking infringements will be issued to offending vehicles.
    • The grounds will be fully fenced, with access only from the main entrance gate on Plain Street.
    • Limited street parking bays are available on Terrace Road.
    • The closest City of Perth carpark is located on Plain Street.
    • Please note there is a cost associated with parking in the CBD.

    For more information visit City of Perth Parking.

    MERC is a free event, open to the public.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend the competition and observe events. Observers must stay behind the fenced areas and under no circumstances enter the secure scenario areas.  Please inform family and friends of these regulations.

    MERC will have an interactive display area, a mini expo and a dedicated kids’ area.

    Please advise family and friends to come dressed for the outdoor event with hats, sunscreen and sunglasses. Scenarios will have stadium type seating available for watching the action.