This volunteer portal is a starting point to assist with preparations for your volunteer role at the MERC. Volunteers are the backbone of our event and we simply couldn’t do it without you.

We are currently matching our volunteers to the many and varied roles we have at MERC – it’s a tough job! Every effort is made to fulfil your preference and we will be in touch with you via email to confirm your role.

Once you have been allocated a role, your Event or Area Manager will be in touch to advise of your role’s requirements.

If you are unable to attend or have any queries, please contact Rikki Glen on 08 6155 4908 or volunteers@themerc.com.au as soon as possible.

We have created a checklist of volunteer key dates for you to download and print so you don’t miss any of the key deadlines.

Kind regards,
MERC Committee

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Key Dates

For your planning purposes, here are some handy dates and actions required to keep front and centre. We will continue to remind you of these in our ongoing communications, of course. Click here to download a pdf version to keep handy.

  • FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST – Marketing Assets checked

    • You’ve checked the MERC Website and confirmed your logo and link to your company website are both correct, or
      • you’ve sent us the necessary updates for us to change
    • You’ve provided your approved content and imagery for MERC social media
  • FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST 2023 – Merchandise Ordered

    • Your Merchandise order has been submitted online and we have all your sizes and quantities
  • FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST 2023 – Site Logistics confirmed

    • Your marquee and space requirements are confirmed for the site plan including Public Liability forms
  • FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2023 – Sponsor Sundowner tickets ordered

    • You have RSVP’d your attendance to this event


  • FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2023 (TBC) – Flipbook adverts

    • Your advert for the digital flipbook is received
  • FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2023 – Competition program adverts

    • Platinum and Gold sponsors have provided their adverts for the competition program
  • FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2023 – Awards Ceremony tickets finalised

    • Your Award Dinner ticket RSVPs are finalised with the names of attendees and dietary requirements all registered

THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2023 – Site bumpin & Welcome sundowner!

FRIDAY 24TH – SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2023 – MERC Competition!

SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2023 – Awards Ceremony!


Gold Fields Granny Smith Karara Dragons Newmont
Boddington Gold
Northern Star Resources – Goldfields
Region Mutual Aid
Ramelius Resources
Rio Tinto Pilbara
Mining Operations
Rio Tinto Supply Chain & Services Rio Tinto West Pilbara South 32 Worsley Alumina Tropicana Gold Mine
Rio Tinto Pilbara
Mining Operations
Rio Tinto Supply Chain & Services Rio Tinto West Pilbara South 32 Worsley Alumina Tropicana Gold Mine

Attending MERC

Here are some special offers available to you as a MERC attendee

  • Crowne Plaza, Perth
    • For stays 23-28 Nov 2023
    • Standard rooms and King / Queen rooms available
    • These rates are valid for bookings made from now until 15th Sept 2023
    • Includes FOC breakfast for 1 person
    • To make a booking please click this link to reserve your room at their discounted rates
  • Metro Hotels – Perth and Perth City
    • Valid for bookings made from now until 30 Nov 2023.
    • For stays 1-30 Nov 2023
    • Minimum length of stay: just 1 night
    • To make a booking please go online to https://metrohotels.com.au/, select your preferred property, and input PROMO Code: MERC
  • Crown Hotels, Burswood
    • Join The Crown Perth inner circle to receive exclusive rates, room upgrades, late check-out, and other sales events direct to your inbox.
    • It costs nothing to join and takes just a few minutes to sign up
    • To make a booking, please click this link to get direct access to their offers
  • Penguins Formal Wear
    • 20% discount on suit hire. Mention MERC to qualify for this discount. Flyer linked.

ACTION 3.1 – Merchandise – Due Friday 25th August 2023

  • Each volunteer is eligible for one complimentary short sleeved polo shirt plus either a wide brimmed hat or cap.
  • Click the orange ORDER MERCH button below to order your merchandise.
  • Polo shirts are available in ladiesmens and childrens sizes.
  • Additional polo shirts, can be purchased ($70 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.
  • Use the promotional code VOLUNTEER when ordering your MERC merchandise to receive the discount for the complimentary items. Do no enter your credit card details unless you are ordering additional merchandise.


Order Merch

Event Tickets

  • Each volunteer is eligible for one complimentary ticket to the Welcome Sundowner and Awards Ceremony.
  • View the online ordering guide here.
  • Limited tickets are available to purchase to attend the Awards Ceremony, for $190 per person.
  • The link to book your tickets for the Welcome Sundowner and Awards Ceremony will be made available at a later date.



Book Event Tickets

Step Three – Final Information

» Follow the link to upload your signed Volunteer Disclaimer and Indemnity statement and notify us of any dietary requirements.

Deadline: 4 November 2023

Final Information


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

Full Schedule



Friday 25 November 2023 » Team managers and captains briefing
» Access to grounds to set up designate team area
» Welcome Sundowner at The Camfield
Sunday 27 November 2023 » Event team briefings
» Teams will participate in scenarios and skills sessions
» Event open to the public
Saturday 26 November 2023 » Teams participate in scenarios and skills sessions
» Event is open to the public
» Demobilisation Plan
» Awards Ceremony at Crown Perth

Team Zones

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.

Catering & Hydration

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.

Friends & Family Attendance

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.

MERC is proud to support and partner with the Blue Tree Project.

Blue Tree Project’s mission is to help spark difficult conversations and encourage people to speak up when battling mental health concerns.

Visit the MERC Community Impact Portal to see how you can get involved and help us raise funds for Blue Tree Project.

Blue Tree Project Fundraising Ideas

Benevity Community Impact Portal