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 fulfill 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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Charity Partner

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.

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BHP WAIO FMG Chichester FMG Western Hub Gold Fields Combined
(All Female Team)
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

Competition Policies

Special Offers

Key Dates

Step One – Merchandise

  • View the online order instructions here.
  • Each volunteer is eligible for one complimentary short sleeved polo shirt plus either a wide brimmed hat or cap.
  • Additional polo shirts, including a long sleeved polo shirt can be purchased ($35 each), by credit card via the Eventbrite link.
  • Polo shirts are available in ladies, mens and childrens sizes, further sizing information can be found by clicking the links.
  • 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.

Deadline: 5 October 2022

Order Merchandise

Step Two – Event Tickets

  • Each volunteer is eligible for one complimentary ticket to the Welcome Sundowner and Awards Ceremony.
  • View the online order instructions here.
  • All event tickets must be booked online via the TryBooking link.
  • Limited tickets are available to purchase to attend the Awards Ceremony, for $190 per person.

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: 6.30pm pre-dinner drinks,
7.30 pm Official proceedings
Venue: Crown Perth
Dress: Black Tie

Book 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 2022

Step Three – Final Information


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

25 November 2022
» Welcome Sundowner at The Camfield
26 November 2022
» Volunteers to meet at main marquee for briefing and direction from Event Managers
» Admin event staff meet at admin building for overview on scoresheet requirements
» Casualties to meet at First Aid event for moulage
» Competition commences
» Event scheduled to finish
27 November 2022
» Casualties meet at First Aid event for moulage
» Competition starts
»  Events scheduled to finish
» Everyone to assist with pack up
» Awards Ceremony at Crown Perth


Full Schedule

At the Competition

All volunteers are required to wear a MERC polo shirt each day of the competition. As this is a two-day event, and clothes washing may be difficult, you may wear a MERC polo shirt from a previous year. Long trousers and closed-in shoes are a must for ALL volunteers.

All volunteers will be provided with a 2022 MERC polo shirt and hat, available for collection as follows:

  • Monday to Wednesday, 21 -23 November 2022 – Partner&Prosper, Located at Level 1, 76 Roberts Street, Osborne Park, between the hours of 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Friday, 25 November 2022 – Langley Park, Site Admin Office

If you did not order your shirt or hat, we will do our best to accommodate your sizing.

Your Event Manager will let you know if there is any specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for your role.


All volunteers will be provided with lunch on Saturday (donated by Rapid Relief) and Sunday (sponsored by BIA5). There will also be a range of food vendors at the event that you can purchase from.

Alcohol Policy
For the purposes of the MERC, the Langley Park competition grounds are a work area and therefore all volunteers are required to have a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.00%. The organising committee may conduct random alcohol upon any competing team member, official or volunteer without notice. Disciplinary action can be taken based on the individual circumstances if a competing team member, official or volunteer fails to be fit for work.

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.

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 from the main entrance gate on Plain Street only.

Limited street parking bays are available on Terrace Road and 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 cheer on the competing teams. The general public must stay behind the fenced areas and under no circumstances enter the secure scenario areas. Please inform family and friends of these regulations.

For further information on the event click here.

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.