This volunteer portal is a starting point to assist with your volunteer role preparations 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.

If you have any queries, please contact Rikki Glen on 08 9443 3468 or [email protected].

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.

MERC Community Impact Portal

Teams Competing at MERC

BHP WAIO CMGP Westgold Resources FMG Chichester Goldfields Combined Goldfields Granny Smith
Karara Dragons Newmont Boddington Gold Northern Star Pannawonica VF&RS Ramelius Resources
Rio Tinto Pilbara Mining Operations Rio Tinto Supply Chain & Services South 32 Worsley Alumina Tropicana Gold Mine

Competition Policies

  • Injury Incident Report Form

  • Competition Guidelines
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • Volunteer Indemnity Declaration

Pre-Competition Key Dates

Friday, 23 September 2022
» Order MERC merchandise

  • Each volunteer is eligible for one complimentary polo shirts and one complimentary hat.
  • Additional shirts ($35 each) can be purchased by credit card via the booking site.
  • Polo shirts are available in ladies, mens and childrens sizes, in either long or short sleeve. Further sizing information can be found here.
  • Team members can opt for either a wide brimmed hat or a cap. Additional hats are not available for purchase.

On-line Ordering Instructions

Order MERC Merchandise

Friday, 21 October 2022

» Order Function Tickets 

  • Each volunteer is entitled to one complimentary ticket to attend the Welcome Sundowner and
    Awards Ceremony. All function tickets must be booked online.
  • Limited tickets are available to purchase to attend the Awards Ceremony, for $190 per person.

On-line Booking Instructions

Welcome Sundowner
Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Time: 5pm to 7.30pm
Venue: The Camfield Hall & Garden
Dress: Smart Casual

Awards Ceremony
Date: Sunday, 27 November 2022
Time: 7pm to 12 midnight
Venue: Crown Perth
Dress: Black Tie

Order Function Tickets

» Final Volunteer Details

Final Volunteer Details


Please see below for an overview of the weekend program; a full comprehensive program will
be available to download in October 2022.

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


Full Schedule Coming Soon!

Volunteer Teams

Volunteers who have been assigned to scenarios or specific roles will have an Event Manager. Your Event Manager should have been in touch with you to advise of your role’s requirements. If you have any queries you can contact your Event Manager directly.

Confined Space
Mark (Bear) Pannewig
M  0417 933 699
ERT Readiness
Simon Smith
M  0437 157 467
Fire Fighting
Warren Erasmus
M  0418 834 959
First Aid
Fiona Forsyth
M 0427 230 884
Adam Armstrong
M 0409 182 052
Road Crash Rescue
Ben Armstrong
M 0437 789 853
Vertical Rescue
Tony Armitage
M  0427 974 236

At the Competition

  • All volunteers will be provided with one polo shirt and one hat, that is given to your Event Manager.
  • If you are not directly involved with an event team or are a newly appointed volunteer, your uniform will be available to collect from the administration building.
  • If you did not order your shirt or hat via TryBooking, we will do our best to accommodate your sizing and preferences.
  • All volunteers are required to wear a MERC shirt each day of the competition. As this is a two day event and clothes washing may be difficult, you can wear a MERC shirt from a previous year.
  • Long trousers and closed in shoes are a must for ALL volunteers.
  • Your Event Manager will let you know if there is any specific PPE required for your role.

All volunteers will be provided with lunch on Saturday, 26 November, kindly donated by Rapid Relief. On Sunday, 28 November lunch can be purchased from onsite food vendors.

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

Adequate hydration is required for the human body to function efficiently in hot environments.

In line with MERC’s COVID-19 plan, we will be using single use water bottles and water will be available for all teams. Teams are requested to supplement this allocation by bringing additional water bottles. This additional requirement will be listed on the team equipment list.

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.
  • 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.