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Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions can help you make an informed decision as well as ensure you can safely participate in the 2018 National Multicultural Festival.

National Multicultural Festival [The Festival] means the 2018 National Multicultural Festival to be held on 16, 17 and 18 February 2018.

Entertainment Applications Close on 30 September 2017.


Submitting an application form does not automatically guarantee your inclusion in The Festival. If your application is successful, you will receive a formal letter of offer


This application form is generally for voluntary community performers showcasing cultural diversity. No payment fees are available.

Request for payment will be reviewed case by case and performers asking for payment must supply:


Over the three days, the Festival has number of showcases including Greek Glendi, India in the City, Pacific Islanders, African, Indigenous, belly dancers and Chinese. If the applicants wish to perform in any of the showcases, they must indicate it in their online application.

All performers organised by the community showcase coordinators must apply through the online application process.

Visa for International Performers

The Festival performers will be responsible for all and any work permits, visas and union fees that are necessary for the performances, however we will use our reasonable endeavours to co-operate with you and assist you with such where practicable.

Airfares and Accommodation

Unless expressly agreed otherwise and set out in the contract of engagement between the performer and The Festival, performers will be responsible for all and any airfares, accommodation fees and bookings.

Backline and Audio Requirements

Unless expressly agreed otherwise and set out in the contract of engagement between performer and The Festival, if you have requested The Festival to provide any production equipment not included within the standard Festival provision, then the agreed cost of such will be payable and organised by the performer.

Marketing and Social Media

Performers are not permitted to announce their performances on websites and social media pages until they have received a acceptance notice from The Festival.

Performersconsent to The Festival using any images and recordings of the performance, during and after The Festival, for the promotion and reporting of this Festival and future Festivals in any media.


Performers are responsible for their own property, merchandise and money during The Festival.
Please take precautions against placement of your merchandise and cash to guard against the possibility of theft or loss from any cause.

Performers will be held responsible for any damages they make to stalls, structures and other private and public assets and will be required to replace or repair them.

Electrical Equipment

Performers wishing to bring electrical equipment on the stage, including power leads, must first have them checked, tested and tagged by a certified person.

Change Rooms

The Festival will provide appropriate change rooms for each stage including chairs and tables.

No mirrors or other dressing room equipment will be situated in the change rooms. Please note: all change rooms and backstage areas are SMOKE and ALCOHOL free.

Any performers acting in an inappropriate manner towards other Festival participants, members of public or Festival management that which leads to conflict or disruption to The Festival may be removed from The Festival site and prevented from participating with The Festival in the future.

Access to the Festival Footprint

Vehicle access to the festival footprint is not permitted outside of bump in and bump out periods as stipulated below –


Bump in

Bump Out

Friday – Day 1

10am to 2 pm

After Midnight

Saturday Day 2

6am to 10 am

After Midnight

Sunday –Day 3

6am to 10 am

After 6pm

Alternative drop off and pick up arrangements can be made for performers with disability 14 working days prior to the festival.


Parking of performers’ vehicles on The Festival site is strictly not permitted other than for unloading or loading equipment at specified times. Parking inspectors will be on site.

Performers must park their vehicles in the surrounding car park spaces available and pay parking fees if applicable.

Translating and Interpreting Services

If you require interpreting information or require advice, a language assistance service is available by phoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50.

Work Safety

If any performers require any information about their requirements under Worksafe ACT, you should contact the Office of Regulatory Services Duty Officer on Ph 6207 3000, between 9.00am and 4.30pm on weekdays.

Entertainment are obligated under the Work Safety Act 2008 to manage the health and safety aspects of their performance Guidance Notes are available for download from the WorkSafe website.

Please consider and communicate all the potential hazards with The Festival coordinators.

Scheduling Entertainment

The Festival considers a number of factors when deciding on performers’ scheduling. Once the program is published, the time and location of the performance will not be negotiable.

More Information

If you need more information about any of the above terms and conditions, email before proceeding with your application.