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Mareeba Multicultural Festival Performer Information and Application Form

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Mareeba Multicultural Festival.

Please complete & return this Application Form by no later than  Friday, 19 July 2024.

Applicant Details

Performance Details

Assessment Process

Performances will only be considered on the following basis:

  • The performance demonstrates a unique cultural activity, including dance, a form of martial arts, vocal performance, or other theatrical display.

  • There is diversity in the cultures on display. The Committee reserves the right to decline an application by a performer on the basis that the entertainment program features more than two displays by that culture.

  • Participants are asked to remain in costume throughout the day, to enrich the festival atmosphere.

Excluded Performances

Performances which are of a political nature will not be approved.

To protect the inclusive nature of the event, religious performances will not be approved. While multiculturalism inherently means a diversity of religious faiths, it is recognised that division can be caused if religious beliefs are overtly promoted. 

Performances which are not cultural in nature and are purely for the purpose of promoting a business activity will not be approved.

Public and Products Liability Insurance

All performers must provide evidence of adequate Public & Products Liability insurance by either:

1) Providing a current  ‘Certificate of Currency’ for Public and Products Liability Insurance of at least $20,000,000. It is Council’s preference to be listed as an interested or associated party, however this is not a requirement.


2) Requesting to be included in the Festival's Public and Products Liability insurance.

All performers are responsible for any personal accident to themselves, their employees, volunteers, contractors or agents whilst on site.


Application Outcome

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within four (4) weeks. A performance time will be confirmed in advance of the event and the Committee will attempt to accommodate requests for specific times, however, it is possible that the time may not be available.

On the Day

In order to run a successful program, performers are required to:

  1. Make themselves known to a member of the Mareeba Multicultural Festival Advisory Committee 30 minutes before their allocated time.

  2. Provide the soundtrack to the performance on a USB at least 15 minutes before the performance. Soundtracks provided on phones or electronic devices will not be accepted.

  3. Collect all property at the end of their performance.

Note: incomplete or non-compliant application forms may result in an unsuccessful application.

Terms and Conditions

Approved performances at the Mareeba Multicultural Festival are permitted to entertain on the following Terms and Conditions.

  • Acceptance to participate in the Mareeba Multicultural Festival is at the discretion of the Festival Committee, an Advisory Committee to Mareeba Shire Council. The Committee will not enter into correspondence regarding a refused application

  • Program timing is at the discretion of the Festival Committee.

  • All performers are responsible for any personal accident to themselves, their employees, volunteers, contractors or agents whilst on site.

The Mareeba Multicultural Festival Advisory Committee reserves the right to cancel or refuse any act before or during the festival if the performance is deemed to be:

  • Of a political or religious agenda.

  • Discriminatory, offensive or demonstrating anti-social behaviour.

  • Not in keeping with the intent of the Multicultural Festival.

  • Displaying flags or colours of political and religious groups. This is strictly prohibited.

Please note that failure to comply with the terms and conditions may result in exclusion from performing. In the event of exclusion, any resulting costs will be entirely the responsibility of the entertainer.

Applicant Agreement

I have read and accepted the terms and conditions.

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