The Queenscliff Music Festival is a registered not-for-profit organisation.
QMF Inc. came to life through a series of public forums held in 1996 that established community support for the dream… for Queenscliff to host a great music festival.
The “Last Weekend in November” was chosen with the purpose of converting a lull in the tourist season into a peak time for the local tourism industry.
This vision is now a reality with QMF recognised as one of Tourism Victoria’s honoured Hall of Fame inductees as well as nominated as an official Regional Victorian Hallmark Event. The event has also risen to national prominence, evidenced by the Australian Tourism title of “Most Significant Festival and Event”.
The QMF charter is dedicated to adding value to the cultural development of our community. The first Festival was held in 1997 and has developed into a robust organisation with sound economic management.
QMF is instrumental in putting Queenscliff on the map nationally and increasingly, globally. As such, the Festival is nominated in the Borough of Queenscliffe’s strategic documents as being a vital plank in the Borough’s economic development.
The Queenscliff Music Festival delivers and develops excellence in Australian contemporary music and celebrates community.
The Queenscliff Music Festival Inc. will:
offer its audience an exciting event that is delivered in style and is family-friendly;
feature the depth & breadth of Australian contemporary artists and foster emerging talent - whilst embracing the incorporation of special international guests;
provide an exceptional site with high quality venues, services and management;
generate cultural and economic benefits to the community.
Volunteers donate their time both throughout the year and over the Festival weekend.
There is a team of about 22 people who work voluntarily in core administration roles, 55 people who take on key volunteer management roles and around 470 volunteers who work during the event itself.
Copy of the 2012 Annual Report (.pdf file, 1.2M)
Copy of the 2011 Annual Report (.pdf file, 921K)
Copy of the 2010 Annual Report (.pdf file, 1.8M)