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The Queenscliff Music Festival is a registered not-for-profit organisation.

Queenscliff Music Festival  Inc. is a registered not-for-profit cultural organisation that is community based and provides a unique and significant contribution to the Australian contemporary music industry.

Queenscliff Music Festival  Inc. was founded in 1997 by a small band of locals keen to increase the value of tourism to the local economy and to promote the unique characteristics of Queenscliff.

Queenscliff Music Festival  Inc.’s vision of being “a creative and socially responsible organization that fosters the community and arts” has driven the evolution and development of the organisation. From humble beginnings as a small festival in 1997 with 1460 attendees and just 23 volunteers, Queenscliff Music Festival  Inc. has grown over two and a half decades and now not only hosts a highly successful festival in November but is also delivering additional events that provide year round arts and culture experiences. Each of these activities provides a significant boost to the Borough of Queenscliffe and Bellarine tourism. 

Queenscliff Music Festival Inc. acknowledges that our events have a direct impact on the environment and therefore establishes an Environmental Management Plans for all events. Our aim is to enhance the environment through how we operate and minimise any negative effects. Queenscliff Music Festival Inc. will continue to improve waste practices whilst looking at ways to further benefit the environment through reductions to our broader carbon footprint; by being an active partner in implementing the Borough of Queenscliff Climate Emergency Action Plan and supporting other local organisations reduce their carbon footprint.

Vision Statement

Queenscliff Music Festival Inc. is a creative and socially responsible organisation which engages and fosters the community and arts.

Mission Statement

Queenscliff Music Festival Inc.:

  • Offers audiences unique experiences which are memorable, delivered in style and are family-friendly.
  • Features the depth and breadth of Australian contemporary artists, fosters emerging talent and embraces special international guests when appropriate
  • Provides events with high quality venues, services, management, and minimises environmental impact.
  • Generates cultural and economic benefits to the local community
  • Fosters and develops community ownership through a well-supported and enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers, and
  • Plans for long term sustainability through financial responsibility and good governance.

Core Values

  • Creativity     
  • Community     
  • Socially Responsible     
  • Integrity

QMF Privacy Policy

2022 Annual report



President - Geoff Mutton

Deputy President - Fran Briard

Treasurer - Peter Callahan

Secretary - Anne Horsley

Laura Wrigley

Jane Wager

Carolyn Williams

Chris Longmore

Board Committee Members

Lisa Meyers

Rod Gardiner

Festival Office

Executive Producer: Andrew Orvis

Operations & Production Manager: Brendan Ryder

Business Manager: Andrew Curnow

Customer Service Officer: Taylor Trickey

Financial Assurance Officer: Monica Clemow

Youth Program Coordinator: Steve McEwan

Work Experience: Rani Kellett

Event Assistants: Bridget Bovezza, Louise Roberts

Artist Services

Lighthouse Stage: Lui Lipari

Hippos & Glaneuse Stage: Edie Fahey, Ivka Taylor-Moss

Backstage Hosts: David Child, Kate Engler

Accommodation: Sue Sherriff, Christine Rawson

Kids Quarter: Viv Fogarty, Sophorn Thea

Customer Services

Registration & Information: Jane Wager, Lisa Armstrong-Rowe

Ticket Exchange: Anne Horsley, Anne Fairbairn

Wristbands & Accreditation: Anne Molloy

Bars: Fran Briard, Sam Parry

Merchandise: Nick Ohlson

Off Site Venues

Queenscliff Brewhouse
Queenscliff Town Hall
Queenscliff Uniting Church
Queenscliff RSL
Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis, Croquet Club
Nelly’s at the Pier

Off Site Venue Services

External Venues: Dennis Farrugia & Paul Heseltine

QMF Campground: Queenscliff 1st Sea Scouts

Weekend Markets: Queenscliffe Community Market

The Pelican Bar: Shedding the Blues Queenscliff Bowling Club

The Town Hall: Point Lonsdale Tennis Club

Marketing Services

Festival Publicity & Media Relations: Carolyn Logan - Penney & Logan PR

Video & Photography: Rodney Nicholson, Lucinda Goodwin, Shoelace Creative

Artwork & Design: Jack Tierney – Listen To The Graphics

Phone App: Codeacious

Site & Production Services

Site Crew: Event Ops

Site Catering: Glenys Bibby

Signage & Decorations: Graham Ryan, Laura Hinds

Bar Crew: Steve Collins, Michael Carrucan, Tom McLoughlin, Kyle Gerada

Production Assistant Manager: Renee Delahunty

Electricians: Garnet Electrical Services

Area & Venue Wardens Coordinator: Bruce Golightly

Green Team: Brooke Connor, Wayne Jury

Food Stalls: Claire Hedger

Waste Services: Green My Plate, Lixo

Gates: Queenscliff Coast Guard

To all our volunteers, staff, crew, artists and friends – THANK YOU!

Life Members

Hugo T Armstrong, John Barry, Ruth Beard, Robyn Birrell, Jill Boyle, Marilyn Brown, Richard Bull, Peter Callahan, Michael Carrucan, David Child, Monica Clemow, Ian Curtis, Ross Ebbels, Margot Farman, Alan Farman, Dennis Farrugia, Vivien Fogarty, Steve George, Kim Goodall, Anne Horsley, David Hutchison, Rob Hurley, Rob Hutton, Lynne Huxley, Alan Joyce, Wayne Jury, Lynne Knight, John Lesser, Lui Lipari, Neil MacPherson, Jude McCudden, Ross McDonald, Colleen McEwan, Steve McEwan, Alison McKenzie, Lisa Meyers, Stuart Miller, Jenny Moon, Barbara Moss, Anne Molloy, Geoff Mutton, Rodney Nicholson, Greg Parry, Jacky Porter, Gary Price, Alan Quaife, Sally Riddle, Graham Ryan, Jane Wager, Julie Walker

Volunteers donate their time both throughout the year and over the Festival weekend.

There is a team of about 40 people who take on key volunteer management roles and around 500 volunteers who work during the event itself.

To view the full report please click here or visit the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission website for more information. 

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