QMF 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.
QMF 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.
QMF 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, QMF Inc. has grown over 24 years and now not only hosts a highly successful festival in November with over 25,000 attendees including more than 500 volunteers but is also delivering additional events that provide year round arts and culture experiences. Each of these activities provides a significant boost to Queenscliff and Bellarine tourism.
QMF Inc. acknowledges that our events have a direct impact on the environment and therefore is committed to establishing Environmental Management Plans for all events. Our aim is to enhance the environment through operations and minimise any negative effects. QMF Inc. will continue to improve waste practices whilst looking at ways to further benefit the environment through reductions to our broader carbon footprint.
QMF Inc. is a creative and socially responsible organisation which engages and fosters the community and arts.
Queenscliff Music Festival Inc. will:
Offer audiences unique experiences which are memorable, delivered in style and are family-friendly
Feature the depth and breadth of Australian contemporary artists, foster emerging talent and
embrace special international guests when appropriate
Provide events with high quality venues, services, management, and minimal environmental impact
Generate cultural and economic benefits to the local community
Foster and develop community ownership through a well-supported and enthusiastic team of staff
and volunteers, and
Plan for long term sustainability through financial responsibility and good governance.
Creativity Community Socially Responsible Integrity
Geoff Mutton (Chair)
Fran Briard (Deputy Chair)
Peter Callahan (Treasurer)
Anne Horsley (Secretary)
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, 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.