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There is no independent travel option for this Australian Contingent. All members must travel with the Contingent between Australia and New Zealand on flights arranged by the Australian Contingent.
The Contingent Management Team gave detailed consideration to independent travel, and determined that travelling with the Contingent to and from New Zealand is a unique part of this international Scouting experience. Facilitating independent travel is also a significant operational burden on the Contingent Management Team, and we felt our attention was best directed to supporting the health and wellbeing of Contingent members whilst on the ground in New Zealand.
The Jamboree commences on Saturday 30 December 2023 and concludes on Sunday 7 January 2024.
The Pre-Jamboree Camp will be held in Auckland for two nights from Thursday 28 December 2023 to Saturday 30 December 2023.
An optional post tour is available, and will run from Sunday 7 January 2024 to Sunday 14 January 2024.
Key prices have increased significantly over the past four years since the last Jamboree in 2019-2020. Specifically, airfares, travel insurance and fuel prices have experienced large increases, which has necessitated an increase in the Contingent fee to cover all costs.
The Jamboree will be held at the Mystery Creek Events Centre near Hamilton, around 2.5 hours south of Auckland on the New Zealand North Island.
Your Australian Contingent Kit will be handed out at Orientation Day. This will included
Contingent members in Tasmania, the Northern Territory, or more than 300 kilometers away from the nearest capital city where an Orientation Day will have their merchandised posted.
You can attend the Orientation Day most convenient to you and your location.
We will shortly provide the location of each Orientation Day and you will be able to register your attendance.
Once you land in Auckland, the Contingent Management Team will take all passports and store them securely until the end of Jamboree.
At this stage, we are waiting on more information from the New Zealand Jamboree Committee about the Venturer Scout program. If we are required to create patrols we will send our an email to all participants to submit their preferences.
Both the Venturer Active Scouts and the Venturer Service Scouts will be camping together in a Venturer Scout Village. Food will be provided and served by the staff kitchen.
Each participant will be responsible for their own money during the Jamboree and post tour. Please consider options like a travel card from a foreign exchange company or your bank. If you want to send cash, please ensure this has been convert to New Zealand Dollars.
There is no minimum or maximum spending money and it is optional. However, a good rule of thumb can be $10 per day.
Yes please! Washing of clothes is strongly recommended and encouraged during the Jamboree and post tour.
Perhaps teach your young person to do some handwashing at home before their embark on their journey.
We will provide the washing powder and facilities to wash, we have suggested to pack pegs to assist with hanging the clothes to dry.
The Scouts Australia official uniform is tan pants/skirt/shorts and this is required to travel to/from the Jamboree and for an events we require full uniform.
They do not have to be purchased from the Scouts Shop.
Absolutely! This is always a fun part of any Jamboree.
You must keep 1 Australian Scarf to wear home on the plane.
The Post Tour is dorm accommodation at Keswick Christian Camp, Rotorua.
We have created this document to assist with the uploading and data entry for your passport. Click on the link below to view the instructions.
The applications for the Australian Contingent to the 23rd New Zealand Jamboree open on 1 November 2022.
Applications for the Australian Contingent to the 23rd New Zealand Jamboree close on 19 February 2023, so make sure you have applied and paid your deposit by 19 February 2023 to lock in your place!
There are four price options available to members of Scouts Australia as outlined below:
You must pay your deposit through the Scouts Australia online event management system by midnight on Sunday 19 February 2023 (AWST). Applicants who do not make their deposit payment by the due date may have their application withdrawn from the Contingent.
The Contingent Fee includes all meals, accommodation, activities, flights and ground transportation between the date of departure from Australia and the date of return to Australia. A merchandise pack including two shirts, travel bag, luggage tags, Australian Contingent scarves, name bar and Australian Contingent badges is also included.
Absolutely! Scouts Australia is an inclusive organisation. As such the Australian Contingent has set itself the target of being the most diverse and inclusive contingent to date. We aim to work with young people to ensure we are representative of the communities we come from. The best person to understand how you can contribute is you along with any professional person who supports your physical or mental health where appropriate.
Yes! Carers are over and above the number of leaders is each troop, this is to ensure that you have the best experience possible at the Jamboree. A carer must be a member of Scouts Australia and must apply to attend the Jamboree as any other member of the Contingent, it is just that they will be working to ensure you have a great time!