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What is a Jamboree?

The Australian Scout Jamboree is a national event for Scouts. It is a 10-day camping experience that involves a wide range of activities, challenges, and events designed to promote personal growth, community involvement, and leadership skills.

When is AJ2025?

AJ2025 is happening between 6th to 15th of January 2025. Following this event, Scouts Australia are transitioning to a four-year cycle for Jamborees. This means the subsequent Jamboree will take place in 2029.

Why do I need to do an EOI?

An expression of interest (EOI) is a way for you to signal your potential interest in participating in the event before the full applications are open. Submitting an EOI does not commit you to attending the event, but it does allow us to gauge interest and helps us in our planning efforts.

When you submit an EOI, you will be asked to provide basic information about yourself. This step also ensures that you’re among the first to know when full applications open, giving you a head start on the process.

What will it cost?

See the table below for details on fees and payment schedule.

Scouts and Eligible Venturer Scouts

Payment Schedule Full Contingent Fee One Way Travel Independent Travel
On Application $    50.00 $    50.00 $    50.00
1st Payment 31/3/2024 $  800.00 $  800.00 $  800.00
2nd Payment 31/7/2024 $  800.00 $  800.00 $  800.00
Final Payment 30/9/2024 $  750.00 $  685.00 $  575.00
TOTAL $2400.00 $2335.00 $2225.00

Venturers, Rovers, Leaders, Adult Members

Payment Schedule Full Contingent Fee One Way Travel Independent Travel
On Application $    50.00 $    50.00 $    50.00
1st Payment 31/3/2024 $  550.00 $  550.00 $  550.00
2nd Payment 31/7/2024 $  500.00 $  500.00 $  500.00
Final Payment 30/9/2024 $  580.00 $  515.00 $  405.00
TOTAL $1680.00 $1615.00 $1505.00

* Venturers under the age of 17 years as of 6 January 2025 can apply to attend and be part of a Jamboree Unit.

What kind of activities will there be?

There will be a wide range of activities, such as rock climbing, abseiling, water activities, archery, and much more. Attendees will have the chance to learn new skills, from cooking to first aid, and participate in cultural exchange activities with Scouts from around the world.

Check out the What’s on page for more information about the program.


If after making application, you are unable to attend the Jamboree, you must advise the Contingent Leader in writing as soon as possible by emailing contact@aj.scoutsqld.com.au

Withdrawals Fees will apply as follows:

Witten Notification of withdrawal received by the Contingent Withdrawal Fee
On or before 29 April 2024      $0
30 April 2024 to 31 August 2024     $100
1 September 2024 to 31 October 2024 $250
On or after 1 November 2024  No Refund

Please note that there is no option to substitute an applicant.

The Contingent reserves the right to refuse any application, in which case a full refund will be made.