Registrations Closed


Missed this year’s cut off to play? Buy yourself a ticket and come and check out the festival as a music lover instead. Merimbula is a fabulous place to holiday!

Band and musician registrations open around Christmas each year and close 12 weeks before Festival Monday.

Born in 1981, the Merimbula Jazz Festival is the festival for musicians.

The Merimbula Jazz Festival gives musicians young and old, experienced and starting out, the chance to come together; play music and socialise together over the June . Once popular all over Australia, there are now very few of these festivals left. The Merimbula Jazz Festival Committee is dedicated to ensuring the longevity of this festival to ensure that jazz lives on for the coming generations.

“I met more Melbourne musicians at the 1998 Merimbula Jazz Festival than I’d met in the full year that I’d been living in Melbourne. It’s an amazing place to network and meet potential band members. ” Cherie Glanville, Vocalist & 2023 Merimbula Jazz Festival President

Planning your first visit/performance? Please note that we do not pay bands to play. Nor do we pay for travel and accommodation. Bands register for free. Musicians pay a $10 registration fee. In return we provide some food/drink vouchers. A small disbursement is paid back to the musicians who performed if the festival makes a profit.