This is why I play music
My favourite week of the year. Perhaps a BMC in the summer holidays as well?


What is happening with the coronavirus?

We are constantly in touch with medical authorities. Please see here for details.

When is the Camp?

From Sunday 5 July to Saturday 11 July 2020.

Where is the Camp held?

At The Scots School Albury, 393 Perry Street (corner of Wood Street and Perry Street).

What are the fees?

We have varying packages available: for instance, Morning Only suits young children who would find a full day too tiring, or students in the last years of school who want to study in the afternoon. Full details may be found here.

What age ranges can attend?

The minimum age for Morning Only is 8: the minimum age for Live-In is 10. We suggest that Short Day and Long Day students should be at least ten years old. There is no maximum age for Camp!

Unfortunately we cannot provide dormitory accommodation cannot for anybody who is over 18 and who has left school.

What instruments are played at Border Music Camp?

All instruments customarily played in in orchestras and symphonic wind ensembles - there's a detailed list here. We regret it is impossible to cater for guitar, recorder, piano or harp. Musicians who play these instruments are welcome to apply to attend playing percussion.

What is a typical day like?

Click here to download a timetable from a typical day's program. Contact us if you have any further queries!

When will I know if my application to attend Border Music Camp has been successful?

Acceptance letters acceptance letters will be posted within three weeks of closing date.

What happens if I send the deposit but my child's application to attend Camp is not successful?

The deposit will be refunded. (However, the deposit will be forfeited if a Camper withdraws after acceptance, unless the withdrawal is for medical reasons. In this case a doctor's certificate should be forwarded.)

When should I pay the final monies for my child to attend camp?

We ask that you pay the balance of fees by 5 June to enable a smooth and quick registration of your child at camp.

How can I pay for Camp?

By cheque or by direct credit (bank transfer). Our banking details are:

  Account name: Border Music Camp Inc
  BSB: 640 000
  Account: 111106982
  Payment reference: please use child's initial and surname

We take credit cards, but these cannot be processed through the Murray Conservatorium website. To pay by credit card, please contact Margie Gleeson, Student Administrator, at She will arrange for the Camp treasurer to contact you to take your details.

I have specific dietary requirements - can these be catered for?

Yes. Please list these dietary requirements in the spaces indicated on the application form.

Does the audition decide if I am accepted to Camp?

No, the audition is used to confirm which ensemble you will be placed in. See here for more details.

I'm planning to come to Camp by public transport - what are my options?

There are excellent air, rail and bus links to Albury. Check out or our links page for more information.

My child will be arriving by public transport. How do I arrange for her to be met?

If you know your transport details, put them on the application form; otherwise, send us an e-mail at before 19 June and we will meet you at the railway station, airport or bus terminal.

I'm driving to Camp - how do I get there?

Click here to download a map of Albury or a siteplan for the Camp. The most convenient exit from the bypass is generally the Riverina Highway (Borella Road). If travelling north from Melbourne, turn left at the off-ramp; if travelling south from Sydney, turn right. Then drive over the freeway, turn right up Young Street, and take the first or the second right turn after that (Perry Street or Tribune Street).

Access to the boarding houses is from Wood Street. Registration is in the Cultural Centre.

Who is responsible for my instrument?

Each Camper is responsible for their own instrument. We strongly recommend that your instrument be insured.

What's the weather like?

It's always cold and often wet. Check out the weather tab at the Border Mail website, or see the Bureau of Meteorology site.

What is there to do in Albury?

Heaps! Check out There's stacks of information about what's on in town, and also lots about things worth seeing around the region. It's a beautiful part of the world - well worth visiting even if you're not coming to Camp!

Do you have a list of places to stay in Albury?

Have a look at for more information.

I'm living in - what should I pack? 

  • Bed linen (sleeping bag or blankets), including a pillow
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Warm casual clothes and wet-weather gear (Albury can be cold and wet!)
  • You'll also need good clothes for the Friday night concert (not jeans and sneakers), and black trousers/skirt and white shirt for the Saturday night concert.

Make sure all articles are clearly labelled with your name. Please bring a small padlock so that valuables can be secured in the footlocker at the end of your bed.

During free time, can I go into town?

Students who have their parents' permission may leave the Camp and go into town during free time. Students are only allowed to leave in groups of four or more, and may only be offsite from between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

What if I don't have my parents' permission?

We organise activities on campus during free time. And there's always time for more practice!

When are the public concerts?

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday (the elective ensembles) and on Saturday (the morning ensembles).

When does Camp end?

The Camp finishes with the Saturday night concert. Please collect your child's belongings from the dormitory prior to the concert and advise a Camp Mum or Dad that you have done so. Accommodation for your child after the concert on Saturday night is your responsibility.

I can't attend the Saturday concert, and my child is boarding - what arrangements can be made?

Write to the Student Administrator requesting that your child stay Saturday night. We will arrange accommodation if possible and will advise you if we are not able to.

I have left something behind. How do I find it?

Please check the lost property list.

When does the DVD of Camp photos arrive?

It usually takes about six weeks to produce and mail out - so you should expect it in late August.

Can I download the brochure?

Please do! You'll find it here.
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