Regional Community

The Australian Burner community is thriving ! We welcome people with open arms and encourage participation in our various efforts. There is always something happening year round in our corner of the Burnerverse. There are 3 regional Burns and 2 Decompression gatherings held across our country. We have 10 BM regional contacts serving Western Australia, Victoria, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane & Cairns – please reach out to them if you'd like to connect with Burners in those citys or regions. 

MODIFYRE is the official Burning Man regional event for Queensland. The event is built on a series of guiding principles which act as guidelines for the worldwide Burning Man Regional Network. As such, the event may be understood as a celebration of a way of life lived consistently with these principles. Once a year we create a temporary village built on a gift economy, fuelled by communal effort, lit with radical thinking and filled with participatory Art, Theme camps, performance, workshops, music and of course Fire.   Modifyre Facebook Page

BOSS (Burners Of Sydney and Surrounds) is the Burner community org for NSW. We make the Sydney Decompression (for Burning Seed) happen, and support NSW Burners to connect, make art, learn, and reach out to the broader community. Hit us up on the socials to find out what we're up to!   BOSS Facebook Page

MELBURNERS is the community organisation tasked with furthering Burning Man culture throughout Melbourne & Victoria. We run a Decompression gathering each year, as well as numerous other events. All of our funds raised are used to support artists, theme camps, and charities which embody the Burner culture!   MelBurners Facebook Page

BLAZING SWAN is a NFP association that holds an event in Kulin, Western Australia each year over the Easter holiday weekend. The event is an experiment in a temporary community inspired by Burning Man and it's 10 principles with the addition of our own 11 principle – Consent. Our home is the Swan's Nest in Fremantle, a warehouse space where our community can gather, create and share the magic all year around.   Blazing Swan Facebook Page

BURNING SEED is Australia’s oldest regional event. Founded in 2010 as an experimental gathering dedicated to creativity, collaboration and a cash-free community — Burning Seed is conceived, built, run and returned to nothing again by a 100% volunteer crew. Red Earth City is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales about an hour from Wagga Wagga. The Burning Seed organisation thanks the Wiradjuri people who so generously welcome us to gather on Country each year. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and acknowledge the past, present and future relationship that the Wiradjuri people have with this land, its waters, the winds, the plants and animals. Burning Seed Facebook Page

For further information please send an email to noting which region within Australia you are interested in connecting to.

For a full list of Regional Contacts and specific information for each Australia region, please visit each Australia region's webpage in the Global Regional Directory.

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Get involved and find out about local happenings by signing up on our Announcement list, chat with other Burners on our Discussion lists, or follow us via your social media of choice - but definitely come out and get involved!

Announcement List:

The Australia Announce list is a moderated announcements-only list for events of interest to local Burners. Recipients get regular updates, event listings, and Burning Man news from this list.

To subscribe, send a blank email to:

Discussion List:


Burning Seed has mulitple active forums and this official page:

Blazing Swan has multiple active forums but the most popular:

Modifyre has multiple active groups and this official page:


Regional Contact Email:

Social Media:

We have many different online footprints - here are the following links currently available. 


Regional Contacts:

Ariane Blanch (aka Shiny) - Sydney Region
burning since:
personal quote:
“What could possibly go wrong?”
Dave Cake - Perth Region
burning since:
personal quote:
Burning fires in our great southern land
King Richard - Cairnes & Tropical North Region
burning since:
personal quote:
What's it ALL about! - Quote: Jack Kérouac
Sherpa - Brisbane Region
burning since:
personal quote:
Fire it up!
Jodi Rivet - Melbourne Region
burning since:
personal quote:
Bringing tinder to other people's sparks since waaaay back!
Leanna Pugliese - Newcastle Region
burning since:
personal quote:
"F*K! I'm not your Momma!”
Justin McGhee - Melbourne Region
burning since:
personal quote:
it is the sea herself that designs the boats