Australia Fairs

You are cordially invited to join IENA for a recruitment fair tour in Australia this December!  This IENA tour will host fairs in the following locations:

  • Saturday, December 7th: Recruitment Fair in Melbourne
  • Sunday, December 8th: Recruitment Fair in Sydney
  • Monday, December 9th: Recruitment Fair in Brisbane

The IENA Summer Camp Recruiting fairs will give you the opportunity to recruit, interview and hire key staff members for your camp program.

We believe that the opportunity to meet our participants face to face will allow you to select from a wide variety of our fantastic camp staff.

What’s Included?

  • Join the Camp Fairs free of charge
  • Suggested hotel bookings available for camps in each city
  • Group events, such as a happy hour in Melbourne on Friday night and a final group dinner on Monday night in Brisbane

Camp is responsible for organizing the following:

  • Booking flights to/ from Australia
  • Booking internal flights within Australia
  • Airport pick up & drop offs
  • All meals (except as mentioned above)
  • Booking hotels/ accommodations in Australia*

*IENA will recommend hotels in each city, although camps are welcome to stay in whatever accommodations they prefer.

What’s my commitment?

  • Camps attending commit to hiring a minimum of 15-20 applicants among these three fairs.  However, camps in attendance are ideally looking to hire 20+ staff at these events
  • Cancelling from this event within 1 month of Fair date will result in a $500 fee
  • Each camp is allowed TWO representatives at each fair.  Our recommendation is one US representative + one local representative at the fair
  • Camps registering commit to attending all three fairs in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane

Important Items to Note

  • The Australia Tour is ideal to hire 18 and over with a mix of GENERAL COUNSELORS  and some activity/ specialist’s.

We believe that to provide a high-quality Summer Camp Recruiting fair free of charge allows us to develop stronger relationships with our summer camp partners, and we’re committed to providing fantastic camp staff for all our camps.

You will have the opportunity to meet our camp applicants face to face in comfortable settings to discuss employment options for the upcoming summer. These fairs are intentionally small, with a select group of camps in attendance.  Hosting smaller events allows camps to have a large selection of staff to interview.  Besides hiring great staff, it will be a great cultural experience, a networking experience with other camp directors and an opportunity to meet the wonderful IENA camp team.


  • December 6th: Optional welcome happy hour.
  • December 7th: Recruitment Fair in Melbourne.
  • December 8th: Recruitment Fair in Sydney.
  • December 9th: Recruitment Fair in Brisbane. Optional Farewell dinner.
  • December 10th or later: Camp directors depart via Brisbane.


IENA is now accepting camp applications for our 2025 international recruitment fairs. Please complete this application to express your interest in attending the Australian Fairs in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.

Please note, submitting this application is NOT a guarantee of camp registration. Fair registration will be confirmed directly with each camp via Sarah Morgan & Alan Perry at IENA.

Australia Fairs 2025

The Name of your Camp

Lead person attending the fair representing your camp

Start and End Dates for your 2025 Camp Counselors

Please give us your best estimate on your staffing needs

Please give us your best estimate on your staffing position needs