Opening Night at The Helm

Presented by GMA Garnet Group

About Opening Night at The Helm

Join us for the Opening Night of Shore Leave presented by GMA Garnet Group

The evening will start with a traditional Welcome to Country with Derek Councilor, plus live musical performances from local schools including Beachlands Primary School, Waggrakine Primary School Didgeridoo Group & Choir, and Geraldton Primary School.

Sit back and relax to live tunes from local Geraldton musicians – Darcy Hay and The Squeaky Frequencies

Bring the whole family, stay for dinner and enjoy freshly caught western rock lobster at our Western Rock Lobster BBQ, pulled pork, smoked brisket and nachos from Burnt Barrell and classic fish and chips from Skeeta’s. Feel free to bring your own picnic.


GMA Opening Night Event – partnering with Western Mulga

GMA Mid West are proud partners with Western Mulga, a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated Mid-West company,  who assist GMA in preserving, protecting, and restoring country back to its natural state. Since 2022, Western Mulga has assisted GMA in the seed collection program,  facilitating in the successful planting of over 5,000 seedlings at the Port Gregory site.


GMA are thrilled to sit alongside Western Mulga at this year’s Shore Leave festival, giving guests an opportunity to plant, nurture, and grow their very own seedling as a reminder of the importance of rehabilitation and protecting our natural vegetation for the now, and future generations to come.


Darcy Hay

Squeaky Frequencies


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