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Burning Man Australia was formed in 2001, as a collaboration between the Burning Man Project and the first Australian Burning Man Regional Contact, Robin Macpherson. It grew to include Regional Contacts, Richard Martin and Phil Smart who together founded Australia’s first regional burn, Burning Seed, in 2010.

BMA’s primary purpose is to promote the culture of the Burning Man Project and to support participants and creators in their efforts to express that culture in their Australian communities. This is achieved by providing opportunities to connect and collaborate; like promoting new Burning Man endorsed events and regional organisations, supporting theme camps and artists, hosting an online space for the network of Burning Man Regional Contacts to share information and by encouraging and facilitating pathways for the wider community to engage and experience the special magic of a Burn.

The activities of Burning Man Australia are conducted under the terms of the Red Earth City Pty Ltd Constitution and Committee Guidelines V2.


The mission of Burning Man Australia is to facilitate the discussion, expression and manifestation of Burning Man philosophies and principles.


Australian & NZ Burning Man Regional Contacts

The Burning Man Organisation has appointed regional contacts to cover the Australian & NZ footprint for the Burning Man region.

Learn more about the region and its regional contacts here.


About The Burning Man Organisation

Burning Man is a network of people inspired by the values reflected in the Ten Principles and united in the pursuit of a more creative and connected existence in the world. Throughout the year we work to build Black Rock City, home of the largest annual Burning Man gathering, and nurture the distinctive culture emerging from that experience. The hub of this global network is the 501(c)(3) non-profit Burning Man Project, headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.

The primary purpose of The Burning Man Organisation is to uphold and manifest the values described in the Ten Principles of Burning Man, specifically:

1.  Radical Inclusion
2.  Gifting
3.  Decommodification
4.  Radical Self-reliance
5.  Radical Self-expression
6.  Communal Effort
7.  Civic Responsibility
8.  Leaving No Trace
9.  Participation
10. Immediacy

Burning Man is understood as referring to a way of life, as distinct to an event, lived consistently with these Ten Principles.

The Burning Man Community is the international collective of people which is made up of Burners who are participants engaged with a way of life, lived consistently with these Ten Principles.

The Burning Man Organisation provides infrastructural tools and frameworks that will allow people to apply the Ten Principles in many communities and spheres of endeavor.


Mission and Vision of The Burning Man Organisation


The mission of the Burning Man organisation is to facilitate and extend the culture that has issued from the Burning Man event into a larger world.


The Burning Man organisation will bring experiences to people in grand, awe-inspiring and joyful ways that lift the human spirit, address social problems and inspire a sense of culture, community and cultural engagement.