Here at Monsterball Amusements, we cater for events anywhere in WA.
Organizing an event in Regional WA can be tricky. We have the experience and enthusiasm to help you manage a successful event. Several things need to be taken into consideration such as distance from Perth to your event, vehicle logistics, power requirements, staff and access.
Below are several tips that should help you organise your event and make sure everything runs smoothly on the day.
The Monsterball depot is based in Fremantle, WA. We have over 7 years of experience providing amusements all over the state. Broome, Port Hedland, Karratha, Pannawonica, Bunbury, Collie, Albany or Esperance to name a few places we have been. While we are always happy to come to you please take into consideration a few things when planning your budget. Expenses such as staff driving fees (in compliance with worksafe, they can drive a maximum amount of hours per day), fuel costs, vehicle rental, accommodation all following the distance of your town.
As you can imagine our inflatables take up a lot of room when packed into a vehicle. Our experienced drivers will arrive onsite in a ute, truck or van. Each of these vehicles are limited to car seats, which limits the amount of staff arriving in the same vehicle. While we are happy to provide the trained staff, it may mean a second vehicle has to come up. If this is the case and another vehicle needs to come up then it may be worth considering adding more equipment to your package (as it is already booked). We can definitely work out a great price for you. We fully understand if this is not in your budget and you may have to provide volunteers which will reduce the costs on your end (please see below for more information).
Power is one of the most overlooked aspects of an event. Our inflatables require from one standard power point up to five or six depending on which units you choose. Please note each power point must be from a different outlet to avoid an outage. If you are unable to provide power please let us know well in advance and we can suggest alternative options. We are able to provide generators for hire but once again will need to know as soon as possible! In order to comply with WORKSAFE standards, it is best to have the inflatable set up within 20m of the power outlet. Any further than this it compromises safety and we pride ourselves on doing things the right way.
We have some huge units that are required to be pegged down for safety reasons. These particular units are always preferred to be set up on grass, speak to our staff to see which ones must be pegged. If your event is on bitumen, don’t stress we cover that too! Here at Monsterball Amusements we are prepared for anything! We use water drums to weigh down and secure the inflatables. This means there will have to be a tap around the set up area in order for us to fill it up. Sandbags are another alternative to keep the units secure. As you can imagine water drums cannot be folded or changed so they do take up a lot of room in the vehicle. The bigger the set up, the more water drums are required if we are not setting up on grass. This may affect the type of or number of vehicles coming to your event. If you are able to provide your own weights onsite, it is always appreciated! This may also solve the space problem if we do not have to bring as many water drums.
Who doesn’t enjoy getting a bit wet? We all love the water slides and they can be such a great addition to summer festivals and events. In order to set up effectively and on time we will need to know the distance of the tap to the set up area, so we can bring enough hoses. If you have more than one water slide but only one tap, please let us know so we can bring a tap splitter. We are unable to give you an exact amount of water that is used (in litres) as it is based on the general flow of the individual tap and once again how many water slides you have connected. We understand having a consistent water source running for hours may not be the most economical or environmentally friendly thing to do. If this is the case, we would suggest you think about hiring a pre-filled water tank as Monsterball Amusements do not provide water. We are in contact with a few companies and will be happy to refer you to them.
As mentioned above, we are happy to bring staff to you to operate the amusements, but we are limited to space depending on the vehicle making the trip. If you can provide volunteers to assist the staff with supervision, it will reduce the overall cost of the package on your end. They will be trained and briefed by our own professional staff so they are aware of the operation procedures.
Details, details, details! Any little bit of information you have will be useful to us (even the little slope on the grass is something we will need to know) While our team are always there to create an amazing set up, we really appreciate site maps as it is good to have a general idea of where things might go according to power and or space requirements. Access is another overlooked detail. Our impressive equipment often means lifting a 200 plus kilo unit to the set up area. It is always preferred for the staff to have access and permission to drive onto the oval or directly to the set up area. This way the equipment can be unloaded from the vehicle to the spot, avoiding excess movement.