Fire Fight Australia 2020

Fire Fight Australia 2020

Fire Fight Australia 2020

Known as the ‘Black Summer’, the 2019-2020 bushfire season was particularly devasting to communities throughout Australia this year. If you are an Australian resident, you no doubt know at least one person close to you who was tragically impacted.

TEG Dainty and TEG Live announced a stellar line-up of major international and local artists to perform at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Sunday 16 February, united together to raise funds for organisations providing vital short, medium & long term “Resuce”, “Relief & Recovery” and “Rehabilitation” assistance in fire affected areas Australia-wide.

The event ran for 10 hours and was broadcast live on television by Channel 7 and Foxtel. A related album by various artists, Artists Unite for Fire Fight: Concert for National Bushfire Relief was released by Sony in March.

Through negotiating favours and discounts with companies, including Tri-Point, organisers were able to keep overheads low enough to raise an incredible $9.85 million for the national bushfire relief effort on the night.

A whopping $9.85 million raised for:

“Rescue” – Rural and regional fire services in affected states

“Relief & Recovery” – Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

“Rehabilitation” – RSPCA

Tri-Point senior crew standing by at the show: Gillian Huxley, Michael Bell & Robin Chelton

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Proudly Supported By

Tri-Point, and many of our industry peers, proudly supported the landmark event. Tri-Point provided concert box truss and chain motors to production, as well as a team of production riggers, led by Robin Chelton, working split shifts day & night to complete the rig, show call and de-rig. For bump out, Tri-Point provided as many as 18 x riggers for production bump out alone.

Robin, his onsite crew, and the Tri-Point office team were all deeply proud to be to be a part of such a great cause that is so close to the hearts of all Australians, together, united.

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Cobargo Bushfires

Cobargo Bushfires

Cobargo Bushfires

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news with our Tri-Point family and friends, that the Godfather of rigging and outdoor staging in Australia and worldwide, mentor to Tri-Point and to so many of us personally, Reg Dew, lost his house to the bushfires in Cobargo on NYE. Reg is in fine health and coping stoically, as anyone who knows Reg would expect him to be.

Reg has been active in the Cobargo community for many years and as such is facilitating service providers for a benefit concert to be held at the Cobargo Showgrounds on Sunday 3 May 2020.

Tri-Point will be providing a stage for this event with absolutely zero cost to the Cobargo community. We will absorb and donate all the costs incurred.

As such we are asking for any crew who are able, to donate their time to this very worthy cause. TriPoint will provide the crew with transport, accommodation, meals and pay a per diem to ensure all crew have some money in their pocket to spend locally.

“Reg has been active in the Cobargo community for many years and as such facilitating service providers for a benefit concert to be held at the Cobargo Showgrounds at a date yet to be announced”

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UPDATE: Cobargo Unites! Folk Festival Cancelled Due to COVID-19

It’s with sadness that the Yuin Folk Club, Cobargo and the Cobargo Folk Festival announce the cancellation of our Cobargo Unites! benefit concert because of coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings. This benefit was planned for Sunday 3 May at the Cobargo Showground. This is a further blow for Cobargo as it follows the cancellation of the 25th Cobargo Folk Festival this year because of the fires that went through our area on New Year’s Eve.

The 3 May benefit was being staged at minimal cost to the Club and the Festival through the generosity of the musicians and Tri-Point Rigging Services, who were all donating their time and expertise. Cobargo Unites! was a fundraiser that aimed to raise $200,000 for the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund for the fire-affected communities of Cobargo and district. This event would also have brought many visitors to the Far South Coast, supporting our local businesses and injecting much needed funds into the local economy.

Sadly, this is not to be. It’s important that we protect the health of our community and our visitors and not risk increasing public exposure to a virus which may be potentially fatal to some people. When the situation improves, we will look again at options to bring great live music to Cobargo and our region.

Many thanks to all the people who rallied round to support Cobargo and district, particularly Tri-Point Rigging Services, Lee Kernaghan and SHANE HOWARD – GOANNA and to all the performers listed on our wonderful poster, created by artist Marcus Piper who also donated his services. So sorry that we couldn’t pull this off. It would have been awesome… All tickets will be refunded shortly.

If you would still like to donate to help the bushfire recovery efforts in Cobargo and district you can contribute here:

and direct to our bank account here:

Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund Inc

Bendigo Bank

BSB: 633 000

Account no: 171 210 016

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BAFTA Winners 2019

BAFTA Winners 2019

BAFTA Winners 2019

“I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here” has taken out a coveted gong at this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards.

Tri-Point Director, Graeme Dew, and his team of Tri-Point riggers have run the onset rigging department for the popular TV show, shot in Northern NSW, since 2009.

The ITV Studios production beat Dragons’ Den, Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, and The Real Full Monty to take out the BAFTA for the Reality & Constructed Factual category.

Read more here.

“I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here” has been awarded the 2019 BAFTA Award for the Reality & Constructed Factual category.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Tri-Point

Celebrating 20 Years of Tri-Point

Celebrating 20 Years of Tri-Point

Twenty years ago, our three Directors joined forces to deliver the rigging for Farscape; a TV series shot at Fox Studios in Sydney. And the rest… is history.

We had a great time celebrating our big birthday at at the Beresford in Surry Hills with all our extended Tri-Point family and friends. Special thanks to Tom at Pattons for the epic Tri-Point media wall, the one and only Abi Tabone for making the EPIC Tri-Point birthday cake, Merivale for hosting us in their awesome event space, and to everyone who came along to celebrate with us.

We would just like to say a huge and heart-felt thank you to all our amazing clients, suppliers and crew who have helped us along the way to reach this wonderful milestone. We couldn’t have done it without you all.

“Special thanks to the one and only Abi Tabone for making the EPIC Tri-Point birthday cake.”

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20 Years of Tri-Point’s Directors.

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Staff Profile: Willie Leong

Staff Profile: Willie Leong

Name: Willie Leong

Job Title: Senior Warehouse Manager


My role at Tri-Point Rigging Services is…
Day Care Carer…
When I was a kid, I wanted to be…
A Fish.
People often describe me as…
A Coconut.
My favourite movie of all time is…
Debbie Does Dallas.
Who would win a fight between Batman & Spiderman…
Wonder Woman (hate watching men in tights fight, it’s just wrong).
The strangest thing to happen on one of my projects was…
Someone stabbed themselves in the butt with their own knife.
The funniest thing to happen on one of my projects was…
Someone stabbed themselves in the butt with their own knife.
The worst thing to happen on one of my projects was…
I had to drive the forklift because someone stabbed themselves in the butt with their own knife.


Aside from being one of our resident comedians, Willie manages the preparation and maintenance of all of our equipment, for all of our projects and dry hires from our main warehouse in Sydney. Leading his team of warehouse crew, Willie has extensive knowledge of every single piece of equipment Tri-Point owns in it’s exceptionally large inventory of stock. With the best forklift skills in the biz, Tri-Point could not do what they do without him, so this is our little salute to the Fijian legend that is Willie Leong!

The Jonesys

The Jonesys

The Jonesys are on a mission to walk through the centre of Australia, on foot, off track, with their one year old daughter in tow. Together as a family, they attempt to cross some of Australia’s most extreme terrain and conditions in the hopes to live more consciously, forging a deeper connection to the Australian country, people and each other. Their mission is also helping to support the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, providing dialysis for Indigenous Australians.
Tri-Point Rigging Services, in collaboration with our in-house welder Tony Geros, sponsored the construction of the outback hauling cart for the family.

The Jonesys wrote a full blog post about the construction of the cart at Tri-Point. Read more about it here.
We love keeping up to date with the Jonesy’s journey through their website and social media channels. Check out www.thejonesys.com for more information or follow their instagram handle @followthejonesys