Register for World Record Attempt

Help Wagga Wagga raise awareness for mental health and set a new World Record on Wednesday 10 October.

This World Mental Health Day – Wednesday 10 October – we are calling on the people of Wagga Wagga to help the community set a new World Record for the ‘most people wearing high-visibility vests’ in one location.

That’s right, all you need to do is be at Bunnings Warehouse at 8.30am on Wednesday 10 October, along with 2,136 others, and you’ll be a world record holder. It’s that simple.

We’ll provide the high-viz vest, and plenty of community activities from 7.00am, and with your support, and the support of many local community organisations and sporting groups, Wagga will be able to stake a claim to a new world record.

Why high visibility vests?

Firstly, to shed a positive light on an important issue and increase the visibility of mental health in our community, especially amongst young men. One in five Australians are affected by mental health annually, that’s more 12,000 people in Wagga this year alone.

Secondly, the World Record attempt will bring the Wagga Wagga community together – Tradies, farmers, first responders, families and more, in a fun way to talk about a serious issue that impacts many of us, as well friends, family and colleagues.

Date: Wednesday 10 October, World Mental Health Day
Time: Registrations from 7:00am – Official Attempt at 8:30am
Where: Bunnings Warehouse, Cnr Dobney & Pearson Streets, Wagga Wagga




Record Rules

Most people wearing high visibility vests

Record definition

  • This record is for the greatest number of people wearing high-visibility vests at a single venue.
  • This record is to be attempted by a team of unlimited size.
  • This record is measured by the number of participants.
  • For the purpose of this record a high-visibility vest is defined as a florescent vest designed to be worn by workers to alert their presence to others.

Rules for Most people wearing high-visibility vests

  1. All participants must be wearing commercially available high-visibility vests containing fluorescent and retro-reflective material.
  2. The vests must be worn as the outermost layer.
  3. All participants must wear their own vests for the entirety of the attempt.

Rules for ‘Largest gathering of (single venue)’ records

Please make sure you follow ALL these rules:

a.    The attempt must take place at a single location; in a gymnasium, educational establishment, conference or exhibition hall or some similar, public outdoor area.
b.    The attempt must take place in a restricted area with entrances and exits clearly marked and controlled.
c.    Indoor attempts must take place in a room designated for the attempt and outdoor attempts must be secured with fences or other physical barriers.
d.    All participants must be in position simultaneously and remain so for a minimum of 5 minutes, unless stated otherwise in the specific guidelines.
e.    A loud start and finish signal recognised by all participants must be used.
f.    Either the two independent witness or two experienced timekeepers (e.g. from a local athletics club) must time the attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
g.    A formal final check of all costumes must be completed as participants enter the attempt area. This should be personally completed by the independent witnesses or they should directly observe it.
h.    All participants must remain in full costume for the entirety of the attempt.
i.    Where applicable all costumes must be complete and clearly recognisable as the character or costume designated for the record set out in the specific guidelines, at the discretion of the independent witnesses and Guinness World Records any costume deemed unsuitable will be disqualified from the final total.
j. At least one of the witnesses must have sufficient knowledge of the character/person/animal being portrayed and what they are supposed to look like. This expertise must be expressed in their witness statement.
k. For instances where the record attempt is not for portraying a character/person/animal, appropriate documentation must be provided that proves that each participant achieves the guideline specific parameters.