We make every effort to assign roles so that the needs of the Festival and the capabilities of the Volunteers are matched. We try to place Volunteers according to their specified preferences, but this may not always be possible. Below are some brief descriptions of volunteer teams at the Outback Festival. A more detailed outline of your role/roles will be provided once your application has been successful.
Festival Administration Team
This team is based at Festival HQ and helps the festival team throughout the festival period with all types of roles, including answering phones, event inquiries, and other general tasks.
Roles available: Administration.
Event Coordinators Team
This team works across the Festival to assist the Event Managers/Coordinators in managing all events across the five-day program.
Role Available: Events Assistant.
Children’s Events Team
This team ensures all our young patrons have access to lots of fun and exciting games during the Festival. You will be required to assist coordinators with duties as directed. You will need a Blue Card to work in this area.
Role Available: Event Assistant
This team helps us host all our catered events, including the Bush Poet’s Breakfasts and the Australian Dunny Derby Day & Concert. In this area, you may be cooking breakfast, and assisting in general service.
Roles Available: Events Assistant, Catering and Special Events Assistant.
This team helps ensure all the proper rules and regulations are followed to ensure a safe and fun environment for all our events, including the Opening Concert, Aust. Dunny Derby, Grand Parade Spectacular, Outback Cycle Challenge and Western River Adventure Trail Run.
Roles Available: Field Attendants, Carts and Weigh In, Treasury, Parking Attendants, Gate Attendant, Line Up Coordinator, Timekeepers, Drink Station Attendant, Lead car driver, Sag Wagon driver, Recovery point attendant, Turning Point Attendant, Scorekeepers / Judges, ID checkers, Wrist band issuers, Gate entry attendants.
This is the team that helps set up and pack down events across the festival program. May need to do physical work including lifting, bending and carrying.
Role available: Set up and Pack down crew.
Front of house
You will see this team all point of sales.
Roles Available: Raffle Ticket sellers, Bar ticket sellers, Concert ticket sellers, survey collectors
You will see members of this team transporting patrons throughout the Festival.
Role available: Bus driver