Behind every great event…is an even greater group of Volunteers!

Volunteering at the Outback Festival is a great opportunity to work closely with our outback community, make lifelong friends, and really make a difference.

Volunteers at Outback Festival 2019

Volunteering with the Outback Festival

We are looking to fill various roles with volunteers who want to contribute to the success of iconic Outback Festival celebrating its 26 biennial festival. You would be required to volunteer for a minimum of 25 hours, and we would encourage people to commit to multiple shifts over the five days. Please be advised that all requested jobs may not be available, and volunteers may be asked to help in other areas of work where necessary. Read through all of our important volunteering information on this page before submitting your application.


Key Dates:


Tuesday 15th June 2021


Fri 16th July 2021


Fri 30th July 2021


Fri 13th August 2021


Sun 19th September 2021


Tues 21st September to Sun 26th September 2021


Sun 26th September 2021

  • Looking for a quirky Outback Festival experience
  • Flexible, organised, and able to get the job done
  • Have computer access and an active email address
  • Enjoy meeting members of the public from all over Australia and the world
  • Enjoy meeting and working with new people in different situations
  • Commitment to roles and shifts
  • Undertake relevant training and inductions
  • Communicate changes in availability or commitments early so roles can be filled by other volunteers
  • Share information about any existing medical condition, special needs, or other relevant factors that should reasonably be considered in assessing which Volunteer roles might be appropriate for Volunteers
  • Agree to our Volunteer Terms and Conditions
  • A roster that outlines roles and duties that volunteers will be undertaking.
  • Orientation and training to help perform tasks
  • Appropriate and adequate insurance coverage for volunteers
  • Comply with legal requirements to provide a healthy and safe workplace
  • An accident and incident reporting system in place
  • A pre-festival meet and greet
  • A free ticket to the five days of the Festival, to be used when not on volunteer shift.
  • A post-event thank-you party
  • Access to a non-powered camping site, with an option to upgrade to a powered site.
  • Opportunity to make new friends
  • Sense of community and pride, friendships and making a difference to an Outback community
volunteers looking at site map for outback festival
Volunteer Role Summary
Q & A for Volunteers
About Outback Festival

Testimonials from previous years volunteers…

Des and Leonne - Outback Festival Volunteers

“Volunteering at the Outback Festival was an amazing and fun way to be involved. We met a heap of wonderful people, had a lot of laughs and thoroughly enjoyed the experience  so much so we will be back to volunteer in 2019”

Des & Leonne Deighton, Coolum Beach
Outback Festival volunteers from 2017

” My Wife and I started volunteering at the Outback Festival some years ago and fell in love with the festival and the atmosphere it creates in the small outback  community.
We now coordinate the festival merchandise stall. Love it.”

Ken & Priscilla, Goondiwindi