Volunteer Opportunities

Sydney New Year’s Eve 2015

Sydney New Year’s Eve is one of the most spectacular events in the world. It’s a celebration of the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display set against the glittering Sydney Harbour. The event is produced by the City of Sydney.

The theme for 2015 is City of Colour. For more information about the event head to www.sydneynewyearseve.com

Volunteer applications have now closed for 2015. Please email us if you are interested to join the 2016 Sydney New Year’s Eve event as a volunteer.

Volunteer Roles

Spectator Services Team

  • Information Booth
  • Roving Information team

These teams are the ‘face’ of Sydney NYE. You’ll give information to the public about specific viewing areas, access areas and direct people to these sites. You’ll also hand out the Sydney NYE guides and maps.

This is a fast-paced role. Local knowledge of the Sydney CBD is essential.

This opportunity is open to volunteers over 18 years of age only.

Volunteer Benefits

  • View fireworks from a selected public viewing site near you! (after your shift)
  • Exclusive 2015 Sydney New Year’s Eve volunteer t-shirt and hat
  • Meal and Water
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Statement of Service if required
  • Satisfaction of being part of one of the biggest events in the Sydney calendar!

Selection and training

A selection process for volunteer positions will take place. Based on your application you will be invited to attend a phone and/ or in person interview.

Volunteer Briefing Session – 22 December 6pm–7.30pm. Compulsory for all volunteers.

Volunteer Workshop – 29 December 5pm–8.30pm. Compulsory for new volunteers.
This workshop includes a walk through the CBD and training on Sydney New Year’s Eve operations.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Volunteer Dates and Times:

Information Booths

Sunday 27 December–Wednesday 30 December
Circular Quay
9.30am–3.30pm and 3.00pm–8.30pm
QVB Forecourt 
9.30am–3.30pm and 3.00pm–8.30pm

Thursday 31 December
Circular Quay
9.30am–5.00pm and 4.30pm–11.30pm
QVB Forecourt
9.30am–5.00pm and 4.30pm–11.30pm
Bridge St
9.30am–5.00pm and 4.30pm–11.30pm
Shakespeare Place
9.30am–5.00pm and 4.30pm–11.30pm
George St–near Wynyard
9.30am–5.00pm and 4.30pm–11.30pm
The Rocks- MCA, George St
9.30am–5.00pm and 4.30pm–11.30pm

Event Roving Teams

Thursday 31 December
Sydney Opera House
12.30pm–9.00pm
St James Station (Hyde Park)
6.30am–1.30pm and 1.00pm–8.00pm
Shakespeare Place & Royal Botanic Garden
6.30am–12.30pm and 12.00pm–6.00pm and 5.30pm–11.30pm
Wynyard Park
9.30am–5.00pm and 4.30pm–11.30pm
Macquarie Street
6.30am–12.30pm and 12.00pm–6.00pm and 5.30pm–11.30pm

If you are interested you can register for the waiting list to volunteer at Sydney New Year’s Eve on the left hand side of this page.