Volunteer Opportunities

Sydney New Year’s Eve 2016

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.

For more information see sydneynewyearseve.com

Volunteer Application for Sydney NYE 2016 have now closed.
If you wish to put your name down on the waiting list, please register on the left hand side.

Volunteer roles

Spectator Services Teams

  • Information booths
  • Roving information

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 city centre is essential. Knowledge of a second language is an advantage.

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

Volunteer benefits

  • Exclusive 2016 Sydney New Year’s Eve volunteer t-shirt and hat
  • Access to viewing site
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Statement of Service if required
  • Invitations to City of Sydney affiliated events throughout the year (for volunteers with 2+ years service)
  • Satisfaction in 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 all new volunteers will be invited to attend a phone and/ or in person interview. Interview sessions will take place in October and November.

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

Volunteer Workshop – 29 December 4.30pm–8.00pm at Customs House. Compulsory for new volunteers. This workshop includes a walk through the city centre and training on Sydney New Year’s Eve operations.

Volunteer dates and times

Morning, afternoon and evening shifts will be available throughout the city centre.

Event day – information booths and roving teams Saturday 31 December
Information Booths shifts:
9.30am – 5.00pm & 4.30pm – 11.30pm

Roving Information Teams & Directions
6.30am – 12.30pm & 12.00pm – 6.00pm & 5.30pm – 11.30pm

Pre-event information booths
Tuesday 27 December – Friday 30 December
9.30am – 3.30pm & 3.00pm – 8.00pm
*These shifts will be available as additional shifts to everyone who is accepted and registered in a shift on 31st December.

Volunteer Application for Sydney NYE 2016 have now closed.
If you wish to put your name down on the waiting list, please register on the left hand side.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]