Project Description

Volunteer for one of the most exciting events of the year.

Sydney celebrates New Year’s Eve with one of the world’s largest, most technologically advanced fireworks displays.

More than 1 million spectators view the celebration along the Sydney Harbour foreshore, and the event reaches a global audience of more than 1 billion.

Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House take centre stage for 2 spectacular firework displays: the family fireworks at 9pm and the famous display at midnight.

Australia’s First Peoples are recognised with special bridge lighting effects, a smoking ceremony as part of the Welcome to Country and the Calling Country, a harbour wide ceremony embracing and honouring the Dreaming of Sydney Harbour and our relationship to it.

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Volunteer Applications are now closed.

You may wish to register for the waiting list, however we will only be contacting you if any positions become available.

Volunteer roles

  • Information booth team
  • Roving information team

Our volunteers are the ‘face’ of Sydney New Year’s Eve and provide valuable information with enthusiasm and passion.  Volunteers enhance the audience experience and create lifelong memories to make our city shine.

You’ll share information with the public about vantage points, accessible areas and provide directions. You’ll also hand out the 2019 Sydney New Year’s Eve event guide and map.

This is a fast-paced role.


  • Local knowledge of the Sydney city centre is essential.
  • A second language is highly regarded, as the city hosts tourists from around the world.
  • Volunteers must be over 18 years old.

Volunteer benefits

  • Exclusive 2019 Sydney New Year’s Eve volunteer t-shirt and cap
  • Access to an A+ viewing site
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Statement of Service if required
  • Satisfaction in being part of one of the world’s biggest events 

Application, selection and training

Apply: Please register via the form on the left hand side of this page
Applications close on Monday 25 November 2019.

Selection: Based on your application you may be invited to attend an interview. Interviews will take place from 21 October to 29 November.

Training: A volunteer briefing session will take place at Town Hall House on Thursday 19 December, afternoon and evening sessions available. This briefing is compulsory for all volunteers.

A walkthrough of the city followed by a Sydney New Year’s Eve operations workshop will take place on Friday 27 December, more details will be available closer to the date.
This is compulsory for new volunteers. 

Volunteer dates and times

Morning, afternoon and evening shifts will be available throughout the city centre. Shifts are around 7 hours each. More information will be provided during the selection process.

Pre-event information boothsFriday 27 December – Monday 30 December

Shifts at pre-event information booths are additional and available to everyone who is accepted and registered to volunteer on New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Eve

Information booths and roving teams on the day of the event.

Volunteer Applications are now closed.

You may wish to register for the waiting list, however we will only be contacting you if any positions become available.

If you have any questions, email [email protected] or call 0477 499 130.