Be a Sydney New Year’s Eve volunteer

Help bring one of the world’s biggest celebrations to life.

A volunteer helps a visitor with directions besides a way finding map

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Sydney New Year’s Eve is one the world’s largest New Year’s Eve celebrations, with a local audience of over 1 million around the harbour foreshore and a global audience reach over 425 million.

Sydney Harbour takes centre stage for the event program and includes Sydney Harbour Bridge pylon projections, lighting displays, a Smoking Ceremony, Welcome to Country, Calling Country fireworks at 9pm and the midnight spectacular.

Citywide volunteers

Our volunteers are the face of Sydney New Year’s Eve and provide valuable information to our audiences. Volunteers are based at information booths around the city and in roving teams at key locations.

You’ll share information with people about the event, vantage points, accessible viewing areas, public facilities, transport, amenities and general directions.

Volunteer dates and times

Pre-event information booths – 28 December to 30 December

Shifts around 5 hours are available in the morning and afternoon at the Queen Victoria Building or Customs House information booths.

Information booths and roving teams - New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December

Shifts from 4 to 8 hours are available all day and evening at the information booths or as a part of a roving team.

Want to be a team leader?

If you’d like to step up to the role of a team leader, please nominate this in your application. Team leaders are responsible for managing up to 10 volunteers during their shifts. You must attend an additional briefing on Tuesday 5 December. Previous experience as a volunteer leader is desirable.


Visit the official Sydney New Year’s Eve site.

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02 9265 9797