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Volunteer Application

Book Fair Australia is looking for volunteers for our next event in Sydney.


Do you love books? Want to meet some great Aussie authors? Love supporting independent authors and artists? If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!


We have a number of roles from attending the ticket desk to letting some of your favourite authors know it's almost time for their panel or workshop, to facepainting and checking in with guests and sponsors.


All volunteers will receive a volunteer badge, have tea & coffee provided, and receive free admission into the event based on what shift they work.


We'd love to hear from you. Fill out the form below to get started.

Volunteer Contact Details
Preferred Pronoun
I have a valid and current First Aid Certificate.
I have a Working with Children Check.
Emergency Contact

Most Australian citizens and many visa holders can legally volunteer within Australia. If you are unsure, please seek legal advice.

I can legally volunteer in Australia.
I am available:
I give permission for my child to volunteer at Book Fair Australia and will supervise them during their shift.
Area of Expertise
I have experience in customer service.

Volunteers may be placed in several areas/roles over the weekend including the following:

  • Children's corner – face painting helpers, introduce authors for readings etc

  • Guests – remind guests of panels/workshops, provide water etc

  • First Aid

  • Floor – remind exhibitors of panels/workshops, general exhibitor enquiries

  • Ticketing – checking tickets, handing out wristbands and showbags etc

  • Workshops – direct guests to workshops, check pre-bookings, manage number of attendees etc

To help us find the best roles to suit your experience/interest please answer the following.

I have experience in Face Painting.
I would be happy to work in these areas:
Safety Agreements

I understand that safety vests are required during bump-in and bump-out as the venue will be classified as a 'construction' zone. BFA will provide a safety vest for you if you do not have one of your own to bring.

I have read and agree to abide by the terms of the Work Health & Safety policies and guidelines.

I have read and agree to abide by the terms of the Event terms and conditions.

I understand that will be given a Volunteer Wristband and that I am required to wear the wristband all weekend for access to the event.

Have you volunteered at an event before?
Which event(s) have you volunteered at before?
Our preferred method for volunteer discussion is via Discord, however we know that not all volunteers use Discord, would you please indicate where you fit:
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