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Volunteer Code Of Conduct


What we expect from you

As a volunteer at the Big Red Bash, we contribute to the success of the event by;

  • Exhibiting at all times a positive and friendly approach so that attendees and fellow volunteers have an enjoyable and memorable experience.
  • Acknowledging the importance of our individual contributions to the total effort involved in providing a happy and comfortable, yet safe and structured environment.
  • Always being mindful of situations requiring attention or resolution. This may involve alerting the appropriate teams of injury, illness, ticketing issues, unacceptable behaviour or within reason, resolving the issue on the spot (such as ad hoc rubbish removal etc).
  • Respecting and working as a team to the best of our ability.
  • Remaining flexible regarding my shifts and roles if circumstances or conditions at the Bash change (if this happens organisers will work with you to minimise disruption or inconvenience).
  • Respecting all people regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation.
  • Be aware of any issues that may cause problems and report them to a Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible.
  • Following health and safety practices and policies (you will be informed of these once you become a volunteer).
  • The event has a zero-alcohol and drug policy for volunteers in all roles. Please refrain from drinking until your shift is over.
  • If you’re working in higher risk roles, volunteers will need to ensure they have zero blood alcohol content during their shift (so plan ahead and don’t have a big night if you’re working the next morning). Higher risk roles include
    • Anyone required to drive a vehicle.
    • Anyone operating machinery or power tools.
    • Any crew assisting in a first aid or medical capacity.
    • Kitchen hands.

Terms of Agreement

  • I agree to abide by the Code of Conduct
  • I agree to carry out my volunteer tasks according to the rostered hours, at the discretion of the Volunteer Manager.
  • I understand that if conditions or circumstances change I may need to change roles.
  • I agree to contact a Volunteer Coordinator or the Volunteer Manager as early as possible if circumstances prevent my being able to undertake volunteering at the event or if I’m unable to commence my shift.
  • I agree not to talk to the media or make public or social media comments about incidents or operational matters either during or after the event. (If someone approaches you with media enquiries, please direct them to the Media Liaison Officer located at the admin tent).
  • If I breach the Code of Conduct, I acknowledge I may be relieved of my duties and escorted from the event site. Such conduct may also result in denial of future volunteer applications.


Thanks to all of our sponsors who help us bring you this amazing event.

Presenting Partners

Major Sponsors

RedArc Track Trailer Australian Off Road Unsealed 4x4 The Birdsville Hotel

Official Vehicle Sponsor

Volkswagen Commercial


RV Daily Regional Express Telstra

Government and Council Supporters

Big Run Events, the organiser of the Big Red Bash is enormously grateful for the various forms of assistance provided to the event by Tourism and Events Queensland, the Outback Queensland Tourism Association, and Diamantina Shire Council.

Outback Queensland Tourism

Big Red Bash is a unique high profile outback event, which draws significant media coverage. If you are interested in Big Red Bash sponsorship opportunities, please contact us, and our sponsorship manager will respond to you.

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