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Volunteer Roles

Your Role

You’ll apply to be part of one volunteer team. Each team has different requirements including, skills, qualifications and minimum hours worked. You’ll be able to browse detailed information about each team before you fill in the application form.

During the application you’ll select your preferred shifts. This gives you the option to choose when and where you want to work. Shifts range from 3 to 9 hours, and are appropriate to the task. If there is a specific artist you want to see be careful to choose shifts that do not clash with their performance times.

Volunteers will be chosen based on their suitability to the teams and shifts they’ve applied for. We love people who are prepared to jump in and help out where needed and who have a willingness to be challenged.

Please note:

  • We try our best to give you your preferred shifts but cannot guarantee it
  • Before arrival you’ll know your final shifts so you can plan your stay, however we do ask you to be flexible as shifts may change at last minute if contingencies are enacted during the event
  • If volunteering during the concert period, we will do our best to structure shifts so that you get to watch at least one night of the concert free of volunteering commitments.
  • The volunteer teams listed below all have different applicant requirements. Details will be provided on the application page.
  • Some shifts are held during the concert hours. Make sure you choose carefully so you get to see the events you’re interested in. In general, music takes place on the 04/07, 05/07 and 06/07, during the afternoons and evenings. Put your application in early to avoid disappointment!
  • We suggest applicants tentatively arrange leave from work at the start of the application process to ensure their availability.  


If You're Accepted

Once you’ve applied, we’ll let you know whether your application has been successful and then begin to send you information about your role.

  • We will provide crew information, site maps and if you are on Facebook we’ll sign you up for the private volunteer’s group page.
  • You’ll need to arrive at the concert site in time to attend a training session before your first shift. Usually this means you’ll need to arrive 1-2 days before your first shift, however some teams have require you to arrive for training on a certain date. You’ll be able to read more details about this before you apply.

If you're accepted, you'll be required to do the following by the 15th May:

Fill out a medical survey

The event is in a remote area and the information we collect will only be used to help care for you if you get injured or sick while volunteering. Information is kept strictly confidential and will be deleted after the event.


Provide us with details of a valid credit card

If, after receiving your free volunteer ticket and merchandise pack, you do not complete all your agreed shifts (or the equivalent amount of hours if shift details change at last minute) your credit card will be charged the amount of a general entry ticket & merchandise pack. You'll know what your shifts are because you'll have agreed to them before the event. Your credit card details will be stored securely (tier-one PCI DSS compliant system) until the conclusion of the event and after this date will be erased from our system. No charge will be made if you complete all agreed hours.


Ready to continue?

Visit the Volunteer Application Portal, where you can browse detailed information about each team, choose one, and apply!





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

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Major Sponsors

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Official Vehicle Sponsor

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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.

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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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