*Important information


Applications for Volunteering Garma 2022 are now CLOSED, we are not accepting any new applications for the 2022 intake.



Minimum requirements

  • availability for the required dates to volunteer: 24th July - 3rd August (inclusive);
  • age 18 + (Please note: we cannot accommodate children under the age of 18 whilst parents/carers are volunteering due to OH&S risks) 
  • age 25+ for transport roles
  • ability to perform manual labour work (i.e. bending, lifting, erecting of structures, etc and able to handle working in hot conditions it can reach 30+ degrees at the event site during the day.
  • basic understanding of and respect for workplace health and safety;

Essential requirements

  • you will be entering an Indigenous community; all successful applicants will be required to provide the following:
    • a current criminal history report (12 months or less)
    • evidence of COVID-19 vaccination certificate (in the NT you must be fully vaccinated (3) doses to volunteer)
    •  a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before your arrival on-site
    • in some roles you will be required to have a current NT Working with Children Card or willing to obtain one
  • volunteers will need to organise and fund their travel arrangements to and from Gove, Nhulunbuy. We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance.

Volunteer Rewards

Each volunteer will receive:

  • a four-day festival volunteer pass;
  • a campsite within the volunteer camping area; (all camping equipment will be supplied)
  • catered meals;
  • volunteer Garma t-shirt
  • the experience of a lifetime at Australia’s premier Indigenous event!

Volunteer Roles

Note: Pre and Post-event, all volunteers will be assisting the Garma site crew in the setup and pack down of the site. During the festival weekend, you will be assigned in the roles nominated below.

  • Site management (Facilities maintenance, camp maintenance, warehouse assistants)
  • Front house (Ticketing/Checkin Desk, Information desk, VIP assistants)
  • Hospitality (Corporate & VIP functions assistants)
  • Retail ( Merchandise shop assistants) 
  • Logistics (Transport drivers)
  • Events (Gapan gallery assistants,  cultural programs assistants, Knowledge Centre assistants, event summary assistants)
  • Administration (administrative support assistants)
  • Education (Youth Forum Assistants) * a current NT Working with Children Card is required for this role (Interstate cards are not accepted in the NT)

 Kindly note: these roles are indicative only and may be subject to change.

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