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Volunteer Applications for Big Skies Festival 2022 have now closed.
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Volunteer at Big Skies Festival 2022 

The Western Downs is excited to be welcoming back visitors for Big Skies Festival 2022 – one of the region’s premier events. Set on the stunning Jimbour Plains the festival is expected to attract thousands of people to the backdrop of the historic and unique Jimbour House, only 30kms from Dalby.

We are excited to announce Volunteer opportunities available to get involved with the Festival and to get amongst all the action! 

Volunteer opportunities are available during the dates of September 27 – October 3 2022. The Festival itself will run from 29 September - 3 October with the main activities and concerts on Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October. Check out the full Festival program here. 


What you receive for joining the Team and Volunteering at Big Skies Festival:

  • Free entrance to the festival on the day you Volunteer (camping not included).
    For example if you Volunteer on 1 October you will receive free entrance to the festival on this day. 
  • If you Volunteer for a bump-in/out role (pre or post festival) you will receive free entrance to the Festival pending how many hours you have volunteered.
    To receive entrance on 1 & 2 October you will need to complete more than 6 hours of Volunteering in the lead up to 1 & 2 October. 
  • Food and beverage vouchers will be issued to volunteers. Vouchers can be used at vendors at the festival only on either 1 or 2 October - Voucher will be the value of $20 (Voucher can not be redeemed on alcohol) 
  • Welcome Pack: Polo shirt, tote bag, lanyard with name tag, water bottle, hat, and hand sanitiser.


View the volunteer opportunities available below and apply today to get involved and join the Team in delivering one of the biggest Premier Festivals in the Western Downs Region.


Applications close Monday 5 September 2022.

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Volunteer opportunities available during September 27 – October 3

Please read before applying to volunteer at Big Skies Festival 2022

  • You must be over 18 years old to apply
  • You are responsible for your own accommodation and transportation
  • There are shift requirements which includes a commitment of a minimum 3 hours for each shift. Each shift will be minimum 3 hours in length. Volunteers will be able to commit to more than one shift over the duration of the Festival up to maximum of 15 hours (4-5 shifts) if chosen to do so
  • Bring a positive attitude and the ability to have fun with the Team!   

Please note: To be eligible for a volunteer role, volunteers must commit to the minimum shift requirements as specified. 

For further information please get in touch with the Project Officer - Jackie Bonds on (07) 4679 4402 or email Jackie.Bonds@wdrc.qld.gov.au