Applications to Volunteer at Meredith 2018 are expected to open in late July.
If you would like to add your name to our Volunteer database, please email Aunty Meredith.
Veronica the Volunteers’ Manager
Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains
Frequently Asked Questions
Will everyone who applies be successful?
To be successful, volunteers must be over 18 at the time of the festival, be flexible, patient, reliable, friendly and be able to look after themselves and others brilliantly. If you miss out you can ask to be placed on the ‘Volunteer Waiting List.’
When will I find out if I have a Volunteer spot?
All Volunteer applicants will be notified before the end of Round One Ballot Sales.
How long do Volunteer shifts go for?
Volunteer time commitment will consist of between 1 – 3 separate shifts over the festival weekend to a total of 8 hours, unless otherwise agreed in writing. We cannot accept shift time requests.
Am I required in the lead up to the festival?
No. You will collect your ticket on your way to the festival site. Please be sure to check emails regularly. You will receive your shift details and all correspondence this way.
When will I find out my shifts?
Shifts will be sent out via email roughly 6 – 8 weeks prior to the festival.
What if my shifts clash with my favourite artist?
We have introduced an initiative whereby Lucky Volunteers are able to nominate an ‘Unmissable Artist’. We will endeavour to schedule your shifts to avoid clashing with your ‘Unmissable Artist’. However, please note, there are no guarantees. Please take this into consideration before applying to volunteer.
Can I nominate a friend within my application?
You can nominate the email address of a friend and we will do our best to give you both similar shifts so you can spend the rest of the festival together. This will require both of you to nominate each other as your ‘nominated friend’, and is only applicable for the first offer of shifts (emailed out in early October). As mentioned we will do our best to give you both similar shifts but please do not apply if this is essential to you.
If I apply to become a Volunteer and miss out, is there any other way I can receive a Volunteer spot?
There is no guarantee of receiving a Volunteer spot, but you are more than welcome to sign up for the Volunteer Waiting List.
Why is there a Volunteer Agreement?
We need to be sure that Volunteers will honour their commitment by completing their shifts, so we put it in writing. This also covers Volunteers under the festival’s insurance. We ask all Volunteer applicants to complete this agreement. Please be sure to read the Agreement prior to agreeing to it.
Why do I need to supply credit card details?
As security for a Volunteer ticket. This season to complete your initial application a $5 application fee will be required. If you accept a volunteer spot, we want your assured presence. So please only apply for a volunteer spot and accept shifts if you’re really really sure you are willing and able.
Your credit card details will then be securely stored until after the festival. If you breach the Volunteer Agreement, Terms and Conditions or any of the festival policies then your card will be charged with the cost of the ticket (including booking fee) plus an administration fee of $150. If you’re not offered a volunteer shift, your $5 application fee will be refunded to you.
Looking for a paid role with the festival?
If you are interested in a paid position with us please email Aunty Meredith with a copy of your resume. Please be aware there are limited opportunities for paid positions.
What if I need support?
MMF Pty Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Notify your Manager or the ICC if there is something you would like us to be aware of. This may include accessibility and welfare needs and medical conditions. Your privacy is respected. You can also register medical conditions with First Aid during the festival and they can refrigerate medication on your behalf.