Our 2019 New Year's Festival Theme is...

Haus of Fruits - Category is Family

GENERAL VOLUNTEERS - For all our wonderful General Volunteers.

PRE-PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS - For volunteers working with us before the Festival begins (prior to Christmas).

IN CHARGE VOLUNTEERS - For our wonderful team leaders (ICs and 2ICs).


~ We Love Our Volunteers ~

Tropical Fruits is a social club run by - VOLUNTEERS - that's you!

We need your skills, laughter and energy to put on parties and keep the flavour truly ours. Whether you like creating colour schemes, working up a sweat with power tools or just being part of a team to get a task done, we have the job for you!

Volunteer at our New Years Festival work in a range of roles, busily scurrying around the Showgrounds between the December 27th and January 5th.

Volunteering allows you to work off the value of tickets and camping. But don't worry, we don't work you that hard... unless you like that kinda thing.

We also need volunteers all year round, both during our annual events and for general help at the Clubhouse and Office. If you are interested in lending a hand throughout the year, please CONTACT US.


Application Process

Signing up to be a volunteer is easy with our online Volunteer Application Form. Please read this thoroughly as volunteer ticket entitlements may have changed.

Due to high demand volunteer positions will be limited, so be sure to get in early to secure a spot!

Volunteer Ticket Entitlements 2019

5 or more shifts = 3 Party Pass (NYE, Pool & Recovery), Camping, Angel Status and Volunteer Prize Draw

4 shifts = 3 Party Pass and Camping

3 shifts = 3 Party Pass

2 shifts = New Years Eve and Recovery or Pool

1 shift  = Recovery or Pool Party

* Shifts after 1am on NYE and during Bump Down will earn you a 3 Party Pass (NYE, Pool & Recovery).

We really appreciate the effort and sacrifice people make by volunteering for these shifts!


Area Options

General - Choose this if you would like to help in anyway you can.

Bar (RSA or non-RSA) - Serving/stacking drinks during the parties.

Box Office - Handling online sales, cash sales, complimentary tickets.

Camping - Looking after the camp sites, ensuring safety, bookings and greeting campers.

Catering - Help prepare volunteer lunches, crew dinners and zooper dooper/fruit runs.

Parking & Gates - Directing arrivals and managing parking zones. 

Pool Party (Lismore Memorial Baths) - Ticket handling, cooking/serving BBQ etc

Rovers - Are you a trained Rover or volunteering with the ACON Northern Rivers team? Choose this!

Site (Bump Up) - Art Space, Décor, Cabaret, Chill Space, Cleaning, Faeries, Green Team (Recycling), Men’s Space, SGD Space, Treasury, Volunteer Check-In and Youth Space are all included in the Site Bump Up team. You will be allocated on the day.

Site (Bump Down**) - When the party is all over, someone has to pack it up!

Technical Crew - Helping our tech crew set up lighting, stages and speakers.

Other - Leave it in the comment section on the form.


Bump Up shifts are 9:00am - 4:00pm

NYE shifts are 3 hours

Pool Party shifts are 3 hours

Recovery shifts are 2 hours 

Bump Down shifts are 10:00am - 4:00pm


What happens next?

Once you have successfully submitted an application you will be contacted by early November notifying you about your allocated shifts.

Please note there is normally a large amount of volunteer applications each year and confirmations may be delayed.


Please remember that you must notify us if you are unable to attend a shift.  If you do not attend all your allocated shifts, your profile may be marked as ‘Unfruity’ and you will no longer be able to volunteer for Fruits until you pay for the parties you attended. 


When you arrive:

Come see us at Volunteer Check-In (located in Norma’s Kitchen at the Lismore Showgrounds).  Unless you are working during Party time - then come Check-In at the Box Office.

When you start your shift you will be guided through the sign on form and a Work, Health & Safety induction by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Please remember to bring sun protective clothing and closed toe shoes. At the end of the day, please sign out at Volunteer Check-In or if closed with your In-Charge (IC) person.


Armbands for the party can be collected at the Lismore Showground's Box Office from 1:00pm - 11:00pm on the 31st of December.