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NSF Volunteers Thank You BBQ Sun 14 May 2017 Image Credit Bryn Wackett.jpg


The Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival is a strongly volunteer-based and community-driven festival.

We invite you to seize this opportunity to engage with the Darwin lifestyle, see shows, network, and have fun. Tell us what you do best or choose from one of the fun experiences below. Sign up as a Volunteer to help us put on the best Seabreeze yet, and work alongside friends old and new in the community you create at Seabreeze!

For more information please get in touch with us at:


Volunteer for 2 (or more) hours, and we provide you with your very own 2024 Seabreeze T-shirt

Volunteer for 4 (or more) hours, as above AND free entry into the Seabreeze After Party event as well

Volunteer for 8 (or more) hours, all of the above AND receive an $80 Per Diem as well as well

Registration Form


Community involvement and action makes Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival happen.  If you love just hanging out at the festival on the days and would prefer to GET INVOLVED during this lead up period, have a look at the Pre-festival Volunteer role descriptions below:


  • Creating bunting, signs, and other decorations.  We have some in storage but it always needs a lift and some touch up.  

  • Signage touch ups are always important to make sure amenities, food and bars are easily found.



  • Help us get the word out around town.



  • Meet Hashini, and fellow Vollies, get strategic together, spread the word about the events and dates and all that snazzy jazz.



  • Any tradies are always welcome, and getting in contact early means potential paid roles too.

Pre-Seabreeze Roles
Festival Roles


LOGISTICS​ | Would suit both energetic night owls and early-morn songsters


  • Help our Logistics Manager & his Team set up the site on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th of May.

  • Help our Visual Arts Spaces Coordinator set up the 5 x main Visual Arts sites; 1. Nightcliff Community Bank Jetty Art Space Awards, 2. Public Art Space, 3. Urban Art Space, 4. Chalk 'n' Talk space, 5. Sand Sculpture Competition along the foreshore.

Note: If you select a Bump In/Out role, we will contact you to confirm your availability on either side of the festival.


  • Saturday/Sunday Morning Support | arrive early both Saturday and Sunday mornings to remove any residual evidence of the festival along our beautiful foreshore paths and grassed areas after the previous evenings celebrations.

  • Sunday Night Support | Help our Logistics Manager & the Crew to pack down the foreshore as the event wraps up on Sunday night.

  • Monday Bump Out Support 15th of May | Help our Logistics Manager & his Team to bump out the festival infrastructure.

Note: If you select a Bump In/Out role, we will contact you to confirm your availability on either side of the festival.

SITE MAINTENANCE | along the Nightcliff foreshore over the 3 x event afternoons/evenings of 10th, 11th, 12th May


  • Assisting with safe parking at the Nightcliff Middle School Oval Carpark OR Chapman Street Carpark.

  • Sharing and assisting with directions for presenters and artists in VIP Carparks.


  • Do you want to help the environment by reducing the amount of waste generated at the Festival? Join our team of #wastewiseseabreeze ambassadors. We need people to help engage in discussions about waste reduction strategies and composting, assist the public to put their rubbish in the correct bins and to collect food scraps directly from the stall holders and take them to our compost bins.

  • Helping with the hydration stations and hire cups system.


  • Assist the Community Village Coordinator OR the Food Stalls Coordinator in situating and maintaining good relations with the Community Village Stalls or the Food Stalls. Limited roles available, must be comfortable speaking with and directing a diverse range of people.

CUSTOMER SERVICE | along the Nightcliff foreshore over the 3 x event afternoons/evenings of 10th, 11th, 12th May


  • Assisting the Volunteers Coordinator to maintain a supervisory presence at the Seabreeze Info Tents / Volunteer Hubs.

  • Sign-in Vollies and provide clear communication or safety briefings where needed.

  • Support the Volunteer Coordinator, as required.

  • Previous festival experience desired.


  • Meet and greet the artists as they arrive.

  • Maintain cleanliness in back of stage and change room areas.

  • Other duties that may be required by the Stage Manager.


  • The Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival Committee are embarking on a Research Survey in 2023, to find out as best as possible, the true feelings and experiences of the community on the festival and aspects of the festival.  NT Government has set us up with a research organisation, IER, to set us up with an ONLINE SURVEY and 5 x iPads to gather information during the festival event from festival participants.  Participants include EVERYONE; audiences, performers, stall holders, volunteers, artists, crew, contractors, sponsors.

  • We need Volunteers to help us by meandering the foreshore during the event with an iPad and engaging with folk to help them fill out the Online Survey on site.


  • Along the Nightcliff foreshore over the 3 x event afternoons/evenings of 10 - 12 May

BAR STAFF | Must submit an RSA by 1st May

  • Service of alcohol and water at one or more of the 4 Bars along the Nightcliff foreshore. 



  • Restocking fridges/eskies, replenishing ice, maintaining a clean area back-of-house: packing down cartons, disposing of rubbish, bottles, etc.

FORESHORE ROVERS | Suits multi-skilled, fit, and keen to get a varied festival experience type folk

  • Scan the foreshore sites and check in with the leaders of the Stages or Spaces. Lend a hand if needed, help them out.

  • Communicate with Seabreeze Coordinators and the Volunteer Hubs and deliver items or services required by the team.

SEABREEZE SURVEY PHOTOGRAPHERS | You'll need your camera for this role

  • Specific wide angle shots at 1 hour intervals at specific site locations. The Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival Committee are embarking on so some research in 2023 to find out, as best as possible, some true statistics of numbers of attendees.  Because the festival is FREE and there is no ticketing to count attendees, we have consulted with research consultants, IER and come up with this method together.

  • Capture wide-angle images of attendees at specific sites at 1 hour intervals over the period of the event along the foreshore.

  • A number of photographers will be designated particular sites over a period of time to get these shots for us.

  • A head count in the images will be done after the event and some statistical equations applied to work out attendance each day of the festival. the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival in all its glory.

  • Any other images that are taken that are more aligned to artistic shots of the festival if photographers choose to take and share them will be credited to the photographer's name or company. Must have own equipment.  

NOTE: See form for current information. If you are unsure, feel free to simply email and let us know you are keen to GET INVOLVED and your availability, and we can go from there.

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