Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures



Volunteering at Garma is no small project. Our volunteers make a significant contribution to the build, operation and spirit of the Festival. You will work alongside our highly skilled and motivated site crew, bringing the grounds of Gulkula to life. You must have a willingness to work hard, be a team player and 'go that extra mile' when necessary. Garma is a festival like no other - it is a unique experience that will live with you forever.

For two weeks you will camp out, share meals with new friends, make new connections, build a festival and accomplish something truly life-changing for the Yolngu people of northeast Arnhem Land and for yourself.

You are the change you want to see in Australia. A fair and equal Australia is achievable and Garma is a spearhead to effect that change. 

You will have opportunities during the festival to participate in program activities, we have structured your volunteering days to ensure that you have ample time to experience the event. 

Volunteer roles:

  • Site crew
  • VIP & Corporate Liaison Support
  • Functions Support
  • Gapan Gallery Support
  • Cultural Activities Support
  • Concierge Support
  • Ticketing & Registration Support
  • Transport - drivers (C Class and LV)
  • Administration support based in the YYF Darwin office (Darwin applicants only)

Volunteering at Garma is a 14-day commitment,   dates TBA for 2021.

How do I apply?

Applications for Garma 2021 are currently closed please check towards the end of the year on our website and social media pages for updates.  

If you have any questions or need further information please read our  Volunteer FAQs and if you require additional information email:



Friday 30 July - Monday 2 August 2021

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