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If you are interested in volunteering to assist at the Australian Burlesque Festival 2024 then please read the below information and fill in the form.

Volunteer applications will be considered inline with any performer applications to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Volunteers are very important to ABF so we appreciate your involvement. We have a variety of roles available.

Tour Dates:
6 September 2024 to 5 October 2024

Please fill out the application form below and download and read the Terms below.


**All Volunteers who submit an application form must agree to the Terms & Conditions**

ABF does NOT accept acts that are culturally appropriative, insensitive and highly offensive.

ABF respects all cultures, ethnicities, gender and ages. We accept diversity but will not tolerate any performances that disrespect any of the above.

Important Dates

Applications Open: 5 May 2024
Application Deadline: 5 July 2024
Acceptance Notifications: 20 July 2024
Tour Dates: 7 September to 5 October 2024

Application Process

All Volunteer Applicants will be notified no later than 20 July. 2024.

Please note the positions are not paid.

Dates and shows will be confirmed at a later date.


1st Contact: Cherry Velour (Volunteer Coordinator) Email:

2nd Contact: Dolores Daiquiri (Festival Director) Email:


Correspondence will be via email and/or via a Facebook group for Volunteers. The Facebook group is for general information only. We highly recommend that you join this group to avoid delays in delivery of information. For personal questions or concerns email us at All successful applicants will be invited to this group at a later date.

It is an expectation that all volunteers read any correspondence that is related to the festival.

Emails will be answered within five days where possible unless urgent.

All correspondence between the volunteer and ABF including this agreement is confidential and must not be discussed with a third party before, during or after the festival.

The Australian Burlesque Festival will not tolerate damage, slander or libel which may cause harm or affect the reputation of the festival. This statement can be in writing, spoken words or even pictured.

ABF expects all volunteers to be punctual, reliable, respectful, can work as a team player, take instruction and work unsupervised as required.

ABF requires at least one weeks notice if you are unable to volunteer. Exceptions are an emergency or illness.


Please be advised that ABF will be photographed and possibly videotaped. By submitting your application and accepting the ‘Terms and Conditions’ you are agreeing to allow ABF to use your images for ongoing promotional usage. ABF is very mindful of using any photos or footage in a professional and appropriate manner. Any photos or footage used from ABF must be credited correctly with the following: The Australian Burlesque Festival 2024.

Venues and Show Information

General information regarding the venues and shows will be available via the website and emailed to all volunteers at a later date.

Onsite staff include a Production Coordinator, Tour Manager, Stage Assistants and Volunteers during the show.

General Information

In order for ABF to run in an orderly manner we expect everyone involved to read and comply with all instructions. We have painstakingly gone to a lot of trouble to provide plenty of valuable information so we do appreciate that you take the time to understand our expectations.

All volunteers must act in a professional and respectful manner to other artists, ABF staff, assistants, technical support, venue staff, volunteers and patrons. If volunteers do not respect these requests you cannot participate in ABF. Bullying or harassment will not be tolerated.

Volunteers must not consume drugs or alcohol whilst volunteering.

All spaces must be left in a clean and orderly manner upon departure. Under NO circumstances are personal friends or family or assistants to be allowed into unauthorised areas at anytime.

Please make sure you read ALL correspondence and respond to emails, Facebook messages and/or texts in a timely manner. Check your spam filter frequently as sometimes emails end up there.

Volunteers will be advised on what to wear during the show.

  • Please provide details of any shows you have performed in or assisted at including your role at each.
  • Please provide at lease two industry related contacts who can vouch for you.
  • After completion of this form please upload two professional images to;