Volunteers  – Australia Day in the City Parade

The Australia Day Council of South Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that celebrates our diverse nation. Through their continued support Volunteers have helped the Australia Day Parade grow exponentially over the past 30 years in Adelaide. 

The Australia Day Parade involves numerous vehicles and floats with over 4,000 participants. As you can imagine, this requires considerable organisation and control to ensure everything runs smoothly and safely. We encourage people of all backgrounds and ages to join us on Australia Day, regardless of your event knowledge – we would love to have you involved!

We are looking for people to volunteer on Australia Day – Sunday 26 January 2020. All Volunteers will be given training and assistance, so no prior experience with the event is necessary. Additionally, if you would like to assist with pre-planning and administration before the event, we would love to hear from you.

As an Australia Day in the City Volunteer you will get the chance to experience the great diversity of South Australia and gain invaluable event and customer service experience as well as giving back to the South Australian community.

Read more about becoming an Australia Day Volunteer here (pdf)

Parade Marshal \ Crowd Control Marshal

Volunteers will be assigned to help the Parade make it’s way down King William Street from Franklin St to Elder Park.

Duties can include:

  • helping floats and participants get into position;_Z3A3080
  • monitoring floats and participants for safety issues;
  • accompanying your allocated floats throughout the parade;
  • diplomatically control members of the public and ensure they do not impinge on the required access for Parade floats, etc;
  • ensure safe passage of floats along the Parade route; and
  • assisting with after-parade activities.

A sample Duty Statement for the parade can be downloaded here.

Volunteers will be supplied with an official Polo shirt and hat for the Parade. Once the parade has concluded you are most welcome to enjoy some refreshments and remain in Elder Park to enjoy the concert and fireworks.

Volunteers will be required to undertake free Traffic Marshal training conducted by the SA Police, for which you will receive state-wide accreditation (approximately 1 ½ hour duration): A number of course dates & times will be available. We would also like to invite Volunteers to a parade briefing in the city area, approximately one week before Australia Day, with actual time and date to be confirmed.

Registrations for 2020 are now open  If you would like to be involved as either a Parade Marshal or Crowd Control Marshal for Australia Day in the City 2020 please click here

If you have any questions, please contact the Australia Day Council of South Australia at adcsa@adcsa.com.au or (08) 8212 3999