September 25, 2018

Wings Over Illawarra Air Show will be recruiting volunteers for a number of positions for our 2019 event. This will be your chance to help make something amazing happen!

Volunteering for the Wings Over Illawarra Airshow is a great way to get involved in the community and have fun. While at the airshow you can feel, hear and see the excitement all around you. The event is looking for adults (18 years and older) to volunteer to work in many positions, including: Ground Operations, Air Operations, Transportation, Hospitality, Security, Setup and Pack Down, Clean Up, Program Sales, and various other positions. All applications require Event Management approval.

Why Volunteer?

There are many reasons people volunteer. For some, it’s being up close and personal with the aircraft and being surrounded by aviation for multiple days.  For others, it’s working with people who also love aviation, who stop to watch a take-off or landing, who get it!  But the best reason is coming back year after year to catch up with the friends you’ve made in previous years and most definitely in knowing you helped make something amazing happen.

Benefits of volunteering for Wings Over Illawarra

Wings Over Illawarra volunteer polo shirt and cap
Airshow Family Pass ticket
Free car parking in designated event personnel car park
Lunch provided as per roster
Wings Over Illawarra Staff ID Card and Lanyard

Positions/Areas requiring volunteers


General Administration
Sponsor Liaison
Photographer Enclosure
Media Centre

Air Side

Aircraft Movement
Visiting aircraft parking

Customer Service and Merchandise Sales

Information Booths
Program Sales
Merchandise Sales

Exhibitors and Stallholders

Stall Holders Bump In / Bump Out
Classic Vehicle parking
Kids Entertainment

General Event Duties

Fence Movement
Pilot Transport
Participating Pilot Liaison
General Event Staff
Waste Management


Volunteer Meals
Gold Pass Area
VIP Area


Fence Line Patrols
Entrance Gates – Ticket Scanning

Setup and Pack Down

Display Layout
Infrastructure Setup

Volunteers will be required to report to our office at 5:45am on both days of the airshow (ie. 4th – 5th May) and be prepared to work for a minimum of 8 hours.

If you’re available, we will also need help from Monday 29th April to Friday 3rd May for setup and from Monday 6th May to Wednesday 8th May for pack down.

If you would like to be part of the team for the 2019 Wings Over Illawarra go to the application form